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Stella Kapodistria is assistant professor in the section Stochastics of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in Eindhoven University of Technology. Her main research interests are in applied probability and stochastic operations research, with a particular interest on the modelling of processes and on the decision making under uncertainty of practices arising in energy and maintenance. The research topics that motivate her research tend to be real-life problems arising from practical situations, which can be analyzed using traditional and non-traditional tools from stochastic processes and optimization. 

Her approach to education can be summed up as ‘engaging students, ensuring they have a full grasp of theoretical material and its practical relevance, and making sure they understand how this is applied.”

Academic background

Stella received her BSc (2003), MSc (2006, Hons.), and PhD (2009, summa cum laude) in Mathematics from the University of Athens. She worked as a lecturer (2009-11) at the University of the Aegean. In 2011, she moved to the Netherlands and worked as a Postdoc at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, TU/e. Following this appointment, she held an assistant professor at Groningen University (2013-14). Since 2014, Stella is assistant professor at TU/e, in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in the Stochastic Operations Research group.Stella is a frequent guest speaker at events worldwide. She is on the editorial board of the Probability Engineering and Information Sciences journal and guest editor for the Annals of Operation Research journal. 


Nowadays problems are vastly more complex than anything we have tackled in the past. Such problems cannot be solved by simply applying methods which at an earlier stage might have been sufficient. If we want to solve them, we must revolutionise our thinking, revolutionise our methods and become beacons of knowledge to the younger generations.

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Research Output

Hidden Markov Models for wind farm power output

Bhaumik, D., Crommelin, D., Kapodistria, S. & Zwart, B., Apr 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. 10, 2, p. 533-539 7 p., 8356139.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    192 Downloads (Pure)

    Short and long-term wind turbine power output prediction

    Kolumbán, S., Kapodistria, S. & Nooraee, N., 23 Jun 2017, In : arXiv. 1707.06497.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademic

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  • 107 Downloads (Pure)

    The shorter queue polling model

    Adan, I. J. B. F., Boxma, O. J., Kapodistria, S. & Kulkarni, V. G., Jun 2016, In : Annals of Operations Research. 241, p. 167-200

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 8 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    Approximate performance analysis of generalized join the shortest queue routing

    Selen, J., Adan, I. J. B. F. & Kapodistria, S., 2016, VALUETOOLS'15 Proceedings of the 9th EAI International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools, Berlin, 14-16 December 2015. Knottenbelt, W., Wolter, K., Busic, A., Gribaudo, M. & Reinecke, P. (eds.). Brussels, Belgium: Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (ICST), p. 103-110 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Matrix geometric approach for random walks: stability condition and equilibrium distribution

    Kapodistria, S. & Palmowski, Z. B., 2 Oct 2017, In : Stochastic Models. 33, 4, p. 572-597 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    125 Downloads (Pure)


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    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


    An optimal replacement policy

    Author: Hendriksen, D., 29 Jul 2019

    Supervisor: Kapodistria, S. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Bachelor

    Approximating the optimal policy for structural replacement of a machine with Brownian degradation increments

    Author: Razenberg, M. C., 16 Jul 2019

    Supervisor: Kapodistria, S. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Condition based prognostics and diagnostics for wind turbines

    Author: Kenbeek, T. A., 2016

    Supervisor: Kapodistria, S. (Supervisor 1) & Di Bucchianico, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Determination of the optimal inspection interval for pressure relief valves based on the Rp ratio

    Author: Guzik, S., 31 Jan 2015

    Supervisor: Flapper, S. (Supervisor 1) & Kapodistria, S. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master