Leader of the group Stochastics: Bert Zwart.


Many natural and man-made systems and processes are driven by random phenomena. Examples can be found in areas such as communication, energy, information, logistics, and transportation systems. In order to model, describe, and improve such systems, our group develops and studies probabilistic, operational and statistical models. Our group’s analysis of these models relies on techniques from fundamental probability theory, queueing theory, stochastic scheduling, spatial stochastics and stochastic geometry. Our work with various companies in these areas, as well as with top researchers and universities across the globe, ensures our position at the forefront of every aspect of this research field.



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Millions of tonnes less CO2 emissions by recycling plastic insulation materials

Millions of tonnes less CO2 emissions by recycling plastic insulation materials

CWI is part of a large European consortium that has received 15.7 million euro for demonstrating that the waste stream of high-performance plastics, which are heavily used as insulation material in the construction industry, can be recycled. This so-called CIRCULAR FOAM project is part of the European Green Deal aimed to make the EU-countries climate neutral in 2050.

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Associated Members


Current projects with external funding

  • Ontwikkeling van Data Analytics, Data Science en Crypto Analyse technieken ()
  • Samenwerkingsovereenkomst Stichting 113 / CWI - Zelfmoordpreventie ()
  • Systemic expansion of territorial CIRCULAR Ecosystems for end-of-life FOAM (CIRCULAR FOAM)
  • Customized and Coordinated Solutions for Congestion Bottlenecks in our infrastructure (COCONUT)
  • Data-driven optimization for a vital elderly care system in the Netherlands (DOLCE VITA)
  • Lane Analysis & Route Advisor (LARA)
  • Networks COFUND OIO's
  • State estimation for spatio-temporal point processes with applications to criminology (None)
  • PPS Engie
  • Bestrijding cybercrime met behulp van Kunstmatige Intelligentie (PPS Ministerie Defensie)
  • PRedictive Analytics and CollaboraTIve planning in air CArgo Logistics (PRACTICAL)
  • Robust, Effective and Adaptable Ship Designs for Uncertain Transition Paths (READINESS)
  • Urban Mobility Observatory (UMO)

Related partners

  • Ministerie van Defensie
  • Stichting 113
  • Academisch Medisch Centrum
  • Engie Services West Nederland B.V.
  • Technische Universiteit Delft
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam