Marielle den Hengst -...

Assistant Professor


Multi-Actor Systems


Systems Engineering

Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
Building 31

Room number: b1.230
Phone: +31 15 27 88380

Secondary employment

Research interests

  • Informed decision making
  • Intellligence
  • Systems thinking
  • Security sector M. (Marielle) den Hengst-Bruggeling


Currently, Mariëlle den Hengst-Bruggeling holds a position at both Delft University of Technology since 1994 and the Police academy of the Netherlands since 2009. From 2005 till 2008 she combined her Delft position with an affiliation at the Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research. In 1999 she received her PhD from Delft University of Technology, where she graduated cum laude in computer science in 1994 (MSc).

Her position as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands enables her to be involved in international research communities. In 2002, she was a visiting professor at the Department of Management Information Systems at the University of Arizona. She has been collaborating with researchers from University of Arizona, University of Nebraska, Brunel University and University of Maryland. She has been a chair of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science and has been a member of the international program committee for several forums (International Workshop on Groupware, Summer Computer Simulation Conference, European Simulation Symposium).

Her position as head of the research group Intelligence at the Police academy enables her to closely interact with end-users in the security application domain. She is one of the co-founders of the community of intelligence in which over 600 analysts from all over the security domain in the Netherlands collaborate to share best practices, knowledge, and experiences and to interact.

She has published several papers on her work at conferences and in journals, including International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Journal of Management Information Systems, Group Decision & Negotiation, Electronic Markets and Cahier Politiestudies.

Key publications

  • Hengst, M. den, B. de Graaf and P. Scheepstal, ‘Modelling intelligence-led policing to identify its potential’, in: European Journal of Policing Studies, vol. 1, no. 3, 2014, p171-191
  • Hengst, M. den, E. Staffeleu, “Different information organisations to produce the same high quality intelligence. An overview of the police forces in the Netherlands”, in: Policing: a Journal of Policy and Practice (Oxford Journals), vol. 6, no. 2, 2012, p187-193

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