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

Latest news

Healthcare Operations Research Summer School, University of Twente, July 21 – 25, 2017. Deadline extended, apply before April 10th!

We are excited to announce a special summer school on Healthcare Operations Research this summer at the University of Twente, the Netherlands! The event targets PhD students working on OR applications focused on improving healthcare. Participants will learn state-of-the-art OR techniques taught by renowned international professors, learn about how to successfully engage with the healthcare practice, and meet other PhD students from around the world. The program includes a wide variety of components including technical lectures, tutorials, inspiring seminars, interactive activities and a design competition of a serious game that demonstrates a healthcare OR/OM concept to healthcare professionals. The total workload of the summer school is 2 European Credits (2 ECs = 56 hours), consisting of preparation and contact hours. ... read more

Nelly Litvak wins Education Prize for AM

On Thursday March 2, Hil Meijer, Hans Zwart and Nelly Litvak competed for the AMEP. Nelly Litvak won with a very nice presentation on 'why does the internet stay connected?' She gave a mathematical model which gives insight on the behaviour of complex networks. ... read more

Doen waar je van houdt

Drie talentvolle UT-onderzoekers hebben van 15 tot 20 januari 2017 deelgenomen aan de Global Young Scientists Summit in Singapore, een jaarlijkse ‘bootcamp’ voor jonge topwetenschappers. ‘Je leert hier dat je moet doen waar je van houdt, niet alleen waar je goed in bent.’ ... read more

Hamed Ghasemieh completed his MSc in Applied Mathematics cum laude

On 29 november 2016 Hamed Ghasemieh defended his MSc thesis entitled `Influence of short cycles on the PageRank distribution in scale-free random graphs'. ... read more