The Beta Research School for Operations Management and Logistics is a national university research school that educates PhD students and in which several scientific disciplines contribute to a deeper understanding of the performance of operational processes. These disciplines range from mathematics and computer science to labor psychology and organizational behavior. Each of these disciplines provides additional scientific knowledge necessary for the analysis, design and control of operational processes. As operational processes only exist in practice, Beta emphasizes science-based engineering of solutions and empirical validation of these solutions. The Beta PhD education program reflects the multidisciplinary nature of research within Beta, while providing the disciplinary depth necessary to contribute to science.

In Beta researchers of two Dutch universities work together. The Beta Research School combines research by several groups of the department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences (IE&IS), the department of Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) and the department of Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), and the Center for Telematica and Information Technology (CTIT) of the University of Twente (UT). About 80 researchers and over 70 PhD students participate in Beta.

Beta has officially been recognized by the Royal Dutch Academy for Sciences (KNAW) since 1998.

Thesis defense of Qiushi Zhu on February 9, 2015

On Monday February 9, 2015 Qiushi Zhu will defend his thesis 'Maintenance Optimization for Multi-component Systems under Condition Monitoring'.

This thesis has been approved by supervisor prof.dr.ir. G.J. van Houtum and co-supervisor dr. H. Peng.

The ceremony will take place at the Auditorium, Collegezaal 4 at 16.00 hrs.

For a summary of the thesis click here

Thesis defense of Regien Sumo, December 16, 2014

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, Regien Sumo will defend her thesis 'Fostering Innovation through Contracting in Inter-Organizational Relationships'.

This thesis has been approved by supervisors prof.dr. A.J. van Weele and prof.dr. G.M. Duysters and co-supervisor dr.ir. W. van der Valk.

The ceremony will take place at the Auditorium, Collegezaal 5 of the TU/e, at 16.00 hrs.

For a summary of the thesis click here