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