New Employee: Yingqian Zhang

zhang-websiteI received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Manchester in UK. Before joining TU Eindhoven, I worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Econometrics at Erasmus University Rotterdam.  Earlier, I worked in the Algorithmics group at TU Delft, in the Computational Intelligence group at TU Clausthal (Germany), and in the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies at University of Maryland, College Park, USA.

I consider myself an “Artificial Intelligence” researcher. During my Ph.D and post-doc period, I developed algorithms and mechanisms to solve multi-agent problems, i.e., task allocation, planning and scheduling problems that involve cooperative or self-interested players. Over the past a few years, I have been also investigating how data can help to improve decision making and optimization. For example, I designed machine learning methods to learn bidders’ behaviour models, and used the learned models to optimize auction design.

At TUE, I will continue my research on data driven decision making,  algorithm design, (computational) game theory, and multi-agent systems.  In addition, I am looking forward to learning new knowledge, tackling new application domains, and establishing new cooperations!

New Employee: Jonnro Erasmus

JErasmus_I was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. I’ve unfortunately never had a lion or a giraffe for a pet though. In 2008 I earned a Bachelor of industrial engineering from the University of Pretoria and in 2012 I completed a Master of Engineering Management from the University of Johannesburg. I’ve spent about six years as an industrial engineer in the electricity and manufacturing industry sectors. My recent research looked into the way Product Lifecycle Management technology can be used to enable collaboration across the product value chain. I’m interested in anything related to business processes, systems engineering and complexity theory. I now aim to make use of my experience and knowledge to contribute as much as possible to the HORSE project (I still don’t know what the acronym is for).

As a PhD student at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven I have two primary objectives: learning as much as possible and making a meaningful contribution. Oh, perhaps a third objective is also in order: earning a PhD from this wonderful institution. Additionally, I wish to experience the various cultures to be found in and around the university and I want to learn to speak Dutch properly. I look forward to the many interesting discussions we are bound to have here and perhaps even working together in the not too distant future.

New Employee: Rodrigo Gonçalves

RodrigoI will have my Integrated Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering at ‘Instituto Superior Técnico’ in Lisbon (Portugal) by the end of September, 2015. The Master is specialized in the fields of optimization, automation and control of mechanical systems thus I have a strong background in areas such as artificial intelligence, neural networks, fuzzy systems and optimal control. I also did a one-semester international exchange with Aarhus University (Denmark) from August 2013 until February 2014, where I gained an education in a new and different way.

The aim of my MSc thesis was to provide an analysis and methodology on how to proceed when facing transportation logistic problems with high complexity. During my thesis, I faced the current huge breakdown that exists in between transportation execution and planning. At Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), I will continue my research in the filed that I have been developing during my Master thesis. I will work as an employee of research & education in the Industrial & Innovation Sciences department.

New Employee: Bambang Suratno

bambangI took Industrial Engineering major for my bachelor degree in 2007 from Telkom University, Indonesia. After experiencing working as lead researcher in NGO and consulting firm for 4 years, I continued my study and did my master degree in 2013 majoring Industrial Engineering and Management at Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia. My research is in the utilization of enterprise information system for managerial benefit and explore its potential for developing knowledge management.

Currently, I am a pursuing my PhD in the Information Systems subdepartment of the School of Industrial Engineering, department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Science, TU Eindhoven, Netherland. The general research domain of my PhD project will be ‘Support for Virtual Enterprises’, possibly covering elements from Information System Engineering, Business Process management, and Business Engineering.

New Employee: Saskia van Loon

In March 2015 I got my Master’s degree in Biomedical Engeneering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the field of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering. I also studied at Leiden University where I obtained my Master’s degree in Medicine in 2008. With this background I am able to bridge the gap between technology and patient. It inspires me to combine multiple disciplines and work with experts from different professional backgrounds.Saskia van Loon

Currently, I work as PhD student at the department of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine at the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven. My PhD project is part of the Data Science Flagship, a collaboration between TU/e and Philips Research (IMPULS 2.0). The aim of the project is to improve the outcome of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) using hospital data and/or personal health devices by discriminating beforehand between responders and non-responders of CRT.

New Employee: Zahra Valizadeh

Zahra1Zahra Valizadeh-Gh received her BSc. degree in applied mathematics from Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran, in 2005, the MSc. degree in the same major from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2007, and the PhD. degree in numerical optimization from the Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran, in 2012. Since 2012, she has been Assistant Professor at IAU. Now, she has joint to Information Systems Group as a visiting researcher for six mounths. Her research interests include the fuzzy logic, systems of fuzzy equations and systems of fuzzy relational equations/inequalities as well as the multi-criteria optimization theory.

Journal articles:

Z . Valizadeh-Gh, E . Khorram (2015) Linear Fractional Multi-Objective Optimization Problems Subject to Fuzzy Relational Equations with the Max-Average Composition, Applied and Computational Mathematics. Special Issue: New Advances in Fuzzy Mathematics: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications, 4(1-2), 20-30.

E. Khorram, R. Ezzati, Z. Valizadeh (2014) Linear fractional multi-objective optimization problems subject to fuzzy relational equations with a continuous Archimedean triangular norm, Information Sciences, 267, 225-239.

R. Ezzati, S. Khezerloo, N. Mahdavi-Amiri, Z. Valizadeh (2014) Approximate Non-negative Symmetric Solution of Fully Fuzzy Systems Using Median IntervalDefuzzi_cation, Fuzzy Information and Engineering, 6, 1-28.

E. Khorram, R. Ezzati, Z. Valizadeh (2012) Solving nonlinear multi-objective optimization problems with fuzzy relation inequality constraints regarding Archimedean triangular norm compositions, Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Making, 11(3), 299-335.

R. Ezzati, S. Khezerloo, N. Mahdavi-Amiri, Z. Valizadeh (2012) New Models and Algorithms for Approximate Solutions of Single-Signed Fully Fuzzy LR Linear Systems, Iranian Journal of Fuzzy Systems, 10(3), 1-26.

Z. Valizadeh, R. Ezzati, S. Khezerloo (2012) Approximate Symmetric Solution of Dual Fuzzy Systems Regarding Two Di_erent Fuzzy Multiplications, Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 5 (2), 2100-2112.

S. Khezerloo, M. Montazeri, Z. Valizadeh (2010) A New Method for Solving Fuzzy Linear System, International Journal of Industrial Mathematics, 2 (2), 97-104.

New Employee Maryam Razavian

Maryam-Photo-NewI got my Ph.D. degree in computer science, in the area of migration to services from VU University Amsterdam. I also was a postdoc for 2 year @VU in Sofware and Service group. My research interests are in design reasoning knowledge management, software architecture, service orientation, and sustainable e-services.

During my PhD, I developed an approach for rehabilitating pre-existing legacy assets by encapsulating them as services that are, simultaneously, value-adding and technically sustainable. Such services, embedding various business functions, are specifically designed to smoothly operate in modern business processes, within networked organizations. This approach, called the Lean & Mean migration approach, was emerged out of existing practice of service migration in various industries.

During my Postdoc, I have investigated the discrepancies between business and technical sustainability of services. In the area of design thinking, I have performed an empirical study on the inuence of reflections on the the way designers of services and processes think. The main finding, simply put, was that such a design is a tricky business influenced by many cognitive factors such as the ability of a designer to reflect or communicate with various stakeholders.

At TU/E I will continue my research  on guiding service designers thinking and reasoning in order to address many of the complexities inherent in service design.

New Employee Carolina Gomez Naranjo

carolinabywx“Carolina Gomez Naranjo received her Bachelors Degree in Industrial Design from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia. After that she joined the double degree program between Politecnico di Torino and Alta Scuola Politecnica in Italy where she obtained the Masters of Science (Cum Laude) In Ecodesign and Product Service System Design. Since October of 2013 she has joined the Industrial Design department at the Eindhoven University of Technology as a Trainee in the PDEng. User System Interaction. From January 5, 2015 she is in charge of the User Experience Design and the Business Plan Modeling of the GameBus Project inside the Industrial Engineering department.

Carolina has a broad experience conceptualizing digital products and services that aim to a more sustainable and integrated society. Her main interest rely on how technology can create solutions for social innovation, healthcare and sustanability. Her areas of work include Design Research, Product/Service Design focused on User Experience, Interface Design, Interaction Design & Information Visualization. She has developed projects by the hand of Philips Lighting, TNO-Océ, VCNL (Traffic Centre of the Netherlands), Rabobank, Bullfrog Avenue, among others.”

New Employee Chan Naseeb

Chan NaseebChan Naseeb received his Bachelors in Computer Science from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan, in 2007. His thesis is named “Online Instrument Calibration System for a Cement factory”. After that he decided to trade the sun to broaden his exposure, in 2008 he came to Italy, and graduated with Master of Science in Computer Engineering (with scholarship) from Politecnico Di Milano (2010). His Master thesis focused on Ontologies, knowledge representation in semantic web, making a comparison of Ontology engineering, reasoning and management systems.

During his stay at Politecnico Di Milano, he has won the opportunities to participate in a summer school (in Italy) and in two, one week courses at ParisTech France, regarding “Operations Research” and “Scientific Methods for Research in Computer Science” under the ATHENS (Advance Technology Higher Education Network/SOCRATES) framework. After working for 6 months in Milan as a Software Engineer, he came to the Netherlands as knowledge immigrant, and so far he has gained experience of 2+ years in the industry. During his work he mainly focused on web application development, mobile application development, portal development and training consultants. His interests range from Software Engineering (OOAD), BPM to Semantic web, Big Data and Linked Data.

Since September 2013, he started his Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng in Software Technology) at TU/e. There he followed several courses and workshops including about Object Oriented Design and Analysis, Design patterns, Testing, and Software Architecture. He has worked on 4 different in house projects performing in different roles. In his last project, he was the team leader for QVTo Optimization project. He has been also the Project Manager and Scrum Master while supervising and guiding Nine Bachelor students for their final projects. Beside this, he also did a one week mini project about Free Text tagging system to create a prototype of a semantic based infrastructure.

From January 5, 2015 he has taken charge in Industrial Engineering department as an API person for the project “Software Integration between external Game APIs and the Game Bus repository”.

New Employee Lonneke Vermeulen

LVI studied Industrial Engineering (bachelor) and Operations, Management and Logistics (master) at the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. In 2013 I graduated on my research towards ‘A process modelling method for Care Pathways’, which was conducted in participation with the Heart centre of the Catharina Hospital Eindhoven and supervised by Uzay Kaymak, Pieter van Gorp, Hui Yan and Erik Korsten. Since then I’ve been working on the development of the Clinical Decision Support System Tracebook, developed within the Brainbridge project of Shan Nan, from within the Catharina hospital. For the upcoming months I will continue my work on the Tracebook system and clinical trials, as well as write a paper of my master thesis research and preparing a conference on Fuzzy sets.