1993 …2024

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From July 2008: Full professor, Dept. Econometrics and OR, and CentER, Tilburg University
July 2001- July 2008: Associate professor, Dept. Econometrics and OR, and CentER, Tilburg University
July 2001- July 2006: Research fellow, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
August 1998 - July 2001: Assistant professor, Dept. Econometrics, and CentER, Tilburg University
September 1997 - July 1998: Postdoctoral fellow, Dept. Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
September 1996 - August 1997: Assistant professor, Dept. Econometrics, Tilburg University
September 1992 - August 1996: Research student, CentER, Tilburg University


Educational publications

(with P. Borm, H. Hamers, and H. Norde) Linear and Dynamical Systems, Optimization and Games, Pearson, UK, 2006 (2nd ed., 2010).

Current courses

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PhD supervision

Supervision Ph.D. students

  • 2011-2015: Aida Abiad, Spectral characterizations of graphs (second supervisor, main supervisor Willem Haemers)
  • 2007-2015: Ineke Meuffels, The design of road and air networks for express service providers (external Ph.D student at Ortec; second supervisor, main supervisor Hein Fleuren)
  • 2006-2009: Gijs Rennen, Efficient approximation of black-box functions and Pareto sets (cum laude; co-supervised with Dick den Hertog)
  • 2002-2006: Bart Husslage, Maximin designs for computer experiments (co-supervised with Dick den Hertog)


Postdoctoral fellows: Jongyook Park, Marc Camara, Mojtaba Jazaeri


  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Combinatorics
  • Mathematics
  • Operations Research


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