Main research interests: Coordination within and among transport hubs
4S Framework: Real-time coordination of
Smart Equipment in Smart Hubs for Smart Ports in Smart Networks
Massive introduction of
Sensing, Computation, and Communication Technologies
2 post-doc vacancies and 1 tenure track faculty position open for application Vacancies:
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[ In pictures]
[ Control & Coordination]
[ Transport Logistics]
Recently added publications
S. Olaru, P. McNamara, J.C. Canizares, M. Farina, J.M. Maestre, P. Trodden, R.R. Negenborn. Life lessons from and for distributed MPC - Part 2: Choice of decision makers. Accepted for the 18th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture, and International Stability (IFAC TECIS 2018), Baku, Azerbaijan, September 2018. P. McNamara, R.R. Negenborn, J.C. Canizares, M. Farina, J.M. Maestre, S. Olaru, P. Trodden. Life lessons from and for distributed MPC - Part 1: Dynamics of cooperation. Accepted for the 18th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture, and International Stability (IFAC TECIS 2018), Baku, Azerbaijan, September 2018. R.D. Geertsma, K. Visser, R.R. Negenborn. Adaptive pitch control for ships with diesel mechanical and hybrid propulsion. Applied Energy, vol. 228, pp. 2490-2509, 2018. Open Access. S. Li, R.R. Negenborn, J. Liu. Stimulating inland waterway transport between seaports and the hinterland from a coordination perspective. Accepted for the 9th International Conference on Computational Logistics (ICCL 2018), Vietri sul Mare, Italy, October 2018. W. Guo, W.W.A. Beelarts van Blokland, R.R. Negenborn. A many-to-one algorithm to solve a many-to-many matching problem for routing. Accepted for the 9th International Conference on Computational Logistics (ICCL 2018), Vietri sul Mare, Italy, October 2018.
How will autonomous ships work?
Research in Sketches
Active topic cloud (past 3 years)
transport over water,
control of ships
transportation networks, inter-terminal transport
reinforcement learning, Kalman filters, learning robots
The Brain of TU Delft
H2020 EU.3.2.5 2017: Cross-cutting marine and maritime research:
"Space@Sea -- Transport & Logistics"
"Port Impact of Autonomous Ship Applications"
NWO Social & Physical Sciences 2016
"Complexity Methods for Predictive Synchromodality" (COMET-PS)
STW Perspectief 2015 Program "i-CAVE"
Strategic Innovation Project AIDA:
Automatic Identification of Research Trends
STW Water 2015 Program "GasDrive"
Topsector Water/STW Maritime 2013
Inter Terminal Transport at the Port of Rotterdam
Towards guaranteed port accessibility
Innovational Research Incentives
Scheme 2010 VENI
AIDA -- The Booklet
Automatic Research Positioning & Trend Identification
Journal Special Issues
Computational Transport Logistics at Work
(Special issue of Transportation Research Part E)
(Special issue of SWZ Maritime 2017/02)
(Special issue of SWZ Maritime 2015/10)
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?