Jan Broenink is an Associate Professor of Embedded Control Systems. He is designing methods and tools for software that controls robots. “I’m passionate about cyber-physical systems, embedded control systems and software architectures for robots. My passion is what led me to co-found this programme!”
Jan studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Twente, and then stayed on to work on parallel programming and robotic software development. He teaches ‘Embedded Systems Laboratory’ and ‘Realtime Software Development’. In Embedded Systems Laboratory, students learn to co-design and test a solution to an embedded systems problem, based on certain equipment (computer boards, sensors, actuators, physical devices) and software components (frameworks, device drivers, algorithms).
“The unique character of this Master’s programme lies in the combination of hardware and software systems whose purpose is to control a device, process or a lager system. You can use your expertise to develop automatic vehicles, social robots or even embedded software for maximizing the energy efficiency of a power grid!”