assoc. prof. (M.M.) Mathijs de Weerdt
Assoc. prof. (M.M.) Mathijs de Weerdt is related to dynamic mechanism design for planning and scheduling.
For example, moving towards sustainable energy, the production costs of electricity become dependent upon the weather.
Users planning electricity-consuming activities have individual objectives that are different from those of electricity generators.
As a society we are interested in a pricing scheme for electricity with an equilibrium for electricity consumption and production that optimizes the social welfare.
The design of such a mechanism is an example of mechanism design in a dynamic setting involving planning and scheduling of activities.
The focus of de Weerdt’s research thus in fact is a synthesis of the research areas of algorithm design and game theory.
De Weerdt research
In his research, he contributes to two important practical problem domains:
- that of energy, realized by a strong cooperation in the context of Smart Grids with the group Electrical Power Systems
- and that of transportation, building upon the considerable expertise and contacts in the research group
Together with PhD student Leon Planken he studies the temporal aspects of such problems.
Links to projects and researches
Research Group :
IT: Distributed Service Platform
IT: Smart Algorithms (Medium/Low Voltage)
Distributed Energy Resource / Electric Vehicle / Smart Grid: Policy
System reliability including extreme events