TU Delft: Serge Hoogendoorn new member KNAW

Serge Hoogendoorn will be installed as a KNAW member on September 13. The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has elected twenty-three new members, including three from abroad. Members of the KNAW, leading scientists from all disciplines, are elected on the basis of their scientific achievements. The KNAW has approximately five hundred and fifty members. Membership is for life.

Serge Hoogendoorn (Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Professor of Smart Urban Mobility), analyzes the individual and collective behavior of cyclists, pedestrians, and drivers of motorized vehicles, to avoid crowding and congestion. With his models, he seeks to prevent traffic jams, respond appropriately to emergencies, and counteract high, corona-hazardous concentrations of people. His work has led, among other things, to innovative control systems on Dutch highways and a monitoring dashboard for SAIL and the celebration of King’s Day in Amsterdam. Hoogendoorn is not yet fifty, but has a distinctive profile and a track record of publications, citations and research grants comparable to those of considerably older scientists.