Seminar 2 September 2022

Everyone who is interested is invited to participate, but we would like to ask you to register.


15.00 – 15.05Welcome and Introduction
15.05 – 16.00Eelke Heemskerk (University of Amsterdam)
16.00 – 17.00Bernd Heidergott (Free University Amsterdam)
17.00 Closing and drinks


Leiden University
Snellius building
Niels Bohrweg 1
2333 CA Leiden


Eelke Heemskerk
University of Amsterdam

Eelke is associate professor of political economy at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) where he is director of the Computational Social Science programme and director of the POPNET research group. In his work he builds on network science to understand socio-economic structures of power, influence and inequality. His current work on Population Scale Social Networks received funding from PDI-SSH, before his work on corporate networks was funded by the ERC and NWO. 

Bernd Heidergott
Tinbergen Institute & Free University Amsterdam

Bernd Heidergott is the professor of Stochastic Optimization at the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Hamburg, Germany, in 1996, and held postdoc positions at various universities before joining the Vrije Universiteit. Bernd is research fellow of the Tinbergen Institute and board member of the Amsterdam Business Research Institute.  His research interests are optimization and control of discrete event systems, perturbation analysis, Markov chains, max-plus algebra, and social networks. 

A Network View on Aging and Mortality: the Gompertz- Makeham law for mortality
see abstract