Rob Kooij

Robert Kooij is part-time full professor at the Network Architectures and Services group (NAS) since 2010. His research interests include dynamical systems, network science and in particular the robustness of complex networks. He uses mathematical methods to quantify the robustness of complex networks and applies these methods to critical infrastructures, such as communication networks, electricity grids and transportation networks.

His publications can be found here.

Robert Kooij has a background in mathematics: he received both his MSc and PhD degree cum laude at Delft University of Technology, in 1988 and 1993, respectively. From 1997 until 2003 he was employed at the research lab of KPN, the largest telecom operator in the Netherlands. From 2003 until 2018 he was employed at the ICT Unit of TNO, the Netherlands Organization of Applied Scientific Research. In 2011 he became principal scientist, conducting and managing research on Critical ICT Infrastructures. Since 2005 Robert is part-time affiliated with the Delft University of Technology, at the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science. Since 2010 he is a part-time full professor with the chair “Robustness of Complex Networks”. From 2018 until 2020 professor Kooij lived in Singapore, where he got a position as principal research scientist at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, working on a project related to cyber resilience for critical infrastructures.


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