Jeroen van den Hoven

Full Professor


Values, Technology and Innovation


Ethics/Philosophy of Technology

Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
Building 31

Phone: +31 15 27 85143
Room number: B4.270
Availability: Mon until Fri

Secretary: D. Droog

Secondary employment

Research interests

  • Ethics of Technology
  • Computer Ethics
  • Value Sensitive Design
  • Responsible Innovation
  • Privacy

Prof.dr. M.J. (Jeroen) van den Hoven

Jeroen van den Hoven is full professor of Ethics and Technology at Delft University of Technology and editor in chief of Ethics and Information Technology. He was the founding scientific director of 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology (2007-2013). In 2009, he won the World Technology Award for Ethics as well as the IFIP prize for ICT and Society for his work in Ethics and ICT. Jeroen van den Hoven was founder, and until 2016 Programme Chair, of the Dutch Research Council on Responsible Innovation. He is also member of the TU Delft Blockchain Lab.

Selected publications

Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?

  • van den Hoven, J., D. Helbing, D. Pedreschi, J. Domingo-Ferrer, F. Gianotti, and M. Christen (2012). FuturICT—The road towards ethical ICT. The European Physical Journal – Special Topics 214(1), 153–181.
  • van den Hoven, J., G.-J. Lokhorst, and I. van de Poel (2012). Engineering and the Problem of Moral Overload.Science and Engineering Ethics 18(1), 143–155.
  • van den Hoven, J. (2005). E-democracy, e-contestation and the monitoral citizen. Ethics and Information Technology 7(2), 51–59.
  • van den Hoven, J. and G.-J. Lokhorst (2002). Deontic Logic and Computer Supported Ethics. Metaphilosophy 33(3), 376–387.
  • van den Hoven, J. (1998). Privacy and the Varieties of Informational Wrongdoing. Austr. Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics 1(1), 30–43.
  • Responsible Innovation in brief
  • Nederland in ideeën: Innovatie als moreel concept
  • Het beste idee van 2014: Maatschappelijk Verantwoord Innoveren
  • The Cambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics: The use of normative theories in computer ethics

More publications: Pure - Google Scholar

Books edited

Koops, B.-J., Oosterlaken, I., Romijn, H., Swierstra, T., van den Hoven, J. (2015).

Responsible Innovation 2: Concepts, Approaches, and Applications. Springer.

van den Hoven, J., N. Doorn, T. Swierstra, B.-J. Koops and H. Romijn (2014).
Responsible Innovation 1: Innovative Solutions
for Global Issues. Springer.

Oosterlaken, I. and J. van den Hoven, eds. (2012).
The Capability Approach, Technology and Design.

Vincent, N., I. van de Poel, and J. van den Hoven, eds. (2011).
Moral Responsibility: Beyond Free Will and
Determinism. Springer.

Bolkestein, F., J. van den Hoven,
I. van de Poel, E. Oosterlaken,
A. van Gorp, P. Kroes, and B. Taebi (2009).
De politiek der dingen. Netherlands: Damon.

van den Hoven, J. and J. Weckert, eds. (2009).
Information Technology and Moral Philosophy. Cambridge
University Press.

van den Hoven, J., Vermaas, P. E., van de Poel, I. Eds.
Handbook of Ethics, Values, and Technological Design. Springer.

News & Presentations

Royal honours for Jeroen van den Hoven

Professor Jeroen van den Hoven was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion in a ceremony Rotterdam.

Corporate social responsibility for tech companies

Will democracy survive big data and artificial intelligence

Jeroen van den Hoven was interviewed on BNR Nieuwsradio about the publication Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?

The future HR Manager is a data scientist

Ethics and Big Data

During the 22th Lustrum celebration of the Vereniging voor Wijsbegeerte, Jeroen van den Hoven gave a lecture on Ethics and Big Data.

Impact of robotics on the labor market


Innovation Award Zuid-Holland Zuid

Jeroen van den Hoven is jury member of the Innovation Award Zuid-Holland Zuid.


Jeroen van den Hoven was a speaker during the Symposium 'Grip op privacy' on 7 February 2017 in Nieuwspoort.

Conference “Computers, Privacy and Data Protection” (CPDP)

During the CPDP 2017, Jeroen van den Hoven participated in the panel the edps’ ethics advisory group ethics in the digital era.

Facebook: responsibility & artificial intelligence

Big Data and Privacy

Jeroen van den Hoven will give a contribution on Big Data and Privacy during the congress Exploitation Big Data on 19 January 2017.

Responsible Innovation and Ethics Engineering

During the conference on teaching and Learning of Chalmers university on January 12 2017, Jeroen van den Hoven gives a lecture on Responsible Innovation and Ethics Engineering.

Van Leeuwenhoeklezing

The Van Leeuwenhoeklezing on 11 december 2016 was held by Jeroen van de Hoven about Big Data and Privacy.

Responsible Innovation and safety

During the annual congress of the Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI), Jeroen van den Hoven gave a lecture about Responsible Innovation and safety.

EFFARI Responsible Innovation Award

The jury of the EFFARI Responsible Innovation Award was chaired by Jeroen van den Hoven.

Value Sensitive Design

Jeroen van den Hoven was co-organizer of the Lorentz Leiden Workshop 14-18 November 2016: Value Sensitive Design

Ethics and Cybersecurity

Panel on Ethics and Cybersecurity during the Fraude Film Festival on 13 October 2016 in Amsterdam.

Blockchain Lab

Jeroen van den Hoven was interviewed in Delta about the TU Delft Blockchain Lab.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Jeroen van den Hoven was interviewed in De Volkskrant about artificial intelligence.

Big Data & Privacy

The results of the expert group Big Data & Privacy will be presented on 5 October 2016 in The Hague. Jeroen van den Hoven is chairman of the expert group.

Ethical and legal aspects in information science

The advisory report ‘Ethical and legal aspects in information science’ was published by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences with Jeroen van den Hoven as member of the committee that created the report.

In the media

Read interviews with Jeroen van den Hoven in AG Connect & Informatie about artificial intelligence (in Dutch).

Responsible Innovation

Jeroen van den Hoven gave a key note on Responsible Innovation during the Conference: Engineering4Society in Leuven and the Focusday on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Brussels.

Jeroen van den Hoven appointed University Professor TU Delft

The Executive Board has appointed Professor Jeroen van den Hoven as University Professor. He receives this appointment for his exceptional record of service and his great contribution to the field of responsible innovation.

European Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Jeroen van den Hoven was interviewed on Dutch national Radio 1 about the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

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