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If there isn’t a mathematical model available for your problem, I’ll develop one

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Nico Dellaert is an Associate Professor and Chair of Quantitative Analysis of Stochastic Models for Logistic Design in the department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)Hiresearch has always been related to quantitative modeling of business processes. Finding the appropriate model for a specific process is key in this research. Topics are varying from the design of sewer systems, insurance claim behaviour, container terminal planning to production-inventory control, transportation planning and health care operations planning.  

Currently, the prime research interests are on the integration of capacity and production decisions, on city logistics and multimodal transportation and on healthcare planning. In his work he uses a large variety of mathematical modeling techniques. In most cases, companies or hospitals have been involved in the research. Nico has been teaching various courses related to inventory control, goods flow control, health care logistics, system dynamics and to the design of operations planning and control systems. 

Academic background

Nico Dellaert studied mathematics at TUDelft and did his PhD research on Production to Order at the mathematics department of TUE, supervised by Jaap Wessels and Jacob WijngaardHe held positions at the Econometric Institute of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and Ortec Consultants in Gouda. He rejoined TUE in 1998.  From 2002-2011 he was the director of the International Program in Logistics Management Systems at that university. For many years he was the Head of the Health Care Operations Lab of the OPAC group. Nico has received the IIE Transactions Best Paper Award (2012) and the EURO Award for Best EJOR Review Paper (2016). 

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Projects 2011 2014

Da Vinc3i

Dellaert, N. P., van Woensel, T., van Woensel, T., Chang Chang, C., Jansen, R., Jansen, R. & Steadie Seifi, M.


Project: Research direct

Research Output 1985 2019

2 Downloads (Pure)

Adaptive operating rooms planning and scheduling: a rolling horizon approach

Kamran, M. A., Karimi, B., Dellaert, N. & Demeulemeester, E., 1 Sep 2019, In : Operations Research for Health Care. 22, 16 p., 100200.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Operating Rooms
Linear Programming
Hospital Records
Emergency Medical Services
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
4 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Branch-and-price-based algorithms for the two-echelon vehicle routing problem with time windows

Dellaert, N. P., Dashty Saridarq, F., van Woensel, T. & Crainic, T. G., 1 Mar 2019, In : Transportation Science. 53, 2, p. 463-479 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Vehicle routing
1 Citation (Scopus)

Generating outpatient chemotherapy appointment templates with balanced flowtime and makespan

Hesaraki, A. F., Dellaert, N. P. & de Kok, T., 16 May 2019, In : European Journal of Operational Research. 275, 1, p. 304-318 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Flow Time
Online Scheduling

Influence of spare parts service measures on the performance of front-end wafer production process

Lamghari-Idrissi, D., Soellaart, D. H., Basten, R. J. I. & Dellaert, N. P., 2019, p. 2269-2280. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademic

Production process
Spare parts
Wafer fabrication
Supply chain

Modeling traffic flows and estimating road travel times in transportation network under dynamic disturbances

Jiang, J., Dellaert, N. P., van Woensel, T. & Wu, L., Apr 2019, In : Transportation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Travel time
travel time


European Journal of Operational Research best review paper of 2016

Tom van Woensel (Recipient), N.P. Dellaert (Recipient), M. SteadieSeifi (Recipient) & W.P.M. Nuijten (Recipient), 2016

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

IIE Transactions Best paper award 2012

Nico P. Dellaert (Recipient), Ola Jabali (Recipient) & David Sinreich (Recipient), 2014

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

Student theses

Adaption of nurse staffing to patients' care demand on the inpatient ward level by means of flexible staffing

Author: Muselaers, M., 31 Oct 2015

Supervisor: Dellaert, N. (Supervisor 1) & Van Gorp, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Admission planning related to bed capacity constraints

Author: Bergefurt, M., 30 Nov 2015

Supervisor: van Ooijen, H. (Supervisor 1) & Dellaert, N. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


A framework for controlling lead-times in engineer-to-order manufacturing companies

Author: Erpelinck, S., 30 Apr 2008

Supervisor: van Ooijen, H. (Supervisor 1) & Dellaert, N. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


A method for segmentation and prioritization of undesired declaration behavior of pharmaceutical care providers pursuing healthcare cost containment

Author: Cuppen, B., 31 Oct 2015

Supervisor: Dellaert, N. (Supervisor 1), Kaymak, U. (Supervisor 2) & Celik Aydin, B. (External person) (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master