Dr Rolf van Lieshout, who successfully defended his dissertation earlier this year at Erasmus School of Economics, is one of the recipients of an honourable mention at the prizegiving of the TSL Dissertation Award in Indianapolis, USA. In his dissertation, Rolf applied advanced analytical techniques to improve the design and operations of public transport systems.
This dissertation prize competition is sponsored by the INFORMS Society on Transportation Science & Logistics and is the eldest and most prestigious honour for doctoral dissertations in the transportation science and logistics area.
After obtaining his bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Econometrics and Management Science, with a specialisation in Operations Research and Quantitative Logistics (both summa cum laude) at Erasmus School of Economics, Rolf started as a PhD candidate in the doctoral programme of the Erasmus Research Institute of Management, under supervision of, amongst others, Prof. Dennis Huisman and Dr Paul Bouman and in cooperation with Netherlands Railways and ProRail. Rolf's work has been published in journals such as Transportation Science and Transportation Research Part B. He was granted the doctoral degree cum laude and is currently working as an assistant professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) within the Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control (OPAC).