Frits C.R. Spieksma

Prof. dr. Frits C.R. Spieksma
Combinatorial Optimization Group
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Eindhoven University of Technology
5600 MB Eindhoven
the Netherlands

Room: MF 4.102
Building: MetaForum
Telephone: +31 40 247 5694
Secretary: Marianne de Bruin (+31 40 247 5453)
E-mail: f dot c dot r dot spieksma at tue dot nl


  • Master of Econometrics from the University of Groningen (1987)
  • PhD in Operations Research from Maastricht University (1992)

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Operations research, especially combinatorial optimization problems and applications thereof. Within this field I am particularly interested in:

  • various scheduling and clustering problems (especially sport scheduling), and
  • (multi index) assignment and transportation problems, and
  • practical combinatorial auctions, and
  • computational revealed preference.

Publications in scientific journals

Publicity and other publications



Instances ETSP

Instances CSP



2MMD10 Optimization

0LSUC0 Decision Theory

2DME20 Non-Linear Optimization

2WBB0 Calculus Variant 2

Thesis Subjects

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Doctoral Students

I have supervised the following doctoral students:

Editorial Activities and Conferences

  • President-Elect of EURO, see EURO
  • Founder and ex-Chairman of the EURO Working Group OR in Sports, see OR in Sports
  • Vice-President of IFORS, see IFORS
  • Former President of the Belgian Society of Operations Research, see ORBEL (2015-2017)

  • In September 2018, we organized YC60.
  • In June 2015, we organized MAPSP2015: the twelfth edition of Models and Algorithms for Planning and Scheduling Problems, see
  • In June 2013, we organized a conference in Leuven: the fourth International Conference on Mathematics in Sport. Check out:
  • Involved in organization of ORBEL2009 in Leuven.
  • I participated in a European project on approximation and on-line algorithms, called APPOL. Here is information concerning a workshop I organized (Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9): infoworkshop.

Practical Projects

De optimale tennisopstelling: tennisopstelling

Comments and suggestions are welcome: Frits Spieksma