Programme – November 23, 2018
9:00 —-– Registration ——
9:30 Welcome and Introduction of the Dutch Benelux Simulation Society – Dr. Miguel Mujica Mota
9:40 Plenary Talk: On the Logistics of Cocoa supply chain in Cote d’Ivoire: a simulation model – Dr. Abdel El Makhloufi, Hv Amsterdam
10:20 Plenary Talk: The value of using Monte Carlo simulation to evaluate both current and innovative air traffic applications – Dr. Mihaela Mitici, TU Delft
11:00 —– Coffee Break & Networking —–
11:30 Plenary Talk: Improving landside operations of an air cargo terminal – Dr. Rodrigo Romero, Hv Amsterdam
12:10 —– Lunch Break —–
13:20 Plenary Talk: Utilization of Remote Sensing Data in Process-Based Models: A Case Study of the Wadden Sea and Delft3D – Alex Ziemba, Deltares
14:00 PhD student presentations. Moderator: Prof. Arnold Heemink
14:00 MACHINE LEARNING VS. CONVENTIONAL CHEMICAL TRANSPORT MODEL ON DUST STORM MODELING – Jianbing Jin, TU Delft
14:20 EXPLORING THE PERFORMANCE OF DIFFERENT ON-DEMAND TRANSIT SERVICES PROVIDED BY A FLEET OF SHARED AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES – Senlei Wang, TU Delft
14:40 SIM-OPT IN THE LOOP: ALGORITHMIC FRAMEWORK FOR SOLVING AIRPORT CAPACITY PROBLEMS – Paolo Scala, Hv Amsterdam
15:00 —– Coffee Break & Networking —–
15:30 Plenary Talk: Sharing Data, Methods, and Simulation Models – New Opportunities for Simulation – Dr. Niki Popper, TU Wien
16:10 Plenary Talk – from Silicon Valley via ZOOM: Product Design using Simulation – Dr. Eduardo Pacheco, Netgear
16:50 – 18:00 —– FINAL REMARKS, CONCLUSIONS AND DRINKS —–
Key Note Speakers
Prof. Abdel El Makhloufi
Dr. Abdel El Makhloufi is researcher Mainport Logisitiek at the Logistics research group of the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. A. El Makhloufi has a PhD in economics (regional and urban economics) from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Since his graduation he has been working as a Researcher and / or Assistant Professor at various universities and research institutions, including TNO, Utrecht University (USE) and Vrije Universiteit. Dr. Abdel El Makhloufi has published in both national and international scientific journals.
Dr. Mihaela Mitici
Dr. Mihaela Mitici is assistant professor in the Air Transport and Operations section at Delft University of Technology (TUD). She holds a PhD in stochastic operations research from University of Twente, the Netherlands. Her research interests include operations research, stochastic optimization and simulation with applications in air traffic and airport operations. She is currently working on the SESAR project “ADAPT” on flexible flight scheduling. Dr. Mihaela Mitici has published both in international scientific journals and conferences.
Dr. Rodrigo Romero
Rodrigo Romero-Silva received his PhD in Industrial Engineering in 2012 by TECNUN, University of Navarra, Spain. He is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in discrete-event simulation modelling of the landside operations of air cargo terminals for the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and is an Assistant Professor at Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City. He is also a member of the National System of Researchers (SNI) of the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) in Mexico.
Alexander Ziemba has a background of mathematical modelling and data sciences for ecosystem modelling and services. He is actively involved in an ongoing H2020 research program in the context of pre-processing and utilization of Remote Sensing data in ecological models for the assessment of ecosystem services within protected areas. Additionally, he is currently working towards achieving his PhD in Mathematical Physics from the Delft University of Technology from the Applied Mathematics Department. He has a solid background in process based modelling and mathematical formulations as seen through his completion of a Master of Science in Hydroinformatics and Water Resource Management from the EuroAquae program, an Erasmus Mundus joint-degree program. His modelling experience is complemented by a firm grounding in morphology, hydrology, microbiology, obtained through the completion of a double Bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering.
Dr. Niki Popper
Nikolas “Niki” Popper studied Mathematics, Philosophy and Jazz Theory in Vienna, Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain) and Moscow, Idaho (US) and received his ScD (Dr.techn.) at TU Wien. He worked as science editor and journalist and co-founded two successful companies, the production company drahtwarenhandlung for scientific films, data journalism and computer animation and the R&D company dwh GmbH for technical solutions and simulation services, dedicated to develop new and innovative pipelines from the basic idea for a data driven analysis up to a ready for market solution. Niki Popper published and presented about 150 articles and talks in journals and at international conferences. He coordinated modelling & simulation in about 100 R&D projects. He is coordinator of COCOS “Centre for Computational Complex Systems” at TU Wien. His main research interests are theory and applications of modelling & simulation of dynamic and complex systems, especially. He co-invented the award winning Master College for Applied Modelling, Simulation and Decision Making at TU Wien, the award winning blended learning courses in basic maths at TU Wien and continuously supervises and co-supervises Master and PhD Thesis in the area of modelling and simulation.
Dr. Eduardo Pacheco
Eduardo H. Pacheco works at Netgear as the manager for the thermal architecture group. Netgear is the leading networking company around the world. Eduardo has worked in the past for GoPro, Amazon and Intel and is the founder of Flux Thermal Design, a consulting company that provides electronic cooling design services. As a consultant, Eduardo has worked for Google, Skydio, JuneOven and many start-up companies in the Silicon Valley area.
Jianbing Jin received his MSc. from the Harbin Institute of Technolgy in 2015, and since September 2015 he is a PhD student at Institute of Applied Mathematics, Delft University of Technolgy. Currently, his research project is imporving the forecast of PM10 concentrations during dust storms. He investigates the use of observation data to reduce the model uncertainty and inaccuracy where he has developed efficient data assimilation and machine learning techniques to improve the forecast.
Senlei Wang received his MSc from Beijing Jioatong University in 2016, and after that he started his PhD research at Institute of Applied Mathematics, delft University of Technology. His research studies future transportation systems, in particular the impact of the introduction of autonomous vehicles on passenger transportations. He investigates the effects of different strategies, such as door-step to door-step and shared autonomous vehicles (SAVs), through modelling and simulation.
Paolo Scala received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. in industrial engineering at the University of Calabria, Rende, Italy in 2011 and 2014 respectively. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile(ENAC)/Universite Paul Sabatier, Touluose, France in the subject of applied mathematics. He is currently a Lecturer and Researcher at the Amsterdam School of International Business of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He has publications in International Journals, and a chapter in a book. He published and presented in many international conferences. His research interests lie in the use of simulation and optimization in transportation, particularly in aviation, and also in other similar fields of interest.
Location of the event: Room 0.012, Amsterdam International School of Business (AMSIB), Fraijlemaborg 133, 1102 CV, Amsterdam
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