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News 2011  
  December 19, 2011, Peter van de Ven successfully defended his thesis: Stochastic models for resource-sharing in wireless networks.

December 2011, Serguei Novak, alumnus, published the book: 'Extreme Value Methods with Applications to Finance'. For more information please, visit

  November 28, 2011, Cara was born. She is the daughter of Roxana Ion and Iulian Nitescu. Congratulations!
  November 2011, Christian Giardina received an Italian grant for his research project 'Stochastic processes in interacting particle systems: duality, metastability and their application'. The granting scheme is FIRB-Futoro in Ricerca. The grant is comparable with the Dutch Veni-Vidi-Vici grant. 
  September 30, 2011, Ferre and Tuur were born. The twin boys of Michiel and Cora Jansen. Congratulations!
  August 16, 2011, Emma was born. She is the daughter of Paul en Ivonne Beekhuizen. Congratulations!
May 27th, 2011, Elisa Glasmacher was born. She is the daughter of Francesca Nardi and P. Glasmacher. Congratulations!

April 4, 2011, Marko Boon successfully defended his thesis: Polling Models, From Theory to Traffic Intersections.

2011 We wish you a happy and successful 2011
News 2010  
Andreas Löpker left EURANDOM on December 20, 2010 to work at Helmut-Schmidt-Universität in Germany.
On December 1, 2010 EURANDOM had a farewell party for Liqiang Liu.
The twin daughters, Sofia and Anna, of Elena Tzenova and Federico Camia were born on October 25, 2010 in Abu Dhabi (Dubai). Congratulations!
Yoni Nazarathy left EURANDOM on November 12, 2010 to emigrate to Australia. On December 1, 2010 he will starting to work at Technical University of Swinburne Australia.
Henrik Jönsson also left EURANDOM. We said goodbye to him on October 11, 2010.
September 28, 2010 there was a farewell party for Mikhail Langovoy. He started as Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany.
September 23, 2010 we had a farewell party for Marlies Brangers.

Message: 'Dear EURANDOM alumni,

This is my last day at EURANDOM, which makes me a bit sad. But farewell always hurts. I have had a wonderful time here, thanks to you all....  I will treasure the memories of you and of the Institute for many years, I’m sure of that...  more

August 26, we had a EURANDOM lunch as farewell party for Andrea Krajina, Mitja Stadje and Lihu Xu.
Andrea Krajina accepted a one-year position as Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Mathematical Stochastics, Georg-August-Universitaet, Goettingen, Germany. She'll start September 1.
Mitja Stadje will be an assistant professor with Roger Laeven, UvT from September 1.
Lihu Xu
was invited to the University of Bonn for a 1,5 months visit. From October 13 he'll be working as a postdoctoral researcher at TU Berlin, with Professor Peter Friz.

September 1, 2010, Josine Bruin started as a Consultant at Quintiq in Den Bosch.

October 12, 2010, Josine defended her Thesis: Inventory control in multi-item production systems.
September 16 2010, Markus Heydenreich started as UD in STAR in Leiden (60%) and CWI (40%).

Markus was granted a Veni by NWO. Markus Heydenreich uses mathematical models to explain abrupt changes in physical systems. Congratulations!

NWO offered Ingrid Vliegen a Rubicon Award to spend one year at The Wharton School/The University of Pennsylvania, in the U.S.A.
She will visit this university for half a year from January 2011.
We congratulate the organizers of  the workshop Statistical inference for Lévy Processes with Applications to Finance, July 15-17, 2009, Chris Klaassen (UvA & EURANDOM), Shota Gugushvili, (VU-Amsterdam & EURANDOM) and Peter Spreij (UvA) with the  Special issue of Statistica Neerlandica.
Tuesday, August 18, 14.00, we said farewell to Artem Sapozhnikov, who will start as a postdoc with Professor Sznitman at ETH Zürich, Department of Mathematics
September 1, 2010. Also view:
Dr. Maria Vlasiou was rewarded an NWO grant for her proposal: Error Bounds for Structured Markov Chains 
Marko Boon and Nicole's son, Erik, was born Sunday, June 13, 7.00 AM. His weight: 4239m.

Nelly Litvak published a book, called "Our sweet teens", about education of teenagers and education in The Netherlands. The book will be released in Moskou on June 21. Also view:

June 3, 2010, sunshine, fun, a great day, our annual EURANDOM excursion:
Jesim and Mandira Sarma are proud parents of their adopted daughter Joya who came home on 26th April 2010. Joya is about one a half year old and in good health and spirit. She is a very easy child and feels very much at home with her new family. She is cheerful, affectionate and playful. She is a bundle of joy.
Iryna Snihir & Pavel Mulyar are the proud parents of Denis Mulyar, who was born May 26, 2010 at 16:51.


Starting Grant for top researcher stochastics

The European Research Council (ERC) has granted dr. Johan van Leeuwaarden a Starting Grant of one million euro. With the grant he can start his project Critical Queues and Reflected Stochastic Processes (CritiQueue). The project will start in 2010 and has a term of five years.[tt_news]=9683&tx_ttnews[backPid]=361&cHash=046e88718f

The EURANDOM Sportsteam:
Elie Aidekon; Remco Bierbooms; Marko Boon; Niek Bouman; Sander Dommers; Florence Guillaume; Jevgenijs Ivanovs; Michiel Jansen; Anton Klymovskiy; Paulo Serra; Peter van de Ven; Sandra van Wijk, with their motivated Captain Josine
had  a great "Meerkamp TU/e" day, Thursday, May 20, 2010.
They ended 7th out of 22 teams!
May 14, 2010, Mette was born, daughter of Ingrid and Rajko Reijnen, and sister of Rianne Reijnen.
May 18, 2010, 16.00, we had a farewell party for Josine Bruin and Seva Shneer. Seva accepted a position in Switzerland, Josine will leave EURANDOM June 12.

May 27, 2010, 16.00 we had a farewell party for Lucienne Coolen, pictures:

Message from Lucienne: "As you (maybe) already know I will leave EURANDOM from June 1, 2010 for a new challenging job more

April 26, 2010, 13.30 we had a farewell gathering for Alexander Lyedovskikh, who will start at the Chemical Department, TU/e.
April 8, 2010, 12.45-14.00 We celebrated Spring and Easter with a EURANDOM lunch, in the library this time.
Prof. dr. Harry van Zanten (TU/e and EURANDOM) and Prof. dr. Peter Grünwald (CWI and UL and former postdoc at EURANDOM), received the Van Dantzig Prize 2010. The Van Dantzig Prize is awarded every five years by the Dutch Vereniging voor Statistiek en Operationele Research, to a young researcher who has a big impact on today's developments in this field. We congratulate them!
Prof. dr. Peter Grünwald (CWI and UL) former postdoc at EURANDOM, received a VICI-grant for his project called:
"Statistiek als je modellen niet kloppen"
(Safe Statistics)

We congratulate him!
Carmel and Yoni Nazarathy are very happy with their son, "Yarden". Yarden was born Friday, March 3, at 11:29AM, 3850gram, good looking guy.
February 4, 2010, Paul Beekhuizen successfully defended his Thesis: Performance Analysis of Networks on Chips.
Dr. Johan van Leeuwaarden obtained a grant in the open competition at NWO for his project
Queues and random walks in the quarter plane
Federico Camia Dr. Federico Camia, VU - Wiskunde, former postdoc at EURANDOM
received a VIDI-grant

Random fractals and phase transitions
Because of snow and ice, and no trains, we postponed Shota Gugushvili's farewell party to 20-01-2010. Shota started as a researcher at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.
2010 We wish you a happy and successful 2010


News 2009


December 15, 2009, Isaac Corro Ramos successfully defended his Thesis: Statistical Procedures for Certification of Software Systems.
  December 9, 2009, Johan van Leeuwaarden obtained a Grant in the Open Competition at NWO for his project: queues and random walks in the quarter plane.
Sinterklaas visited us, like he does every year. You can see what he brought at:
25-11-2009 we said farewell to Ahmad Al Hanbali, who accepted a position at Twente University, and to Paul Beekhuizen, who will be leaving us in January 2010.
According to the tradition we had a EURANDOM lunch on October 22, 2009 with delicious dishes from Italy, France, Greece, Israel, and The Netherlands.
November 25, 2009, Ingrid Vliegen successfully defended her Thesis: Integrated planning for service tools and spare parts for capital goods.



We wish them

all success in

their new jobs

  • Ingrid Vliegen, who has her PhD Defense November 25, is momentarily  lecturer at IE & IS, TU/e, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
  • Dimitris Cheliotis accepted a permanent position as assistant Professor at the University of Athens, Greece.
  • Isaac Corro Ramos who will have his PhD Defense December 15, 2009 started 01-08-2009 as a postdoc at iMTA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Johan Segers was appointed associate Professor at the Institut de Statistique,  Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.
  • 01-09-2009 Bas Lemmens accepted a permanent lectureship in mathematics at the School of Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science Cornwallis Building University of Kent, UK.
  • Reda-Jürg Messikh is employed as a Risk Model Developer in an Asset Management Company, based in Switzerland.
  • Nino Mushkudiani accepted a job at the CBS as methodologist in The Netherlands.
  • Andries Lenstra is working at the Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics, UvA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Peter van der Wal currently is a Quantitative Analyst Researcher at ING, The Netherlands
  • Peter van de Ven accepted a position at the VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Nicola Armstrong accepted a position in Sydney, Australia from 01-09-2009.
  • Vladimir Kulikov is Senior Quantitative Analyst, a permanent position at ASR Nederland, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Andrei Sleptchenko is business consultant at Ab Ovo, Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands.
  • Roxana Ion accepted a job at the High Tech Campus, Philips, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
  • Ambedkar Dukkipati started a faculty position as assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in India.
  • Nicolas Pétrélis started as Maître de Conférence at the University of Nantes, France.
  • Elena Tzenova is employed at the VU, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Jonelleke Kamperman accepted a job as HR Service Officer at the Department of Mathematics and Information Science, TU/e from April 1.
  • 01-04-2009 Mandira Sarma joined the Jawaharlal Nehru University as an Associate Professor in the Centre for International Trade and development.
  • Brian Fralix started as an assistant professor at Clemson University USA.
  • From February 2009, Henry Matzinger is an associate Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, U.S.A.
Ira, daughter of Bojan Basrak was born 02-07-2009.
Elisa, daughter of Cristian Spitoni was born beginning of August 2009.
Francis, son of Florence Drouvin and Madalin Guta, was born 09-08-2009.
Arsène, son of Jean-Marc Lasgouttes was born 26-08-2009.

We wish the new born babies a warm welcome and to the parents our congratulations.

Bernd Heidergott has received the Best Lecturer Award of the faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the VU for the academic year 2008/2009.
July 2009: Bernardo D'Auria received the Ramon y Cajal grant (Spanish equivalent of the Dutch VIDI-grant of NWO).
25-06-2009 Finals of First Foossball Event, Competition and Tournament (EFFECT), with the happy winners on the picture.
02-02-2009 Sander Dommers obtained his Master Thesis in the green room of EURANDOM, where we will regularly see him as a PhD student.
14-08-2009 Farewell party for Dimitris Cheliotis who returned to Greece to the University of Athens.
25-06-2009 Farewell party for Yoav Kerner, who will be a postdoc of the University of Toronto, visiting the Technion, Haifa, Israel for one year.
23-06-2009 Annual EURANDOM excursion
This year we went by train to 's-Hertogenbosch where we had a guided boat tour, followed by a drink with a Bossche bol, a visit to the Hieronymus Bosch Art Center and a festive dinner in De Witte Dame in Eindhoven.
For pictures, follow this link.
08-05-2009 Ingrid Vliegen married Wouter, which we celebrated with her at EURANDOM on May 19.
09-04-2009 with a lunch we celebrated spring and Jonelleke's farewell.
19-02-2009 we said goodbye to Brian Fralix.
  Wicher Bergsma co-authored the book:
Marginal Models
For Dependent, Clustered, and Longitudinal Categorical Data
Series: Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences
Bergsma, Wicher, Croon, Marcel, Hagenaars, Jacques A.
2009, XI, 268 p., Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-387-09609-4.
  From 01-01-2009 Wouter Kager is RSS research fellow.
2009 We wish you a happy and successful 2009


News 2008

  After 2.5 years working for Rabobank International in the role of Quantitative Risk Analyst, Iryna Snihir continued her career in the world of private-banking at Van Lanschot Bankiers in the headoffice located in Den Bosch, where she has been appointed to the position of Risk Manager. Her responsibilities concern the development, maintenance and validation of best-practice risk management techniques involving both credit risk and operational risk; supporting business needs, senior management strategy and the compliance with prudential regulations (BIS-II).
December 2008 December 6, 2008 Birgit and Markus Heydenreich became the proud parents of a (second) son and his name is Lorenz.
  November 11, 2008 Wim Schoeman and Nicola Armstrong got a (second) son and his name is Liam.
November 19, 2008 Bernardo Flores and Ana Ferreira  got their theird son and his name is Luis.
  As of November 1, 2008 Peter Grünwald has been appointed Professor Statistical learning on a new chair hosted by the Mathematical Institute and the Leiden University Institute for Advanced Computer Science (LIACS).

Statistical learning is about finding patterns in data without making too much assumptions about `reality'. Until recently pattern recognition was largely a subject for computer scientists. With the new input from statistics, a new field is emerging on the cutting edge of statistics and computer science. Grünwald will develop several new education products, among which a course Statistical Learning as well as possibly a course on forensic statistics/statistics and law.

  This month we said good-bye to Efang Kong and Christian Spitoni. Efang started a new job as Lecturer at the University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom and Christian is working at the Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
November 2008 November 3, 2008 Gergely Mincsovics defended his thesis entitled 'Studies on Tactical Capacity Planning with Contingent Capacities'. November 6, 2008. He is working at the moment at TomTom in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Markus Heydenreich defended his thesis 'A lace-expansion analysis of random spatial models'
  This month we organised a farewell-party for Tobias Müller. After two weeks in Canada he is going to start as a post-doc for one year at the University of Tel Aviv in Israel. Tobias also obtained a VENI-grant from NWO.
October 2008 Zekkia and Maarten van Wieren got a daughter. Her name is Sunna, born on October 2nd. At birth she weighed 3520 grammes and she measured 51 centimetres. Also Irina and Evgeny Verbitskiy became proud parents of a son and his name is Anton.
  Dmitriy Danilov is now working at the Faculty of Chemical Technology, Department of Inorganic Chemistry & Catalysi, Energy materials & Devices of the TU/e. Anne Fey-den Boer started to work at Delft University. Paul Frenken obtained a permanent position as Risk Validator at the Rabobank in Utrecht, The Netherlands and Alexey Koloydenko obtained a permanent position as Lecturer in Statistics and Probability at the Royal Holloway University of London, England
September 2008 In September 2008 Jian Zhang has been appointed as Professor in Statistics at the University of York, United Kingdom. Nicolas Pétrélis moved from Zürich to Berlin and is now working as a post-doc with Professor Deuschel at the Technische Universität in Berlin, Germany. Rongfeng Sun moved from Berlin to Singapore, he is now working at the Department of Mathematics of the National University of Singapore.
  We said good-bye to Sebastien Blachère
  August 26, 27 and 28 we celebrated our 10th Anniversary and also the fact that we now have 100 Alumni. On Tuesday afternoon we had a pleasant meeting with several Alumni and in the evening a nice dinner at restaurant Fens.
August 2008 New jobs for Elena Tzenova, Maria Vlasiou, Peter van de Ven and Andries Lenstra. In August Elena will start working for British Telecom; Maria has been appointed as Assistant-Professor at the TU/e within the framework of the 'Women-in-Science-programme'; Peter will start as (bio)statistician at TNO (Zeist, The Netherlands) for the 'Quality of Life' programme and Andries is back at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
July 2008 Silke Rolles and Franz Merkl have a beautiful son. He was born on July 26, 2008 and his name is Martin.



Annual Excursion
In 2008 we organized a guided tour in the PSV-stade, we played 'beugelen' (ground billiard), jeu de boules and we had a BBQ at the PVOC (the meeting center of the TU/e staff association).

For an overview of the excursions of previous years please have a look here.
June 2008 New jobs for: Ambedkar Dukkipati, Bas Lemmens and Fabio Rigat. Ambedkar started at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore - after spending some time in England -. Bas and Fabio both obtained a permanent position at Warwick University, United Kingdom.
  We said good-bye to Guangming Pan and Stelios Bekiros. Guangming Pan is working as Assistant-Professor at the School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences (SPMS) - Division of Mathematical Sciences (MAS) of the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. Stelios Bekiros joined the Max Weber Postdoctoral Programme of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.
May 2008 Gregory Maillard obtained a permanent position as "Maître de Conférences" at the Centre de Mathématiques et Informatique (CMI) - Laboratoire d'Analyse, Topologie, Probabilités (UMR 6632) at the Université de Provence in Marseille, France and he is very happy with this new job!
April 2008 New jobs for Akira Sakai and Nadia Lalam. Akira started a new position in Hokkaido University. It is in north Japan, close to Russia, so it could be very cold and snowy in winter. After some time spent in Sweden, Nadia is now back in Paris, working for the AXA insurance company (department of Life Operations). You will find their new addresses in the Alumni-list.
  At the 9th INFORMS Telecommunications Conference Telecommunications Modeling, Policy, and Technology (March 27-29, 2008, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA) the Doctoral Dissertation Award for Operations Research in Telecommunications 2008 has been awarded to Johan van Leeuwaarden. The award aims to recognize outstanding scholarly achievements of young people in the field.
  Hwee Pink Tan returned to Singapore to work as a Senior Research Fellow at the Networking Protocols Department of the Institute for Infocomm Research in Singapore
March 2008 March 18, 2008 Anne Fey-den Boer defended successfully her thesis Sandpile models: The infinite volume model, Zhang's model and limiting shapes at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.
Anne Fey has investigated probability calculations in mathematical sandpile models. Although the rules of the model are simple, the wide-ranging behaviour that emerges from these is fascinating. Fey's research concerned various forms of self-organisation in these models. Practical applications are, for example, movements in the Earth's crust, stock market fluctuations and the formation of traffic jams. Read more....
  This month we said good-bye to Anne Fey-den Boer, Wouter Kager, Balakrishna Prabhu and Elisa Mariani. Anne will start teaching at the TU/e, Wouter is working as an Assistant-Professor at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam and Balakrishna Prabhu at the Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes (LAAS) of the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) in Toulouse, France. Elisa returned to Italy to restart her previous work.
February 22, 2008  we welcome the son of Francesca Nardi and Patrick Glasmacher. His name is Pietro Willem Francesco. At birth he was 3830 grammes and 51centimetres.
February 2008 Christian Gromoll  won the prestigious Best publication award. An award of the INFORMS Applied Probability Society. This award is for outstanding contributions to the field of applied probability. The award is accompanied by a plaque and a honorarium. The award is given once every two years.

2007 -- H. Chrisitian Gromoll, University of Virginia, Amber L. Puha, California State University, and Ruth Williams, University of California at San Diego, for the papers "The Fluid Limit of a Heavily Loaded Processor Sharing Queue" by Gromoll, Puha & Williams, The Annals of Applied Probability, 2002, Vol. 12, 797-859; "Invariant States & Rates of Convergence for a Critical Fluid Model of a Processor Sharing Queue" by Puha & Williams, The Annals of Applied Probability, 2004, Vol. 14, 517-554; "Diffusion Approximation for a Processor Sharing Queue in Heavy Traffic" by Gromoll, The Annals of Applied Probability, 2004, Vol. 14, 555-611.
  Evgeny Verbitskiy has been appointed as Professor 'Mathematics of Life Science at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
After having pursued a post-doc in the Machine Learning team of the AMIS-Bio group of Florence d'Alché-Buc (thanks to Genopole support), Nicolas Brunel is now lecturer in statistics at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique pour l'Industrie et l'Entreprise (ENSIIE).
Organizational changes of EURANDOM January 1, 2008 the organizational position of EURANDOM in the TU/e has been changed. The institute became organizationally embedded into the Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science. The Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science and EURANDOM will move into a new building in 2010. We are pleased that EURANDOM is able to continue the research activities and the workshop- and visitor programmes at a scale that is virtually equal to the present one. We aim to maintain, and possibly even strengthen, the ties with the advisors (= senior fellows) and research fellows of other universities. The various details concerning the relation between the foundation, the institute EURANDOM and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science will be worked out in the coming year. The board of the foundation EURANDOM as well as the directors of the institute will continue their efforts for additional funding. The institute is among others involved in a proposal for a stochastics cluster with EURANDOM as central node. We will keep you keep you informed about future developments.
January 2008 We wish you a happy and succesfull 2008!

News 2007

  We wish you a happy and succesful 2008!
  The Annual Christmas Dinner took place this year in Restaurant FENS. For an overview of the Annual Christmas Dinners click here.
December 16, 2007 Madalin Guta and Florence Drouvin got a son. His name is Matei.
December 2007 December 5, 2007 EURANDOM celebrated Sinterklaas, following the Dutch traditions, with a nice lunch in the Green room.
October  2007

October, 2007 Zbigniew Palmowski  passed the habilitation procedure successfully  with the thesis Martingale methods and properties of subexponential distributions in fluctuations of Levy processes and random walks at the University of Wroclaw, Poland.

  September 1, 2007 Julia Brettschneider joined the Department of Statistics at the University of Warwick. You will find her new contact details here.
September 2007

This month we say goodbye to Isaac Corro Ramos and Maarten van Wieren. Isaac is going to work at the Mathematics department of the TU/e and Maarten is going to work at AEGON, an insurance company, as a developer for risk management.

The Annual Excursion 2007 brought us to the Historisch Openlucht Museum Eindhoven where we have made an interesting trip trough the past. After the excursion we had tapas in the Paviljoen Genneper Parken. Click here for an overview of the excursions of previous years.
  September 16, 2007 Cristian Gromoll got married in the USA.
September 15, 2007 Iryna Snihir and Pavel got married in Minsk. We wish them all the best for their future life!
  In August 2007 Adam Wierman defended his thesis Scheduling for Today's Computer Systems: Bridging Theory and Practice. With his thesis he obtained the SCS Distinguished Dissertation Award - awarded annually by the School of Computer Science in recognition of outstanding work by a graduate of the school-wide doctoral programs. The award included a cash prize and distinguished lecture by the recipient
Adam is now working at the Californian Institute of Technology - Caltech, Pasadena, USA.
August 2007 This month we said good-bye to Mark Holmes. Mark returned to New-Zealand to continue his work at the University of Auckland, Department of Statistics but he promised to come back in June 2008.
July 2007 During the INFORMS conference on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 we had a lovely dinner with many former EURANDOM post-docs in the Zwarte Doos at the campus of the TU/e.
  Eva Riccomagno is now working as 'Professore associato di Statistica' at the Department of Mathematics, University of Genova, Italy. She is visiting fellow of Warwick University and still collaborates with the Politecnico di Torino. You will find her new address details here.
  By the end of June Irina Kourkova got a daughter and her name is Elisa.
June 2007 The Annual Excursion of this year will take place in September. For an overview of excursions of previous years (including pictures) have a look here.
  May 21, 2007 Peter van de Ven successfully defended his thesis Equivalences in Design of Experiments at the TU/e. Peter is now working at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom.
May 2007 May 11, 2007 Maria Vlasiou and Bert Zwart got married in the USA. They will celebrate their marriage (again) in The Netherlands, July 8, 2007.
April 2007 Andreï Sleptchenko started a new job at the OR consultancy company ORTEC B.V. in Gouda, The Netherlands.

March 14, 2007 Sophie Ladoucette successfully defended her 2nd thesis at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. The full text of her thesis Analysis of heavy-tailed risks can be found here. Sophie is now working as a Technical Advisor R&D for a reinsurance company (Secura Re) in Brussels.
  March 2007: the trustees of the Rollo Davidson Trust have awarded the 2007 Rollo Davidson Prize to Remco van der Hofstad for "his work in probability and statistical mechanics". The Rollo Davidson Trust was founded in 1975 in memory of Rollo Davidson, an accomplished mathematician of remarkable potential, and Fellow-elect of Churchill College, Cambridge, who died on the Piz  Bernina in 1970. The Trustees award an annual Prize for young probabilists. The list of previous winners can be found here.
March 2007 This month we say good-bye to Denis Denisov and Peter van de Ven. They are both leaving for the United Kingdom. Denis is going to work at the University of Edinburgh and Peter is going to work at the University of Southampton.
February 2007 Nadia Lalam is now working as postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Mathematical Sciences of Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. In collaboration with Peter Jagers and within the working group in stochastic models, she investigates statistical inference for population dynamics models.
  January 30, 2007 at 17h00 Sophie Ladoucette will defend her 2nd thesis. Subject of her thesis is Reinsurance and Large Claims. Promotors: Professor J. Beirlant and Professor Wim Schoutens. POSTPONED to March 14!

January 22, 2007 Fabio and Monica Rigat got a daughter. Her name is Sara. At birth she was 3.030kg by 51cm.
  This year we appointed 6 Research Fellows: Cristian Giardinà, Peter Grünwald, Bernd Heidergott, Johan van Leeuwaarden, Nelli Litvak and Francesca Nardi.
  Two (former) post-docs obtained a patent in 2006: Dmitry Danilov and Johan van Leeuwaarden and three former post-docs published a book in 2006:
Ana Ferreira:
Extreme Value Theory: An Introduction
Peter Grünwald:
Advances in Minimum Description Length: Theory and Applications and
Bernd Heidergott:
Max-Plus Linear Stochastic Systems
January 2007 We wish you a happy and succesful 2007!

News 2006

  We wish you a happy and succesful 2007!
December 2006 The Annual Christmas Dinner took place this year in Restaurant Ons Eten en Drinken. For an overview of the Annual Christmas Dinners click here
  November 30, 2006 we will say goodbye to Adam Wierman, Cristian Giardinà and Nicolas Brunel. Adam will return to the US to finish his PhD, Nicolas will start working at the University of Evry and Cristian started December 1, 2006 at the TU/e, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  November 26, 2006 Johan and Nadia Seegers got a second son. His name is Ward

On November 23, 2006 EURANDOM organised a lecture afternoon in honour of the managing director Wim Senden. After having worked 40 years in various positions within the TU/e Wim Senden has retired. Willem van Zwet, Remco van der Hofstad and Nelli Litvak presented lectures of general interest
November 2006 Female Technology. Eindhoven and her Marie Curie's (a.o. Nino Mushkudiani, Nelli Litvak and Maria Vlasiou). On Tuesday, November 14, 2006, the Faculty Club of TU/e presented 'Female Technology', the commercial results of TU/e's female researchers and designers in the previous 50 years. For more details please visit:
  We also said goodbye this month to Nadia Lalam and Leila Mohammadi. Nadia is going to return to France and Leila obtained a postdoctoral position at Leiden University Medical Center
  Oktober 2nd, 2006, Sabine Schlegel and Gustave Ombouma-Ngoye got a daughter. Her name is Naemi Bengoli. Her weight is 3770 grammes and her length is 53 centimetres
October 2006 Another Farewell Party took place this month for Rongfeng Sun (Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Berlin, Germany) and Maria Vlasiou (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA)

September 25th, 2006 Maria Vlasiou defended successfully her thesis Lindley-Type Recursions. Maria is going to work at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
  September 15th, 2006, during the Beta conference 'Management of Service Operations' Johan van Leeuwaarden received the Beta PhD Award 2006
  Mandira Sarma started in September a new job. She is now working as Research Fellow at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi, India
  A Farewell Party has been organised for: Adriana Gabor (TU/e), Bernardo D'Auria (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid) and Fabio Rigat (Warwick University). We also said good-bye to Talia Figarella who is going to work at the ABN-AMRO bank in Amsterdam
September 2006 Johan Segers started this month a new job at the Institut de Statistique, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  Roxana Ion started this a new job as Biostatistician at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development Laboratory of Janssen-Cilag Pharmaceutica, Belgium
  Madalin Guta started to work as fixed-term lecturer at the University of Nottingham, School of Mathematical Sciences, Division of Statistics
August 2006 Lerzan Ormeci will be visiting the Netherlands from August 7 - September 14, 2006. She will work with Gul Gurkan from Tilburg University
  Johan van Leeuwaarden obtained a Veni-grant from NWO. Title of his research project: Asymptotic analysis and functional equations in queueing theory. In September he will start working at the TU/e
July 2006


This month we say good-bye to Mia Deijfen and Hwee Pink Tan. Mia will return to Sweden and Hwee Pink is going to work at the Centre for Telecommunications Value-Chain Research (CTVR), Lloyd Institute of Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland

Francesca Nardi has been appointed by the TU/e in the programme 'Women-in-Science'. She will start in September
  June 15, 2006 Ana Ferreira and her husband Bernardo got a second son. His name Duarte

The Annual Excursion 2006 brought us (again) to Oirschot where we have made a beautiful painting on canvas. Click here for an overview of the excursions of previous years
June 2006 Krishanu is moving into the next step of his life: June 1st, 2006 he is going to marry Reshmi Chakraborty. The wedding will take 4 days
  Farida Enikeeva got a daughter. Her name is Asya. She weighed 3000 grammes, her height was 50 centimetres.
May 2006 This month we say good-bye to Iryna Snihir. Iryna is going to work at the Rabobank International, Utrecht, The Netherlands

May 14, 2006 Nicola Armstrong and Wim Schoeman got a son. His name is Jake Kieran and his weight is 3085 grammes
April 2006 Akira Sakai started a new job as Lecturer at the University of Bath (Department of Mathematical Sciences), United Kingdom

March 24, 2006 Roxana Alice Ion and Iulian Nitescu got a son. His name is Yanniek Alexander. His weight is 4300 grammes, his length is 51 centimeters.
March 2006 Elena Tzenova started a new job at the National Statistical Institute in Sofia, Bulgaria

Mandira Sarma and Jesim Pais are happy to announce the arrival of their daughter Hiya ('heart' in Assamese). Hiya was born on February 1, at 11.46 PM and weighed about 3.45 kilos. Her height (length) was taken the next day - 49 cms.
The picture of Hiya was taken on the 8th day.
  Gregory Maillard is visiting Frank den Hollander in Canada. In March he will start his new job at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne, Switzerland
February 2006 Silke Rolles accepted a position as Associate Professor at the Technische Universität München, Germany
  Bas Lemmens started working at the University of Warwick with a Marie Curie Indivdual Fellowship
  Nicola Armstrong accepted a permanent job at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  Andreï Sleptchenko started to work as Associate-Professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
January 2006 EURANDOM wishes you all the best for 2006!

News 2005

December 2005 We wish you all the best for 2006!
  During the Annual Christmas Dinner we said good-bye to Elena Tzenova who will return to Bulgaria. For an overview of the Annual Christmas Dinners click here

October 28, 2005 Nelly Litvak and Pranab Mandal got a daughter. She was born 3080 gram and 50 cm long. Her name is Piyali Mandal
October 2005 October 1st, 2005 there has been a change in the scientific directorship of EURANDOM: Professor Frank den Hollander (scientific director) and Professor Henry Wynn (scientific co-director) stepped down. The new scientific director is Professor Onno Boxma
September 2005 September 28, 2005 we said good-bye to Dmitry Danilov
  September 24, 2005 we organised the second Alumni-meeting
  September 6, 2005 Bas Lemmens and Elizabeth Ogston got married
August 2005 August 31, 2005 we also organised a farewell party for Federico Camia and Dmitry Znamenskiy. Federico accepted a research position at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. Dmitry is going the work at  Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven
  August 23, 2005 we organised a farewell party for Wicher Bergsma and Alexey Koloydenko. Wicher accepted a position of Lecturer in Statistics at the London School of Economics, UK. Alexey accepted a position of Lecturer at the University of Nottingham, UK
July 2005 Nino Mushkudiani and Erik Cator got a son, his name is Luka
  The annual EURANDOM excursion in June took us to play Boerengolf (Farmers golf) in Oirschot, and a guided tour through the beautiful village of Oirschot with assignments. In the evening we enjoyed a barbecue with music by the Stressperadas
June 2005 June 13, 2005 Johan van Leeuwaarden obtained his PhD degree. He started working at the ING bank in Amsterdam
  May 19, 2005 Silke Rolles passed her Habilitation. In August she will start working at the Mathematics Department of the TU/e
May 2005 This month Mandira Sarma returned to India. Mandira is going to work as Visiting Fellow at the Indian Statistical Institute in New Delhi
  Madalin Guta started to work in May with his VENI-grant at the Radboud University Nijmegen
April 2005 This month we organised a farewell-party for Mandira Sarma, Farida Enikeeva and Johan van Leeuwaarden
March 2005 Federico Camia has been awarded a VENI-grant from NWO for the project 'Scaling limits in two Dimensions' (Willekeurige kleuring en fase-overgangen). In September he will start his research with this grant at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam
  Sophie Ladoucette is leaving in February. She is going to work at the Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
February 2005 Fabio Toninelli found a permanent position at the Laboratoire de Physique, ENS Lyon, France
  Nelli Litvak has been awarded a MEERVOUD grant from NWO. The project she will work on is called Ranking of nodes in complex stochastic networks - NetRank
  In January we said good-bye to Vladimir Kulikov who accepted a job as Quantative Developer  at the Equity Derivates Trading Desk of the ING bank in Amsterdam
  On January 6, 2005 Alexandre Lindsey was born. Son of Patrick Lindsey and Séverine Lindsey-Leurquin. Alexandre weighs 3kg888 and is 49,6 cm tall
January 2005 EURANDOM wishes you a scientifically inspiring and fruitful New Year!

News 2004 (March - December)

March 2004

  • Fabio Toninelli left EURANDOM for a post-doc position  - supported by the Swiss Science Foundation - at the Institute of Mathematics, University of Zurich in Switserland. He is going to work with Prof.dr. Erwin Bolthausen, one of the members of the Steering Committee of EURANDOM.
  • On March 1, 2004, Maya and Roman Marintcheva-Petrova got a son, his name is Darin.

April 2004

  • Nicola Armstrong started to work as a post-doc at the Faculty of Sciences, Dept. of Mathematics of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Nicola is working in the Stochastics section, research group Statistics for Life Sciences.

May 2004

  • On May 15, 2004 Johan and Nadia Segers got a son, his name is Ruben. Ruben weighs 3,260 kg and is 50 cm tall.

June 2004

July 2004

  • Madalin Guta and Johan Segers obtained a Veni-scholarship from NWO. Johan will use the Veni-scholarship to develop statistical models focussing on extreme events. Madalin will use the Veni-scholarship to analyze quantum measurements using methods from quantum information, theoretical statistics and probability.
  • On July 15th, Francesca Nardi and Patrick Glasmacher got married in Italy.

August 2004

  • Peter van der Wal finished his contract and will start working at the research department of the ABN-AMRO bank in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Christian Gromoll will return this month to the United States of America to continue his research on the NSF grant at Stanford University.
  • Nidhi Hegde is leaving for Paris where she will work for France Telecom.
  • Two weddings this month: Roxana Ion & Julian got married in Romania and, Nelli Litvak & Pranab Mandal got married in Russia.
  • On August 11, 2004 Peter and Louise Grünwald got a daughter, her name is Wiske.

September 2004

  • Peter Grünwald obtained a Vidi-scholarship from NWO. Peter will use the Vidi-scholarship to work on the project 'Learning when all models are wrong'.
  • Bas Lemmens has been appointed at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom as Zeeman lecturer

October 2004

  • Franz Merkl has been appointed as Professor at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Munich, Germany.
  • Jyri Lember (number 1534) participated in the Eindhoven Marathon on October 10, 2004. Out of more than 800 participants for the full marathon he ended at the 258 place with running time 3:25:01.

November 2004

  • Wim Schoutens has been appointed as Research Professor (BOF) at the Section of Statistics of the Department of Mathematics of the KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Irina Kourkova obtained her Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches at the Université Paris 6 Pierre et Marie Curie, France
  • At the end of this month we organised a farewell party for Luis Artiles Martinez, Karel Netocný and Andreï Sleptchenko. Luis is going to work as freelance consultant. Karel accepted a job as scientific researcher at the Institute of Plasma Physics. This is one of the institutions of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Andreï Sleptchenko is leaving in January 2005 for the USA where he is going to work at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

December 2004

  • This month we said good-bye to Krishanu Maulik who is going to work as Assistent-Professor at the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, India
  • The Annual Christmas Dinner took place in Eetcafé De Verlenging in the PSV-stadium
  • We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  • Please write down in your diary that we will have an alumni-event on Saturday, September 24, 2005. More information will follow soon.

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