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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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Servers Engineering & Materials Science
Routing Mathematics
Server Mathematics
Queue Mathematics
Waiting Time Mathematics
Decision Rules Mathematics
Parallel Queues Mathematics
Secretary Problem Mathematics

Research Output 2004 2018

Assigning multiple job types to parallel specialized servers

van der Laan, D. 17 May 2018 In : Discrete Event Dynamic Systems. 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Decision Rules
Assignment Problem

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

Call centres
Mixed strategy
Control strategy
Optimal control
Secretary Problem
Backward Induction
Optimal Policy

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

Costs and Cost Analysis