Willem van Jaarsveld
Willem van Jaarsveld is tenure-track Assistant Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), in the OPAC group. His main research interest is stochastic optimization, with applications in diverse areas including inventory control, supply chain management and maintenance logistics. He is also interested in spare parts demand forecasting in particular, and the use of data for decision making in general. Apart from working towards scientific impact, he aim to make an impact in practice by working closely with several companies to facilitate the implementation of the methods he develops in practice. His research on optimization of spare parts inventories has been applied in various companies, including Fokker Services and Shell Global solutions.
Willem van Jaarsveld received MScs in Physics and in Econometrics and a PhD in Operations Research from Rotterdam Erasmus University in 2013. He spent a year of his PhD candidacy at Carnegie Mellon University. After graduation, we worked as an assistant professor at the Erasmus School of Economics, prior to joining the OPAC group in 2015.
Literature reviewEuropean Journal of Operational Research (2018)
Dose-optimal vaccine allocation over multiple populationsProduction and Operations Management (2018)
An improved method for forecasting spare parts demand using extreme value theoryEuropean Journal of Operational Research (2017)
The most efficient critical vaccination coverage and its equivalence with maximizing the herd effect.Mathematical Biosciences (2016)
Stochastic programming analysis and solutions to schedule overcrowded operating rooms in ChinaComputers & Operations Research (2016)
- Design of operations planning and control systems
- Multi-Echelon Inventory Management
- Project Management
No ancillary activities