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  • Warandelaan 2, Prisma Building, room P 2.216

    5037 AB Tilburg


1991 …2018
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Research interests

Herbert Hamers is professor in Game Theory and Operations Research. One part of his research is concerned with studying the interaction between operations research problems and cooperative game theory. Another part is devoted to applications of game theory to practice (e.g. terrorism, logistics, aggriculture).


Current position:

Professor Game Theory & Operations Research, Department Econometrics & Operations Research, Faculty Economics and Business Administration, Tilburg University (since 2007)

Positions held:

2001-2007:Associate Professor Mathematics, Tilburg University
1995-2001:Assistant Professor Mathematics, Tilburg University
1991-1995:Research Associate N.W.O. (0.8), Lecturer TilburgUniversity (0.2)
1988-1991:Lecturer, Tilburg University


Wiskunde 1 (voor BE)

Current courses

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PhD supervision

Ph.D. Supervision

Current Ph.D. students:

Soesja Grundel Planned defense: 2014                                                                                       Jointly supervision with Peter Borm


Past Ph.D. Students:

Roy Lindelauf
Design and Analysis of Covert Networks, Affiliations and Projects

PhD. defense 2011

Gezamenlijke begeleiding met Peter Borm


Baris Ciftci

A Cooperative Approach to Sequencing and Connection Problems

Ph.D. verdediging: december 2009
Gezamenlijke supervisie met Peter Borm


Arantza Estevez-Fernandez
Cooperative Behavior, Competition and Operations Research
Ph.D. defense: September 2006
Jointly supervised with Peter Borm

Lonneke Driessen
Simulation-based optimization for product and process design
Ph.D. verdediging: april 2006
Jointly supervised with Dick den Hertog

Bas van Velzen
Cooperation in networks and scheduling
Ph.D. defense: September 2005 (cum laude)
Jointly supervised with Henk Norde and Peter Borm

Flip Klijn
A game theoretic approach to assignment problems
Ph.D. defense: juni 2000
Jointly supervised with Stef Tijs



Member Ph.D. committees

Silvia Miquel (Barcelona, December 2005)
Marieke Quant (Tilburg, September 2006)
Erwin Stinstra (Tilburg, November 2006)
Frans Cruijssen (Tilburg, December 2006)
Stefano Moretti (Tilburg, October 2008)

Edwin Loomans (Tilburg, January 2012)

External positions


1 Jan 201731 Jan 2017

(CZ (gesponserde leerstoel))

1 Sep 20131 Sep 2017

(Fontys Hogescholen)

1 Jun 20121 Jun 2016

(Mill Hill College)

1 Jun 20111 Jun 2017


  • Game Theory
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Research Output 1991 2018

A new approximation method for the Shapley value applied to the WTC 9/11 terrorist attack

van Campen, T., Hamers, H., Husslage, B. & Lindelauf, R. Dec 2018 In : Social Network Analysis and Mining. 8, 1, 12 p., 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

A Quantitative Optimization Framework for Market-Driven Academic Program Portfolios

Burgher, J. & Hamers, H. 15 May 2017 Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research, 44 p.(CentER Discussion Paper; vol. 2017-025)

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paperOther research output

private university

Ranking of Unwarranted Variations in Healthcare Treatments

Moes, H., Brekelmans, R., Hamers, H. & Hasaart, F. 2 Feb 2017 Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research, 20 p.(CentER Discussion Paper; vol. 2017-004)

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paperOther research output

Health insurance

A New Approximation Method for the Shapley Value Applied to the WTC 9/11 Terrorist Attack

Hamers, H., Husslage, B., Lindelauf, R. & Campen, T. 21 Nov 2016 Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research, 17 p.(CentER Discussion Paper; vol. 2016-042)

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paperOther research output

Game theory
Computational complexity

Essays on cooperation in resource allocation and scheduling

Grundel, S. 2015 Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research. 143 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific

Resource allocation
Game theory

Projects 2001 2005

Combinatorics and games

Norde, H., Hamers, H. & van Velzen, S.


Project: Research projectDissertation research