Martijn Warnier


[Delft University of Tehcnology]

I am an Associate Professor in, and the Head of, the Section Systems Engineering - Mult-Actor Systems Department - Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management - Delft University of Technology. I'm also a member of the Participatory Systems initiative, the Powerweb initiative and the research school SIKS.


My research focuses on self-management of large scale socio-technical systems, in particular infrastructures such as the power grid, computer networks or logistic networks. I study both operational aspects, such as robustness, resilience, efficiency and reliability, but also other aspects such as empowerment, security and privacy of users. I believe that, in general, the really interesting research challenges can only be solved by truly multidisciplinary research that combines expertise from researchers with a variety of academic backgrounds.

Several application domains are central in my research: the energy domain, distributed networks such as cloud computing and sensor networks, and green ICT. The societal impact of trust and privacy and security is studied in a wide context, ranging from agent based systems to cloud and grid computing.

Most of my research is funded by external projects (NWO/STW/EU-FP7) in collaboration with other academic and industrial partners.

PhD Students

I currently supervise the following PhD students:

I maintain a separate list of PhD students I have supervised in the past and a list of MSc students (past and present).


Current: Past:
  • The bachelor level course Analyse van Bedrijfssystemen (SPM1121) (2010-2013).
  • The bachelor level course Systeemmodelleren 2 (TB113a) (2016-2017).
  • The bachelor level course Agent Based Modeling (SPM1350) (2012, 2013).
  • The master level course Introduction to Designing Multi-actor Systems (SPM4111) (2011-2015).
  • The master level course Agent Based Modeling of complex energy and industrial networks (SPM4530) (2015).
  • The master level course SEPAM Thesis Project Definition (SPM5905) (2013-2017).
  • Graduation coordinator for the Systems Engineering Section (2010-2017)


Martijn Warnier
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