Martijn Warnier


[Delft University of Tehcnology]

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


My research focuses on the understanding and management of complex emergent behavior in socio-technical systems such as the power grid, sensor networks or road networks. I study system aspects, such as robustness, resilience, efficiency and reliability, but also other user related aspects such as empowerment, security and privacy. 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 power grid and energy domain, distributed networks such as cloud computing and sensor networks as well as other networked systems such as road networks and supply chains. 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/H2020) in collaboration with other academic and industrial partners.

  • Papers (type, chronological), Google Scholar profile, ResearchGate and DBLP
  • A list of projects I'm involved in (current and past)
  • I serve on several program committees
  • Research interests:
    • Emergent behavior of Socio-technical Systems
    • Self-managing and Self-Organizing Systems
    • Systems Security, Privacy by Design, Vulnerability Assessment
    • Intelligent Distributed Systems, in particular Multi-Agent Systems

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 Agent Based Modeling (TB133a) (Module Manager, 2014-2018).
  • The bachelor level course Agent Based Modeling (SPM1350) (2012, 2013).
  • The bachelor level course Analyse van Bedrijfssystemen (SPM1121) (2010-2013).
  • 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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