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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 Transactions, Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, OR Spectrum, and INFOR, and have frequently served on the programme committees for conferences in applied probability and operations research.
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
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.
UT Research Information System
Google Scholar Link
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.
Affiliated Study Programmes
Courses Academic Year 2023/2024
Courses Academic Year 2022/2023
In the press
- Matematicas en el mundo (in Spanish)
- UPS Smith Prize Winner Reprise
- Feestelijke prijsuitreiking voor gelauwerde wiskundemaster
- We are taking decisions based on bad numbers
- Faces of Women in Mathematics
- Why the amount of queuing time depends on mathematics
- Students gain most from maths-interests balance
- Een snelle knipbeurt of de schoonheid van een vergelijking