F.R. Akkerman (Fabian)

PhD Candidate

About Me

Fabian Akkerman is a PhD candidate within the section of Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems (IEBIS) in the Hightech Business and Entrepreneurship (HBE) department at the University of Twente. He holds a master in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Twente (2021).

His research involves the development of DynaPlex; an artificial intelligence toolbox containing various (deep) reinforcement learning algorithms that can be applied to a variety of dynamic data-driven logistics challenges. The DynaPlex project is in collaboration with the Eindhoven University of Technology and a wide range of companies.


Engineering & Materials Science
Traveling Salesman Problem
Vehicle Routing
Business & Economics
Vehicle Routing Problem
Service Levels


Akkerman, F. , Mes, M. , & Lalla-Ruiz, E. (2022). Dynamic Time Slot Pricing Using Delivery Costs Approximations. In Computational Logistics: 13th International Conference, ICCL 2022, Barcelona, Spain, September 21–23, 2022, Proceedings (pp. 214–230). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-16579-5_15
Akkerman, F. , Lalla-Ruiz, E. , Mes, M., & Spitters, T. (2022). Cross-Docking: Current Research Versus Industry Practice and Industry 4.0 Adoption. In T. Bondarouk, & M. R. Olivas-Luján (Eds.), Smart Industry - Better Management (pp. 69-104). (Advanced Series in Management; Vol. 28). Emerald Group Holdings Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1877-636120220000028007
Akkerman, F. , Mes, M., & Heijnen, W. (2020). Distance Approximation for Dynamic Waste Collection Planning. In E. Lalla-Ruiz, M. Mes, & S. Voß (Eds.), Computational Logistics - 11th International Conference, ICCL 2020, Proceedings (pp. 356-370). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 12433 LNCS). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-59747-4_23

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 3402
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  3402
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands