Professor dr. Rudy Negenborn has been appointed full professor of Multi-machine Operations & Logistics at the Department of Maritime & Transport Technology starting 24 October 2017. The focus of Negenborn’s research will be on innovative real-time strategies for coordinating the diverse range of components involved in large-scale, networked transport systems.

Within the Section Transport Engineering & Logistics, Negenborn is responsible for research and education around the theme of coordination for real-time logistics. His activities all evolve around automatic operations and coordination for large-scale transport technology & logistics, distributed model predictive control, and port / hinterland logistics, with as particular focus autonomous ships and waterborne transport. Negenborn has an extensive international network and leads projects involving public and private parties from the technology, transport, and logistics sector. Moreover Rudy Negenborn is Director of Studies MSc Transport, Infrastructure & Logistics, the interfaculty MSc programme organized by 3mE, CiTG and TPM.

In 2007 Negenborn obtained his PhD at Delft University of Technology in the area of distributed control of power networks. He has over 175 peer reviewed academic publications. He is on the editorial board of the book series on "Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engingeering", of the “International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation”, and of the journal “Transportation Research Part E.” Negenborn was general chair of the 6th International Conference on Computational Logistics, and has acted as member of the organizing committee of several other international conferences (including IEEE control conferences and maritime systems & logistics conferences). In addition, he was editor of the books "Intelligent Infrastructures", "Distributed Model Predictive Control Made Easy", and "Transport of Water versus Transport over Water". His activities are supported by various NWO, H2020 and industrial grants.

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More information about the department  Transport Engineering and Logistics/ Theme 3: Real-time coordination for operational logistics
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