S.C. (Sem) Borst - Expertise

Borst, S.C.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Chair :
Stochastische Besliskunde
Department :
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Section :
Stochastics W&I
Positioncategory :
Professor (HGL)
Position :
Full Professor
Room :
MF 4.093
Tel :
+31 40-247 5105
Tel (internal) :
Email :

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  • D11600 - Probability theory, statistics
  • D16100 - Computer systems, architectures, networks
  • D11700 - Operations research
  • D16200 - Software, algorithms, control systems
  • D16300 - Theoretical computer science



Sem Borst received the M.Sc. degree in applied mathematics from the University of Twente, The Netherlands, in 1990, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Tilburg, The Netherlands, in 1994. During the fall of 1994, he was a visiting scholar at the Statistical Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, England. In 1995, he joined the Mathematics of Networks and Systems research department of Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, USA. Since 1998, he has a (part-time) appointment as Full Professor in Stochastic Operations Research in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology, and also maintains a (part-time) affiliation with Bell Laboratories. Sem's main research interests are in the area of performance evaluation and resource allocation algorithms for communication networks. He has published over 60 refereed journal articles and over 50 refereed papers in conference proceedings, and holds 14 patents. His (Google-based) H-index is 24. He serves or has served on the editorial boards of several journals, such as IEEE/ACM Transactions, Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, Operations Research Letters, Performance Evaluation, Queueing Systems and Wireless Networks. He served as program committee co-chair for ACM SIGMETRICS 2005 and ITC 22, and has served as program committee member of numerous further conferences. Sem was (co-)recipient of the best-paper awards at Sigmetrics/Performance 1992 and IEEE Infocom 2003, the 2001 Yosef Levy Prize, and the 2005 Van Dantzig Prize.