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  • Warandelaan 2, Koopmans Building, room K 413

    5037 AB Tilburg

    Netherlands

1989 …2019
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Personal profile

Research interests

Dick den Hertog is professor of Business Analytics / Operations Research at Tilburg University.
His research interests cover various fields in prescriptive analytics, in particular linear and nonlinear optimization. In recent years his main focus has been on robust optimization and simulation-based optimization. He is also active in applying the theory in real-life applications. In particular, he is interested in applications that contribute to a better society. For many years he has been involved in research to optimize water safety, he is doing research to develop better optimization models and techniques for cancer treatment, and recently he got involved in research to optimize the food supply chain for World Food Programme.

Career

 

1992 - 1995: Consultant Operations Research at CQM

1995 - 1998: Senior consultant Operations Research at CQM

1998 - 2000: Top consultant Operations Research at CQM

2000-present: Full professor Operations Research, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Tilburg University

2006-2010:  Vice-dean Research and Director of CentER, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Tilburg University

2016-present: Scientific director Data Science Center Tilburg (DSC/t)

2016-present: Leader of TiU theme "Creating Value from Data"

Awards

  • Delft University Fund - award, 1989, for the best faculty thesis
  • One of the three finalists for the A.W. Tucker Prize of the Mathematical Programming Society, Ann Arbor, 1994
  • EURO Best Applied Paper Award, Budapest, 2000 (with H.P. Stehouwer)
  • Teaching Quality Award (2001)
  • Best Teacher Award (FEB, 2003)
  • Docent of the year 2004/2005 (TEV)
  • INFORMS Franz Edelman Award 2012 (with a team of 8 other researchers)
  • Research Valorization Award 2015 (Tilburg School of Economics and Management)

Editor

  • Editor for STAtOR (2000-2006)
  • Associate editor for Operations Research Letters (2000-2011)
  • Associate editor for Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization (2008-2011)
  • Associate editor for Management Science - area Optimization (2012 -    )
  • Associate editor for Operations Research - area Optimization (2012 -   ) 

  • Associate editor for INFORMS Journal on Optimization (2017 -   )
 
Administrative positions
  • Member of the "Commissie voor Wetenschapsbeoefening" (committee for science) of the Faculty Technical Mathematics and Informatics, TU Delft (1989-1992)
  • Member of the Board for the department "Stochastics, Statistics and Operations Research", TU Delft (1990-1992)
  • Member of the organizing committee of the symposium "Interior point methods for linear programming: theory and practice", Scheveningen, January 18-19, 1990
  • Secretary board of the Dutch Operations Research Society (NGB), 1994-1998
  • Member of the "Ondernemingsraad" CQM, 1997-1999
  • Member of the Jury for the A.W. Tucker Prize 2000 of the Mathematical Programming Society
  • Member of the organizing committee of HPOPT 2000
  • Member of the Jury for the VVS-scriptie prize (2000-2003)
  • Member of the organizing committee of HPOPT 2002
  • Chairman WBS-congres 2002
  • Coordinator OR-track of Business Graduate School (2002-2006)
  • Chairman Wim Bogers Stichting (2002-2005)
  • Chairman Program Committee OR 2004
  • Chairman Educational Committee FEB, 2005-2006
  • Member of the organizing committee of HPOPT 2006
  • Member of the SIAG/Opt Prize 2008 committee.
  • Board member Landelijk Netwerk voor Mathematisch Besliskunde (LNMB), 2012 - 2016.
  • Chairman Landelijk Netwerk voor Mathematisch Besliskunde (LNMB), 2016 - present.

 

 

 

 


Teaching

Past courses:

  • Introduction to Quantitative Logistics
  • Advanced Production Management
  • Orientation Operations Research / Management Science
  • Nonlinear Programming (CentER, GPB)
  • Interior Point Methods (LNMB)

PhD supervision

 

Bram Gorissen

  • Topic: "(Robust) optimization in high dose rate brachytherapy"
  • In cooperation with Aswin Hoffmann (Department of Radiation Oncology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical, Nijmegen).

Ihsan Yanikoglu

  • Topic: "Robust optimization in logistics"
  • Also supervised by Goos Kant.

 

Mohammed Chahim

  • Obtained a Mozaiek grant for his PhD research
  • Topic: "Optimal timing of maintenance and innovation"
  • Also supervised by Peter Kort

 

Former PhD students:

 

Gijs Rennen

  • Thesis defence: September 5, 2008
  • Title: "Efficient approximation of black-box functions and Pareto sets"
  • Also supervised by Edwin van Dam
  • If you want a hardcopy of Gijs' thesis, please send an
    e-mail to D.denhertog@uvt.nl

 

Catherine (Katya) Vladislavleva

Alex Siem

Erwin Stinstra

Bart Husslage

Lonneke Driessen

Ebru Angün

  • Thesis defence: June 29, 2004
  • Thesis title: "Black box simulation optimization: generalized response surface methodology"
  • Other supervisors: Jack Kleijnen and Gul Gurkan

 

I am supervising the following PhD students:

Current students:

Current courses

Click here for my courses.

External positions

(IFES (Intern. fellowship of evangelical students)

1 Sep 2010 → …

Keywords

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Robust Optimization
  • Optimisation
  • Simulation
  • Meta Models
  • Logistics

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Research Output 1989 2019

Optimal combined proton-photon therapy schemes based on the standard BED model

ten Eikelder, S. C. M., den Hertog, D., Bortfeld, T. & Perko, Z., Mar 2019, In : Physics in Medicine and Biology. 64, 6, 21 p., 065011.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Reducing conservatism in robust optimization

Roos, E. & den Hertog, D., Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : INFORMS Journal on Computing.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Uncertainty
Conservatism
Robust optimization
Violations
Safeguards

Robust optimization of dose-volume metrics for prostate HDR-brachytherapy incorporating target- and OAR volume delineation uncertainties

Balvert, M., den Hertog, D. & Hoffmann, A. L., Feb 2019, In : INFORMS Journal on Computing. 31, 1, p. 100-114

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Radiotherapy
Planning
Tumors
Uncertainty
Robust optimization

Adjustable robust optimization via Fourier-Motzkin elimination

Zhen, J., den Hertog, D. & Sim, M., Jul 2018, In : Operations Research. 66, 4, p. 1086-1100

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Linear programming
Robust optimization
Optimization problem
Lenses
Decision rules

Computing the maximum volume inscribed ellipsoid of a polytopic projection

Zhen, J. & den Hertog, D., Jan 2018, In : INFORMS Journal on Computing. 30, 1, p. 31-42

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Color
Approximation
Optimization techniques
Optimal solution
Robust optimization

Projects 2002 2017

Robust Nonlinear Optimization

den Hertog, D.

1/08/131/08/17

Project: Research project

Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization

den Hertog, D. & de Klerk, E.

1/10/121/10/16

Project: Research project

Kriging Metamodels and Global Optimization in Simulation

Mehdad, E., Kleijnen, J. & den Hertog, D.

1/09/111/09/14

Project: Research project

Robust optimization in logistics

den Hertog, D. & Yanikoglu, I.

1/09/101/09/13

Project: Research project

Efficient approximation of black-box functions and Pareto sets

Rennen, G., den Hertog, D. & van Dam, E.

1/09/061/09/09

Project: Research project