Hiddo Velsink PhD studied Geodesy at Delft University of Technology, where he earned a doctorate for his research into geodetic deformation analysis. After a career at the Dutch land registry service, he went on to teach Geodesy at Delft University of Technology and HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. In this role, he also wrote a number of lecture notes about this field.
From 2001 on, Hiddo Velsink fulfilled various management positions. He first bore responsibility for several degree programmes (Geodesy, Civil Engineering, Architecture and Construction Engineering, Construction Management), and ultimately for HU University’s entire Institute for Built Environment, which had some 1,700 students and over 100 lecturers. In 2011, he decided to switch to a research role. The core focus of Velsink’s research is geodetic deformation analysis. He was conferred a PhD for this work in 2018.
Together with Ursula Backhausen, Hiddo Velsink is joint head of the City at Risk Research group, which falls under the Research group Digital Ethics. The group performs research into the movements of buildings, infrastructure and soil in the urban environment: what are these movements caused by, how do you measure them, and what are the consequences? And how could one use digital smart services to reduce the risks and durably improve the quality of the city as a community and social environment?
Fields of expertise
- Digital Ethics