Rudy R. Negenborn      Rudy Negenborn
Associate Professor
Director of Studies MSc TIL

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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: 2 Post-Doc vacancies now open for application

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

Recently added publications
R.D. Geertsma, R.R. Negenborn, K. Visser, J.J. Hopman. Design and control of hybrid power and propulsion systems for smart ships: A review of developments. Accepted for publication in Applied Energy, 2017.   
S. Li, R.R. Negenborn, G. Lodewijks. Planning Inland Vessel Operations in Large Seaports using a Two-Phase Approach. Computers and Industrial Engineering, vol. 106, pp. 41-57, April 2017.   
S. Li, R.R. Negenborn, G. Lodewijks. Closed-loop coordination of inland vessels operations in large seaports using hybrid logic-based Benders decomposition. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, vol. 97, pp. 1-21, January 2017.   
S. Zheng, R.R. Negenborn. Terminal investment timing decisions in a competitive setting with uncertainty using a real option approach. Maritime Policy & Management, 2017. Published online: Dec. 27, 2016, DOI: 10.1080/03088839.2016.1274832.   
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.   

Autonomous ships -- How will they work?
How will autonomous ships work?

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

NWO Social & Physical Sciences 2016
"Complexity Methods for Predictive Synchromodality"

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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