drs. Jip J. Dekker

PhD Candidate

Monash University



Jip J. Dekker is a doctor of philosophy (PhD) candidate at Monash University. His research focuses on combinatorial optimisation, operational research, and programming languages. His PhD program is supervised by Guido Tack, Peter J. Stuckey, Maria Garcia de la Banda (Monash University), and Andreas Schutt (Data61). His thesis will focus on the MiniZinc language for high-level constraint modelling.

Jip originates from the Netherlands and lived in Sweden for three years. Apart from his work as a volunteer for various student organisations, Jip is an amateur musician; he conducts and sings in choirs and is a beginning piano player.


  • Programming Languages
  • Combinatorial Optimisation
  • Operational Research


  • MSc in Computer Science, 2017

    Uppsala University

  • BSc in Computing Science, 2014

    Radboud University

Recent Posts

Implementing custom DTrace instrumentation

Setting up instrumentation for a programming language runtime.



MiniZinc is a free and open-source constraint modeling language.

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Recent Publications

Solver-independent Large Neighbourhood Search

The combination of large neighbourhood search (LNS) methods with complete search methods has proved to be very effective. By …

Auto-tabling for subproblem presolving in MiniZinc

A well-known and powerful constraint model reformulation is to compute the solutions to a model part, say a custom constraint …

Sub-problem pre-solving in MiniZinc

Constraint models often describe complicated problems that contain sub-problems that could be solved in sub-models. Although …

Generating a Google Go framework from an Uppaal model

Dealing with concurrency and parallelism is hard. Using scientific tools, models can be created giving insight into the nature of …