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Bernd Heidergott is professor of Stochastic Optimization at the department of Econometrics and Operations Research of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is working at the VU since 2002. Before that he worked at the TU Eindhoven, at EURANDOM, at DIAM, and at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He obtained his PhD in 1996 at the University of Hamburg, Germany.

Currently, he is Program Director Econometrics and Operations Research and Board Member of Amsterdam Business Research Institute.


His research interests are:

- Simulation based stochastic optimization

- Model and parameter inscecurity

- Risk analysis and financial engineering

-Differentiation theory of stochastic models

- Max-plus algebra

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Markov processes Engineering & Materials Science
Derivatives Engineering & Materials Science
Queue Mathematics
Taylor series Engineering & Materials Science
Markov chain Mathematics
Gradient Estimation Mathematics
Estimator Mathematics
Perturbation Analysis Mathematics

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Research Output 1995 2018

A new unbiased stochastic derivative estimator for discontinuous sample performances with structural parameters

Peng, Y., Fu, M. C., Hu, J. Q. & Heidergott, B., Mar 2018, In : Operations Research. 66, 2, p. 487-499 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Structural parameters

Efficient Updating of Node Importance in Dynamic Real-Life Networks

Berkhout, J. & Heidergott, B. F., Jul 2018, In : IFAC-PapersOnLine. 51, 7, p. 64-69 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review


Naive Learning in Social Networks with Random Communication

Heidergott, B. F., Huang, J. & Lindner, I., 2018, 018/II ed., Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute, 33 p.(TI Discussion Paper Series; vol. 2018, no. 018/II)

Research output: Working paperAcademic

Ranking nodes in general networks: a Markov multi-chain approach

Berkhout, J. & Heidergott, B. F., 2018, In : Discrete Event Dynamic Systems. 28, 1, p. 3-33

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Markov processes
Vertex of a graph

Analysis of Jackson networks with infinite supply and unreliable nodes

Sommer, J., Berkhout, J., Daduna, H. & Heidergott, B., 1 Oct 2017, In : Queueing Systems. 87, 1-2, p. 181-207 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Complex networks

Activities 2005 2005

1st International Seminar on Railway Operations Modeling and Analysis

Heidergott, B. F. (Organiser)
8 Jun 2005

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic


Best Lecturer Award

B.F. Heidergott (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize / AwardAcademic

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