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Grants and Projects

European Union

  • 2019 – 2023: CrowdDNA – Technologies for Computer Assisted Crowd Management.
    Funded by Horizon 2020 call FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies.
    Proposal number 899739.
    Role: Principal investigator

German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • 2008 – 2011: Boundary Effects and Non-Equilibrium States in Pedestrian Dynamics – Experiments and Modelling.
    Contract number SE 1789/1-1.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • 2013 – 2017: Quantitative description of jamming in pedestrian streams.
    Contract number SE 1789/2-1.
    Role: Principal Investigator

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany

  • 2009 – 2012: Hermes – Investigation of an evacuation assistant for use in emergencies during large-scale public events.
    Program on “Research for Civil Security”, field of “Protecting and Saving Human Life”, grant number 13N9952.
    Role: Project coordinator and principal investigator
  • 2012 – 2015: BaSiGo – Modules for safety at major events.
    Program on “Research for Civil Security”, field of “Protecting and Saving Human Life”, grant number 13N12045.
    Role: Principal investigator
  • 2018 – 2021: CroMa – Crowd-Management in traffic infrastructures.
    Program on “Research for Civil Security”, field of “Civil security – increasing resilience in crisis and disaster situations”, grant numbers 13N14530 (Bergische Universität Wuppertal) 13N14533 (Forschungszentrum Jülich), BMBF
    Role: Project coordinator and principal investigator

Helmholtz Association (HGF)

  • 2012 – 2016: Portfolio topic “Safety Research”, in cooperation with German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), funded by the Initiative and Networking Fund.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • 2019 – 2021: Security for the visitors of major events, funding line ‘Knowledge Transfer.
    Role: Principal Investigator

Companies

  • 2012 Siemens AG: Model calibration for crowd control
  • 2013 SL Rasch GmbH Special & Lightweight Structures: PEDFLOW Code Validation
  • 2013 ReGe Hamburg: Review of crowd simulations for Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
  • 2013 Siemens AG: PEDGO Validation
  • 2017 Schweizer Bundesbahnen SBB: Analysis of trajectories on platforms