Tom was born in the beautiful city of The Hague in 1972. There, he also finished high-school. From 1991 -1997 he studied Astronomy at the University of Leiden. He got his master degree in 1997, after which he did a Ph. D. in Astronomy at the same university. He successfully defended his thesis: ‘The influence of the cluster environment on galaxies’ in 2002. After some in between jobs, he started to work at CTS from january 2006. First as postdoc, and now as assistant professor. His topics of interest are travel behavior, modeling traffic flows, and developing algoritms for the predicition of travel times.
In his spare time, Tom likes to play tennis and football. He listens to all kinds of music, and now and then he writes essays about political issues. To relax and think in free-flow, he loves to make long walks and cycling trips in nature.
Room: Horst Room Z222
Phone: +31 (0) 53 - 489 2449
Phone secretary: +31 (0) 53 - 489 4322
Position: Assistant Professor
2008 - present Assistant Professor, Centre for Transport Studies, University of Twente
2006 - 2007 Post-doctoral researcher, Centre for Transport Studies, University of Twente
2003 - 2004 Advisor, Apollon
1997 - 2002 PhD Candidate in Astronomy, Leiden Universiteit: "The influence of the cluster environment on galaxies"
1997 Masteropleiding Astronomie, Leiden Universiteit
2015-2017 EU HORIZON2020 - Empower
2012 – 2015 Mobile Mobility Panel
Intelligent Transport Systems 1
Intelligent Transport Systems 2
Travel behaviour and travel demand forecasting
ATMO – Advanced Traffic Monitoring (Transumo)
ATMA–MODeRN – Advanced Traffic Management – Multi Objective Decision aid for Regional Management (Transumo)