Program Beta symposium 25 november 2021

09:30 – 09:45 Registration
09:45 – 10:00 Opening by Ivo Adan, scientific director Beta.
10:00 – 11:00 Plenary talk by prof.dr. Ton de Kok, fellow Beta and scientific director CWI: ‘On model validity, analysis validity, and purpose of research’.
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 11:45 'Increasing Biomanufacturing Yield with Bleed-feed’ by Yesim Koca. The use of known heuristics to improve the performance of deep reinforcement learning in inventory management.’ by Bram De Moor.
11:45 – 12:15 Trade Credits: the Benefits of Going Cashless’ by Rafael Escamilla Gonzalez Aragon. Preference-Based Allocation of Patients to Nursing Homes’ by Rebekka Arntzen.
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 13:45 `Contingent Renewal Contracts in Hightech Manufacturing with Oligopolistic Suppliers’ by Mirjam Meijer. Applying modern data analytics techniques to the evaluation and selection of sustainable suppliers’ by Hossam Abuelwafa.
13:45 – 14:15 'Extreme value theory for large fork-join queues, with an application to high-tech supply chains’ by Dennis Schol. A pre-processing procedure for graph reduction when routing in planar graphs with an application in order picking problems’ by Farzaneh Rajabighamchi.
14:15 – 14:45 Break
14:45 – 15:15 Information Acquisition for Service Contract Quotations Made by Repair Shops’ by Simon Voorberg. IoT-Enabled Dynamic Planning in Smart Logistics’ by Martijn Koot.
15:15 – 15:45 Improving fire department operations’ by Guido Legemaate. Towards optimal green times at signalized intersections’ by Rik Timmerman.
15:45 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 16:45 Plenary talk by dr. Arturo Perez Rivera: ‘Optimization models in practice: from ideas to products and back!’
16:45 – 17:05 Pitches nominees PhD Award: Joren Gijsbrechts, Maaike Hoogeboom, Marjolein Buisman, Sjors Jansen.
17:05 – 17:15 Ceremony PhD Award
17:30 – 19:00 Drinks & dinner