prof.dr. R.J. Boucherie (Richard)

Full Professor

About Me

Full Professor of Stochastic Operations Research at the University of Twente,

Co-founder and co-chair of the Center for Healthcare Operations Improvement and Research (CHOIR),

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

Personal website,

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.


Blocking Probability
Wireless Networks
Code Division Multiple Access
Queueing Networks

Ancillary Activities

  • Boucherie Consulting BV
    advieswerk op ad hoc basis
  • Rhythm BV
    naar de zorgsector brengen van algoritmen ontwikkeld binnen CHOIR


Recent Articles
van de Vrugt, N. M., Schneider, A. J., Zonderland, M. E., Stanford, D. A., & Boucherie, R. J. (2018). Operations research for occupancy modeling at hospital wards and its integration into practice. In C. Kahraman, & Y. I. Topcu (Eds.), Operations Research Applications in Health Care Management (pp. 101-137). (International Series in Operations Research and Management Science; Vol. 262). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-65455-3_5
van de Vrugt, M., Luen-English, S. J., Bastiaansen, W. A. P., Kleinluchtenbeld, S., Lardinois, W. T. P., Pots, M. H., ... Boucherie, R. J. (2018). Integrated scheduling of tasks and gynecologists to improve patient appointment scheduling: a case study. Operations research for health care, 16, 10-19. DOI: 10.1016/j.orhc.2017.11.002
Boucherie, R., & van Dijk, N. M. (2017). Appendix B: Dichotomy and Criteria. In R. Boucherie, & N. van Dijk (Eds.), Markov Decision in Practice (pp. 549-550). (International Series in Operations Research & Management Science; Vol. 248). Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47766-4
Laan, C. M., van der Mijden, T., Barros, A. I., Boucherie, R., & Monsuur, H. (2017). An interdiction game on a queueing network with multiple intruders. European journal of operational research, 260(3), 1069-1080. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2017.02.035

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Zilverling (building no. 11), room 4025
Hallenweg 19
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Zilverling  4025
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands