Name: | Henk Tijms |
born: | 23 April 1944 in Beverwijk, Holland |
work address: | Dept of Econometrics |
Vrije University | |
De Boelelaan 1105 | |
1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands | |
home address: | Duinweg 20, 2082 CB Santpoort, The Netherlands |
email: | h.c.tijms@vu.nl |
tijms@quicknet.nl |
1961 | HBS-B Diplom, Rijks HBS in IJmuiden. |
1967 | Master Degree in Mathematics and Statistics, University of Amsterdam. |
1972 | PhD Degree in Operations Research, University of Amsterdam. |
1967-1976 | Senior Researcher at the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science, Amsterdam. |
1976-2009 | Full professor in Operations Research, Vrije University, Amsterdam. |
1976-1983 | Advisor at the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science, Amsterdam. |
1988-2000 | Advisor at the Shell Reseach Laboratorium, Amsterdam. |
1988-2001 | Dutch Member of The International Advisory Board of the Teletraffic Congresses. |
The book can be used to teach probability courses at different levels. Instructors teaching a standard course to beginning students are advised not to follow the sequencing of the text, but to start with the second half of the book and then occasionally do a little augmentation from the first half with its many real-life applications of probability. The first half the book is aimed at a general scientifically literate audience but it is not designed for a first acquaintance with probability theory. The book offers also the possibility of a follow-up course on stochastic processes in which discrete-time and continuous-time Markov chains including Markov chain Monte Carlo simulation are treated.
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