Rudy R. Negenborn      Rudy Negenborn
Associate Professor
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Team & Themes

Transport Engineering and Logistics
Dept. of Maritime and Transport Technology
Delft University of Technology
Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD  Delft
The Netherlands

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Computational Logistics 2015

Computational Logistics

The people of ICCL'15

ICCL'15 - International Conference on
Computational Logistics (ICCL) 2015
Delft, The Netherlands

Autonomous Vessel Fleet

Delfia-1 Autonomous Vessel

Autonomous Amphibian Transport

Outdoor Autonomous Vessels

Hybrid Tug
Hybrid Tug

Main research interests

4S Framework:
Real-time coordination of
Smart Equipment in Smart Hubs
for Smart Ports in Smart Networks

Anticipating the
Massive introduction of
Sensing, Computation, and
Communication Technologies


Multi-Agent Control for Transport Networks:
Coordination within and among transport hubs

Vacancies: 1 Post-Doc vacancy to be announced in 2017

Publications: [Recent] [All] [In pictures] [Control & Coordination] [Transport Logistics]

Recently added publications
S. Zheng, R.R. Negenborn. Terminal investment timing decisions in a competitive setting with uncertainty using a real option approach. Accepted for publication in Maritime Policy & Management, 2016.   
X. Tian, B.E. Aydin, R.R. Negenborn, N. van de Giesen, J.M. Maestre. Model predictive control for water level control in the case of spills. Accepted for publication in Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 2016.   
H. Zheng, R.R. Negenborn, G. Lodewijks. Fast ADMM for distributed model predictive control of cooperative Waterborne AGVs. Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 2016.   
H. Zheng, R.R. Negenborn, G. Lodewijks. Closed-loop scheduling and control of waterborne AGVs for energy-efficient Inter Terminal Transport. Accepted for publication in Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 2016.   
M.C.M. van Tol, M.B. Duinkerken, G. Lodewijks, R.R. Negenborn. Vessel routing for sweeping of marine litter in a port area. In Proceedings of the 2016 Autumn Simulation Multi-Conference (AutumnSim 2016), Beijing, China, pp. 344-355, October 2016.   

Distributed Model Predictive Control Made Easy   Transport of Water versus Transport over Water   Intelligent 
Infrastructures -- The Book

Research in Sketches
Synchromodal Transport

Coordination Challenges for Inland Shipping

Active topic cloud (past 3 years)

logistics, intermodal transport, container transport
transport over water, control of ships

transportation networks, inter-terminal transport
water networks power networks, gas networks

multi-agent systems, model predictive control, hybrid systems
reinforcement learning, Kalman filters, learning robots

STW Perspectief 2015 Program "i-CAVE"

AIDA - Automatic Identification of Research Trends
Strategic Innovation Project AIDA:
Automatic Identification of Research Trends

GasDrive Concept
STW Water 2015 Program "GasDrive"

Topsector Water/STW Maritime 2013
Program "ShipDrive"

Next Generation Port Infrastructures, Powered by Maasvakte 2
Inter Terminal Transport at the Port of Rotterdam

    Next Generation Port Infrastructures, Powered by Maasvakte 2
Towards guaranteed port accessibility

China Scholarship Council

Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
2010 VENI Grant

Journal Special Issue
Special Issue Transportation Research Part E
Computational Transport Logistics at Work
(Special issue of Transportation Research Part E)
(upcoming early 2017)

Special Issue SWZ Maritime on Propulsion Systems
Propulsion Systems
(Special issue of SWZ Maritime)

Special Issue Water Prediction and Control Technology
Water Prediction and Control Technology
(Special issue of Journal of Hydroinformatics)

Videos on Inter Terminal Transport

Opportunities for Real-Time Coordination

Automated MTS and waterborne AGVs as solution?

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