Professional Biography

About Jaron Sanders

Jaron bij TUe M&CS Jaron Sanders received in 2012 M.Sc. degrees in Mathematics and Physics from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, as well as a PhD degree in Mathematics in 2016. After he obtained his PhD degree, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Jaron Sanders now works as an assistant professor at the Delft University of Technology. His research interests are applied probability, queueing theory, stochastic optimization, stochastic networks, wireless networks, and interacting (particle) systems.

Professional Experience

Tenure Track Assistant Professor

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December 2017 – Present. Since December 2017, Jaron Sanders works as a Tenure Track Assistent Professor at the Delft University of Technology, in Delft, The Netherlands. Jaron works in professor Piet Van Mieghem‘s research group Network Architectures and Services, which is part of the Department of Quantum & Computer Engineering. Their department is in turn part of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science.

Post-Doctoral Researcher

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February 2016 – November 2017. During this period, Jaron Sanders did post-doctoral research at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, in Stockholm, Sweden. Together with professor Alexandre Proutiere, Jaron developed new techniques that now enable us to detect clusters in Markov chains. They also investigated stochastic learning algorithms for deep neural networks.

PhD Student

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January 2012 – December 2016. Jaron Sanders completed his PhD studies at the Eindhoven University of Technology, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Under the guidance of professors Johan van Leeuwaarden and Sem Borst, Jaron investigated different topics in mathematics and physics. Each topic pertained to the Stochastic Optimization of Large-Scale Complex Systems.

Formal Education

Applied Mathematics, PhD degree

  • Eindhoven University of Technology (Jan. 2012 – Dec. 2015)
  • Graduation date: January 28th, 2016
  • Thesis: Stochastic Optimization of Large-Scale Complex Systems
  • Grade: Highest honors (Cum Laude)

Applied Mathematics, Master’s degree

  • Eindhoven University of Technology (2009 – 2011)
  • Specialization: Computational Science and Engineering
  • Grade: Highest honors (Cum Laude)

Applied Physics, Master’s degree

  • Eindhoven University of Technology (2009 – 2011)
  • Specialization: Plasma Physics and Radiation Technology
  • Internship: FEI Company
  • Grade: Highest honors (Cum Laude)

Applied Physics, Bachelor’s degree

  • Eindhoven University of Technology (2006 – 2009)
  • Activities: Honours program
  • Minor: Applied Mathematics
  • Grade: Highest honors (Cum Laude)

Awards and Prizes

  • Poster Award Stochastic Networks 2018
    • Five posters out of twenty five were selected by the Programme Committee and awarded a book
    • June 2018, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • TU/e PhD Thesis Award 2017
    • Eindhoven University of Technology
    • May 2017, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Nomination for the TU/e Final Project Award 2013
    • Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science
    • July 2013, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • VvS+OR Master’s Thesis Award 2013
  • ASML Graduation Prize for Mathematics 2012

Certificates and Qualifications

  • University Teaching Qualifications
    • Modules ASSESS, SUPERVISE (november 2018)
    • Modules DEVELOP, TEACH (august 2018)

Teaching Experience

  • Delft University of Technology
    • Network Architectures and Services’ Reading Seminar (responsible teacher, academic year 2018-2019)
    • Data Communication Networking (responsible teacher, academic year 2017-2018)
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
    • Calculus A, B, and C (tutor, academic years 2012-2014)
    • Optimization in networks (instructor, academic years 2011-2014)
    • Probability theory (instructor, academic years 2013-2015)

Professional Service

  • Delft University of Technology
    • MSc Coordinator of the Wireless Communication and Sensing track of Electrical Engineering (academic year 2019-2020)
    • MSc Project Coordinator of Network Architectures and Services (academic years 2018-2020)
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
    • Chair of the Mathemathics & Computer Science PhD Council
    • Outreach Assistant at Stichting Techniekpromotie
    • Assistant at the 48th Dutch Mathematical Congress (NMC)
  • Refereed for (among others) Journal of Complex Networks, Advances in Applied Probability, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Stochastic Models, IEEE CDC 2015, Operations Research, and Queueing Systems

Selected Public talks

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (2018). Clustering in Block Markov Chains
Applied Probability Society Conference (2017). Scaling Limits and Generic Bounds for Exploration Processes
Trinity College Dublin (2016). Online Optimization of Product-Form Networks and Rydberg Gases
InScience Dutch International Science Film Festival (2015). About Ramanujan: An opening to The Man Who Knew Infinity
Applied Probability Society Conference (2015), CWI Queueing Colloquium (2015), LNMB Lunteren Conference (2014). Optimal Admission Control for Many-Server Systems with QED-driven Revenues
Physics Symposium Eindhoven (2014). Why an Ultracold Gas is like a Wireless Network
First European Conference on Queueing Theory (2014). Wireless Network Control of Interacting Rydberg Atoms
Performance (2013), and Young European Queueing Theorists (2013). Scaled Control in the QED Regime
Valuetools (2012), and Applied Probability Society Conference (2013). Online Optimization of Product-Form Networks
VvS+OR Annual Meeting (2013), and Consultants in Quantitative Methods (2013). From particles, to algorithms, to …?
Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (2012). Draadloze netwerken en Rydberg gassen
Allerton (2012). Achievable Performance in Product-Form Networks