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

Research profile

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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Research Output 1985 2019

Branch & 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., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Transportation Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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

Jiang, J., Dellaert, N. P. & van Woensel, T., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Transportation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Tactical and operational models for scheduling chemotherapy appointments

Hesaraki, A., 8 Jan 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 144 p.

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

Open Access

Generating outpatient chemotherapy appointment templates with balanced flowtime and makespan

Hesaraki, A. F., Dellaert, N. P. & de Kok, T., 15 Nov 2018, In : European Journal of Operational Research. 275, p. 304-318 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Flow Time
Online Scheduling
2 Citations

The dynamic shortest path problem with time-dependent stochastic disruptions

Sever, D., Zhao, L., Dellaert, N., Demir, E., van Woensel, T. & de Kok, T., 1 Jul 2018, In : Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. 92, p. 42-57 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Dynamic programming
Travel time


European Journal of Operational Research best review paper of 2016

Tom van Woensel (Recipient), Nico Dellaert (Recipient), Maryam Steadie Seifi (Recipient) & Wim Nuijten (Recipient), 2016

Recognition: 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


A methodology to support and evaluate nurse planning decisions

Author: Peters, M., 31 Oct 2015

Supervisor: Dellaert, N. (Supervisor 1) & Vanderfeesten, I. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master