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Johan van Leeuwaarden is a Full Professor and Chair of Stochastic Networks in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His research focuses on stochastic or probability theory, the mathematics of chance and uncertainty. His main research interests are in probability theory, stochastic networks, enumerative combinatorics, and complex and asymptotic analysis. Applications that motivate his research are congestion phenomena (queueing), resource allocation in communication networks, distributed control of complex networks, random graphs and the spread of epidemics over networks.

The challenge is to model, analyze and, where necessary, improve network behavior. This research is relevant to, for example, the Internet, wireless networks, traffic, energy and light networks, as well as networks of people or animals that spread viruses or information. Johan’s research group works closely together with researchers from other disciplines, as well as with experts working for companies or governments.

Academic background

Johan van Leeuwaarden obtained his PhD (with honors) from TU/e in 2005. Since 2011, he is also been the director of the Mathematics Graduate Program. He was a visiting professor at Columbia University and adjunct professor at New York University. Johan serves on the editorial board of three international journals, and is a council member of the INFORMS Applied Probability Society. He is also co-founder of the Data Science Center Eindhoven (DSC / e), where he is committed to the development of a multidisciplinary research and education program. 

Johan is the recipient of an NWO Veni Grant (2006) and an ERC Starting Grant (2010), and winner of the INFORMS Telecommunication Dissertation Award (2008), Beta PhD Award (2008), and the 2012 Erlang Prize for his contributions to applied probability.

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Research Output

Counting cliques and cycles in scale-free inhomogeneous random graphs

Janssen, A. J. E. M., van Leeuwaarden, J. S. H. & Shneer, S., 15 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Statistical Physics. 175, 1, p. 161-184 24 p.

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    Economies-of-scale in many-server queueing systems: tutorial and partial review of the Qed Halfin-Whitt heavy-traffic regime

    van Leeuwaarden, J. S. H., Mathijsen, B. W. J. & Zwart, B., Sep 2019, In : SIAM Review. 61, 3, p. 403-440 38 p.

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    Heavy-traffic analysis through uniform acceleration of queues with diminishing populations

    Bet, G., van der Hofstad, R. & van Leeuwaarden, J. S. H., Aug 2019, In : Mathematics of Operations Research. 44, 3, p. 821-864 44 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Hyper-scalable JSQ with sparse feedback

    van der Boor, M., Borst, S. & van Leeuwaarden, J., 20 Jun 2019, SIGMETRICS Performance 2019 - Abstracts of the 2019 SIGMETRICS/Performance Joint International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 61-62 2 p.

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    Job assignment in large-scale service systems with affinity relations

    Cardinaels, E., Borst, S. C. & van Leeuwaarden, J. S. H., Dec 2019, In : Queueing Systems. 93, 3-4, p. 227-268 42 p.

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    Critical queues and reflected stochastic processes

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

    Prize: ERCStartingScientific

  • Networks

    M.T. de Berg (Recipient), S.C. Borst (Recipient), O.J. Boxma (Recipient), R.W. van der Hofstad (Recipient), A.M.J. Koonen (Recipient), J.S.H. van Leeuwaarden (Recipient) & G. Woeginger (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: NWOGravitationScientific

  • Activities

    • 1 Invited talk

    Structured Markov Chains

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

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    Student theses

    Analyse en benadering van wachtrijen voor verkeerslichten

    Author: Gootzen, Y. & Timmerman, R., 27 Jul 2015

    Supervisor: Boon, M. (Supervisor 1) & van Leeuwaarden, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Credit portfolio management: a mark-to-market portfolio loss model

    Author: van Jole, M., 31 Aug 2007

    Supervisor: Boxma, O. (Supervisor 1), van Leeuwaarden, J. (Supervisor 2) & Mesters, M. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master


    Dimensioning large-scale service systems with returning patients

    Author: Sloothaak, F., 31 Mar 2015

    Supervisor: van den Heuvel, T. (External person) (External coach), van Leeuwaarden, J. (Supervisor 1) & Mathijsen, B. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Distributed control of light networks

    Author: Mathijsen, B., 2011

    Supervisor: van Leeuwaarden, J. (Supervisor 1), Borst, S. (Supervisor 2) & Denteneer, T. (. (External person) (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Dutch house price derivatives: a new perspective on pricing and applications

    Author: van den Dungen, E., 31 Mar 2010

    Supervisor: Rietjens, K. (Supervisor 1), Winands, E. (Supervisor 2) & van Leeuwaarden, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master