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prof.dr.ir. M.R. van Steen (Maarten)

Scientific Director CTIT Institute

About Me

Maarten van Steen works in the field of networked computer systems, with an emphasis on wireless systems as well as more traditional distributed systems. He is an alumnus of the University of Twente where he graduated in 1983 in Applied Mathematics. After completing his PhD at the Computer Science department in Leiden, Van Steen worked at TNO Delft, where he carried out research on parallel computing and gained his first experience in research management. He continued his academic career at Erasmus University Rotterdam and later at VU University Amsterdam, where he was appointed full professor in 2002.

Since January 2015 he is Scientific Director of the ICT research institute of the University of Twente. He chairs the ICT Research Platform Netherlands, representing all Dutch academic departments and institutes. He is also chair of NWO Informatics advisory committee.

Expertise

Sensors
Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
Wi-Fi
Communication
Proximity Sensors
Peer To Peer Networks
Switches
Wireless Sensor Networks
Sampling
Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Monitoring

Ancillary Activities

  • EU/ESFRI
    Review en afstemming

Publications

Recent Articles
Martella, C., Miraglia, A., Frost, J., Cattani, M., & van Steen, M. R. (2017). Visualizing, Clustering, and Predicting the Behavior of Museum Visitors. Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 38, 430-443.
Martella, C., Cattani, M., & van Steen, M. R. (2017). Exploiting Density to Track Human Behavior in Crowded Environments. IEEE communications magazine, 55(2), 48-54.
Petre, A-C., Chilipirea, C., Baratchi, M., Dobre, C., & van Steen, M. R. (2017). WiFi Tracking of Pedestrian Behavior. In F. Xhafa, F. Leu, & L-L. Hung (Eds.), Smart Sensor Networks: Communication Technologies and Intelligent Applications ELSEVIER.
Brugman, T., Baratchi, M., Heijenk, G., & van Steen, M. R. (2017). Inferring the Social-Connectedness of Locations from Mobility Data. In 9th International Conference on Social Informatics (Vol. 10540). (LNCS). Springer Verlag.
van Steen, M. R., & Tanenbaum, A. S. (2016). A Brief Introduction to Distributed Systems. Computing, 98(10), 967-1009.
Voulgaris, S., Dobson, M., & van Steen, M. R. (2016). Decentralized Network-level Synchronization in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. ACM transactions on sensor networks, 12(1), 5. DOI: 10.1145/2880223
Martella, C., Miraglia, A., Cattani, M., & van Steen, M. R. (2016). Leveraging Proximity Sensing to Mine the Behavior of Museum Visitors. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication (PerCom 2016) (pp. 9). USA: IEEE Computer Society. DOI: 10.1109/PERCOM.2016.7456513
Mashayekhi, H., Habibi, J., Khalafbeigi, T., Voulgaris, S., & van Steen, M. R. (2015). GDCluster: A General Decentralized Clustering Algorithm. IEEE transactions on knowledge and data engineering, 27(7), 1892-1905. DOI: 10.1109/TKDE.2015.2391123
Chilipirea, C., Petre, A-C., Dobre, C., & van Steen, M. R. (2015). Filters for Wi-Fi Generated Crowd Movement Data. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing (3PGCIC 2015) (pp. 285-290). USA: IEEE Computer Society. DOI: 10.1109/3PGCIC.2015.36
Chilipirea, C., Petre, A-C., Dobre, C., & van Steen, M. R. (2015). Proximity Graphs for Crowd Movement Sensors. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing (3PGCIC 2015) (pp. 310-314). USA: IEEE Computer Society. DOI: 10.1109/3PGCIC.2015.147
Other Contributions

BOOKS

So far, I have written the following books:

All books can be downloaded for free from this site.

Miscellaneous

  • In November 2013, we attempted to write a book in five days, on adaptive collective systems. In the end, it’s more of a (long) position paper, beautifully published. Check it out.
  • I made a small video on how I see the future of Computer Sciences. There’s work to do.

Former PHD students

UT Research Information System

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Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Zilverling (building no. 11), room 1060
Hallenweg 19
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Zilverling  1060
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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