T. (Taoying ) Farenhorst-Yuan

Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Taoying Farenhorst-Yuan is an Assistant Professor in Operations Research at the Erasmus University Rotterdam since 2010. She is also an Associate Member of Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) and a Candidate Research Fellow at the Tinbergen Institute (TI). She obtained my M.Sc. degree in "Computer Science" with Cum Laude in 2005 at VU University Amsterdam. She conducted her Ph.D. research on " Efficient Simulation Algorithms for Optimization of Discrete Event Systems Based on Measure-Valued" at the same university.

Taoying's primary research interests are in the general area of stochastic modeling and optimization, in particular, the learning and optimization theory for discrete event systems. Her main application areas include maintenance optimization, service logistics, inventory control and container logistics.

  • Bhulai, S., Yuan-Farenhorst, T., Van der Laan, D. & Heidergott, B.F. (2010). Optimal Balanced Control for Call Centers. Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper.
  • Heidergott, B.F. & Yuan-Farenhorst, T. (2010). Gradient estimation for multi-component maintenance systems with age-replacement policy. Operations Research, 58(3), 706-718.
  • Heidergott, B.F., Vázquez--Abad, J., Pflug, G. & Yuan-Farenhorst, T. (2010). Gradient estimation for discrete-event systems by measure-valued differentiation. In Vol. 20. The ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (pp. 1-28).
  • Heidergott, B.F., Yuan-Farenhorst, T. & Vázquez-Abad, F. (2010). A perturbation analysis approach to phantom estiamtors for waiting times in the G/G/1 queue. In Vol. 20. Discrete Event Dynamic Systems (pp. 249-273).
  • Yuan-Farenhorst, T. & Heidergott, B.F. (2008). Stochastic optimization for control of maintenance systems. In Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Discrete Event Systems (pp. 93-98).
  • Heidergott, B.F. & Yuan-Farenhorst, T. (2007). A note on gradient estimation for maintenance systems. In Vol. 52. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (pp. 2141-2145).
  • Bhulai, S., van der Mei, R. & Yuan-Farenhorst, T. (2006). Modelling the impact of user mobility on the throughput in networks of wireless 802.11 LANs. In Proceedings of the Global Telecommunications Conference.
  • Yuan-Farenhorst, T.. Efficient Simulation Algorithms for Optimization of Discrete Event Systems Based on Measure-Valued Differentiation. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam ( Thela Thesis). Prom./coprom.: H.C. Tijms & B.F. Heidergott.

Address

Visiting address

Office: H11-10
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Work in progress

Bhulai, S., Yuan-Farenhorst, T., Van der Laan, D. & Heidergott, B.F. (2010). Optimal Balanced Control for Call Centers. Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper.

Latest publication

Vries, H. de, Carrasco-Gallego, R., Yuan-Farenhorst, T. & Dekker, R. (2012). Prioritizing Replenishments of the Forward Reserve. (EI report serie EI 2012-06). Rotterdam: Econometric Institute.