Sem Borst

Murray Hill, NJ, USA


Sem Borst has been with the Mathematics of Networks and Systems research department of Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, USA, since 1995.  From 1998 to 2006 he was a Senior Researcher at the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) in Amsterdam.  Since 1998 he also has a (part-time) appointment as professor in Stochastic Operations Research at Eindhoven University of Technology. Sem's main research areas are performance evaluation and resource allocation for stochastic systems, in particular computer-communication networks.  He was (co-)recipient of the best-paper awards at ACM Sigmetrics/Performance 1992 and IEEE Infocom 2003, the 2001 Yosef Levy Prize, and the 2005 Van Dantzig Prize.  Sem serves or has served on the editorial boards of multiple journals, and has been a program committee member of numerous conferences.


  • MSc Applied Mathematics, University of Twente, 1990
  • PhD Applied Mathematics, Tilburg University, 1994

Professional activities

  • Area editor Mathematical Methods of Operations Research
  • Associate editor ACM Transactions on the Performance of Computing Systems
  • Associate editor Performance Evaluation
  • Associate editor Queueing Systems
  • Program committee member various conferences (ACM CoNEXT 2014, ACM MobiHoc 2014, ACM SIGMETRICS 2014, IEEE Infocom 2015, IFIP Performance 2014, ITC 26, WiOpt 2014)