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A.P.M. (Albert) Wagelmans

"Good applied research depends on good fundamental research"

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Albert Wagelmans
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Professor of Econometrics (Management Science)

Logistics & Information Systems
ERIM Membership:
Fellow ERIM, affiliated since 1999

Albert Wagelmans is a professor of Magement Science and the director of the Econometric Institute at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

His current research interests are the development and analysis of optimization methods for production, public transport and health care planning. He has published his scientific work in journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Transportation Science, Mathematical Programming and Mathematics of Operations Research.

Work in progress
  • Evers, L., Oostrum, J.M. van & Wagelmans, A.P.M. (2010). Levelled bed occupancy and controlled waiting lists using Master surgical schedules.
Publications (50)
  • Book contributions (5)
    • Stepaniak, P.S., Velden, R.A.C. van der, Klundert, J.J. van de & Wagelmans, A.P.M. (2012). Human and artificial scheduling system for operating rooms. In R. Hall (Ed.), Handbook of Healtcare System Scheduling (pp. 155-175). Los Angeles: Springer.
    • Huisman, D., Jans, R., Peeters, M. & Wagelmans, A.P.M. (2005). Combining Column Generation and Lagrangian Relaxation. In G. Desaulniers, J. Desrosiers & M.M. Solomon (Eds.), Column Generation (GERAD 25th Anniversary Series) (pp. 247-270). New York: Springer.
    • Freling, R., Huisman, D. & Wagelmans, A.P.M. (2001). Applying an integrated approach to vehicle and crew scheduling in practice. In S. Voss & J.R. Daduna (Eds.), Computer-aided scheduling of public transport (pp. 73-90). Berlin: Springer.
    • Freling, R., Wagelmans, A.P.M. & Pinto Paixao, J.M. (1999). An overview of models and techniques for integrating vehicle and crew scheduling. In N.H.M. Wilson (Ed.), Lecture notes in economics and mathematical systems - Computer-aided transit scheduling (pp. 441-460). Berlin: Springer Verlag.
    • Freling, R., Piersma, N. & Wagelmans, A.P.M. (1997). Planning shifts in a 36-hour cyclical roster. In W.K. Kleine Haneveld, O.J. Vrieze & L.C.M. Kallenberg (Eds.), Ten Years LNMB-Ph.D. Research and Graduate Courses of the Dutch Network of Operations Research (CWI Tract, 122) (pp. 31-36). Amsterdam: Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica.
  • Inaugural speech
    • Wagelmans, A.P.M. (2002). Moeilijk doen als het ook makkelijk kan - Over het nut van grondige wiskundige analyse van beslissingsproblemen. Oratie, in verkorte vorm uitgesproken op vrijdag 20 september 2002. Rotterdam: Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM).
  • Professional publications (2)
    • Wagelmans, A.P.M. & Hoesel, S. van (2007). Editorial Introduction: Antoon Kolen. Statistica Neerlandica, 61(1), 1-3.
    • Freling, R., Romeijn, H.E., Romero-Morales, D. & Wagelmans, A.P.M. (1999). A branch and price algorithm for the muliti-period single-sourcing problem. (ERASM Management Report Series 49-1999). : .
PhD Projects (12)

Designing sustainable last-mile delivery services in online retailing

Designing sustainable last-mile delivery services in online retailing
PhD Candidate: Vacancy Role: Supervisor Deadline: 30 September 2014

Time Window Assignment in Distribution Networks

Kevin Dalmeijer
PhD Candidate: Kevin Dalmeijer Role: Supervisor Timeframe: 2014 -

Optimizing the use of Scarce Resources to Control Infectious Diseases

Harwin de Vries
PhD Candidate: Harwin de Vries Role: Supervisor, Daily Supervisor Timeframe: 2013 -

Railway Timetabling during Disruptions

Ilse Louwerse
PhD Candidate: Ilse Louwerse Role: Supervisor Timeframe: 2011 -

Coordinated Dynamic Organ Allocation

Kristiaan Glorie
PhD Candidate: Kristiaan Glorie Role: Supervisor Timeframe: 2010 -

Delay Management and Dispatching in Railways

Twan Dollevoet
PhD Candidate: Twan Dollevoet Role: Supervisor Defended: 10 January 2013 Full text: Download this thesis

Green Lot-Sizing

Mathijn Jan Retel Helmrich
PhD Candidate: Mathijn Jan Retel Helmrich Role: Supervisor Defended: 03 October 2013 Full text: Download this thesis

Railway Crew Rescheduling: Novel Approaches and Extensions

Daniel Potthoff
PhD Candidate: Daniel Potthoff Role: Supervisor Defended: 21 October 2010 Full text: Download this thesis

Applying Mathematical Models to Surgical Patient Planning

Jeroen van Oostrum
PhD Candidate: Jeroen van Oostrum Role: Supervisor Defended: 04 September 2009 Full text: Download this thesis

The Economic Lot-Sizing Problem: New Results and Extensions

Wilco van den Heuvel
PhD Candidate: Wilco van den Heuvel Role: Supervisor Defended: 07 December 2006 Full text: Download this thesis
PhD Vacancy (1)

Designing sustainable last-mile delivery services in online retailing

The continuous growth of online sales together with the inefficiency of the last-mile of the e-commerce supply chain puts a lot of pressure on urban areas in terms of congestion, emissions and pollution. It is critical to increase the efficiency of the last-mile deliveries to enhance the financial and environmental performance of internet retailers. The primary goal of this project is to develop and evaluate decision support models and tools to facilitate the optimal design of different delivery service models in online retailing and to identify service models and corresponding operating strategies that provide the most benefits in terms of various sustainability criteria. To create more sustainable last-mile operations, the proposed research is organized around two PhD projects, one that particularly focusses at optimizing the delivery operations and one that focusses on the optimal design of the retail network. The research is part of larger collaboration between the Rotterdam School of Management, the Erasmus School of Economics and a consortium of companies in the area of online retailing.

Currently we are in the process of acquiring funds for this project via a grant application. The start of the project is conditional on the grant being awarded. This decision is expected to be made before September.

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Visiting address
Office: H11-03
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA, Rotterdam
Postal address
Postbus 1738
3000 DR, Rotterdam

Work in progress

  • Evers, L., Oostrum, J.M. van & Wagelmans, A.P.M. (2010). Levelled bed occupancy and controlled waiting lists using Master surgical schedules.

Latest publication

Vries, H. de, Klundert, J.J. van de & Wagelmans, A.P.M. (2014). The Roadside Healthcare Facility Location Problem. (EI report serie EI 2014-09). Rotterdam: Econometric Institute.

Latest news

PhD Defence: Green Lot-Sizing

How to take accomodate environmental concerns in production planning? In his dissertation Matijn Retel Helmrich takes novel look at the lot-sizing problem, incorporating environmental costs into the equation.