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

Assistant Professor

About Me

I apply Operations Research methods to planning problems in healthcare with a special focus on demand and capacity planning as well as appointment planning. My primary used methods are (Stochastic) Integer Linear Programming, Queueing Theory, Simulation, Approximate Dynamic Programming, and Reinforcement Learning.


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
Reuter-Oppermann, M. , Zander, A., & Nickel, S. (2018). An Innovative Concept for Teaching Operations Research Applied to Health Care. In Advances in Operations Research Education (pp. 95-105). (Lecture Notes in Logistics). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74104-8_7

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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 4029
Hallenweg 19
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Zilverling  4029
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands