Complex Problem Solving

Complex Problem Solving

Do you have a complex (mathematical) problem that needs to be cracked? With our vast cross industry experience, deep mathematical knowledge, and out-of-the-box thinking we’ll be able to help you out in no time. The tougher the problem to solve, the more fun it becomes for us, so we challenge you to challenge us!

Experience has taught us that “good” problems for us to tackle can be found in any industry, so no limitations there for us! Besides using experience, our heads, and perseverance, we offer three other skill sets that help solve complex problems:

 

Deep & Diverse Mathematical Skills

Founded by a strong academic background in applied mathematics (multiple Masters and a PhD), and extended by 10 years of solving problems in businesses across numerous industries, we provide a unique mix of both very deep and diverse mathematical skills. We have published in the top conferences and journals (including a conference’s most cited paper ever). In industry, novel mathematical models have been applied, created, corrected, and enhanced. In general, problems come from industry, mathematical solutions come from academia, and someone in between has to match up the two (that’s us!).

Bringing Structure to Chaos

Complex problems are … complex. A first step to any problem solving is to consider if the right problem is being solved!! Identifying the right problem to solve can be as difficult as finding a solution! A high level of conceptual thinking is required to keep the overal view, break it down into little pieces, consider alternatives, to manage the projects, and to solve each little piece. Planning is essential towards reducing the risks, and good communication is required to keep everyone’s expectations in line.

Out-of-the-box Thinking

Researchers often exhibit a problematic character trait for businesses: they get trapped in their own world. It’s good to sometimes step back, take in the full scope, and provide a fresh look onto to the problem. Break-through ideas come from this ability to break the norm, but also by acquiring knowledge in one area and applying it in a novel way elsewhere. A vast, cross industry experience has helped us solve quite a number of problems. See the list at the far bottom of this page for the industries where we have delivered solutions.

Mathematical experience

We have successfully implemented the following mathematical models :

  • Agent-based modeling
  • ARIMA models
  • Bayesian inference
  • Bayesian networks
  • Bootstrapping
  • Brownian motion
  • Clustering algorithms
  • Data mining
  • Decision trees
  • (Partial) Differential equations
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Discriminant analysis
  • (Neural) Dynamic programming
  • Dynamic systems
  • Einstein’s Relativity Theory
  • Fokker-Planck equations
  • Fourier transformations
  • Game theory
  • Graph algorithms
  • Heat equations
  • Hidden Markov Models
  • Information propagation models
  • Integer programming
  • Lagrange multiplier
  • Laplace transformations
  • Lévy processes
  • Linear programming
  • Markov chains
  • Markov decision processes
  • Mathematical programming
  • Neural networks
  • Optimal control
  • Optimization
  • Organizational Network Analysis
  • Predictive analytics
  • Queueing theory
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Regression models
  • Rough data models
  • Score card development
  • Seasonal forecasting
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Simulation
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Statistical inference
  • Statistical programming
  • Stochastic differential equations
  • Stochastic processes
  • Text mining
  • Virus propagation models
  • Visual data analytics
  • Web mining
  • Web analytics
  • Categorization
  • Computer vision
  • Data fusion
  • Image segmentation
  • Pattern recognition algorithms
  • Kalman filters
  • Motion-tracking algorithms
  • Particle filters
  • SIFT object recognition
  • SURF object recognition