Welcome to my website

  • Full professor ("hoogleraar" in Dutch) of Mathematics, area Stochastic Networks
  • Director of the Graduate Program Mathematics
  • Section Stochastics of the Dept. of Math and CS of the Technical University Eindhoven
  • ERC starting grant (2010-2015)
  • Erlang Prize 2012
  • Research interests: stochastic networks, stochastic processes, random graphs, queueing networks, probability theory and applications, performance analysis, complex and asymptotic analysis, analytic combinatorics, algorithms.
  • News:

  • (November 2012) Jaron Sanders wins 2012 ASML Prize for Mathematics. More info can be found here
  • (October 2012) Peter van de Ven wins 2012 Beta PhD award. More info can be found here
  • (September 2012) There is an open PhD position. Possible topics include wireless networks and interacting particle systems, and scaling limits for reflected processes. I'm looking for a candidate with a strong background in mathematics, in particular probability theory and analysis. Please send me an email if you're interested and want to find out more.
  • (updated June 2012) Here are some of my recent columns (in Dutch!):

    12 Het Peterprincipe, SECTOR 2012(2) pdf
    11 Stoffig onderwijs, STAtOR 2011(3-4) pdf
    10 Buurtfeest, STAtOR 2011(2) pdf
    09 Russen eten spek met zwoerd in de winter, STAtOR 2011(1) pdf
    08 Tussen hufterigheid en hoffelijkheid, STAtOR 2010(4) pdf
    07 Modelvakken voor mannen met baarden, STAtOR 2010(3) pdf
    06 Everything is bigger in Texas, STAtOR 2010(2) pdf
    05 Tentamenweek, STAtOR 2010(1) pdf
    04 Dromen van zomerscholen, STAtOR 2009(4) pdf
    03 Voedsel voor het brein, STAtOR 2009(3) pdf
    02 En we wachten nog lang en gelukkig, STAtOR 2009(2) pdf
    01 Het is altijd lente in de OR, STAtOR 2009(1) pdf

  • (May 2011) Niek Bouman received the best student paper award at the ValueTools 2011 conference, for the paper Stability of Spatial Wireless Systems with Random Admissible-Set Scheduling.
  • (January 2011) Peter van de Ven was awarded the 2011-2012 IBM Herman Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematical Sciences. Here is a link to Peter's website.
  • (November 2010) Bo Zhang has won the Nicholson Prize 2010 of INFORMS for the paper Staffing call centers with impatient customers: refinements to many-server asymptotics.
    Here is a link to Bo's website.