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Dinard van der Laan is associate professor at the department of Econometrics and OR at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. He obtained his PhD at Leiden University in 2003.


Main research topics:

  • Dynamic Programming
  • Markov Decision Processes
  • Optimization of Queueing Networks
  • Dynamic Pricing


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Research Output 2004 2015

Assigning Multiple Job Types to Parallel Specialized Servers

van der Laan, D. A. 2015 Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute, 35 p.(TI Discussion Paper; no. 15-102/III)

Research output: Working paper

Optimal balanced control for call centers

Bhulai, S., Yuan, T., Heidergott, B. F. & van der Laan, D. A. 2012 In : Annals of Operations Research. 201, 1, p. 39-62

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Endogenous entry in lowest-unique sealed-bid auctions

Houba, H. E. D., van der Laan, D. A. & Veldhuizen, D. 2011 In : Theory and Decision. 71, 2, p. 269-295

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle