Speakers Bio & Abstract

Rob van der Mei Head of Logistics Team and Industrial Liaison Officer
The Netherlands

Prof.dr. Rob van der Mei is a full professor at the VU University Amsterdam, the head of the research theme Logistics and the Industrial Liaison Officer at CWI. Before going to academia, he has been working for over a decade as a consultant and researcher in the ICT industry, working for PTT, KPN, AT&T Bell Labs and TNO ICT. He is the initiator and leader of the project ‘From Reactive to proactive Planning of Ambulance Services’ (REPRO), and a co-founder of the spin-off company Stokhos Emergency Mathematics. His research interests include performance modeling and scalability analysis of ICT systems, logistics, grid computing, revenue management, military operations research, sensor networks, call centers, queueing theory and applications of BigData. He is the co-author of some 140 papers in journals and refereed proceedings.