Stochastic Operations Research

  • PO Box 513, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

    5600 MB Eindhoven


  • Groene Loper 5, MetaForum

    5612 AP Eindhoven



Introductie / missie

Stochastic Operations Research (SOR) is concerned with complex systems that operate under randomness and uncertainty, and aims to develop mathematical models and techniques for the analysis and optimization of such systems.

Highlighted phrase

Making sense of randomness to improve network performance

Over de organisatie

Methodologically, the SOR research program falls at the intersection of Applied Probability and Operations Research, and the SOR group in particular engages in cutting-edge research in the area of queueing theory and analysis of random walks and higher-dimensional Markov processes. A key aim is to develop analytic, probabilistic, algorithmic and asymptotic methods, with emphasis on asymptotic laws and scaling limits for large-scale critical systems. While fundamental and methodological in nature, the research is deeply inspired by applications in computer-communications, logistics and service operations, but also biological systems, particle interactions and social networks.

The results provide insight in the design of resource management strategies and data-driven learning schemes to improve the performance of vital societal networks (internet, wireless networks, dimensioning of large-scale systems, energy, smart road traffic, healthcare). A strong emerging interest revolves around methods for exploiting the increasing availability of high-volume high-quality data to make better strategic, tactical and operational decisions. A further central theme is the relation between local and global network dynamics. While many networks themselves are too complex to describe in full detail, the local dynamics tend to provide a critical mathematical handle to understand global behavior of network processes.

Senior group members

Marko Boon, Sem Borst, Onno Boxma, Johan van Leeuwaarden, Stella Kapodistria, Jacques Resing, Maria Vlasiou, Bert Zwart


Academic: EE Department TU/e, IE&IS Department TU/e, Caltech, CWI, Hebrew University Jerusalem, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, ISAE Supaero Toulouse, Leiden University, Macquarie University, ParisTech, Technion, University of Amsterdam, University of Haifa, University of Hong Kong, University of Lausanne, University of Wroclaw

Industrial: ASML, CQM, Hilti, Hotflo, LIME, Nokia Bell Labs, Philips Healthcare, Philips Lighting, Quintig, TNO, VDL/ETG, Verkeersonderneming

Vingerafdruk Duik in de onderzoeksthema's waar Stochastic Operations Research actief is. Deze onderwerplabels komen voort uit het werk van deze leden van de organisatie. Samen vormen ze een unieke vingerafdruk.

Servers Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Queue Rekenkunde
Throughput Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Polling Systems Rekenkunde
Customers Rekenkunde
Heavy Traffic Rekenkunde
Wireless networks Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Queueing networks Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen

Netwerk Recente externe samenwerking op landenniveau. Duik in de details door op de stippen te klikken.

Onderzoeksoutput 2001 2020

1 Citaat (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

A compound Poisson EOQ model for perishable items with intermittent high and low demand periods

Boxma, O., Perry, D., Stadje, W. & Zacks, S., 2020, In : Annals of Operations Research. 21 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Compound Poisson
EOQ model
Perishable items

Criticality in power networks: a probabilistic approach

Sloothaak, F., 16 jan 2020, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 285 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: ScriptieDissertatie 1 (Onderzoek TU/e / Promotie TU/e)

Open Access

Layered stochastic networks with limited resources

Aveklouris, A., 28 jan 2020, (Geaccepteerd/In druk) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 209 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: ScriptieDissertatie 1 (Onderzoek TU/e / Promotie TU/e)

Open Access



M.T. de Berg (Ontvanger), S.C. Borst (Ontvanger), O.J. Boxma (Ontvanger), R.W. van der Hofstad (Ontvanger), A.M.J. Koonen (Ontvanger), J.S.H. van Leeuwaarden (Ontvanger) & G. Woeginger (Ontvanger), 2014

Prijs: NWOZwaartekrachtWetenschappelijk

selection procedure
Ministry of Education

Activiteiten 2006 2017

Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Maria Vlasiou (Bezoekende onderzoeker)
30 okt 201731 dec 2017

Activiteit: Types bezoeken aan een externe instellingBezoek externe academische instellingWetenschappelijk

Heavy-traffic approximations for a layered network with limited resources

Maria Vlasiou (Spreker)
11 jul 2017

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerWetenschappelijk

Lorenz Center (Externe organisatie)

Maria Vlasiou (Lid)
4 mei 2017mei 2020

Activiteit: Types lidmaatschapLidmaatschap van bestuurWetenschappelijk


Onno Boxma receives royal decoration as binding force in the field of Dutch math

Onno Boxma & Remco van der Hofstad


1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

Royal awards for two TU/e professors

Onno Boxma


1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar


Analysis of the occupation rate of the charging stations at the TU/e

Auteur: Jansen, F. K., 11 mrt 2019

Begeleider: Zwart, B. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Boon, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Bachelor


Analysis of the power consumption in large conveyor systems: research on simultaneous power consumption using stochastics, statistics and simulation

Auteur: van Groesen, R., 24 apr 2017

Begeleider: Boon, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & van der Heijden, J. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Analyzing the dock performance in a Jumbo distribution center

Auteur: Boef, A., 25 sep 2017

Begeleider: Vlasiou, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Kapodistria, S. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & van Helvoort, M. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master