Prof.dr. Sem Borst

Performance evaluation, Stochastic networks, Distributed algorithms, Resource allocation.


Eindhoven University of Technology

Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB  Eindhoven
The Netherlands


Email: s.c.borst at


Sem Borst received the M.Sc. degree in applied mathematics from the
University of Twente, The Netherlands, in 1990, and the Ph.D.
degree from the University of Tilburg, The Netherlands, in 1994.
In 1995, he joined the Mathematics of Networks and Systems research
department of Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, USA.
Since 1998, he has a (part-time) appointment as Full Professor in
Stochastic Operations Research in the Department of Mathematics and
Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology, and also
maintains a (part-time) affiliation with Bell Laboratories.
Sem's main research interests are in the area of performance
evaluation and resource allocation algorithms for stochastic networks,
in particular communication systems, and lie at the interface
of applied probability, stochastic operations research and networking.
He serves or has served on the editorial boards of several
journals, such as ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance
of Computing Systems, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Mathematical
Methods of Operations Research, Operations Research Letters,
Performance Evaluation, Queueing Systems and Wireless Networks,
as well on program committees of various conferences.
Sem was (co-)recipient of the best-paper awards at
Sigmetrics/Performance 1992 and IEEE Infocom 2003, the 2001 Yosef
Levy Prize, and the 2005 Van Dantzig Prize.