Eric was born and raised in Hengelo (O). After high school, where he received the diploma Gymnasium b, he went to the University of Twente to study Applied Mathematics. He received a BSc and MSc in Applied Mathematics from this university and a PhD in Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology. 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 held several positions, mainly in research and in product and model development. His main research interest is on transport modelling, networks, travel behaviour and traffic management. In 1998 he became a part-time professor in traffic management at the Centre for Transport Studies at the University of Twente. In 2009 he left Goudappel Coffeng and became a full professor in Transport Engineering and Management and also head of the Centre for Transport Studies. From 2016-2021 he also was head of the Department of Civil Engineering as part of the Faculty of Engineering Technology.
- 1993 PhD, Civil Engineering, Delft University of Technology.
Thesis title: Impact of Information, Dynamics in Route and Departure Time Choice, supervisor: prof dr ir R. Hamerslag
- 1984 MSc, Applied Mathematics, University of Twente.
Thesis title: Cross Decomposition and the Capacitated Facility Location Problem, supervisor: prof dr Y. Dirickx
- 1982 BSc, Applied Mathematics, University of Twente.
Thesis title: Properties of Hamiltonian Random Graphs, supervisor: prof dr C. Hoede.
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Supervisor of PhD theses
|Variations in Urban Traffic
|Junction design: Rules and network effects
|Taking Back the Wheel: Transition of Control from Automated Cars and Trucks to Manual Driving
|The influence of positive interventions on cycling
|The potential of social routing advice
|Multi objective optimization of multi modal transport networks
|The dynamics of user perception, decision making and route choice
|Road pricing mechanisms. A game theoretic and multi-level approach.
|Towards sustainable traffic management
|Analysis of Urban Traffic Patterns using Clustering
|Performance of traffic networks. A mosaic of measures
|Development of an indicator for traffic flow stability with application to ramp metering
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Coordinator of the Master Track Transport Engineering and Management and responsible for the Profile Transport and Logistics in cooperation with IEBIS (Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems)
- coordinator of Module 8: Modelling & Analysis of Stochastic Processes
- coordinator of M-course Traffic Management (5EC)
- lecturer in M-course Transport Research Project (5EC)
- lecturer in M-course Intelligent Transport Systems (5EC)
- lecturer in M-course Network Modelling and Forecasting (5EC)
- lecturer in M-course Mathematical Optimization in Transport (5EC)