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Rene Sitters is associate professor at the department of Supply Chain Analytics at the Vrije Universiteit.  One day per week he is researcher at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI). (My CWI page)

He obtained his PhD at Eindhoven University of Technology in 2004.


Main research topics:

  • Combinatorial Optimization problems: algorithms and complexity

Current research:

  • The traveling repairman problem [.pdf]
  • There are some intriguing open problems in online optimization. Here is a report on one of these. A discussion on open problems is given in the last section. [.pdf]
  • A fundamental problem in combinatorial optimization is the Traveling Salesman Problem. Recently, important progress has been made on the approximability of the TSP problem. Here is our contribution. [.pdf]

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth


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  • Gijs de Leve prize

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  • NWO Veni Grant

    Sitters, R.A. (Recipient), 2007