Eric van BerkumEric van Berkum was born and raised in Hengelo(O). He holds a BSc and MSc in Applied Mathematics at the University of Twente. After a career as a software engineer at Cap Gemini he moved in 1988 to Goudappel Coffeng, a traffic and transport consultancy in Deventer. He worked there for 21 years in which he has had several positions. His main research interest is on transport modeling, networks, travel behaviour and traffic management. In 1998 he became a parttime professor in traffic management at the Centre for Transport Studies. In 2009 he left Goudappel Coffeng and became a full professor and also head of the Centre for Transport Studies.


Room: Horst room Z228

Phone: +31 (0) 53 - 489 4886/ 06-39584496
Phone secretary: +31 (0) 53 - 489 4322


Position: Full Professor


2009 - heden Full Professor and Head of the Centre for Transport Studies, University of Twente

1998 - 2009  Part time Professor, Centre for Transport Studies, University of Twente

1988 - 2009  Goudappel Coffeng, Deventer, the Netherlands

1985 - 1988  Cap Gemini, Utrecht, the Netherlands


1993 PhD, Civil Engineering, Delft University of Technology. Thesis title: Impact of Information, Dynamics in Route and Departure Time Choice

1984 MSc, Applied Mathematics, University of Twente. Thesis title: Cross Decomposition and the Capacitated Facility Location Problem.

1982 BSc, Applied Mathematics, University of Twente. Thesis title: Properties of Hamiltonian Random Graphs.


2015-2019 An evidence based framework to assess the influence of positive, personalized, incentives on car use reduction

2015-2017 EU HORIZON2020 - Empower

2015-2017 Towards a system optimal network state using personalized travel information.

2012 Optimal design of intersections in an urban transport network

2011 Behavioural indicators for traffic safety


Bachelor Module 8:

•Modellering/Optimalisatie Van Transportprocessen


•Traffic Operations

• Traffic Management

• Transport Research Project

• Intelligent Transport Systems

• Mathematical Optimization in Transport

•He has supervised 100+ MSc students




Organizer and Scientific chair of Summer school on Autonomous Road Transport Systems: Behavioural responses and impact, held at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, September 9-12, 2014 Functie bij : Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.


Member of program committee of the 17th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Qingdao, China, October 8-11, 2014.. Functie bij : IEEE.


Member of the editorial Board of the Journal Tijdschrift Vervoerswetenschappen. Functie bij : Tijdschrift Vervoerswetenschappen.