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Persoonlijk profiel


“The impact of the current generation of embedded and cyber-physical systems on society asks for application of model-based engineering of the involved supervisory control structures in order to obtain better guarantees for safety and performance.”

Research profile

Michel Reniers is an Associate Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His research interests include model-based engineering of supervisory controllers, synthesis of supervisory controllers for modal logics, engineering of cyber-physical systems (of systems) and development of modeling languages (CIF) and model transformations.

In Reniers’ research the emphasis is on application of formal methods in engineering of supervisory controllers for high-tech and embedded systems. The research focuses on furthering the state-of-the-art and the state-of-the-practice in model-based systems engineering approaches for supervisory controllers. This includes research themes such as supervisory controller synthesis for networked systems, the combination of supervisory control and throughput optimization, and supervisory control for system product lines.

Application areas for the research are manufacturing and high-tech systems such as lithography manufacturing, automotive systems, waterway locks and tunnel installations, robotics and autonomous systems.

Academic background

Michel Reniers obtained his MSc in Computer Science from TU/e in 1994 followed by a PhD in 1999. He began working for TU/e in 1999 as an assistant professor in the section Analysis and Design of Systems (OAS), followed by an assistant professorship in the section Systems Engineering (SE). He was appointed Associate Professor in 2015.

Michel is a member of various organizations, including IEEE (senior member), IEEE CSS Technical Committee on Discrete Event Systems, and IFAC Technical Committee 1.3 on Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems. Michel has been chair of Working Group 3 on Tools for systems of systems engineering and management of the Communication and Support Action CPSoS and was coauthor of the Proposal of a European Research and Innovation Agenda on Cyber-physical Systems of Systems – 2016-2025.

Affiliated with

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • ASML
  • Rijkswaterstaat

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Discrete event simulation Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
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Onderzoeksoutput 1994 2019

7 Citaties (Scopus)
44 Downloads (Pure)

Systematic model-based design of supervisors for advanced driver assistance systems

Korssen, T., Dolk, V. S., van de Mortel - Fronczak, J. M., Reniers, M. A. & Heemels, W. P. M. H., feb 2018, In : IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. 19, 2, blz. 533-544

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Open Access
Advanced driver assistance systems
Supervisory personnel
Cruise control
Adaptive cruise control
Discrete event simulation
3 Citaties (Scopus)
80 Downloads (Pure)

Maximally permissive controlled system synthesis for non-determinism and modal logic

van Hulst, A. C., Reniers, M. A. & Fokkink, W. J., 2017, In : Discrete Event Dynamic Systems. 27, 1, blz. 109-142 34 blz.

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Open Access
Modal Logic
Supervisory Control
4 Citaties (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Maximal synthesis for Hennessy-Milner logic

van Hulst, A. C., Reniers, M. A. & Fokkink, W. J., 2015, In : ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems. 14, 1, blz. 1-21 21 blz., 10.

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Discrete event simulation
Computational complexity
6 Citaties (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Results on embeddings between state-based and event-based systems

Reniers, M. A., Schoren, R. J. A. & Willemse, T. A. C., 2014, In : The Computer Journal. 57, 1, blz. 73-92

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Compositional coordinator synthesis for discrete event systems

Goorden, M., Fabian, M., Reniers, M., van de Mortel - Fronczak, A., Fokkink, W. & Rooda, K., 2019, blz. 91. 1 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan congresAbstractAcademic

Open Access


Partial-Order Reduction for Performance Analysis of Max-Plus Timed Systems

L.J. van der Sanden (Ontvanger), Marc Geilen (Ontvanger), Michel A. Reniers (Ontvanger) & Twan Basten (Ontvanger), 2018

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

Activiteiten 2019 2020

  • 2 Workshop, seminar, cursus of expositie
  • 1 Keynote spreker

ICT with Industry

Michel A. Reniers (Lid van programmacomité)
20 jan 202024 jan 2020

Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementWorkshop, seminar, cursus of expositieProfessioneel

Partial-order reduction for synthesis and performance analysis of supervisory controllers

Michel A. Reniers (Uitgenodigde spreker)
31 aug 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesKeynote sprekerWetenschappelijk


oCPS webinar Performance Analysis and Optimization of Supervisory Controllers

Michel A. Reniers (Bijdrager)
26 mrt 2019

Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementWorkshop, seminar, cursus of expositieWetenschappelijk



Supervisory control

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Supervisory Control Synthesis

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A modeling language for reconfigurable distributed Hybrid systems

Auteur: Kratz, F., 30 nov 2005

Begeleider: Reniers, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Lee, I. (Externe persoon) (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Pappas, G. (Externe persoon) (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


An algebraic semantics of message charts

Auteur: Reniers, M., 30 apr 1994

Begeleider: Baeten, J. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Mauw, S. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Applying IndiGolog to the domestic service robot domain

Auteur: Li, Z., 31 aug 2013

Begeleider: Janssen, R. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Reniers, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2), van de Molengraft, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Steinbuch, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Design and verification of the smartpixel II protocol

Auteur: Springer, R., 31 aug 2008

Begeleider: Reniers, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Hendriksen, W. (Externe persoon) (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Enabling ambient intelligence: a network simulation framework for analysis of target based distributed component assembly systems

Auteur: van Dijk, I., 30 nov 2003

Begeleider: Reniers, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master