Eric 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.
2015-2017 EU HORIZON2020 - Empower
Bachelor Module 8:
•Modellering/Optimalisatie Van Transportprocessen
• Traffic Management
• Transport Research Project
• Intelligent Transport Systems
• Mathematical Optimization in Transport
•He has supervised 100+ MSc students
De Heijer (extern)
Sjors de Ridder
Prov. Zuid Holland
Luuk de Vries
Hurink, Still en Kern (EWI)
Justin van Steijn
Michiel Jansen – van Galen
Royal Haskoning DHV, Railinfra Solutions
Danny van Uem
Spoorbeveiligingssimulatie van de omgebouwde Hoekse lijn.
Confidential Report (Rapport tot 1-1-2018 vertrouwelijk)
For more theses see website
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.