prof.dr. M. Vlasiou (Maria)

Full Professor

About Me

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I am a full professor on Stochastic Processing Interacting Networks at the University of Twente (UT), the director of the Dutch Network on the Mathematics of Operations Research (LNMB), and a Research Fellow of the European research institute EURANDOM

My research interests centre on stochastic processes on interacting networks. Typical applications I focus on are energy networks, data centres, and high-tech manufacturing. You can find recent publications and project information in the "Research" and "Projects" tabs above.

Next to my research, I am active in promoting gender diversity in academia through my roles as the representative for the Netherlands to the European Women in Mathematics association and to the Committee for Women in Mathematics of the International Mathematical Union. Additionally, I am a member of the advisory boards of the national associations of women in mathematics in Cyprus and in Greece.

Last, I currently serve at the editorial boards of IISE TransactionsMathematical Methods of Operations ResearchOR Spectrum, and INFOR, and have frequently served on the programme committees for conferences in applied probability and operations research.


My CV (updated: Jan 2024)
My research @UT
Research Gate
Energy group @UT


Polling Systems
Queue Length
Engineering & Materials Science
Electric Vehicles

Ancillary Activities

  • International Mathematical Union
    National ambassador of the Committee for Women in Mathematics
  • OR Spectrum (Springer Nature Switzerland AG)
    Associate editor OR Spectrum
  • Mathematical Methods of Operations Research (Springer)
    Associate editor MMOR
  • IISE Transactions (Taylor and Francis Online)
    Associate editor IISE Transactions
  • INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research
    Associate editor INFOR
  • LNMB
    Director LNMB


I focus on the performance of stochastic processing networks with layered architectures with typical application domains on energy networks, data centers, and high-tech manufacturing. In addition, I have worked on perturbation analysis for heavy-tailed risk models, Lévy processes, large deviations for non-monotone stochastic recursions, and proportional fairness in heavy traffic for bandwidth-sharing networks. 



Christianen, M. H. M. , Vlasiou, M., & Zwart, B. (2024). Comparing Power Flow Models in Tree Networks with Stochastic Load Demands. In F. Liberatore, S. Wesolkowski, M. Demange, & G. H. Parlier (Eds.), Operations Research and Enterprise Systems: 11th International Conference, ICORES 2022, Virtual Event, February 3–5, 2022, and 12th International Conference, ICORES 2023, Lisbon, Portugal, February 19-21, 2023, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 138-167). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 1985). Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-49662-2_8
Yeger, Y., Boxma, O., Resing, J. , & Vlasiou, M. (2024). ASIP tandem queues with consumption. Performance evaluation, 163, Article 102380. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.peva.2023.102380
Engbers, V., Gündlach, R., Regis, M. , & Vlasiou, M. (2023). Measuring Effects Of Mini-Lectures On Improving Student Engagement And Outcomes. In G. Reilly, M. Murphy, B. V. Nagy, & H.-M. Jarvinen (Eds.), SEFI Annual Conference 2023: Engineering Education for Sustainability (pp. 2020-2029). Article 36 Societe Europeenne pour la Formation des Ingenieurs (SEFI). https://doi.org/10.21427/MPG1-QC26
Christianen, M. H. M., Kempen, S. V. , Vlasiou, M., & Zwart, B. (2023). Polyhedral restrictions of feasibility regions in optimal power flow for distribution networks. ArXiv.org.
Christianen, M. , Vlasiou, M., & Zwart, B. (2023). Simulation Study for the Comparison of Power Flow Models for a Line Distribution Network with Stochastic Load Demands. In F. Liberatore, S. Wesolkowski, & G. H. Parlier (Eds.), ICORES 2023 - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (pp. 167-174). (International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems). SCITEPRESS. https://doi.org/10.5220/0011670600003396
Christianen, M. H. M., Cruise, J., Janssen, A. J. E. M., Shneer, S. , Vlasiou, M., & Zwart, B. (2023). Comparison of stability regions for a line distribution network with stochastic load demands. Queueing systems, 103(3-4), 187-239. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11134-023-09873-z

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I teach courses in probability, stochastic processes, infectious-disease epidemiology, and performance modelling. I regularly supervise BSc, MSc, and PhD theses, internships, and PDEng projects on these topics. Please contact me for more information on available projects.

I have obtained my University Teaching Qualification diploma (UTQ / BKO) in 2010 and I have continued my training in education through various professional development courses. I have served in the departmental Didactics committee and UTQ committee. I have obtained several grants on research in mathematics education. Find information on my latest project here.

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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Visiting Address

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

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

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