Staff profile

Prof. dr. Rudy R. Negenborn

Full Professor, RAS General Chair
TU Delft, Faculty 3mE, B-3-300
Phone: +31 15 27 86718
Prof.dr. Rudy Negenborn (TU Delft) is the full professor in Multi-Machine Operations & Logistics. He is head of the Section Transport Engineering & Logistics of Department Maritime & Transport Technology, and scientific lead of the Researchlab Autonomous Shipping. Negenborn's research interests include automatic control and coordination of transport technology (including autonomous vessels) in general, whereby he proposes multi-agent system and model predictive control approaches that benefit from real-time information availability and the potential of communication. As such, his research anticipates the massive introduction of sensing, computation, and communication technologies. Within the 4S Framework this is materialized into innovative solutions for smart equipment, transport hubs, ports and (synchromodal) networks. In international consortia, such as the H2020 EU program NOVIMOVE and the INTERREG program AVATAR, he works with knowledge institutes, public and private parties, to move from equation to innovation.
Key areas of Focus/Expertise
  • Smart shipping
  • Smart logistics
  • Autonomous ships
  • Real-time decision support
  • Distributed predictive control