A. (Alexander) Verbraeck

Profile A. (Alexander) Verbraeck (MSc in applied mathematics 1987 (cum laude); PhD in logistics 1991), is a full professor at Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Multi Actor Systems Department. His research focuses on modeling and simulation, especially in heavily distributed environments and using real-time data. Examples of research on these types of simulations are real-time decision making, interactive gaming using simulations, and the use of 3D virtual and augmented reality environments in simulations.  The major application domain for research is logistics and transportation. In addition Alexander has a position as adjunct professor at the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, USA. Here, he applies the modeling and simulation research for studying real-time supply chains. . His applied research in simulation, gaming, and training has been funded by organizations such as Maersk, Shell, KLM, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Port of Rotterdam, the National Forensics Institute, and Dutch Railroads. He presented over 100 refereed papers at conferences, wrote close to 20 book chapters, and published his work in a dozen journals.

  • S. Boyson, Th. Corsi, A. Verbraeck. “The e-supply chain portal: a core business model”. Logistics and Transportation Review Part E, Vol. 39, 2003, pp. 175-192.
  • T.M. Corsi, S. Boyson, A. Verbraeck, S.P.A. van Houten, C. Han, J. MacDonald, “The Real-Time Global Supply Chain Game: New Educational Tool for Developing Supply Chain Management Professionals”. Transportation Journal, 45(3), 2006, pp. 61-73.
  • M.F.W.H.A. Janssen, A. Verbraeck. “Comparing the strengths and weaknesses of Internet-based matching mechanisms for the transport market”. Transportation Research part E – Logistics and Transportation Review. Vol 44, 2008, pp. 475-490.
  • M.Bosch-Rekveldt, Y. Jongkind, H.G. Mooi, H. Bakker, A. Verbraeck. “Grasping project complexity in large engineering projects: The TOE (Technical, Organizational and Environmental) framework”. International Journal of Project Management. Vol 29, No 6, 2011, pp. 728-739
  • D. Çetinkaya, A. Verbraeck, M.D. Seck, " Model Continuity in Discrete Event Simulation". ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation 25(3), Article 17, pp. 1-24. DOI:

More publications

Module manager of:

  • SPM9325 – Simulation Masterclass (Q1)
  • EPA1332 – Discrete Systems Modeling (Q3+4)

Teacher in the following modules: 

  • TB233A – Discrete Modellen
  • SPM4416 – Project Management of Large Engineering Projects
  • SPM4123 – Designing Complex Systems from a Systems Perspective

A small subset of my projects: 

  • SALOMO – Situational Awareness for Logistic Multimodal Operations in container supply chains and networks (2011-2016)
  • Railway Gaming Suite – Simulation and Serious Gaming for Railway Coordination and Operation (2010-2018)
  • IDVV –Simulation and Gaming to Support  Long-term Innovation for Inland Waterways in The Netherlands (2012-2014)
  • Charlie Papa – Serious Gaming for Close Protection (2011-2013)

Alexander Verbraeck


Multi-Actor Systems

Policy Analysis

Vera van Bragt

Research interests:
Distributed Systems
Serious Gaming

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