Dr. M. (Maaike) Snelder


Maaike Snelder is part time associate professor at the Department of Transport and Planning, Civil Engineering at the Delft University of Technology and principal scientist at TNO. Maaike is principal investigator in the NWO projects ToGRIP and SUMMALab and lead scientist in several other large projects focusing on the development of next generation traffic and transport models and the development of interactive network design methods. Maaike teaches the course Resilient Transport Systems and gives guest lectures in several other courses. Maaike completed her PhD research about robust road network design in 2010 (Cum Laude) and completed her study Econometrics in 2003.


My research focuses on impact assessment and design of traffic and transport networks with a special interest in the resilience of networks and the impact of new mobility concepts like automated vehicles and shared mobility. Maaike has a broad experience in the development and application of (data-driven) static and dynamic, strategic and real-time traffic transport models and optimization models for network design. For example, she developed the new mobility modeler to assess impacts of new mobility concepts, she developed an optimization and impact assessment model for robust road network design, she oversaw the development of the first real-time waterway traffic model for the canals of Amsterdam and lead the development of prediction and smart routing models in the context of the ‘Praktijkproef’ (field trial) in Amsterdam.

  • Madadi, B., van Nes, R., Snelder, M. and van Arem, B. (2021). Multistage Optimal Design of Road Networks for Automated Vehicles with Elastic Multiclass Demand. Computers & Operations Research, Volume 136https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cor.2021.105483
  • Madadi, B., van Nes, R., Snelder, M. and van Arem, B. (2021). Optimizing Road Networks for Automated Vehicles with Dedicated Links, Dedicated Lanes, and Mixed-Traffic Subnetworks. Journal of Advanced Transportation, vol. 2021, Article ID 8853583, 17 pages, 2021https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/8853583
  • Nadi, A., Sharma, S., Snelder, M., Bakri, T., van Lint, H., Tavasszy, L. (2021). Short-term prediction of outbound truck traffic from exchange of information in logistics hubs: A case study for the port of Rotterdam. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Volume 127, 103111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2021.103111
  • Knapen, L., Adnan, M., Kochan, B. Bellemans, T. van der Tuin, M., Zhou, H., Snelder, M. (2021). An Activity Based integrated approach to model impacts of parking, hubs and new mobility concepts. Procedia Computer Sciencehttps://www.sciencedirect.com/
  • Madadi, B., van Nes, R., Snelder, M., Van Arem, B. (2020). A bi-level model to optimize road networks for a mixture of manual and automated driving: an evolutionary local search algorithm. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering. 35(1). pp. 80-96https://doi.org/10.1111/mice.12498
  • Snelder, M., Wilmink, I., van der Gun, J., Bergveld, H.J., Hoseini, P., van Arem, B. (2019). Mobility impacts of automated driving and shared mobility – explorative model and case study of the province of north-holland. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, vol. 19, n. 4. https://doi.org/10.18757/ejtir.2019.19.4.4282
  • Correia Homem de Almeida, G., de Looff, E, van Cranenburgh, S., Snelder, M., van Arem, B. (2019). On the impact of vehicle automation on the value of travel time while performing work and leisure activities in a car: Theoretical insights and results from a stated preference survey. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 119, pp. 359-382.
  • Puylaert, S., Snelder, M., van Nes, R. (2018). Mobility impacts of early forms of automated driving – A system dynamic approach. Transport policy, 72, pp. 171-179.
  • Calvert, S. C. & Snelder, M. (2018). A methodology for road traffic resilience analysis and review of related concepts. Transportmetrica part A: Special issue on reliability and resilience, 14(1-2). pp. 130-154.
  • Snelder, M., Wesseling, B., van Arem, B., Hertogh, M. (2017). Evaluating the robustness of road networks in case of incidents for different topological and geometrical roadway designs. Transport Policy, Vo 57, pp. 20-30.
  • Snelder, M., Calvert, S.C (2016). Quantifying the impact of adverse weather conditions on road network performance. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, 16, 1, pp. 128-149. https://doi.org/10.18757/ejtir.2016.16.1.3118

Responsible teacher:
•    CIE 5815 Resilient Transport System

Lectures in
•    CT3080LR Landside accessibility of Airports, 1 lecture for 10 years.
•    CIE5802 Advanced Transport modelling, 1 lecture for 6 years.
•    CIE4760 Assessment of transport infrastructure and systems, 1 lecture for 7 years.

Supervision of master and PhD students.

  • Snelder, M. (2010). Designing robust road network, A general design method applied to the Netherlands, TRAIL Thesis Series nr. T2010/10, the Netherlands TRAIL Research School, ISBN number: 978-90-5584-135-6
  • Snelder, M., Correia, G., van Arem (to be published). Automated Driving on the path to enlightenment? Editor B. van Wee. Innovations in Transport.
  • Immers, L.H., Egeter, B., Snelder, M., Tampere, C. (2011). Reliability of travel times and robustness of transport networks. Editor M. Kutz. Handbook of Transportation Engineering, McGraw-Hill, United States of America.
  • Snelder, M. (2009). Dat gaat zo echt niet langer met het Nederlandse wegennetwerk! Editors K. Ruijgrok, B. Jansen, L.A. Tavasszy. Ik Ben Mister … Immers, Liber amicorum voor Ben Immers

Maaike Snelder

Associate Professor Transport Networks

Secretary: Dehlaila da Costa Ricardo



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