Professional Biography

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, actively participating in EURandom. 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.

Outreach Assistant

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September 2007 – August 2010. Jaron Sanders participated in educational entertainment of children at elementary schools, and introduced children to physics by showing them unexpected physical effects.

Scientific Publications

Head on over to the page Scientific Publications for an overview of my publications. There, you will find brief descriptions of my publications, as well as links to download my articles.

Education

Jan. 2012 – Dec. 2015 PhD degree in Applied Mathematics (with highest honors, top 5%)
Supervisors: Prof.dr. J.S.H. van Leeuwaarden, prof.dr. S.C. Borst
Thesis: Stochastic Optimization of Large-Scale Complex Systems
Graduation date: January 28th, 2016
Sept. 2009 – Dec. 2011 MSc degree in Applied Mathematics (with highest honors, top 5%)
Specialization: Computational Science and Engineering
Graduation date: January 30th, 2012
Sept. 2009 – Dec. 2011 MSc degree in Applied Physics (with highest honors, top 5%)
Intership: FEI Company
Specialization: Plasma Physics and Radiation Technology
Graduation date: March 21st, 2012
Sept. 2006 – Aug. 2009 BSc degree in Applied Physics (with highest honors, top 10%)
Activities: Honors program
Minor: Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Graduation date: August 26th, 2009

PhD Courses

Jan. 2012 – Jan. 2015 Dutch Network on the Mathematics of Operations Research (LNMB)

Obtained the LNMB diploma by following PhD courses on Advanced Queueing Theory, Algorithmic Methods in Queueing, Convex Analysis and Optimization,Cooperative Games, Inventory Management in Supply Chains, Multi-class Queues and Stochastic Networks, Networks and Polyhedra, Noncooperative Games, and OR-Games.

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
Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research
March 2013, Utrecht, The Netherlands
ASML Graduation Prize for Mathematics 2012
Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities
November 2012, Haarlem, The Netherlands

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) [Description]
      The Master’s coordinator has an important role to play as the link between the programme management, lecturers, students, E&SA and the administration. The Master’s coordinator has a coordinating role within the programme and an advisory role towards the students. In addition, the Master’s coordinator monitors individual study programmes and advises on exchange proposals. He or she also has an official role in student admissions and in nominating scholarships.
    • MSc Project Coordinator of Network Architectures and Services (academic years 2018-2020)
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
    • (First) Chair of the Mathemathics & Computer Science PhD Council [Description]
      The PhD students make up the largest community in a faculty. As a PhD Council we represented the community in the decision making process. The council had quarterly meetings with the dean of the graduate school of our department. These meetings provided an opportunity to give feedback to the management and to request new changes. Furthermore, we believed that all PhD students can benefit from being in touch with each other, alumni and students therefore we encouraged and facilitated this through social events.
    • Assistant at the 48th Dutch Mathematical Congress (NMC)
  • Refereed for (among others) Scientific Reports Nature, 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

Here is a short, selected list of invited presentations and other talks that I have given over the years:

INFORMS-APS (2019), EURandom 20th Anniversary Workshop (2018), CWI Machine Learning Seminar (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