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.


Code Division Multiple Access
Dynamic Programming
Appointments And Schedules

Ancillary Activities

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


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