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Research profile

Remco van der Hofstad is a full professor and chair of probability in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His key areas of expertise are probability theory and statistics. Remco’s research currently focuses on probability questions that have applications in the area of (complex) networks, such as social media networks. Key topics include percolation, one of the paradigm models in statistical physics, random graphs and complex networks, self-interacting random processes, and applications of probability, particularly in electrical engineering, computer science and theoretical physics.

Academic background

Remco van der Hofstad obtained his PhD at the University of Utrecht in 1997. Since then, he has worked at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and Delft University of Technology. In addition to his work at TU/e Remco is also scientific director of EURANDOM, the Dutch centre focusing on statistics, probability theory and stochastic operations research. Together with Frank den Hollander, he is also responsible for the `Random Spatial Structures' Program at EURANDOM. He is also a co-applicant of the Gravitation program NETWORKS.

Remco is also acting spokesman for the Dutch Mathematics platform Platform Wiskunde Nederland and editor in chief of the Network Pages interactive networks community website.

He has been awarded the Prix Henri Poincare 2003 jointly with Gordon Slade, the Rollo Davidson Prize 2007, and is a laureate of the `Innovative Research VIDI Scheme' 2003 and `Innovative Research VICI Scheme' 2008.

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Research Output 1995 2019

Networks with communities and clustering

Stegehuis, C., 31 Jan 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 347 p.

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

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Preferential attachment models for dynamic networks

Garavaglia, A., 29 Jan 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 305 p.

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

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Cluster tails for critical power-law inhomogeneous random graphs

van der Hofstad, R., Kliem, S. & van Leeuwaarden, J. S. H., 1 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Statistical Physics. 171, 1, p. 38-95 58 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Random Graphs
Tail
Power Law
Scaling Limit
Moment

Critical percolation on random networks with prescribed degrees

Dhara, S., 28 Aug 2018, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 318 p.

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

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Diameter in ultra-small scale-free random graphs

Caravenna, F., Garavaglia, A. & van der Hofstad, R., 1 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Random Structures and Algorithms.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Random Graphs
Infinite Variance
Preferential Attachment
Model
Proportion

Prizes

Networks

Mark de Berg (Recipient), Sem Borst (Recipient), Onno Boxma (Recipient), Remco van der Hofstad (Recipient), Ton Koonen (Recipient), Johan van Leeuwaarden (Recipient) & Gerhard Woeginger (Recipient), 2014

Recognition: NWOGravitationScientific

Netherlands
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Ministry of Education
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Courses

Probability theory

1/09/13 → …

Course

Press / Media

Science speaks up

Remco van der Hofstad

15/11/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Remco van der Hofstad member KNAW

Remco van der Hofstad

19/04/18

1 item of media coverage

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Student theses

A branching process on a hypercubic lattice

Author: Beekenkamp, T., 2013

Supervisor: van der Hofstad, R. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Bachelor

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A stochastic application in modern decentralised crypto-currency

Author: Gündlach, R. C., 31 Aug 2017

Supervisor: van der Hofstad, R. (Supervisor 1) & Koens, T. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Bachelor

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Chaotic oscillations of photoresponsive liquid crystal cantilevers

Author: Schol, C., 31 Aug 2018

Supervisor: Peletier, M. (Supervisor 1), van der Hofstad, R. (Supervisor 2) & Debije, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Counting matroids

Author: van der Pol, J., 30 Jun 2013

Supervisor: Bansal, N. (Supervisor 1), van der Hofstad, R. (Supervisor 2) & Pendavingh, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Distances in power-law random graphs

Author: Dommers, S., 28 Feb 2009

Supervisor: van der Hofstad, R. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

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