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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. 

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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 2008 2018

Hidden Markov Models for wind farm power output

Bhaumik, D., Crommelin, D., Kapodistria, S. & Zwart, B., 8 May 2018, In : IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Hidden Markov models
Farms
Turbines
Random processes
Solar energy

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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Wind turbines
Preventive maintenance
Autocorrelation
Splines
Farms
4 Citations

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

Queue
Polling
Join
Random variables
Poisson process
1 Citations

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

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Queue
Join
Routing
Performance analysis
Simulation experiment
1 Citations

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

Kapodistria, S. & Palmowski, Z. B., 31 Aug 2017, In : Stochastic Models. 33, 4, p. 572-597

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Equilibrium Distribution
Geometric Approach
Stability Condition
Random walk
Infinite Matrices

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Financial mathematics

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Stochastic operations research

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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

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Condition based prognostics and diagnostics for wind turbines

Author: Kenbeek, T., 2016

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

Student thesis: Bachelor

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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

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Integration of preventive maintenance and inventory management for healthcare systems at Philips Healthcare

Author: Suijkerbuijk, C., 31 Aug 2017

Supervisor: Boon, M. (Supervisor 1), Kapodistria, S. (Supervisor 2) & Mavroeidis, D. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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Integration of smart maintenance and spare part logistics for healthcare systems

Author: Buijs, Y., 20 Feb 2017

Supervisor: Kapodistria, S. (Supervisor 1), Di Bucchianico, A. (Supervisor 2) & Mavroeidis, D. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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