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Business Analytics

Our research strengths lie in artificial intelligence, optimisation and operations research, Information systems and Industrial statistics. Read more about the Analytics for a Better World initiative.


The section Business Analytics includes about 30 people; faculty members, teaching staff, PhD students and affiliated faculty. We also have frequent visitors. Some of our staff is associated with the Institute of Business and Industrial Statistics (IBIS UvA) and initiative Analytics for a Better World. This institute is owned by the University of Amsterdam, and is seen internationally as a centre of expertise in Lean Six Sigma, operational excellence and industrial statistics.

Research and education

Members of the section Business Analytics do research and teach in a broad range of areas of business analytics and operations management. The section Business Analytics has four main areas of expertise: business analytics, artificial Intelligence, optimisation & operations research, information systems and industrial statistics, which also work together on overlapping projects. To stimulate research in the area of analytics, and its positive impact on society, the initiative Analytics for a Better World was founded by Prof. Dick den Hertog. We are frequent publishers in the international scientific literature as well as the professional literature. Our members also teach in Bachelor's, Master's and Executive programmes. With our expertise in data science we are involved in almost all educational programmes and will start a new BSc on this topic this year.


If you have a question related to the section, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Prof. dr. S.I. (Ilker) Birbil

Chair Business Analytics section