Dr.ir. T. (Trivik) Verma


I am an Assistant Professor at the section of Policy Analysis in the department of Multi-Actor Systems. Currently, I'm serving as the director of the TPM AI lab and head the Centre for Urban Science & Policy. I have earned degrees in Computer Science and Complex Systems' Dynamics from Delft University of Technology and a PhD in Computational Physics from ETH Zurich. My research aims at modelling the dynamics of urban infrastructure systems and their interaction with humans in an effort to inform policy on sustainable development and planning of cities. I am particularly interested in the design and modelling of resilient, sustainable and public-oriented infrastructure systems.

Through my research, I have discovered that most systems have a tendency to form a core-periphery network that brings an imbalance in the distribution of resources in society. My research and education thus concentrate on understanding and designing urban spaces through the lens of social inclusion.

I also instruct on remote expeditions for National Geographic where high school students have the opportunity to learn about conservation, anthropology, engineering and policy. Previously, I helped build a media and technology startup dedicated to the cause of making this planet a healthier place through authentic journalism and data science.

  • Verma, T., Russmann, F., Araújo, N. A. M., Nagler, J., & Herrmann, H. J. (2016). Emergence of core–peripheries in networks. Nature Communications, 7, 10441. doi.org/10.1038/ncomms10441

  • Verma, T., Araújo, N. A., & Herrmann, H. J. (2014). Revealing the structure of the world airline network. Scientific Reports, 4, 5638. doi.org/10.1038/srep05638

  • Koc, Y., Verma, T., Araujo, N. A., & Warnier, M. (2013, November). Matcasc: A tool to analyse cascading line outages in power grids. In Intelligent Energy Systems (IWIES), 2013 IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Energy Systems (pp. 143-148). IEEE. doi.org/10.1109/IWIES.2013.6698576

Trivik Verma

Assistant Professor

Multi-Actor Systems

Policy Analysis

Vera van Bragt

Research interests:
Urban Engineering
Network Science
Data Analysis
Computational Physics
Resilience and Policy

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