I defended my thesis Stochastic Optimization of Large-Scale Complex Systems on January 28th, 2016 at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The defense was a great experience, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a PhD student. The colleagues at the Stochastics Operations Research group and EURandom were great, and I’m also especially grateful to my supervisors Johan van Leeuwaarden and Sem Borst for all the unique opportunities.
Physicsworld.com has published an article titled Why an ultracold gas is like a wireless network. It discusses the relation between wireless networks and Rydberg gases, and was based on our research discussed in Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 163001. The article is based on an interview with me. The article also discusses a few potential future directions for our research, which we have been thinking about.
Today, I received a Certificate of nomination for the TU/e Final Project Award 2013, issued by the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology. I am very happy to have received this nomination! It is great to hear that my work was appreciated by the nominating jury.
The Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research has awarded me the VvS+OR Master’s Thesis Award.
The Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen has awarded me the ASML Graduation Award for Mathematics. It is one of several awards for students in exact sciences, and these awards are called the Jong Talent Prijzen. At the ceremony, I also presented my work to a broad audience.
Today, I presented several results of my master’s project. After the presentation, I had to defend my thesis titled Interacting particles in wireless networks and Rydberg gasses. This finished my graduation project, both for the mathematics and physics department.