Scheduling and Timetabling
Welcome at the site of Scheduling and Timetabling. The picture at the left
shows that I (and hopefully you, too) am still a supporter of the Dutch soccer
team after the World Championships in Brazil and after the miserable series of
qualification matches for the European Championship in 2016. We will be back.
Update: we will be back after the disaster in Bulgaria. Even Dick Advocaat cannot
prevent The Netherlands from showing up at the World Championships in Russia,
Next update: It seems that the team has decided to boycot the World Championships
in Russia (or just failed to qualify). I will keep the picture here as a reminder
of better times; we will be back (don't know where, don't know when).
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. (Albert Einstein).
Als je met beide benen op de grond blijft staan, dan kom je geen stap verder. (Author still unknown)
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. (Albert Einstein)
Common sense is not so common. (Voltaire)
Any fool can know. The point is to understand. (Albert Einstein)
What is research but a blind date with knowledge? (Will Harvey)
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others
have thrown at him. (David Brinkley)
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre. (Gail Godwin)
Anybody who knows an appropriate quote can submit it. A useful website in this respect is
the site brainyquote.
(29-6-2017): We have awarded the following grades for the presentation:
(28-6-2017): As announced during the lectures: you can use your notes etc.
in the preparation part of the oral examination.
(27-6-2017): I have constructed a schedule for the presentations on Thursday,
June 29; it can be found here.
There are two sessions; one in BBL 0.23 (chaired by Roel van den Broek), and one in
BBL 0.61 (chaired by me). Since Roel is a very busy person, who is needed somewhere
else in the morning, we start at 13.30 sharp. There are five talks per session,
and everybody is expected to attend one of the sessions (you can switch in
between). The presentations should last at most 25 minutes; this includes
questions (something like 5 minutes). Again, every participant is asked to grade each presentation.
(16-6-2017): I have constructed a schedule for the presentations on Tuesday,
June 20; it can be found here.
There are two sessions; one in BBL 0.61 (chaired by Jan van Leeuwen), and one in
BBL 2.19 (chaired by me). Both sessions start at 10.30 sharp, and everybody is
expected to attend one of the sessions (you can switch in between). The presentations
should last at most 25 minutes; this includes questions (something like 5 minutes).
Furthermore, every participant is asked to grade each presentation.
(14-6-2017): After some negotiations and some offers that I could not refuse,
the following schedule for the oral examinations has been constructed
schedule oral examinations.
The oral examination will start with an hour of preparation, followed by an
hour of discussion. You must come to my room: BBL 5.07.
(14-6-2017): Next Tuesday (June 20), we will start with the first two rounds
of presentations. Ferenc, Jan, Ruben, Tina, Bas, Wouter, Mattijs and Maxwell
are scheduled to give a presentation; the precise schedule will be published
as soon as possible, but I need to know the papers you want to present.
So far, the following papers have been claimed:
list of chosen papers. All other
participants are expected to present on Thursday, June 29, unless they wish
to keep last year's result.
(13-6-2017): During class I will hand out the fifth assignment. You can
find it here. The deadline is
before the start of your oral examination. If you have any questions concerning
the assignment, then please ask me. You can answer in Dutch. This is an