Stochastic Operations Research

The mission of the Stochastic Operations Research group (SOR) is to conduct mathematical education and research of internationally high standards in the areas of stochastic processes and mathematics of operations research, to contribute to the development of mathematics in a multidisciplinary engineering environment, and to contribute to a better understanding and functioning of our increasingly complex society.

Operations Research aims at the development of mathematical models and methods for the design, control and optimisation of complex systems. Within this broad field, SOR focuses on mathematical challenges in the area of stochastic processes and its engineering environment in societally relevant areas of application, such as communications, production & logistics, and health care. ... read more

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Pim van der Hoorn defended his PhD thesis cum laude

Pim van der Hoorn defended his PhD thesis cum laude on October 7, 2016. The thesis entitled `Asymptotic analysis of network structures: degree-degree correlations and directed paths’ solves several fundamental problems in analysis of large directed networks. For example, how do we measure whether popular nodes are usually connected to other popular nodes? The answer to this question has important implications such as networks robustness to attacks, and resistance to virus spreading. ... read more

Symposium: Advances in Random Graphs and Complex Networks

On the occasion of the public defense of the thesis: Asymptotic analysis of network structures: degree-degree correlations and directed graphs of Pim van der Hoorn, we organize a symposium on the topic of complex networks. ... read more

SOR promovendi ontvangen beurs uit het Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

Promovendi Gréanne Leeftink en Ingeborg Bikker hebben beiden een studiebeurs gekregen uit het Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds om drie maanden onderzoek te doen in het buitenland. Gréanne vertrekt in september naar de Mayo Kliniek in Rochester (VS). Hier zal ze onderzoek doen naar de planning van diagnostiek en behandeling voor darmkankerpatiënten met verschillende prioriteiten. Ingeborg zal in het najaar naar Vancouver (Canada) afreizen, om slimme planningsmethoden voor revalidatiepatiënten te ontwikkelen. ... read more

PhD defence Maartje van de Vrugt

On Friday July 1, 2016, Maartje van de Vrugt will defend her thesis “Efficient healthcare logistics with a human touch”. Prior to this ceremony, a symposium is organized. We cordially invite you to attend this symposium which will start at 9:30 in the Ravelijn, room 1501. ... read more