D. (Dennis) Huisman

Endowed Professor
Erasmus School of Economics
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2005

Dennis Huisman is a part-time professor Public Transport Optimization at the Econometric Institute, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE).

Professor Huisman's current research focuses on Operations Research models and techniques that can support the planning and operations of a railway operator in relation to complex logistical issues.

He combines his role at ESE with that of expertise manager logistic processes at Netherlands Railways. He was a member of Netherlands Railways team that won the Franz Edelman Award, also known as the Super Bowl of Operations Research, in 2008.

Professor Huisman is a co-founder of the Erasmus Center for Optimization in Public Transport. He was co-chair of the conference OR2013 (International Conference on Operations Research) in Rotterdam.

He obtained his PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2004. His PhD thesis dealt with integrated and dynamic vehicle and crew scheduling.

  • Dollevoet, T.A.B., Huisman, D., Schmidt, M.E. & Schoebel, A. (2017). Delay propagation and delay management in transportation networks. In Optimization in the Railway Industry. work in progress.
  • Kroon, L.G. & Huisman, D. (2011). Algorithmic Support for Railway Disruption Management. In J.A.E.E. van Nunen, P. Huijbregts & P. Rietveld (Eds.), Transitions Towards Sustainable Mobility (pp. 193-210). Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Jespersen-Groth, J., Potthoff, D., Clausen, J., Huisman, D., Kroon, L.G., Maroti, G. & Nielsen, M.N. (2009). Disruption Management in Passenger Railway Transportation. In R.K. Ahuja, R.H. Moehring & C. Zaroliagis (Eds.), Robust and Online Large-Scale Optimization (5868) (pp. 399-421). Berlin: Springer.
  • Groot, S.W. de & Huisman, D. (2008). Vehicle and Crew Scheduling: Solving Large Real-World Instances with an Integrated Approach. In M. Hickman, P. Mirchandani & S. Voß (Eds.), Computer-aided Systems in Public Transport (Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems, 600) (pp. 43-56). Berlin: 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.
  • Kroon, L.G., Abbink, E.J.W., Fioole, P.J., Fischetti, M., Huisman, D., Maroti, G., Schrijver, A, Steenbeek, A. & Ybema, R. (2008). INFORMS Edelman Award. Vakpublicatie.
Rolf van Lieshout

Improving the resilience of railway systems

Rowan Hoogervorst

Improving Reliability For Railway Passengers

Thomas Breugem

Railway Crew Planning

Gert-Jaap Polinder

From line planning towards a better timetable

Twan Dollevoet

Delay Management and Dispatching in Railways

Daniel Potthoff

Railway Crew Rescheduling: Novel Approaches and Extensions

Erwin Abbink

Crew Management in Passenger Rail Transport

Editorial positions

  • Transportation Science

    Associate Editor

  • Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal

    Associate Editor

Side positions

  • Netherlands Railways (Nederlandse Spoorwegen, NS)

    Expertise Manager Logistic Processes


Visiting address

Office: Tinbergen Building H11-12
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam

Work in progress

Dollevoet, T.A.B., Huisman, D., Schmidt, M.E. & Schoebel, A. (2017). Delay propagation and delay management in transportation networks. In Optimization in the Railway Industry. work in progress.

Latest publication

Dollevoet, T.A.B., Huisman, D., Kroon, L.G., Veelenturf, L.P. & Wagenaar, J.C. (2017). Application of an Iterative Framework for Real-time Railway Rescheduling. Computers and Operations Research, 78, 203-217. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cor.2016.08.011[go to publisher's site]