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TiSEM Awards

In recent years many TiSEM reseachers have received awards, grants and nominations in recognition of their outstanding contribution to scientific research.


  • Bart Bronnenberg

    Bart Bronnenberg

    Professor of Quantitative Marketing

    The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has elected Bart Bronnenberg, Professor of Quantitative Marketing, to its ranks. This honor has been bestowed on him in view of his prominent scientific contributions to international marketing literature in the areas of online search behavior, brand preferences, and consumer buying behavior.
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  • David Schindler

    David Schindler

    Associate Professor of Economics

    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded David Schindler a Veni grant (up to 280,000 euros) for his research Understanding the workplace: The role of non-routine analytical team tasks. Read more


  • Nicola Pavanini

    Nicola Pavanini

    Associate Professor in Finance

    Nicola Pavanini received an ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 million euros from the European Research Council for his research on regulation of housing and mortgage markets.
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  • Wendy van der Valk

    Wendy van der Valk

    Nevi Professor Purchasing & Supply Chain Management

    Wendy van der Valk, together with Henk Akkermans and Carol Ou (TiSEM), Saskia Lavrijssen and Martijn Groenleer (TLS) have been awarded a grant of nearly 1 million euros by NWO/NGInfra for their VIA AUGUSTA project proposal. Read more

  • Martijn Boons

    Martijn Boons

    Associate Professor in Finance

    Martijn Boons received a Vidi grant for his project on developing new foundations for the long-term paradigm by, among other things, developing new tools for asset pricing. Read more

  • Patrick Kenis

    Patrick Kenis

    Professor in Public Governance

    Patrick Kenis and colleagues were awarded €1.1 million by NWO (Dutch Research Council) for research into innovative ways of supervision in organizational networks that deal with complex social issues in the domains of care, social housing, education and safety. Read more

  • Marco Da Rin

    Marco Da Rin

    Associate Professor in Finance

    Marco da Rin was awarded a Comenius Senior Fellowship for his 'Entrepreneurial Literacy Initiative', a technology-enabled platform to provide students with knowledge and tools to understand what an entrepreneurial career is. Read more

  • Johan van Leeuwaarden

    Johan van Leeuwaarden

    Professor Econometrics & Operations Research

    Johan van Leeuwaarden has been awarded an NWO Vici grant for research into algorithms in the 'cloud'. The Vici grant amounts to 1.5 million euros. Read more

  • Hein Fleuren

    Hein Fleuren

    Professor in Operations Research

    Tilburg University’s Zero Hunger Lab in co-creation with World Food Programme (WFP) has won the Franz Edelman Award, the world’s most prestigious award for achievement in the practice of analytics and operations research. With Amazon and Alibaba amongst the competitors, this year’s competition was quite a challenge. Read more


  • Spyros Angelopoulos

    Spyros Angelopoulos

    Assistant Professor in Information Management

    For the second year in a row, Spyros Angelopoulos (Department of Management) has been selected by Google as "Faculty Expert" for his commitment to leading transformation in education. The Google Faculty Experts program rewards top faculty advocates with professional development, recognition, networking opportunities, and access to Google developers to explore the benefits of Google Cloud in the classroom. Spyros Angelopoulos has recently been appointed visiting professor at EGADE Business School – the leading business school in Latin America – underscoring the international recognition of his expertise on digital transformation.

  • TiSEM - Pieter Kleer

    Pieter Kleer

    Assistant Professor Econometrics and Operations Research

    Pieter Kleer has been awarded the Gijs de Leve Prize 2018-2020. He received the prize on 22 January 2021 on the occasion of the annual congress of the LNMB, the Dutch Network for the Mathematics of Operations Research. In awarding Kleer this prestigious prize, the jury recognized his PhD thesis, titled  “When Nash met Markov: Novel results for pure Nash equilibria and the switch Markov chain”,  as the 'best PhD thesis in in the area of Mathematics of Operations Research defended in the last three years'. Kleer is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Algorithms and Complexity department at the Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik (MPII) in Saarbrücken, Germany. In April, Kleer will join the department of Econometrics and Operations Research as Assistant Professor.

  • Julio Crego

    Julio Crego

    Assistant Professor in Finance

    Assistant Professor Julio Crego was awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The grant provides Julio with the opportunity to further elaborate his research ‘Unveiling what your trading counterparty might know’. When retail investors trade any financial asset, they are at a disadvantage as their counterparty might have more information. This research develops tools to characterize what the counterparty might know. The results will help policymakers to design more effective regulation and assess the trading costs borne by retail investors.

  • TiSEM - Hein Fleuren

    Hein Fleuren

    Professor in Operations Research

    Professors Hein Fleuren (Department of Econometrics and Operations Research) and Dick den Hertog (University of Amsterdam) have received an honourable mention by the NWO Stairway To Impact Award. The committee was impressed by the work Fleuren and den Hertog for their use of mathematical optimization techniques to solve hard decision problems for companies and society. Their techniques are implemented by the Dutch government for dike heightening and by the United Nations in the World Food Programme. The committee was impressed by the impact they have achieved already and encourages the nominees to continue their work and the use of their findings to solve these highly relevant societal problems.

  • TiSEM - Marco Testoni

    Marco Testoni

    Assistant Professor in Management

    The Strategic Management Division of the Academy of Management (AOM) announced Marco Testoni (Department of Management) as the winner of the Wiley Blackwell Best Dissertation Award at the AOM’s 2020 annual meeting. Marco’s dissertation, “Essays on the Geographical, Product, and Technological Dimensions of the Market for Corporate Control”, investigates how the location of merging companies and their competitors in the geographical, product market, or technological space influences key aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including the takeover price, the acquiring and the target companies’ returns, the method of payment, and the spillover effects on the valuation of competitors.


  • Bart Bronnenberg

    Bart Bronnenberg

    Professor of Marketing
  • Spyros Angelopoulos

    Spyros Angelopoulos

    Assistant Professor of Information Management

    Spyros Angelopoulos has been selected by Google as one of the Faculty Experts in the area of High Performance Computing.

  • Bart Bronnenberg

    Bart Bronnenberg

    Professor of Marketing

    Bart Bronnenberg has been appointed as an Academic Fellow at the prestigious Marketing Science Institute (MSI) in Boston.