Leader of the group Intelligent and Autonomous Systems: Eric Pauwels.

Increasingly, our social and technological world is organised around complex systems. These are dynamic networks of interacting nodes (or agents) that continuously exchange digital or physical resources, including data or information, energy, materials and products. The agents in these systems face real challenges, as they often only have access to partial and noisy information and need to operate in a constantly changing and uncertain environment. As a consequence, there is an unrelenting pressure to improve the network’s overall performance and resilience by making the individual nodes more intelligent and autonomous.

In our research group, we study generic and fundamental mechanisms that enable the emergence of various degrees of organization, intelligence and autonomy in such systems, and apply them to concrete problems of societal relevance.

For more information on our seminars, visit the seminar webpage.

We invite talented Master's and PhD candidates to have a look at our internships.



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Nanda Piersma appointed Professor by Special Appointment in Urban Analytics

Nanda Piersma appointed Professor by Special Appointment in Urban Analytics

The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) has appointed Nanda Piersma as a Professor by Special Appointment in ‘Urban Analytics’. Her new research group strengthens the collaboration between both the AUAS Technology and Digital Media and Creative Industry faculties and CWI in Amsterdam, where Piersma will work part-time (50%). Urban Analytics focuses on big data analysis as a basis for new products and services that can contribute to solutions for the many challenges that Amsterdam is facing in the 21st century. Piersma will start her work at CWI on 1 September 2017.

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Associated Members

Current projects with external funding

  • Framework for demand-supply matching and ancillary service provision through distributed energy resources (project D) ()
  • Lectoraat Urban Analytics (+ verlenging) ()
  • Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS)
  • Flexible Assets Bid Across Markets (FABAM)
  • Heat and Power Systems at Industrial Sites and Harbours (HaPSISH)
  • Energy Intranets (NEAT)
  • Developing algorithms for testing and use on Acumex's platform (PPS ACUMEX)
  • Representing Users in a Negotiation (RUN): An Autonomous Negotiator Under Preference Uncertainty (RUN)
  • Using small data and big data: Neighborhood Energy & Data Management Integration System (S&B NEDMIS)

Related partners

  • Acumex
  • Alstom
  • Brainport Development
  • Eaton
  • Enexis
  • Locamation
  • Senfal Energie Nederland
  • Stedin
  • TenneT
  • Thales
  • Engie Services West Nederland B.V.
  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam
  • Nirvention B.V.
  • SURFsara B.V.
  • TNO
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
  • Technische Universiteit Delft
  • Voergroep Zuid B.V.