Organization profile

Organisational profile

The STO section comprises two chairs:

Probability Theory and Statistics (KS)

The research program Probability studies random spatial structures and its applications in statistical physics and networking, with a focus on random networks, spin systems and self-interacting random processes. The main aim is to identify the scaling behavior for these systems, by applying methodology such as large deviations, combinatorial expansions and coupling techniques.

Stochastic Operations Research (SB)

The research program Stochastic Operations Research focuses on systems that operate in the presence of randomness. It aims at developing mathematical models and methods for the design, analysis, optimization and control of such systems. A large part of the research effort is devoted to queueing theory and the analysis of random walks related to it. Some of the queueing research is of a fundamental nature, and much of it is inspired by problems in production and logistics and in computer-communication systems.

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Servers Engineering & Materials Science
Queue Mathematics
Random Graphs Mathematics
Model Mathematics
Server Mathematics
Customers Mathematics
Throughput Engineering & Materials Science
Heavy Traffic Mathematics

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Research Output 1964 2020

Two-dimensional queueing models: exact and asymptotic methods

Mayank, 29 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

A bottleneck with randomly distorted arrival times

van Leeuwen, D., Ravner, L., Ghazanfari, S. & Queija, R. N., 12 Mar 2019, Proceedings of the 12th EAI International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools, VALUETOOLS 2019. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 55-62 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Numerical analysis

Additional filtering of blood from a cell salvage device is not likely to show important additional benefits in outcome in cardiac surgery

de Vries, A. J., Vermeijden, W. J., van Pelt, L. J., van den Heuvel, E. R. & van Oeveren, W., Mar 2019, In : Transfusion. 59, 3, p. 989-994 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Thoracic Surgery
Blood Cells
Equipment and Supplies
Confidence Intervals
Blood Transfusion


Best paper award

Maria Vlasiou (Recipient), 18 Feb 2013

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Best Paper Award

Maria Vlasiou (Recipient), 2013

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Critical queues and reflected stochastic processes

J.S.H. van Leeuwaarden (Recipient), 2010

Prize: ERCStartingScientific

Heavy Traffic
Scaling Limit
Applied Probability
Stochastic Processes

Activities 2006 2018

Structured Markov Chains

Ivo J.B.F. Adan (Speaker), J.S.H. van Leeuwaarden (Speaker)
22 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Maintenance for equipment with usage dependent degradation

Sandor Kolumban (Speaker)
15 Dec 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Maria Vlasiou (Visiting researcher)
30 Oct 201731 Dec 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionScientific

Student theses

Analysis of a sold candy time series with the envelope based approach and Box-Jenkins models

Author: van den Berkmortel, M. P., 7 Aug 2018

Supervisor: De Andrade Serra, P. (Supervisor 1) & Rijpkema, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor


Analysis of the occupation rate of the charging stations at the TU/e

Author: Jansen, F. K., 11 Mar 2019

Supervisor: Zwart, B. (Supervisor 1) & Boon, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor


Analysis of the power consumption in large conveyor systems: research on simultaneous power consumption using stochastics, statistics and simulation

Author: van Groesen, R., 24 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Boon, M. (Supervisor 1) & van der Heijden, J. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master