dr.ir. M.R.K. Mes (Martijn)

Associate Professor

About Me

Martijn Mes is an associate professor within the department Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems at the University of Twente (Enschede). He holds a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics (2002) and did his PhD at the School of Management and Governance, University of Twente (2008). After finishing his PhD, Martijn did his postdoc at Princeton University, Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, where he did research on the topics of Ranking and Selection (R&S), Bayesian Global Optimization (BGO), and Optimal Learning. In general, Martijn's research involves freight transportation, synchromodal transport, multi-agent systems (MAS), pricing and auctions in freight transport, dynamic vehicle routing problems (VRP & DVRP), ranking and selection problems (R&S), optimal learning, approximate dynamic programming (ADP), simulation optimization, discrete-event simulation, and simulation of logistics and healthcare systems. Martijn participated in various research and implementation projects (national as well as European) on the topics of sustainable logistics, urban logistics, city distribution, healthcare logistics, port logistics, and intermodal and synchromodal transport. Within the program Industrial Engineering and Management, Martijn provides various BSc and MSc courses related to simulation, queueing theory, (stochastic) dynamic programming, Markov chains, mathematical programming, transportation management, and management of technology.

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Dynamic Programming
Multi Agent Systems


Recent Articles
Gerrits, B., Mes, M., & Schuur, P. C. (2018). An agent-based simulation model for autonomous trailer docking. In 2017 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) (pp. 1324-1335). IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/WSC.2017.8247877
Rivera, A. E. P., & Mes, M. R. K. (2017). Scheduling drayage operations in synchromodal transport. In T. Bektas, S. Coniglio, A. Martinez-Sykora, & S. Voss (Eds.), Computational Logistics: 8th International Conference, ICCL 2017, Proceedings (pp. 404-419). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10572 LNCS). Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-68496-3_27
Perez Rivera, A. E., & Mes, M. R. K. (2017). Anticipatory Freight Selection in Intermodal Long-haul Round-trips. Transportation research. Part E: Logistics and transportation review, 105, 176-194. DOI: 10.1016/j.tre.2016.09.002
Mes, M. R. K., & Perez Rivera, A. E. (2017). Approximate Dynamic Programming by Practical Examples. In R. Boucherie, & N. M. van Dijk (Eds.), Markov Decision Processes in Practice (pp. 63-101). (International Series in Operations Research & Management Science; No. 248). Springer International Publishing AG. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47766-4_3

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Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 3337
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
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7500 AE Enschede
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