Rob Vingerhoeds, Ph.D., is Professor of Systems Engineering and Project Management at ISAE-SUPAERO, Federal University of Toulouse, France.


An Aerospace Engineer from Delft University of Technology, Rob started his career as academic researcher, first in aerospace engineering at Delft University of Technology, then in the field of automation and intelligent real-time systems successively at the University of Ghent and Delft University of Technology, which period allowed him to get into systems engineering, a field that would become a key topic in his career. Rob holds a PhD in Applied Sciences from the University of Ghent, as well as a “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” from the Institut National Polytechnique (INP) in Toulouse. Aiming to acquire industrial experience, Rob integrated a major multinational automotive supplier, during which time, he contributed to a wide range of activities at all industrial levels with systems engineering as red line. Now Professor of Systems Engineering and Project Management, Rob's today research interests include systems engineering and architecture, model-based systems engineering, concept design, the integration of project management and systems engineering, and predictive maintenance.


Rob Vingerhoeds has supervised 14 PhD theses and has 5 in progress. He has participated in the writing of more than 150 refereed scientific articles, has been Editor-in-Chief of the International Scientific Journal “Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence” between 1999 and 2009 and is since 2019 Deputy Editor of the International Scientific Journal “Systems Engineering”. Rob has always been active in professional societies such as IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control), INCOSE (International Council for Systems Engineering), IEEE (Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), for which organisations he has taken leading roles and has been active in organising scientific events. Rob Vingerhoeds is Fellow of both the British Computer Society (BCS) and the Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET).