Staff

Martijn Mes

Dr. ir. M.R.K. Mes

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural Management and Social Sciences
Dep. Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems

P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Room: RA 3337 (Ravelijn)
Tel: (+31 53 489)4062
Fax: (+31 53 489)2159
E-mail: m.r.k.mes@utwente.nl

Summary

Martijn Mes is an associate professor within the department Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems at the University of Twente (Enschede). He holds a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics (2002) and did his PhD at the School of Management and Governance, University of Twente (2008). After finishing his PhD, Martijn did his postdoc at Princeton University, Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, where he did research on the topics of Ranking and Selection (R&S), Bayesian Global Optimization (BGO), and Optimal Learning. In general, Martijn's research involves healthcare logistics, multi-agent systems (MAS), pricing and auctions in freight transport, dynamic vehicle routing problems (VRP & DVRP), ranking and selection problems (R&S), optimal learning, approximate dynamic programming (ADP), simulation optimization, discrete-event simulation, and simulation of logistics and healthcare systems. Martijn participated in various research and implementation projects (national as well as European) on the topics of sustainable logistics, city distribution, healthcare logistics, port logistics, and intermodal and synchromodal transport. Within the program Industrial Engineering and Management, Martijn provides the following BSc and MSc courses: Simulation, Warehousing, Management of Technology, Supply Chain and Transportation Management, Stochastic Models for Operations Management, Project Process Control and Production Management, and Project Production and Logistics Management.

Research interests

  • Green logistics
  • Health care logistics
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Pricing and auctions in freight transport
  • Dynamic vehicle routing problems
  • Discrete-event simulation
  • Simulation optimization
  • Stochastic optimization
  • Optimal learning

Publications

Refereed publications:

  • B. Gerrits, M.R.K. Mes, P.C. Schuur (2017). An Agent-Based Simulation Model For Autonomous Trailer Docking. In Proceedings of the 2017 Winter Simulation Conference, edited by V. Chan, A. D’Ambrogio, G. Zacharewicz, and N. Mustafee. Piscataway, New Jersey: IEEE.
  • A. Pérez Rivera, M.R.K. Mes (2017). Scheduling Drayage Operations in Synchromodal Transport. In T. Bektas et al. (Eds.), Computational Logistics – ICCL 2017, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 404-419. Springer.
  • W.J.A. van Heeswijk, M.R.K. Mes, and J.M.J. Schutten (2017). The delivery dispatching problem with time windows for urban consolidation centers. Transportation Science. Forthcoming.
  • M.R.K. Mes, A. Pérez Rivera (2017). Approximate Dynamic Programming by Practical Examples. In: Richard Boucherie & Nico M. van Dijk (Eds.), Markov Decision Processes in Practice. International Series in Operations Research & Management Science (248). Springer. ISBN 9783319477664.
  • W. Chen, M.R.K. Mes, and J.M.J. Schutten (2016), Multi-hop driver-parcel matching problem with time windows. Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal. Forthcoming.
  • W.J.A. van Heeswijk, M.R.K. Mes, and J.M.J. Schutten (2016). Freight consolidation in intermodal networks with reloads. Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal. Forthcoming.
  • A. Pérez Rivera, M.R.K. Mes (2016). Anticipatory Freight Selection in Intermodal Long-haul Round-trips. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review. Forthcoming.
  • M.R.K. Mes and A.M. Douma (2016). Agent-Based Support for Container Terminals to make Appointments with Barges. In Paias, A., Ruthmair, M., and Voβ, S. (Eds.), Computational Logistics – ICCL 2016, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 80-95. Springer.
  • W.J.A. van Heeswijk, M.R.K. Mes, and M. Schutten (2016). An Agent-Based Simulation Framework to evaluate Urban Logistics Schemes. In Paias, A., Ruthmair, M., and Voβ, S. (Eds.), Computational Logistics – ICCL 2016, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 369-383. Springer.
  • A. Pérez Rivera, M.R.K. Mes (2016). Service and Transfer Selection for Freights in a Synchromodal Network. In Paias, A., Ruthmair, M., and Voβ, S. (Eds.), Computational Logistics – ICCL 2016, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 227-242. Springer.
  • D.M. Yazan, I. van Duren, M.R.K. Mes, S. Kersten, J. Clancy, H. Zijm (2016). Design of sustainable second-generation biomass supply chains. Biomass and Bioenergy 94, pp. 173-186.
  • N. Borgman, M.R.K. Mes, I.M.H. Vliegen, and E.W. Hans (2016). Improving the Design and Operation of an Integrated Emergency Post using Simulation. In Mustafee, Navonil (Ed), Operational Research for Emergency Planning in Healthcare 1, pp. 164–189.
  • P.J.H. Hulshof, M.R.K. Mes, R.J. Boucherie, E.W. Hans (2016). Patient admission planning using Approximate Dynamic Programming. Flexible Services and Manufacturing 28(1), pp. 30-61.
  • W. van Heeswijk, M.R.K. Mes, and M. Schutten (2015). An Approximate Dynamic Programming Approach to Urban Freight Distribution with Batch Arrivals. In Corman, F., Voβ, S., Negenborn, R.R. (Eds.), Computational Logistics – ICCL 2015, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 61-75. Springer.
  • Pérez Rivera, M.R.K. Mes (2015). Dynamic Multi-period Freight Consolidation. In Corman, F., Voβ, S., Negenborn, R.R. (Eds.), Computational Logistics – ICCL 2015, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 370-385. Springer.
  • M.R.K. Mes, M.-E. Iacob (2015). Synchromodal Transport Planning at a Logistics Service Provider. In Zijm, H., Klumpp, M., Clausen, U., Hompel, M.t. (Eds.), Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation - Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice, Lecture Notes in Logistics, pp. 23–36. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  • A. Dobrkovic, M.-E. Iacob, J. van Hillegersberg, M.R.K. Mes, and M. Glandrup (2015). Towards an Approach for Long Term AIS-Based Prediction of Vessel Arrival Times. In Zijm, H., Klumpp, M., Clausen, U., Hompel, M.t. (Eds.), Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation - Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice, Lecture Notes in Logistics, pp. 281–294. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  • R. van der Kooij, M.R.K. Mes, E.W. Hans (2014). Simulation Framework to Analyse Operating Room Release Mechanisms. In Proceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference, edited by A. Tolk, S. Y. Diallo, I. O. Ryzhov, L. Yilmaz, S. Buckley, and J. A. Miller. Piscataway, New Jersey: IEEE.
  • T. van Dijk, M.R.K. Mes, J.M.J. Schutten, J. Gromicho (2014). A Unified Race Algorithm for Offline Parameter Tuning. In Proceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference, edited by A. Tolk, S. Y. Diallo, I. O. Ryzhov, L. Yilmaz, S. Buckley, and J. A. Miller. Piscataway, New Jersey: IEEE.
  • M.R.K. Mes, J.M.J. Schutten, A.E. Pérez Rivera (2014). Inventory routing for dynamic waste collection. Waste Management 34(9), pp. 1564–1576.
  • N. Borgman, M.R.K. Mes, I.M.H. Vliegen, and E.W. Hans (2015). Improving the Design and Operation of an Integrated Emergency Post using Simulation. Journal of Simulation 9(2): 99-110.
  • R. van Urk, M.R.K. Mes, and E.W. Hans (2013). Anticipatory Routing of Police Helicopters. Expert Systems with Applications 40(17), pp. 6938–6947.
  • M.R.K. Mes, M.-E. Iacob, and J. van Hillegersberg (2013). A Distributed Barge Planning Game, In: S.A. Meijer, R. Smeds (eds), Frontiers in Gaming Simulation, Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8264, p 214-221.
  • M.R.K. Mes, M.C. van der Heijden, and P.C. Schuur (2013). Interaction between intelligent agent strategies for real-time transportation planning. Central European Journal of Operations Research 21(2), pp. 337-358.
  • M.R.K. Mes and M. Bruens (2012). A generalized simulation model of an integrated emergency post. In Proceedings of the 2012 Winter Simulation Conference, edited by C. Laroque, J. Himmelspach, R. Pasupathy, O. Rose, and A. M. Uhrmacher, 78. Piscataway, New Jersey: IEEE.
  • M.R.K. Mes, W.B. Powell, and P.I. Frazier (2011). Hierarchical Knowledge-Gradient for Sequential Sampling. Journal of Machine Learning Research 12(Oct), pp. 2931−2974.
  • M.R.K. Mes, M.C. van der Heijden, and P.C. Schuur (2010). Look-ahead strategies for dynamic pickup and delivery problems. OR Spectrum 32(2), pp. 395-421.
  • M.R.K. Mes, M.C. van der Heijden, and P.C. Schuur (2009). Dynamic threshold policy for delaying and breaking commitments in transportation auctions. Transportation Research Part C 17(2), pp. 208-223.
  • M.R.K. Mes, M.C. van der Heijden, and Jos van Hillegersberg (2008). Design choices for agent-based control of AGVs in the dough making process. Decision Support Systems 44(4), pp. 983-999.
  • M.R.K. Mes, M.C. van der Heijden, and A. van Harten (2007). Comparison of agent-based scheduling to look-ahead heuristics for real-time transportation problems. European Journal of Operational Research 181(1), pp. 59–75.

BOOKS / Book chapters / extended abstracts / proceedings:

  • M.R.K. Mes (2017). Simulation Modelling using Practical Examples: A Plant Simulation Tutorial. University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands.
  • M.R.K. Mes and J.M.J. Schutten (2016). Dynamische afvalinzameling; efficiënter en slimmer. STAtOR 17(3), pp. 18-21.
  • A.E. Pérez Rivera, M.R.K. Mes (2016). Pre- and end-haulage operations in a multi-depot and multi-resource synchromodal network. TRISTAN 2016, Aruba.
  • W. Chen, M.R.K. Mes, and J.M.J. Schutten (2016). A ride-sharing problem with meeting points and return restriction. TRISTAN 2016, Aruba.
  • W. van Heeswijk, M.R.K. Mes, and M. Schutten (2016). An Agent-Based Simulation Study on the Effectiveness of Urban Consolidation Initiatives. TRISTAN 2016, Aruba.
  • D.M. Yazan, L. Fraccascia, M.R.K. Mes, and W.H.M. Zijm (2016). Cooperation in manure-based biogas production networks: An agent-based modelling approach. In: ILS 2016, Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain Conference, 01-06-2016 - 04-06-2016, Bordeaux.
  • A.E. Pérez Rivera, M.R.K. Mes (2015). Dynamic freight selection for reducing long-haul round trip costs. VeRoLog 2015, Vienna, Austria.
  • W. van Heeswijk, M.R.K. Mes, and M. Schutten (2015). An ADP approach towards the delivery dispatching problem with time windows. TSL Workshop, Berlin 8-7-2015.
  • D. Murat Yazan, D. Cafagna, M.R.K. Mes, L. Fraccascia, P. Ponfrandolfo, and H. Zijm (2015). Economic sustainability of biogas production from animal manure: A regional circular economy model. In: Circular Economy Inspiring Sustainable Innovation, The 4th GIN symposium, Mexico City.
  • M. Schutten, W. van Heeswijk, and M.R.K. Mes (2014). Consolidation planning in transportation networks with transhipments. VeRoLog 2014, Oslo, Norway.
  • R. van Urk, and M.R.K. Mes (2014). Optimized Time Differentiated Parcel Delivery using Private and Public Transport. VeRoLog 2014, Oslo, Norway.
  • D.M. Yazan, I. van Duren, M.R.K. Mes, S. Kersten, J. Clancy, and H. Zijm (2013). A comparative supply chain sustainability evaluation of mobile pyrolysis plants and pyrolysis-based bio-refineries. International Symposium on Biorefinery for Food, Fuel and Materials (BFF2013), Wageningen, the Netherlands, April 7-10.
  • M.R.K. Mes, and R. van Urk (2012). Synchromodal Transport Planning. VeRoLog 2013, Southampton, UK.
  • M.R.K. Mes (2012). Using Simulation to Assess the Opportunities of Dynamic Waste Collection. In Use Cases of Discrete Event Simulation, S. Bangsow (Eds). Springer, pp. 277-307.
  • M.R.K. Mes, I.M.H. Vliegen, R. Visser (2012). A Simulation Study of an Integrated Emergency Post. ORAHS 2012 Conference Proceedings, Enschede, The Netherlands.
  • M.R.K. Mes (2008). Sequential Auctions for Full Truckload Allocation. PhD thesis, University of Twente.
  • Dynamic threshold policy for delaying and breaking commitments in transportation auctions (2007). TRISTAN VI, Phuket Island, Thailand.
  • Opportunity costs calculation in agent-based vehicle routing and scheduling (2006). Odysseus Workshop 2006, Altea, Spain.

Articles under review / revision:

  • A.E. Pérez Rivera, M.R.K. Mes (2017). Anticipatory Scheduling of Freight in a Synchromodal Transportation Network. BETA Working Paper 533. Under review.
  • W. Chen, M.R.K. Mes, and J.M.J. Schutten (2016). A ride-sharing problem with meeting points and return restrictions. BETA Working Paper 516. Under review.
  • I.O. Ryzhov, M.R.K. Mes, W.B. Powell and G.A. van den Berg (2016). Bayesian exploration for approximate dynamic programming. Under revision.
  • D. Murat Yazan, D. Cafagna, M.R.K. Mes, L. Fraccascia, P. Ponfrandolfo, and H. Zijm (2015). Economic sustainability of biogas production from animal manure: A regional circular economy model. Under review.
  • I.M.H. Vliegen, M.R.K. Mes, and C.J.M. Doggen (2014). A quantitative analysis of integrating the Emergency Department with a General Practitioner Cooperative. Under revision.
  • D.M. Yazan, D. Cafagna, M.R.K. Mes, L. Fraccascia, P. Ponfrandolfo, and H. Zijm (2015). Manure-based biogas networks. Under review.
  • M.R.K. Mes and B. Gerrits (2017). Multi-agent Systems. In Zijm, H., Klumpp, M., Regattieri, A.,Heragu, S. (Eds.), Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  • W. van Heeswijk, M.R.K. Mes and J.M.J. Schutten (2017). Transportation Management. In Zijm, H., Klumpp, M., Regattieri, A.,Heragu, S. (Eds.), Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  • Ingeborg A. Bikker, Martijn Mes, Antoine Sauré, and Richard J. Boucherie (2017). Online capacity planning for rehabilitation treatments: an approximate dynamic programming approach. Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences. Under review.

Interviews and articles in the Dutch press:

  • Uitstoot in steden kan tot 70% omlaag. Press release related to the PhD defence of Wouter van Heeswijk. Several newspaper reports have appeared, e.g., on fluxenergie.nl, binnenlandsbestuur.nl, and blikopnieuws.nl.
  • Nieuwsuur, 21 september 2015, Interview met Karine van Hal over rekenmodellen voor informatie gestuurde luchtsteun (reportage van 9 minuten).
  • Nieuwsuur.nl, 21 september 2015, Meer arrestaties door politieheli's dankzij patronen criminelen, http://nos.nl/nieuwsuur/artikel/2058913-meer-arrestaties-door-politieheli-s-dankzij-patronen-criminelen.html
  • Forse winst voor Twente Milieu, Tubantia, 2 juli 2013 [dynamische afvalinzameling op basis van sensorinformatie].
  • Politie zet heli's efficiënter in, Het Parool, 29 juni 2013.
  • De politie surveilleert steeds vaker vanuit de lucht. Hamvraag is hoe dure vlieguren effectief te maken, NRC Handelsblad, 11 april 2013.
  • Meer blauw in de lucht, NRC Next, 9 april 2013.
  • Politiehelikopters surveilleren daar waar al eens iets gebeurde, website NRC (http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2013/04/09/meer-blauw-in-de-lucht-politiehelikopters-op-basis-van-misdaadgegevens/), 9 April 2013.
  • Pakkans criminelen stijgt aanzienlijk, website University of Twente (http://www.utwente.nl/archief/2013/04/pakkans_criminelen_stijgt_aanzienlijk.docx/), 9 April 2013.
  • Statistiek bepaalt route politieheli, Nederlands Dagblad, 9 April 2013.
  • Televisie interview met Rick van Urk over een computerprogramma voor bepaling van vliegroutes voor de politiehelikopters, Hart van Nederland, 9 April 2013.
  • Radio interview met Martijn Mes over een computerprogramma voor bepaling van vliegroutes voor de politiehelikopters, Enschede FM, 9 April 2013.
  • Radio interview met Rick van Urk over een computerprogramma voor bepaling van vliegroutes voor de politiehelikopters, RTV Oost, 9 April 2013.
  • Intelligencegestuurde luchtsteun, vliegen op hoog niveau, website Politie (http://www.politie.nl/nieuws/2013/april/8/11-locatiebepaling.html), 9 april 2013.
  • Innovatief plansysteem voor Rotterdamse haven, website Universiteit Twente (http://www.utwente.nl/archief/2013/04/innovatief_plansysteem_voor_rotterdamse_haven.docx/), 3 april 2013.
  • Spoedpost meer gebaat bij extra huisarts of verpleegkundige?, website Universiteit Twente (http://www.utwente.nl/archief/2013/03/spoedpost_meer_gebaat_bij_extra_huisarts_of_verpleegkundige.doc/), 28 maart 2013.
  • ‘The Sims’ in de huisartsenpost, Tubantia, December 2012.
  • Spoedpost Almelo landelijk voorbeeld, Tubantia, November 2012.
  • Spoedpost overleeft kinderziektes, Tubantia, Mei 2011 & 112 Netwerk, juni 2011.
  • UT onderzoekt de Almelose Spoedpost, Tubantia, 24 mei 2011.
  • BATMAN maakt Rotterdamse haven slimmer, diverse publicaties (http://www.utwente.nl/archief/2011/09/batman_maakt_rotterdamse_haven_slimmer.docx/), september 2011.
  • Motion in meel. Interview in Aandrijven & Besturen, No. 10, October 22, 2008.
  • Coping with uncertainty in transport planning. Interview in CTIT progress report 2007-2008.
  • Tricky dat alle kennis in het hoofd van de planner zit. Interview in Nieuwsblad Transport, No. 14, April 2, 2008.
  • Minder vrachtwagens leeg onderweg dankzij 'agents' met vooruitziende blik. Press release about my PhD research. Several newspaper reports have appeared. For example in Logistiek.nl (March 28, 2008), Automatisering Gids (March 27, 2008), Nieuwsblad Transport (March 27, 2008) and many others.
  • Beter dan traditionele routeplanner. Interview with A. van Harten and M.R.K. Mes in IT Logistiek, No. 6, June 1, 2004.

Selection of presentations

Conference presentations at the INFORMS Annual Meetings:

Selection of recent invited talks:

demonstration of simulation models & simulation tutorial

A selection of some of my simulation models can be found below. These models were implemented in Tecnomatix Plant Simulation from Siemens. For this simulation software, I wrote an extensive tutorial that is currently used by various educational institutions.



Integrated Emergency Post
Simulation of an Integrated Emergency Post (Emergency Department and General Practitioner Post).

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Waste Collection
Simulation of Waste Collection from Underground Containers (Inventory Routing Problem).

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Industrial Bakery
Simulation of Automated Guided Vehicles used in the Dough Making Process in an Industrial Bakery.

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Underground Logistic System
Simulation of an Underground Logistic System aimed to be built at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

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Simulation Modelling using Practical Examples: A Plant Simulation Tutorial

This tutorial consists of two parts. The first part is primarily designed for a bachelor module, where you will build a number of basic models in Plant Simulation. Each of these chapters end with a working simulation model and an assignment. The simulation models presented in these chapters revolve around one running example: the modelling and optimisation of a General Practitioner’s office. The second part is primarily designed for a master course, where you will build more advanced and more graphically oriented simulation models. Again, each of these chapters contain an assignment. However, we use another running example throughout these chapters, namely of a car manufacturer.

[download tutorial including accompanying files]  

Teaching

Master lectures:

  • 201100163 Management of Technology for PLM (teacher)
  • 191820210 Simulation (teacher)
  • 191820190 Supply Chain and Transportation Management (teacher, with M.C. van der Heijden and P.C. Schuur)
  • 191820120 Warehousing (teacher, with P.C. Schuur)

Bachelor lectures:

  • 191530881 Stochastische Modellen in Operations Management (teacher, with L. van der Wegen)
  • 194121040 Project: processen en procesbesturing (teacher)
  • 194121070 Project Productie & Logistiek Management (teacher)
  • 201300023 Module 1: Introductie Technische Bedrijfskunde (tutor)
  • 201300024 Module 2: Operations Management (tutor)
  • 201300108 Module 3: Business Intelligence and IT (tutor)
  • 201400265 Module 6: Consumentenproducten (tutor)
  • 201400062 Module 8: Modelling and analysis of stochastic processes (module coordinator and teacher)
  • 201500012 OR Models for the premaster IEM (teacher, with L. van der Wegen)

Keywords

Transportation, green logistics, health care logistics, multi-agent systems, auctions, freight transport, dynamic vehicle routing problems, stochastic optimization, optimal learning, machine learning, planning, scheduling, logistics, simulation.

Publication archive

Full electronic versions of my publications can be retrieved from UTpublications.

PhD thesis and defence (2008)