Nicky van Foreest studied Theoretical Physics at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. After having worked for several years at KPN Research, and the Bell Labs department of Lucent Technologies in Enschede, he started a PhD project under supervision of Michel Mandjes and Werner Scheinhardt in 2000. After the successful defence of his thesis in 2004 he joined Quintiq to work on advanced planning, scheduling and supply chain optimization software. Since 2006 he works at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen. His main interests are in performance analysis and optimal control of stochastic logistic systems.

Research Interests

Applications of probability and optimization to improve manufacturing, inventory, queueing, and service processes.


Married to Sheila Timp and I have six children, whose homepages can be found here.

Where to find me

Dr. N.D. van Foreest Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen
Visiting address: Room Duisenberg 666, Nettelbosje 2, 9747 AE Groningen
Postal address: P.O.Box 800, 9700 AV, Groningen, The Netherlands
Tel: +31-50 36 35178/37020
Github: ndvanforeest
Work Homepage: N.D. van Foreest