OR Seminar

The Operations Research seminar provides a platform for guests and members of the DMMP and SOR groups to report on their research.

The presentations are also understandable for non-specialists. The seminar takes place on a weekly basis.

Next presentations

Tuesday, 12:45—13:30

December 14

Changqing Lu, EEMCS-MOR

Data-driven chimney fire risk prediction using machine learning and point process tools

January 11

Nicole Mücke, Statistical Learning and Information Theory, TU Braunschweig

Data splitting improves statistical performance in overparameterized regimes



December 7

Zhonghua Liu, University of Hong Kong

On Multiply Robust Mendelian Randomization (MR2) With Many Invalid Genetic Instruments

November 23

Juan Pablo Contreras, Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile

Optimal Error Bounds for Nonexpansive Fixed-Point Iterations in Normed Spaces

November 16

Lotte Weedage

Degree distributions in AB random geometric graphs

November 9

Johannes Schmidt-Hieber (UT-EWI-MOR)

Convergence rates of deep ReLU networks for multiclass classification

November 2

Nhung Dang (UT-EWI-MOR)

Prediction of new outlinks for focused crawling

October 26

Robin Markwitz (UT-EWI-MOR)

A spatial statistics approach for analysing aoristic crime data

March 2

Albert Senen-Cerda (TU Eindhoven)

Learning traffic correlations in multi-class queueing systems by sampling workloads

February 9

Martín Zubeldía (TU Eindhoven & University of Amsterdam)

Learning traffic correlations in multi-class queueing systems by sampling workloads

January 12

Mihaela Mitici (Air Transport & Operations, TU Delft)

Aircraft maintenance: stochastic modeling and optimization


December 15

Milan Lopuhaä-Zwakenberg (TU Eindhoven)

The privacy-utility tradeoff under Local Differential Privacy

November 24

Riccardo Michielan (UT-EWI-MOR)

An algorithmic approach to the random spanning forests

November 17

Richard Boucherie (UT-EEMCS-SOR)

Real-time forecasting of COVID-19 bed occupancy inwards and Intensive Care Units


December 17

Matthias Walter (UT, EEMCS, DMMP)

Persistency of Linear Programming Formulations for the Stable Set Problem

December 10

Anna Khmelnitskaya, Saint-Petersburg State University & Institute of Control SciencesRAS, Moscow

The average tree and the two-step average treevalues for graph and hypergraph games

October 22

Remy Spliet (Dept. of Econometrics, EUR) 

A p-step formulation for the capacitated vehicle routing problem 

January 22

Anna Khmelnitskaya (UT, EWI, DMMP)  

The average tree value forgraph games with main players and application to hub and spoke models




December 19

Jasper Goseling (UT-EWI-SOR)

Delivery Latency Trade-Offsof Heterogeneous Contents in Fog Radio Access Networks 

December 5

Anna Khmelnitskaya (Saint-Petersburg State University)

Centrality rewardingShapley and Myerson values for undirected graph games

October 3

Corine Laan (UT-EWI-SOR)

Security games with probabilistic constraints on theagent’s strategy

October 2

Dirk Kroese (University of Queensland)

Counting by stochastic enumeration

July 4 

Anne Buijsrogge (UT-EWI-SOR) 

Subsolution approach for the simulation of a rare event in the GI|GI|1 tandem queue

May 30

Berksan Şerbetci (UT-EWI-SOR)

A Low-Complexity Approach to Distributed Cooperative Caching with Geographic Constraints

April 25

Guang Zhang (School of Management, Shanghai University, P.R. China)

The degree value for games with communication structure


December 13

Xinwei Bai (UT-EWI-SOR)

Error bounds for stationary performance of random walks in the quarter plane based on inhomogeneous perturbations

November 22

A.Garavaglia (TUE)

A random graph model for citation networks

September 6

Yao Dong (UT-EWI-SOR)

Stochastic analysis for average nearest neighbor degree

July 12

Ravi R. Mazumdar (University of Waterloo)

Insensitivity of the Mean Field Solution for Randomized Routing

July 7

Jasper Goseling (UT-EWI-SOR)

On the Energy Benefit of Compute-and-forward for Multiple Unicasts

July 5

Dr Małgorzata O'Reilly (University of Tasmania, Australia)

Stochastic fluid models: Key ideas and their physical interpretations

June 28

Eva Lee (Georgia Tech)

Optimizing and Transforming Healthcare Delivery

June 14

Michael Fleermann (UT-EWI-SOR)

Choice modeling and estimation

June 7

Alejandro Moreno, Arun Ramakrishnan, Jason Dai, Kallol Das, Lamia Elloumi and Mitra Baratchi (UT-CTIT)

Measuring Meaning: Data Collection: why, what, where and from whom?

May 17

Anna Khmelnitskaya (UT-EWI-DMMP)

Generalization of binomial coefficients to numbers on the nodes of graphs

March 8

Clara Stegehuis (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Stochastics W&I)

Epidemics on random graphs with a community structure

February 2

Miklós Telek (Technical University of Budapest)

Markovian point, terminating and branching processes

January 26

Anna Oblakova (UT-EWI-SOR)

The expected delay and queue length distribution for systems such as fixed-cycle traffic light system without finding roots


December 15

Marijn ten Thij (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)

Modelling trend progression through an extension of the Polya Urn Process

December 1

Jasper de Jong (UT-EWI-DMMP)

The curse of sequentiality of network congestion games

November 24

Michael Fleermann (UT-EWI-SOR)

The empirical spectral distribution of symmetric random matrices with correlated entries - An asymptotic analysis employing the method of moments

November 19

Phil Whiting (Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW Australia )

Random Vandermonde Matrices with Unit Complex Entries and their Singular Values

November 17

Anna Khmelnitskaya (UT-EWI-DMMP

Weighted and restricted Deegan-Packel power indices

October 6

Xinwei Bai (UT-EWI-SOR)

Characterizing the performance of high-dimensional random walks

September 29

Corine Laan (UT-EWI-SOR)

An interdiction game on a queueing network with multiple intruders

September 22

Anne Buijsrogge (UT-EWI-DACS/SOR)

On the state-independent change of measure for the G|G|1 tandem queue

June 24

John Hearne (RMIT University, Melbourne)

Modelling to mitigate the effects of bushfires

June 23

David Stanford (Western University, Canada)

On Waiting Times for Nonlinear Accumulating Priority Queues

June 2

Phil Whiting (Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW Australia)

HetNets: Capacity, Algorithms and Delay

May 26

Pim van der Hoorn (UT-EWI-SOR)

Distances in directed random graphs with finite degree variance

May 19

N. Bora Keskin (The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business)

Chasing Demand: Learning and Earning in a Changing Environment

May 6

Jose Correa (Universidad de Chile, Santiago)

Optimal continuous pricing with strategic customers

April 28

Berksan Şerbetci (UT-EWI-SOR)

Decoding delay in network coded multipath transmissions

April 21

Jan-Pieter Dorsman (Universiteit Leiden)

Analysis and optimisation of polling systems with Markovian server routing

April 14

Mihaela Mitici (UT-EWI-SOR)

Performance measures for reliable data estimation in wireless sensor networks

February 3

Anna Khmelnitskaya (UT-EWI-DMMP

Two-step values for games with two-level communication structures

January 27

Mariëlle Stoelinga (UT-EWI-FMTT)

Analysis of Safety & Security via Stochastic Model Checking Techniques





Dec 6

Ruben van der Zwaan (Maastricht University)

Preemptive and Non-Preemptive Generalized Min Sum Set Cover

Nov 22

Maartje Zonderland (UT-EWI-SOR)

Planning and Scheduling of Semi-Urgent Surgeries: Implementation Study in Neurosurgery

Nov 15

Ove Göttsche (UT-EWI-SST)

The deconvolution operator and the difference of convex risk measures

Nov 7

Sandeep Juneja (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India)

The Concert/Cafeteria Queueing Game with a Fluid/Finite Population

Nov 1

Berend Roorda (UT-MB-F&A)

The impact of risk on value: axioms, unique updating, and the role of dynamic programming

Oct 25

Sameh Haneyah (UT-MB-OMPL)

Generic Planning and Control of Automated Material Handling Systems (AMHSs)

Oct 18

Harm Bossers (UT-EWI-DMMP)

Online Outlier Detection in Testing of Integrated Circuits using KernelDensity Estimation

Sep 20

Ruben Hoeksma (UT-EWI-DMMP)

Decentralized Scheduling Solutions: a Game Theoretic Approach

July 12

Mariana Olvera-Cravioto (Columbia University)

Weighted Branching Processes with Mixed Signed Weights

June 14

Konstantin Avratchenkov (INRIA)

Socially-Aware and Cooperative Network Formation Games

May 31

Maarten IJzerman (UT-MB-HTSR)

Decision making in medicine and medical product development

May 17

Andreas Fügener (Technische Universität München)

Master Surgery Scheduling under Consideration of Multiple Downstream Units

May 3

Jasper Goseling (UT-EWI-SOR)

The Potential of Network Coding in Wireless Communications

May 2

Yana Volkovich (Barcelona Media Innovation Centre)

Social apples and oranges: a study of the different social networks

April 26

Maartje van de Vrugt

Model Based Control - Improving efficiency on wastewater treatment plants

April 12

Bodo Manthey (UT-EWI-DMMP)

Smoothed Analysis of Euclidean Functionals

April 5

Anthony Ohazulike (UT-CTW-CTS)

Multi-Objective Road Pricing: A Competitive and Cooperative Multi-level Approach

Feb 15

Elisa Alvarez (UT-MB-OMPL)

The selective use of emergency shipments for service-contract differentiation

Feb 8

Jaroslav Krystul (UT-EWI-SST)

Splitting Methods for Rare–Event Simulation: Some Issues in Large–Scale Stochastic Hybrid Systems


Dec 14

Reinoud Joosten (UT-MB-F&A)

Stochastic games with endogenous transitions

Nov 30

B.V. Raghavendra Rao (Saarland University)

Probabilistic Analysis of Christofides' Algorithm

Nov 16

Jan Telgen (UT-MB-OMPL)

OR challenges in Purchasing management

Nov 9

Anna Khmelnitskaya

Tree-type values for cycle-free directed graph games

Oct 5

Carl Chiarella (University of Technology, Sydney, and Convenor, Financial Integrity Research Network, Australia)

The Evaluation of Barrier Option Prices under Stochastic Volatility

Sep 28

Alje van den Bosch

Proportional Fair Ramp Metering

Aug 24

Daniel Paulusma (Durham University)

Narrowing Down the Gap on the Complexity of Coloring P_k-Free Graphs

July 6

Yoni Nazarathy (TU/e, EURANDOM)

Model predictive control for queueing networks

June 29

Michel Vellekoop (UvA)

Sahara Utility and Optimal Investment and Consumption

June 22

Ali Eshragh (University of South Australia)

Hamiltonian Cycles, Random Walks and Discounted Occupational Measures

June 8

Kolja Loebniz (UT-MB-F&A)

Quantitative Liquidity Risk Management in Banks

May 18

Tom van Woensel (TU/e)

Self-Imposed Time Windows in Vehicle Routing Problems with Stochastic Service Times and Fixed Shift Duration

May 11

Henk Zijm (UT-MB-OMPL)

Stochastic Models for Manufacturing Systems

April 29

Mahmoud Fouz (Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany)

Asymptotically Optimal Randomized Rumor Spreading

April 28

Khaled Elbassioni (Max-Planck-Institut Informatik, Saarbrücken, Germany)

Every Stochastic Game with Perfect Information Admits a Canonical Form

April 27

Arun Bagchi (UT-EWI-SST)

Application of Particle Filtering in Mathematical Finance

April 6

Georg Still (UT-EWI-DMMP)

Wardrop vs Nesterov traffic equilibrium model

March 31

Aymeric Lardon (Université de St. Etienne, France)

The γ-core in Cournot oligopoly TU-games with capacity constraints

March 30

Marc Wouters (UT-MB-F&A)

Management of early-stage new product development projects: a simplified options approach

March 23

Judith Vink-Timmer (UT-EWI-SOR)

Cost Sharing in a Tandem Network

March 16

Wim Albers (UT-EWI-SP)

Negative Binomial control charts for health care monitoring

March 9

Marc Uetz (UT-EWI-DMMP)

Mechanism Design & Scheduling

Mar 2

Bodo Manthey (UT-EWI-DMMP)

Approximation Algorithms for Multi-Criteria Traveling Salesman Problems

Feb 2

Anna Khmelnitskaya (SPb Institute for Economics and Mathematics Russian Academy of Sciences)

On 1-convexity and nucleolus of co-insurance games

Jan 19

Holger I. Meinhardt (Institute for Statistics and Economic Theory, University of Karlsruhe)

A Dual Pre-Kernel Representation based on the Fenchel-Moreau Conjugation of the Characteristic Function


The Industrial Engineering Seminar was previously known as the dinsdagseminarium which has been taking place since 2004. Details of past presentations in the dinsdagseminarium can be found here.