dr.ir. (J.H.) Jan Kwakkel

Jan Kwakkel is an associate professor at the TU Delft. His research interest is model-based decision support for decision making under deep uncertainty.

Jan Kwakkel Career

  • He is the lead developer of an open source workbench for exploratory modeling, scenario discovery, and multi-objective robust optimization. He is currently funded through a VENI grant, which is a personal development grant of the Dutch National Science Foundation.
  • His research focuses on the developing innovative model-based techniques for the design of dynamic adaptive policy pathways.
  • Next to his research on decision making under deep uncertainty, Dr. Kwakkel also has an interested in text mining with a focus on analyzing scientific publications and patents.


  • 2004 – 2010 Leiden University, Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy
  • 2000 – 2008 Delft University of Technology, Master’s degree in Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management

Work Experience

  • 2016 Delft University of Technology, Associate Professor
  • 2014 – 2016 Delft University of Technology, Assistant Professor
  • 2010 – 2013 Delft University of Technology, Postdoc Researcher


  • 2015 – Developing Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways: A computer-assisted approach for developing adaptive strategies for a deeply uncertain world. Climatic Change
  • 2013 – Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways: A Method for Crafting Robust Decisions for a Deeply Uncertain World, Global Environmental Change
  • 2013 – Adapt or Perish: A Review of Planning Approaches for Adaptation under Deep Uncertainty. Sustainability.
  • 2013 – Exploratory Modeling and Analysis, an approach for model-based foresight under deep uncertainty. Technological Forecasting and Social Change\
  • 2010 – Classifying and communicating uncertainties in model-based policy analysis. International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management

Links to projects and researches


Research Group :

Multi-Actor Systems

Specialisatie :

Scenario Planning, Policy Analysis, Handling deep uncertainty, Airport Strategic Planning, Python, Java, Exploratory Modeling and Analysis, System Dynamics, Vensim, Powersim, Matlab, Robust Decision Making, Adaptive Deltamanagement

TU Delft

 Gebouw 31 Jaffalaan 5
       2628 BX Delft