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  • Warandelaan 2, Prisma Building, room P 1.213

    5037 AB Tilburg

    Netherlands

1982 …2014
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Personal profile

Research interests

Hans Blanc is associate professor in operations research. His research interests cover various topics in queueing theory, in particular, the power-series algorithm, numerical transform inversion and the transient behavior of queueing systems. He is also involved in the study of Markov chains with uncertain parameters.

Career

Assistant Professor in Operations Research, 1987-1992
Associate Professor in Operations Research, 1992-present
Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Assistant Professor in Operations Research, 1986-1987
Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Assistant Professor in Operations Research, 1984-1986
Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

Researcher (post-doc) in Performance Evaluation, 1982-1984
Center for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Research Assistant, 1978-1982
University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Teaching

Lecture notes

Blanc, J.P.C. Stochastic Operations Research Models: part 2, Tilburg University, 2011-2016.

Blanc, H. Mathematics for Quantitative Research in Pension and Retirement Economics, Tilburg University, 2010-2012.

Blanc, J.P.C. Queueing Models: analytical and numerical methods, Tilburg University, 2004-2009.

Blanc, J.P.C. User guide for the MATLAB package EvalQ, Universiteit van Tilburg, 2007-2009.

Blanc, H. Simlab: a simple set of Matlab tools for simulation, Universiteit van Tilburg, 2008.

Blanc, H. Advanced Inventory Management: models and algorithms, Tilburg University, 2005, 2008.

Blanc, J.P.C. Queueing Systems: analytical and numerical methods, Tilburg University, 1999-2001.

Blanc, J.P.C. Queueing Network Analysis Package QNAP2: an introduction, Tilburg University, 1997-2000.

Blanc, J.P.C. Inleiding tot het gebruik van QNAP2, Tilburg University, 1992-1996 (in Dutch).

PhD supervision

Supervision of Ph.D. students:

  • R.D. van der Mei (1990-1995)
  • W.B. van der Hout (1991-1996)
  • Q. Deng (1997-1998)

Ph.D. thesis committees:

  • S.C. Borst (Tilburg University, 1994)
  • M.B. Combé (Tilburg University, 1994)
  • R.D. van der Mei (Tilburg University, 1995, copromotor)
  • W.B. van der Hout (Tilburg University, 1996, copromotor)
  • Q. Deng (Eindhoven University of Technology, 2001)

Keywords

  • Simulation
  • Operations Research
  • Queueing Theory
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Inventory Systems

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Queue Mathematics
Communication systems Engineering & Materials Science
Conic Optimization Mathematics
Luck Mathematics
Tandem Queues Mathematics
Uncertainty Mathematics
Network protocols Engineering & Materials Science
Queueing networks Engineering & Materials Science

Research Output 1982 2014

Deriving robust and globalized robust solutions of uncertain linear programs having general convex uncertainty sets

Gorissen, B. L., Blanc, J. P. C., den Hertog, D. & Ben-Tal, A., May 2014, In : Operations Research. 62, 3, p. 672-679

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Uncertainty
Linear program
Newsvendor problem
Optimal solution
Duality

Tandem queues with impatient customers for blood screening procedures

Bar-Lev, S. K., Blanc, J. P. C., Boxma, O. J., Janssen, G. & Perry, D., 2013, In : Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability. 15, 2, p. 423-451

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Tandem Queues
Screening
Queue
Blood
Customers

A New Method for Deriving Robust and Globalized Robust Solutions of Uncertain Linear Conic Optimization Problems Having General Convex Uncertainty Sets

Gorissen, B. L., Ben-Tal, A., Blanc, J. P. C. & den Hertog, D., 2012, Tilburg: Operations research, 16 p. (CentER Discussion Paper; vol. 2012-076).

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paperOther research output

File
Conic Optimization
Linear Optimization
Optimization Problem
Uncertainty
Newsvendor Problem

M/G/1 queues with postponed interruptions

Blanc, J. P. C., 2012, In : ISRN Probability and Statistics. 2012, Article ID 653167

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

File

Bad luck when joining the shortest queue

Blanc, J. P. C., 2009, In : European Journal of Operational Research. 195, 1, p. 167-173

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Luck
Joining
Queue
Customers
Multi-server

Activities 1997 1997

  • 3 Invited talk
  • 1 Editorial activity

Conference: INFORMS: Managing Services in the Next Millenium

J.P.C. Blanc (Speaker)
4 May 1997

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Ninth INFORMS Applied Probability Conference

J.P.C. Blanc (Speaker)
30 Jun 1997

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

The power-series algorithm and networks of queues

J.P.C. Blanc (Speaker)
10 Jul 1997

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

INFORMS Journal on Computing (Journal)

J.P.C. Blanc (Editorial board member)
19972004

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific