dr.ing. A.B. Zander (Anne)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I work in Sequential Decision Analytics, focusing on problems with high-dimensional, discrete decision spaces from Operations Research. To solve those problems, I apply Stochastic Programming and Reinforcement Learning. I apply my knowledge to Healthcare Logistics problems such as capacity allocation during infectious outbreaks and scheduling of surgeries or appointments.


Engineering & Materials Science
Discrete Event Simulation
Health Care
Operations Research
Queueing Model
Waiting Time


Buhlinger-Göpfarth, N. , Zander, A., Heckmann, I., Holzmann, T., Lauck, K., Stengel, S., Nickel, S., & Peters-Klimm, F. (2022). Zeitaufwand des Impfprozesses und der Organisation der COVID-19-Impfung in Hausarztpraxen. Zeitschrift fur Allgemeinmedizin, 98(3), 100-105. https://doi.org/10.53180/zfa.2022.0100-0105
Zander, A. (2021). Demand and Capacity Management for Medical Practices. [PhD Thesis - Research external, graduation external, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT]. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. https://doi.org/10.5445/IR/1000137945
Korzehnevich, G. , Zander, A., Nickel, S., & Schuster, M. (2021). OP-Planung – der Einsatz quantitativer Methoden zur Entscheidungsunterstützung. OP-Management up2date, 1(04), 327-339. https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1639-3848
Reuter-Oppermann, M., Kienzle, L. , Zander, A., Buchmüller, D., & Goldberg, D. (2019). Centralising the admission process in a German hospital. In T. X. Bui (Ed.), Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2019 (pp. 4098-4106). (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences; Vol. 2019-January). IEEE. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/59847

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I am responsible for the Master course on Reinforcement Learning with a special focus on the ODE approach of Stochastic Approximation and how it can be applied to show the convergence of Reinforcement Learning algorithms.

In addition, I supervise Bachelor, Master and Internship students, mostly working on topics within Healthcare Logistics.


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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Zilverling (building no. 11), room 4031
Hallenweg 19
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Zilverling  4031
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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