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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) and the department of Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) 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 Heidi Romero, April 28 2014

On Monday April 28 Heidi Romero will defend her thesis 'The Role of Contextual Factors in Process Harmonization'.

This thesis has been approved by supervisors prof.dr.ir. P.W.P.J. Grefen and prof.dr. A.J. van Weele and co-supervisor dr.ir. R.M. Dijkman.

The ceremony will take place at the Auditorium, Collegezaal 4 of the TU/e, at 16.00 hrs.

For a summary of the thesis click here

Second GP-OML course started at Dinalog Schiphol

Graduate Program Operations, Management & Logistics launched

The second PhD course of the Graduate Program Operations, Management & Logistics (GP-OML) started Wednesday, 26 March succesfully. This course titled ‘Fundamental Domain Knowledge’ is taught by prof. Bert van Wee and dr. Jan Anne Annema (both TU Delft).

Prof. Geert-Jan van Houtum (Beta) was present to introduce the GP-OML program to the participants and to wish them an inspiring course.

16 participants in this course are PhD students from five different Dutch universities. Also two employees of the ministry of infrastructure and environment participate in this course. The course had a lively start!