Solving Road Congestion Problems with Algorithms?

State-of-the-art in-car navigation systems contribute to preventing road congestion, because avoiding traffic jams helps dissolving it. Currently, the more advanced systems already are using both historic travel times as well as recently observed travel times to estimate future travel times for road segments, and base their route navigation advice upon …

Funding awarded for project with Eindhoven in program Big Data: real time ICT for logistics

Geert-Jan van Houtum, Onno Boxma, Uzay Kaymak, Alp Akcay, Rik Eshuis, Willem van Jaarsveld, Stella Kapodistria, and Yingqan Zhang from Eindhoven University and Sicco Verwer and me from Delft have been awarded a grant for our research proposal on Real-time data-driven maintenance logistics with support from Philips, Fokker, and Nederlandse Spoorwegen. Sicco and I will work with a …

Learning by Teaching

Our master’s level course on Economics and Computation is given in the form of a seminar, using the principle of “learning by teaching“. We are quite happy with the current setup, so here I’d like to share some of the details. The objectives of the course are first, that students can recognize situations …

Economics and Computation

Computer Science (CS) students need to learn about more than just pure CS. With the advancement of electronic markets, game theory turns out to be relevant for CS in many real-life situations. Where before, the matching of residents to hospitals and of kidney donors to patients through a nation-wide program were …

Scheduling on Board a Navy Vessel

On board of a navy vessel there many activities need to be performed by the crew. When assigning these activities to crew members certain constraints have to be taken into account, such as that crew members can only perform one activity at a time, some activities can be carried out only by a subset …