July 06, 2020
Willem-Jan van Hoeve Appointed Senior Associate Dean for Education
Willem-Jan van Hoeve, the Carnegie Bosch Professor of Operations Research, and the current Head of the Master of Science in Business Analytics program has been appointed the Tepper School’s Senior Associate Dean for Education. Van Hoeve replaces Sevin Yeltekin, who stepped down from her position on May 30, 2020, after three years of outstanding service to the school. Van Hoeve’s appointment became effective on July 1, 2020.
Van Hoeve is a leading scholar in the area of Operations Research. His research focuses on developing new methodologies for mathematical optimization, data mining, and machine learning, with applications to network design, scheduling, vehicle routing, health care operations, and analytical marketing. He published over 50 academic articles and co-authored the book "Decision Diagrams for Optimization." He has served as an Associate Editor for INFORMS Journal on Computing, Editor for Constraints, and Editor for Constraint Programming Letters.
Van Hoeve’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and two Google Faculty Research Awards. His research is highly technical, but also highly relevant for business practice. He has consulted for a variety of companies including FedEx Ground, Exxon Mobil, PNC Bank, Bosch/Siemens, Charter Steel, Kalibrate, and others.
Van Hoeve has also demonstrated a strong commitment to teaching and education. He has twice received the Tepper School's George Leland Bach Excellence in Teaching Award, as well as the inaugural MSBA Teaching Award, both of which are voted on and awarded by the graduating class. He led the Tepper School’s efforts in developing the successful Master of Science in Business Analytics program and currently serves as the program’s faculty head.
Van Hoeve received a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from the University of Twente and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Amsterdam.