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Tim Oosterwijk is assistant professor at the department of Operations Analytics of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Before joining the VU Amsterdam he was an assistant professor at the Maastricht University and a Postdoctoral researcher at the Universidad de Chile and the Max-Planck-Institut fur Informatik. He holds a PhD from the Maastrich University (2018).


His main research interests are approximation algorithms and combinatorial optimization, and in particular algorithmic game theory. Over the past years, he focused mostly on flows over time and optimal stopping problems. His research is fundamental in nature, but is driven by problems observed in practice that suffer from a lack of coordination or resource limitations.

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I currently teach in the bachelor curriculum of Econometrics & Operations Research, Bedrijfskunde, and International Business Administration. I supervise bachelor, master and premaster theses in these curricula.

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

Academic qualification

Operations Research, PhD, Approximation Algorithms in Allocation, Scheduling and Pricing, Maastricht University

1 Oct 201319 Jan 2018

Award Date: 19 Jan 2018

Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Master, On local search and LP and SDP relaxations for k-set packing, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Award Date: 30 Sept 2013

Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Bachelor, Parsimony haplotyping in polynomial time, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Award Date: 31 Aug 2011


  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
  • Operations Research
  • Combinatorial Optimisation
  • Algorithms
  • HB Economic Theory
  • Game Theory
  • Algorithmic Game Theory


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