Inneke Van Nieuwenhuyse holds a degree in Commercial Engineering and a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Before joining K.U.Leuven, she was employed as a Postdoctoral Researcher by the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders, and as an Assistant Professor at the European University College Brussels where she has taught courses on Simulation, Operations Research and Management Science. Her research interests are in operations management, more specifically in the design and analysis of stochastic manufacturing and supply chain systems. Most of her work has focused on modeling the impact of batching strategies on flow times and customer service levels by means of queuing models. Research topics in this field include the impact of pick batch sizing in warehousing settings and the choice of campaign sizes in (semi)process industries. Her most recent research project (in cooperation with Tilburg University) focuses on the use of kriging for constrained optimization of simulation models. She has also participated in a number of applied research projects for industrial and consulting companies.
Her work has been published in European Journal of Operational Research, IIE Transactions, International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems and International Journal of Production Economics.