Bio

Kenny has a background in Business Engineering, and a master’s degree in both Information Management and Strategic Management from Tilburg University. He previously worked as a software developer and IT project manager for commercial firms. After several years he returned to Tilburg University as a researcher, working closely with international humanitarian organizations and local emergency services. Previously he was employed at Delft University of Technology working as a researcher in the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) and the HumTechLab. 

In his research Kenny is focused on the role of information and ICT in crisis situations and disaster responses, such as the use of community generated information in their decision making processes. Specifically, Kenny looks into how information can be used to bridge gaps between affected communities, responding volunteers, and formal organizations.

Expertise

  • Best Teacher BSc & Premaster Programs (2021)

Courses

Recent publications

  1. Crisis information management - From technological potential to socie…

    Meesters, K. (2021). Crisis information management: From technological potential to societal impact. In E. Aarts, H. Fleuren, M. Sitskoorn, & T. Wilthagen (Eds.), The New Common: How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Transforming Society (pp. 153-159). (The New Common: How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Transforming Society). Springer.
  2. Information as humanitarian aid - Delivering digital services to empo…

    Meesters, K., & Wang, Y. (2021). Information as humanitarian aid: Delivering digital services to empower disaster-affected communities. In Digital Services in Crisis, Disaster, and Emergency Situations (pp. 328-351). IGI Global.
  3. The reality of evidence-based decision making in humanitarian program…

    Khanpour, M., Meesters, K., & Paulus, D. (2020). The reality of evidence-based decision making in humanitarian programming: An exploratory study of WASH programs in Uganda. In Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) (pp. 1-8). IEEE Computer Society.
  4. A holistic approach to academic competences - Creating an immersive l…

    Meesters, K., & Wang, Y. (2020). A holistic approach to academic competences: Creating an immersive learning experience. In Innovation in Teaching of Research Methodology Excellence Awards 2020: An Anthology of Case Histories (pp. 57-68). Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited.
  5. Assessing barriers in information sharing via serious games: A case s…

    Meesters, K. (2020). Assessing barriers in information sharing via serious games: A case study of DIMB. In Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Game-Based Learning (ECGBL 2020) (pp. 664-673).

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