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

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    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

  • 2 Citaten (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Capacity analysis of sequential zone picking systems

    van der Gaast, J., de Koster, M. B. M., Adan, I. J. B. F. & Resing, J. A. C., 1 jan 2020, In : Operations Research. 68, 1, blz. 161-179

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

  • 2 Downloads (Pure)

    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



    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

  • Activiteiten

    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