Programme leadership

For other chairs involved in the programme in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, have a look at the involved research groups.

Professor Boucherie

Richard J. Boucherie (1964) was educated at the Universiteit Leiden, where he received M.Sc. degrees in 1988 in applied mathematics (stochastic operations research), under supervision of prof.dr A. Hordijk, and theoretical physics (statistical physics) under supervision of prof.dr J.M.J. van Leeuwen, and at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, where he received the Ph.D. degree in 1992 for a thesis on Product-form in queueing networksunder supervision of prof. dr. N.M. van Dijk, and prof. dr. H.C. Tijms.

After an ERCIM (European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics) fellowship at INRIA-Sophia Antipolis, and CWI, Amsterdam, in 1992-1993, and a HCM (Human Capital and Mobility) fellowship again at INRIA-Sophia Antipolis in 1994, he was awarded a KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) fellowship in 1994, which he spent at the University of Amsterdam, department of Operations Research. In 2000 Richard was appointed as Associate Professor at the University of Twente, and in 2004 he was appointed as Full Professor in Stochastic Processes in Telecommunications and Logistics within the chair Stochastic Operations Research. In 2006 he was appointed as Full Professor and department head in Stochastic Operations Research.

Since 2007 Richard is in charge of the research programme Distributed Optimization of Networked System of the CTIT (Centre for Telematics and Information Technology), University of Twente and since 2010 he has been the programme leader of the Twente Graduate School programme in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.

Richard’s research interests are in various aspects of (wireless) telecommunications networks, logistics systems, and health care, and in (applications of) stochastic processes such as Petri nets, and queueing networks.