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Scientific advisor at Dutch Railways (NS)

Last week I started at the Dutch Railways in Bob Huisman’s group on Maintenance Research and Development as a scientific advisor, for one day a week. My aim is to support and further increase the exchange of knowledge and experience between Dutch Railways and Delft University of Technology. I aim …

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 …

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 …