Understanding Society

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Stefan ten Eikelder: a double winner Operations Research student

Stefan ten Eikelder was already in the spotlight for his Master thesis at the 2017 Education Bazaar where he won TiU Best Master Thesis prize. But the recognition for his Master thesis work extends beyond Tilburg University. In November Stefan won the prestigious Philips Data Science in Healthcare prize awarded by Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities).

Stefan is currently pursuing a RM degree in Operations Research and will start next fall with his PhD research on “Optimization of medicine supply chain in Africa” (a.o. with the use of drones). He will be supervised in his work by Hein Fleuren (EOR) and Dick den Hertog (EOR).

Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) is the oldest (est. 1752) society for the sciences in the Netherlands. KHMW aims to build a bridge between science and the society by awarding various prizes for scientific achievement, as well as organizing seminars and conferences. Philips Data Science in Healthcare prize is part of the Young Talent Awards awarded yearly to recognize exceptional Master theses and excellent results in the 1st study year in the technical and exact sciences. The prize will be presented to Stefan on November 27 in Haarlem.