Personal profile

Personal information

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where I am part of the Operations Research group. I am also affiliated with CWI. I have been awarded a TOP grant and a VENI grant (now completed) by the NWO (the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research).

Before this, I spent three years an Applied Mathematics Instructor at MIT, under the mentorship of Michel Goemans. I was a PhD candidate in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada, advised by Bruce Shepherd and Adrian Vetta. I obtained my PhD in 2010. My undergraduate education was at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Research

I work primarily in combinatorial optimization, with excursions into game theory and probability.

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Research Output 2008 2017

  • 11 Article
  • 8 Conference contribution
  • 2 Working paper

A simpler and faster strongly polynomial algorithm for generalized flow maximization

Olver, N. K. & Végh, L. 2017 Proceedings of the 49th Annual ACM SIGACT Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC). ACM, p. 100-111

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Open Access

Chain-constrained spanning trees

Olver, N. K. & Zenklusen, R. Feb 2017 In : Mathematical Programming. 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Exploring the Tractability of the Capped Hose Model

Bosman, T. N. & Olver, N. K. 2017 Proceedings of the 25th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA). Schloss Dagstuhl, Vol. 87, 12 p. 19. (Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs))

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access

Explosion and linear transit times in infinite trees

Amini, O., Devroye, L., Griffiths, S. & Olver, N. K. 2017 In : Probability Theory and Related Fields. 167, 1-2, p. 325 347 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Long Term Behavior of Dynamic Equilibria in Fluid Queuing Networks

Cominetti, R., Correa, J. & Olver, N. K. 24 May 2017 Proceedings of 19th Conference on Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization (IPCO). Eisenbrand, F. & Koenemann, J. (eds.). p. 161-172 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 10328)

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