Staff

Rick van Urk

Rick van Urk MSc

University of Twente
School of Management and Governance

Dep. Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Room: RA 3301 (Ravelijn)
Tel: (+31 53 489)4715
Fax: (+31 53 489)2159
E-mail: r.vanurk@utwente.nl

Summary

Rick van Urk is a PhD Candidate within the department Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems at the University of Twente (Enschede). He holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering & Management (2012). Rick’s main activity is research on the Cargo Hitching project. The Cargo Hitching project aims at integrating people and freight transportation networks. Rick is doing research on the real-time decision making involved in the Cargo Hitching project. This includes package routing and modality selection.

Research interests

  • Real-time decision making
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Combinatorial Optimization

Publications

  • 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: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0957417413004399
  • R. van Urk (2012). Helicopter view: Positioning helicopters where they make a difference. MSc thesis, University of Twente: http://essay.utwente.nl/62084
  • Interviews and articles in Dutch Press:
  • UT-Team ‘RANDOM’ wint AIMMS-MOPTA Modeling competitie, website Twente University, August 2011.
  • Politiehelikopters surveilleren daar waar al eens iets gebeurde, NRC Next, 9 April 2013.
  • Pakkans criminelen stijgt aanzienlijk, website Twente University, 9 April 2013.
  • Television interview about application for police helicopters, Hart van Nederland, 9 April 2013. Available online at http://www.hartvannederland.nl/archief/2013/late-editie-van-9-april-2013/.
  • Radio interview about application for police helicopters, RTV Oost, 9 April 2013. Available online at http://www.rtvoost.nl/nieuws/default.aspx?nid=161834.
  • Statistiek bepaalt route politieheli, Nederlands Dagblad, 9 April 2013.

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