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“Mathematics to me is humanity’s effort to find absolute truths and to approach reality. Stochastic processes in particular illustrate perfectly the regularity to be found even in chaos.”

Research profile

Maria Vlasiou is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), a scientific staff member at CWI, the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands, and a research fellow of EURANDOM, the Dutch the workshop centre focusing on statistics, probability theory and stochastic operations research. Her research centres around stochastic processing networks with unusual architectures. Other interests include perturbation analysis for heavy-tailed risk models, Lévy processes, large deviations for non-monotone stochastic recursions, and proportional fairness in heavy traffic for bandwidth-sharing networks.

In stochastic processing networks, Vlasiou works on developing methods and algorithms to analyse the performance of stochastic processes acting on new architectures of layered networks. In perturbation analysis, she has developed exciting new algorithms for actuarial and financial mathematics problems that settle the quality of approximations for ruin probabilities under heavy tails. Her work on proportional fairness in heavy traffic for bandwidth-sharing networks has resolved an open conjecture of Kang, Kelly, and Williams.

Academic background

Maria Vlasiou received her BSc (2002, Hons.) and PhD (2006) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and TU/e, respectively. In 2006, she moved to the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she worked as a Research Engineer and as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research has been funded by grants from more than 10 science foundations and organizations. 

Dr. Vlasiou serves on the editorial boards of IISE Transactions and of Mathematical Methods of Operations Research. She is also the president of the executive board of the European Women in Mathematics – The Netherlands (EWM-NL), the Dutch association of female professional mathematicians. In addition, she is a member of the scientific advisory board in mathematics of the Lorenz Center, the Dutch international centre for scientific workshops.

Affiliated with

  • ATINER
  • BETA
  • CWI
  • EURANDOM
  • EWM The Netherlands
  • INFOMRS
  • LNMB
  • Lorenz Center

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • ASML
  • Philips Healthcare
  • VDL/ETG

 

Education/Academic qualification

Eindhoven University of Technology

9 Sep 200210 Oct 2006

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

1 Sep 199822 Jul 2002

External positions

Scientific staff member, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica

1 May 2010 → …

Postdoctoral Fellow , Georgia Institute of Technology

1 Aug 200731 Jul 2008

Research Engineer II, Georgia Institute of Technology

1 Nov 200631 Jul 2007

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Research Output 2003 2019

Insensitivity of proportional fairness in critically loaded bandwidth sharing networks

Vlasiou, M., Zhang, J. & Zwart, B., 2014, s.n. 31 p. (arXiv.org; vol. 1411.4841 [math.PR])

Research output: Book/ReportReportAcademic

Bandwidth
Lyapunov functions

Corrected phase-type approximations of heavy-tailed risk models using perturbation analysis

Vatamidou, E., Adan, I. J. B. F., Vlasiou, M. & Zwart, B., 2013, Eindhoven: Eurandom. 20 p. (Report Eurandom; vol. 2013001)

Research output: Book/ReportReportAcademic

Open Access
File
Perturbation Analysis
Model Analysis
Ruin Probability
Approximation
Series Expansion
5 Citations (Scopus)

A Lévy input model with additional state-dependent services

Palmowski, Z. B. & Vlasiou, M., 2011, In : Stochastic Processes and their Applications. 121, 7, p. 1546-1564

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Workload
Dependent
Non-negative
Random variables
Clocks

A stochastic resource-sharing network for electric vehicle charging

Aveklouris, A., Vlasiou, M. & Zwart, B., Sep 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems. 6, 3, p. 1050-1061

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Bounds and limit theorems for a layered queueing model in electric vehicle charging

Aveklouris, A., Vlasiou, M. & Zwart, B., 1 Oct 2019, In : Queueing Systems. 93, 1-2, p. 83-137 55 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Electric Vehicle
Queueing Model
Electric vehicles
Limit Theorems
Parking

Prizes

Marcel Neuts Student Paper Award

Maria Vlasiou (Recipient), 10 Jan 2014

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

Third prize

Maria Vlasiou (Recipient), 1 Jun 2014

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

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

Marcel Neuts Student Paper Award

Maria Vlasiou (Recipient), 2014

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

Activities 2006 2017

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

Heavy-traffic approximations for a layered network with limited resources

Maria Vlasiou (Speaker)
11 Jul 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Lorenz Center (External organisation)

Maria Vlasiou (Member)
4 May 2017May 2020

Activity: Membership typesMembership of boardScientific

Error bounds and approximations for heavy-tailed stochastic systems

Maria Vlasiou (Speaker)
6 Apr 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI)

Maria Vlasiou (Visiting lecturer)
13 Feb 201722 Feb 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionScientific

Courses

Probability and Stochastics 1

1/09/15 → …

Course

Programming and modelling

1/09/12 → …

Course

Press / Media

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Maria Vlasiou

22/02/17

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Maths studies favour balanced solutions

Maria Vlasiou

21/02/17

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Interviewee

Maria Vlasiou

7/09/06

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Student theses

Analyzing the dock performance in a Jumbo distribution center

Author: Boef, A., 25 Sep 2017

Supervisor: Vlasiou, M. (Supervisor 1), Kapodistria, S. (Supervisor 2) & van Helvoort, M. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

File

Comparison of ruin probability approximations in case of real data

Author: Sergidou, E., 2015

Supervisor: Vlasiou, M. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

File

Optimization scheduling in health care facilities: case studies of Rijndam Centrum & Erasmus Medical Center

Author: Yeh, H., 31 Aug 2009

Supervisor: Vlasiou, M. (Supervisor 1) & Adan, I. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

File

Using demand to prevent ageing and depreciation

Author: Voorberg, S., 25 Sep 2017

Supervisor: Vlasiou, M. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

File