Martijn Warnier

Associate Professor


Multi-Actor Systems


Systems Engineering

Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
Building 31

Room number: b1.070
Phone: +31 15 27 82232

Secondary employment

Research interests

  • Self-management
  • Distributed computing
  • Energy management
  • Infrastructures
  • Security

Dr. M.E. (Martijn) Warnier


Martijn Warnier received his PhD in Computer Science from the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. After four years as a Postdoctoral Researcher in computer systems group at the VU University Amsterdam, he moved to Delft University of Technology where he currently holds the position of Associate Professor.

My research focuses on self-management of large scale socio-technical systems, such as sensor networks, the power grid or road networks. I study both operational aspects, such as robustness, resilience, efficiency and reliability, but also other aspects such as empowerment, security and privacy of users.
I believe that, in general, the really interesting research challenges can only be solved by truly multidisciplinary research that combines expertise from researchers with a variety of academic backgrounds.

Several application domains are central in my research: the energy domain, distributed networks such as cloud computing and sensor networks, and green ICT. The societal impact of trust and privacy and security is studied in a wide context, ranging from agent based systems to cloud and grid computing.

Key publications

  • Green Wireless Power Transfer Networks - Qinzghi Liu, Michał Goliński, Przemysław Pawełczak and Martijn Warnier, In IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (J-SAC), IEEE, 2016.
  • Peer-to-peer Aggregation for Dynamic Adjustments in Power Demand - Evangelos Pournaras, Martijn Warnier and Frances Brazier, In Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications, Springer, 2015.
  • A Topological Investigation of Phase Transitions of Cascading Failures in Power Grids - Yakup Koç, Martijn Warnier, Piet Van Mieghem, Rob Kooij and Frances Brazier, In Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 415(273-284), Elsevier, 2014.
  • An Entropy-based Metric to Quantify the Robustness of Power Grids against Cascading Failures - Yakup Koç, Martijn Warnier, Rob Kooij and Frances Brazier, In Safety Science, 59:8(126-134), Elsevier, 2013.
  • Self-Adaptive Service Level Agreement Monitoring in Cloud Environments -Kassidy Clark, Martijn Warnier and Frances Brazier, In Multiagent and Grid Systems, 9:2(135-155), IOS Press, 2013.

More publications


  • SPM4111 - Introduction to Designing Multi-actor Systems
  • SPM1211 - Agent Based Modeling
  • SEM1241- Design in Networked Systems (Module Manager)
  • SPM5905 - SEPAM Master Thesis Project Definition
  • TB133A - Agent-gebaseerd modelleren (Module Manager)
  • TB113A - Systeemmodelleren 2


  • The DST-NWO joint research project on "Smart Grids" ADREM: Adaptive clustering for Decentralized Resilient Energy Management, Delft University of technology, CWI, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 2015-2019.
  • The NWO URSES project Stascade: Stable and scalable decentralized power balancing systems using adaptive clustering, Delft University of Technology and CWI, 2014-2018.
  • The EU FP7 STREP project CIVIS: Cities as drivers of social change, Delft University of Technology and others, 2013-2016.
  • The AgentScape: Distributed Agent Middleware project, Delft University of Technology and D-CIS Lab, 2001 (ongoing).



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