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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. He is also currently 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 focusses 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.

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Recent publications

  1. # Help. The Reality of Social Media Use in Crisis Response: Lessons f…

    Meesters, K. (2016). # Help. The Reality of Social Media Use in Crisis Response: Lessons from a Realistic Crisis Exercise. In 2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
  2. Gamification for data gathering in emergency response exercises

    Meesters, K., Ruhe, A., & Soetanto, M. (2015). Gamification for data gathering in emergency response exercises. In R. Munkvold, & L. Kolås (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL 2015) (pp. 672-679). Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited.
  3. Reference task-based design of crisis management games

    Link, D., Meesters, K., Hellingrath, B., & van de Walle, B. A. (2014). Reference task-based design of crisis management games. In S. R. Hiltz, M. S. Pfaff, L. Plotnick, & P. C. Shih (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2014) (pp. 592-596). Pennsylvania State University. http://iscram2014.ist.psu.edu/sites/default/files/misc/proceedings/p143.pdf
  4. Disaster in my backyard - A serious game to improve community disaste…

    Meesters, K., Olthof, L., & Van de Walle, B. (2014). Disaster in my backyard: A serious game to improve community disaster resilience. In C. Busch (Ed.), Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL 2014) (Vol. 2, pp. 714-722). Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited.
  5. Increasing efficiency of humanitarian organizations with volunteer dr…

    Meesters, K., & van de Walle, B. A. (2014). Increasing efficiency of humanitarian organizations with volunteer driven information products. In Proceedings of the 47th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2014) (pp. 149-158). IEEE Computer Society.

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