Johann Hurink

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Johann L. Hurink received the Ph.D. degree from University of Osnabrück (Germany) in 1992 for a thesis on a scheduling problem occurring in the area of public transport. From 1992 until 1998 he has been an assistant professor at the same university working on local search methods and complex scheduling problems. This work resulted in a Habilitation thesis at the University of Osnabrück in 1999.From 1998 until 2009 he has been an assistant and associated professor in the group Discrete Mathematics and Mathematical Programming at the department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Twente.

Since 2009 he is a full professor of the same group and since 2020 also the Director of the 4TU Applied Mathematics Institute (AMI). He has published more than 180 refereed papers in international journals and conferences and has been involved in many European and national research projects. Current research mainly focusses on optimization and control problems for energy management and smart grids.

University of Twente

P.O. Box 217

7500 AE Enschede

The Netherlands

Prof.dr. J.L. Hurink

Fac: EEMCS

Dept: Applied Mathematics

Bld: Zilverling 4042, (no. 11)

E: j.l.hurink@utwente.nl

P: +31 53 489 3447

I started my research in the area of 'Combinatorial Optimization'; mainly in 'Scheduling'. However, during the last 15 years my research is focusing more on the development of optimization approaches for specific application domains. Hereby the focus is twofold. On the one hand, the aim is to develop and study conceptual models and approaches. On the other hand, it is the aim to developed the models and approaches in such a way that they can be used also in practice.

There have been two main application areas: ‘decentralized energy management’ and ‘health care logistics’; whereby since the last years the core attention is on the first.

  • Decentralized Energy Management

    The research on decentralized energy management started around 2006 and is carried out in cooperation with the chair (Computer Architecture for Embedded Systems (CAES). Meanwhile the group is involved in many national and international projects and has set up contacts and cooperation’s with several energy related companies and research groups in the Netherlands and Europe.

    At the University of Twente we have developed a management and control methodology for decentralized energy systems. This concept is the base of several scientific publications and is used in many case studies and field tests. Furthermore, based on this methodology an open-source Decentralized Energy Management toolKit, called DEMKit, has been developed by our group at the University of Twente. DEMKit provices a cyber-physical systems oriented framework in which abstract device models and optimization algorithms are provided to support innovative smart and sustainable energy solutions. Simultaneously, DEMKit also provides a platform in which these solutions can be tested through extensive simulations, hardware-in-the-loop simulations, and eventually real world deployment in demonstration projects. For more details, see the webpage on DEMKit.

    For more information on our energy related research see our website Energy in Twente and via my publication list.

    A short interactive mini course, where I explain in three minutes in a laypersons language the challenges with 'ICT and Smart Grids' can be found here - in Dutch, also with German or English subtitles).

In total more than 160 papers have been published in Journals and Conference Prooceedings since 1986. Below these papers and some other research reports are categorized according to 'type' or 'topic'.

As nowadays h-indices seem to be an often used measure, here my data:
  • Web of Science: 159 entries, h-index 27, 2554 citations
  • Google Scholar: h-index 43 ; i10-index 109, 6895 citations
I am an Department Editor ´Energy Markets´ for OR Spectrum and an Associate Editor for OR Letters.

Furthermore I have been a Guest Editor for the following special issues:

  1. Special Issue: 17th Cologne/Twente Workshop on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization (CTW2019), with B. Manthey,
    Discrete Applied Mathematics 303 (4) (2021). DOI: 10.1016/j.dam.2021.08.033
  2. Special Issue on Quantative Solutions for Future Energy Systems and Markets, with R. Schulz, D. Wozabal,
    OR-Spectrum 38 (3) (2016). DOI: 10.1007/s00291-016-0449-8
  3. Special Issue: 12th Cologne/Twente workshop on graphs and combinatorial optimization (CTW 2013), with B. Manthey,
    Discrete Applied Mathematics 158 (4) (2015). DOI: 10.1016/j.dam.2015.06.013
  4. Special Issue: 6th Cologne/Twente Workshop on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization (CTW2007), with U. Faigle,
    Discrete Applied Mathematics 158 (4) (2010). DOI: 10.1016/j.dam.2009.09.011
  5. Proceedings of the 63rd European Study Group 'Mathematics with Industry', Enschede, The Netherlnads, with O. Bokhove, G. Meinsma, C. Stolk, M. Vellekoop,
    ISBN: 978-90-365-2779-8 (2008).
  6. Special Issue: 2nd Cologne-Twente Workshop on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization (CTW2003), with U. Faigle, S.W. Pickl,
    Discrete Applied Mathematics 154 (9) (2006). DOI: 10.1016/j.dam.2005.12.003
  7. The 1st Cologne-Twente Works on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization (CTW 2001), with U. Faigle, S. Pickl, H.J. Broersma,
    Discrete Applied Mathematics 136 (2-3) (2004). DOI: 10.1016/S0166-218X(03)00437-2
  8. Proceedings of the 2nd CologneTwenteWorkshop on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization, with H.J. Broersma, U. Faigle, S. Pickl, G.J. Woeginger
    Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics 13 (2003).
  9. Special Volume devoted to the Sixth Twente Workshop on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization - Enschede, the Netherlands 26-28 June 1999, with U. Faigle, H.J. Broersma,
    Discrete Applied Mathematics 120 (1-3) (2002). DOI: 10.1016/S0166-218X(01)00274-8
  10. Proceedings of the 1st CologneTwenteWorkshop on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization, with H.J. Broersma, U. Faigle, S. Pickl,
    Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics 8 (2001).
  11. Proceedings of the 6th Twente Workshop on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization, with H.J. Broersma, U. Faigle, C. Hoede,
    Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics 3 (1999)
Via this link test instances and results for the flow-shop problem with intermediate buffers related to the paper P. Brucker, S. Heitmann, J.L. Hurink: Flow-Shop Problems with Intermediate Buffers,OR Spectrum 25, 549 - 574 (2003); DOI: 10.1007/s00291-003-0133-7 can be found.