Organising committee

Victor Knoop

Victor Knoop is an associate professor at the Transport and Planning (T&P) department, at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Delft University of Technology. His research focuses on traffic dynamics. Victors background lies in physics. Expertise he gained on fluid dynamics and granular flows he applies since his PhD (2009) in traffic engineering. Victor is involved in various research projects; the common part in all his projects are traffic flows which have interaction with each other. He combines theoretical insights with empirical observations.

Victors work is well established in the international scientific world with high-standard scientific publications; it is recognized by the NWO personal fund scheme with the award of a Rubicon as well as a Veni grant (similar to an NSF career grant) and by important scientific prizes (amongst others, at the Transportation Research Board he was awarded the Greenshields prize three times, and the D Grant Mickle award).

Priscilla Zwalve-Hanselaar

Priscilla Zwalve-Hanselaar is a secretary at department Transport & Planning at the faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Delft University of Technology. She started working at the department as student secretary in 2008. In 2011 she started working as full secretary and till this day still working at Transport & Planning.

Dorine Duives

Dorine Duives is postdoctoral researcher at the department of Transport and Planning at Delft University of Technology. After obtaining a BSc in Civil Engineering, she completed MSc degree Transport Modelling at Northwestern University – Chicago, USA and subsequently a second MSc degree Transport & Planning at the Delft University of Technology. She completed her PhD in 2016, which concerned the analysis and modelling of crowd movement dynamics at large-scale events.

Her research interests lie in the modelling of the dynamics of the active modes of transport and the deduction of travel behaviour by means of field experiments and big data analysis. Her expertise lies in crowd modelling, monitoring and management, especially in the context within urban environments.

Duncan van der Heul

Duncan van der Heul is assistant professor in the Numerical Analysis group of the Delft Institute for Applied Mathematics. He obtained a MSc in marine engineering (1997) and a PhD in mathematics (2002) at Delft University of Technology and after working for seven years at the Netherlands Aerospace Center NLR returned to work in the same research group where he obtained his PhD. Duncan’s research focuses on the modeling and simulation of incompressible immiscible multiphase flow.

Serge Hoogendoorn

Serge Hoogendoorn is a full professor and head of the department of Transport & Planning at the faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Delft University of Technology. Next to that he is the principal investigator Mobility for the Amsterdam Institute of Advanced Metropolitan Solutions. Hoogendoorn is also a staff member of the Expert Centre for Traffic Management and of the Network Management foundation.

The scientific work of Hoogendoorn evolves around traffic flow operations, modelling and simulation, and the management and control of these flows. Hoogendoorn has been working on ground-breaking approaches in data collection for pedestrian and vehicular traffic flow and data collection on travel behaviour under normal and exceptional conditions using an interactive virtual lab (serious gaming). All these data collection efforts have lead to important contributions in walking and driving behaviour theory, as well as new modelling paradigms, mathematical frameworks and simulation techniques to describe, predict and analyse traffic dynamics. His work on control focuses on application of traffic flow theory to increase the utilization of available infrastructure. This research has provided new theory for the real-time cooperative control of vehicle platoons, shockwave removal using dynamic speed limits (coined Specialist), coordinated and network-wide traffic management, robust evacuation management, and crowd management.

Kees Vuik

Kees Vuik obtained his MSc in Applied Mathematics at the Delft University of Technology in 1982. After a short stay at the Philips Research Laboratories, he obtained his PhD in Mathematics at Utrecht University in 1988. Thereafter he became employed at the Delft University of Technology, where he holds the position of full professor of the Numerical Analysis research group. In 2007 he additionally became director of the TU Delft Institute of Computational Science and Engineering.

Kees research is on the numerical solution of partial differential equations, both the space and time discretization of partial differential equations (hyperbolic pde's), fast solvers for large (non)linear systems of equations and High Performance Computing algorithms.

Permanent steering committee

Alexandre Bayen
Maya Briani
Rinaldo Colombo
Paola Goatin