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.


Appointments And Schedules
Code Division Multiple Access
Dynamic Programming

Ancillary Activities

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


Schneider, A. J., Besselink, L., Zonderland, M. E., Boucherie, R., Van den Hout, W. B., Kievit, J., ... Rabelink, T. J. (2018). Allocating Emergency Beds Improves the Emergency Admission Flow. Interfaces, 48(4), 384. DOI: 10.1287/inte.2018.0951
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
Leeftink, A. G., Boucherie, R. J., Hans, E. W., Verdaasdonk, M. A. M., Vliegen, I., & Van Diest, P. J. (2018). Batch scheduling in the histopathology laboratory. Flexible services and manufacturing journal, 3-(1-2), 171-197. DOI: 10.1007/s10696-016-9257-3
Stanford, D. A., Boucherie, R., & Taylor, P. (2017). Queueing theory: the solution to unsustainable wait list practices. Open Access Government, 2017(August), 26-27.

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Contact Details

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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Mailing Address

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