Fellow Bernd Heidergott organized an Operations Research workshop on ‘Perturbation Analysis Techniques for the Analysis of Stochastic Models’. The workshop was combined with an excursion to the Delft Robotics Institute, TU Delft, for a demonstration of the Zebro rescue robot. Students (bachelor and master) were particularly welcome to participate. Presenting were professor Felisa Vazquez-Abad (Hunter College, City University New York) and Karim Abbas (University of Bejaia, Algeria). The workshop was held on Friday July 19th, 2013 at TI Amsterdam. Please click here for the program and below gives you a glimps of the day.


Algorithmic Approach for Taylor Series Expansions with applications to Queueing Networks
Karim Abbas  (University of Bejaia, Algeria)










Ghost Simulation Model for Discrete Event Systems, an Application to a local Bus Service
Felisa Vazquez-Abad, (Hunter College of the City University of New York, United States)










Rehabilitation of the Finite Di erence Estimator
Haralambie Leahu  (VU University Amsterdam)










Workforce Planning: Comparing three Algorithms for nding an optimal Recruitment Strategy
Charlotte Bech (VU University Amsterdam)










Statistical Perspective on Sensitivity Analysis for European Call Options
Alexia Bolotaki (VU University Amsterdam)