Full Professor of Stochastic Operations Research at the University of Twente,
www.utwente.nl/en/eemcs/sor/

Co-founder and co-chair of the Center for Healthcare Operations Improvement and Research (CHOIR),
www.utwente.nl/en/choir/

Co-founder of the spin-off Rhythm b.v. for logistical improvement in healthcare,
www.rhythm.nl/

Research topics:
- probability theory; queueing theory; Markov decision theory;
- stochastic operations research; performance analysis. 

Applications areas:  
- healthcare: logistics; 
- (tele)communications: ad-hoc, sensor, and wireless networks; 
- traffic, transport and manufacturing systems.

Expertise

  • Computer Science

    • Models
    • Service
    • Scheduling
  • Nursing and Health Professions

    • Hospital
    • Patient
    • Time
  • Social Sciences

    • Health Care
    • Patients

Organisations

Ancillary activities

  • Boucherie Consulting BVpersoonlijke BV
  • Rhythm BVnaar de zorgsector brengen van algoritmen ontwikkeld binnen CHOIR
  • Platform Wiskunde NederlandChair Platform Wiskunde Nederland
  • Circulair Hout Centrum BVCirculair Hout Centrum

Publications

2024
Optimisation of medication reconciliation using queueing theory: A computer experimentInternational Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 1-8 (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Kruik-Kollöffel, W. J., Moltman, G. A. W., Wu, M. D., Braaksma, A., Karapinar, F. & Boucherie, R. J.https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-024-01722-0Distributionally robust scheduling of stochastic knapsack arrivalsComputers and Operations Research, 167, Article 106641 (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Bos, H., Boucherie, R. J., Hans, E. W. & Leeftink, G.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cor.2024.106641
2023
A stochastic programming approach for dynamic allocation of bed capacity and assignment of patients to collaborating hospitals during pandemic outbreaks. ArXiv.org. Baas, S., Dijkstra, S., Boucherie, R. J. & Zander, A.https://doi.org/10.48550/ARXIV.2311.15898Design of fork-join networks of First-In-First-Out and infinite-server queues applied to clinical chemistry laboratoriesEuropean journal of operational research, 310(3), 1101-1117. Tsai, E. R., Demirtas, D., Tintu, A. N., de Jonge, R., de Rijke, Y. B. & Boucherie, R. J.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2023.04.003On the cycle maximum of birth–death processes and networks of queuesIndagationes mathematicae, 34(5), 1064-1076. Boucherie, R. J.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indag.2023.06.001A Sampling-Based Method for Gittins Index Approximation, 1-31. ArXiv.org. Baas, S., Boucherie, R. J. & Braaksma, A.https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2307.11713Dynamic fair balancing of COVID-19 patients over hospitals based on forecasts of bed occupancyOmega, 116, Article 102801, 1-21. Dijkstra, S., Baas, S., Braaksma, A. & Boucherie, R. J.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.omega.2022.102801Characterization of laboratory flow and performance for process improvements via application of process miningApplied Clinical Informatics, 14(1), 144-152. Tsai, E., Tintu, A., Boucherie, R., De Rijke, Y., Schotman, H. & Demirtas, D.https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1996-8479Outpatient clinic scheduling with limited waiting area capacityJournal of the Operational Research Society, 74(2), 540-561. Otten, M., Dijkstra, S., Leeftink, G., Kamphorst, B., Olde Meierink, A., Heinen, A., Bijlsma, R. & Boucherie, R. J.https://doi.org/10.1080/01605682.2021.1978347
2022

Research profiles

BSC COURSES



Module 8 in the Applied Mathematics program: Queueing Theory

PRE-MASTER COURSES



Stochastic Models for Operations Management (191530881)

MSC COURSES



Queueing Theory (191531940)

Stochastic Models forOperations Management (191530881)

PHD COURSES



Multi-class queues and stochastic networks (LNMB program)

EXECUTIVE COURSES



Health care logistics

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Courses academic year 2023/2024

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.

Courses academic year 2022/2023

Address

University of Twente

Zilverling (building no. 11), room 4025
Hallenweg 19
7522 NH Enschede
Netherlands

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