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Second honorary doctorate for Onno Boxma

On Wednesday June 21, the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh (Scotland) has conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Science to Prof. Onno Boxma, full professor of Stochastic Operations Research in the department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Prof. Sergey Foss, full professor of Applied Probability, and current Editor-in-Chief of the Queuing Systems journal, is Boxma’s honorary tutor.

Onno Boxma (1952) receives the honorary doctorate for his contributions to advancements in probability theory and operations research in general, and queueing theory in particular. Boxma: “As I see it, this honorary doctorate is also a recognition of our Stochastics section. Thanks, in part, to the Eurandom institute, Eindhoven stochastics now holds a very prominent position internationally.” Boxma has been working with researchers from the Heriot-Watt University for years: "They are conducting a lot of research into actuarial mathematics and queueing theory, which are my main research areas."

In recent years, he has received several acknowledgements for his work, including an honorary doctorate from Haifa University (2009), the ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award (2011), and the Arne Jensen Lifetime Award (2014).



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The stochastics cluster, STAR, pushes Dutch stochastics further to the international forefront and allows the Dutch stochastics community to attract and train the most talented students and young researchers worldwide. It gives a much needed impulse to under-represented fields and strengthens the existing leading position in well-represented fields. The cluster leads to more critical mass in stochastics, and further stimulates the interaction of researchers from probability theory, statistics and stochastic operations research with researchers from other disciplines.



NETWORKS is a 10-year programme funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science through the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.

NETWORKS is hosted by four research institutions:
University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
Leiden University (UL)
Center for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI)

The programme started in the Summer of 2014 and covers a broad range of topics dealing with stochastic and algorithmic aspects of networks. The aim of the programme is to address the pressing challenges posed by large-scale networks with the help of stochastics and algorithmics. The focus is on modelling, understanding, controlling and optimizing networks that are complex and highly volatile.


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Introducing the workshop centre Eurandom

Eurandom, the workshop centre based at the Stochastics Section of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, TU/e, has an extensive workshop and visitor program. Each year workshops in the different areas of stochastics (statistics, probability theory and stochastic operations research) will be organized; visitors collaborate with Eindhoven and/or Dutch colleagues. Important assets are the series of workshops for and by young researchers: YESP (Young European Stochastic Professionals).

The centre organizes 2 theme months per year, the so-called Stochastic Activity Months (SAM). These will mostly take place clustered around a workshop, such as one of the YESP(*) workshops. During a SAM,  workshops will be organized as well as seminars and/or lecture days. The goal is to bring together a sizeable group

of national and international researchers. We aim to devote one month per year to a multidisciplinary subject.

For an overview of topics of past SAM's, please go to:STOCHASTIC ACTIVITY MONTHS

(*)YESP = Young European Stochastics Professionals. A series of workshops in all three research programmes of Eurandom.  They target especially at and facilitate young people. By choosing subjects that are high on the international agenda these workshops give the possibility to get more in-depth knowledge in recent developments, which can be more difficult at more specific workshops if the working level is too high. See overview of YEP, YEQT and YES


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