Team and organization
Our core team
CTO / Lead Data Scientist
Parvathy Krishnan is the Chief Technology Officer at ABW and focuses on impact projects, technology strategy, and the open-source data products’ repository.
Science to Impact co-director
Dick den Hertog is Science to Impact Director at ABW, focusing on the academic journal, meet-ups, research projects and the academy.
Robert Monné is Managing Director of ABW and focuses on strategy, partnership building and developing the institute.
Science to Impact co-director
Dimitris Bertsimas is Science to Impact Director at ABW, focusing on the academic journal, meet-ups, research projects and the academy.
Claudia is a scientist and engineer whose work leverages the power of machine learning, natural language processing, social network analysis, and opinion mining to unveil patterns of engagement, attention, and influence on the digital era.
Britt van Veggel is a PhD student at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focusses on advanced analytics to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals
Joaquim Gromicho is Science and Education Officer at ORTEC and Professor of Business Analytics at the University of Amsterdam. At ABW, he is contributing to Research projects as a PhD/MSc supervisor, as a lecturer in the ABW Academy and in advanced analytics projects as the Lead Architect, specializing in prescriptions from large scale data driven mathematical optimization models.
Iris van Beuzekom is a self-employed senior (research) consultant on energy innovations and sustainable development for different companies. At ABW, she leads different of our impact projects.
ABW Academy Coordinator
For more than 10 years Margreet designed Bottom-up Led trajectories for non-profit organizations and municipalities. As a change Facilitator, Margreet takes people from different types of organizations on a journey to work together and co-create new approaches and new plans so they can work on the change they wish to see in their organizations, their sectors and their entire ecosystems.
Affiliates / researchers
Assistant Professor at London Business School
Jean is an Assistant Professor of Business Analytics at London Business School. In his research, he develops methods for large-scale optimization, optimization under uncertainty and machine learning, and applies them to hospital management and sustainable operations.
PhD student at London Business School
Baizhi is a PhD student in Management Science and Operations at London Business School. His research interests involve data-driven decision-making, optimization under uncertainty and other topics from the intersection of machine learning and optimization.
Associate Professor at the Department of Operations Management, at the University of Amsterdam. He has completed his PhD from the University of Twente in the area of Coordination in Software Development. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. In the past, he has worked for three years as a software engineer. His research interests are in the area of business intelligence (using machine learning), open-source development (through mining software repositories), and applying analytics in projects that focus on the UN’s sustainable development goals.
Assistant Professor University of Amsterdam
Assistant Professor of Statistics in the Business Analytics Section of the University of Amsterdam. As a statistician and data scientist, my research interests lie in developing efficient computational methods for inference and learning from high-dimensional multivariate data in econometrics, machine learning, neuroscience, and health care. My current research is focused on developing Bayesian statistical methods in graphical models for multivariate statistical analysis to understand the underlying mechanisms in complex systems. These methods have many applications, such as health care to capture brain connectivity to treat Alzheimer's.
PhD candidate UvA
Justin Starreveld is a PhD student at the University of Amsterdam. His research looks at the optimization of investment decision regarding the production, storage and transportation of hydrogen in the Netherlands. The goal of this research project is to ensure that the investment strategy is robust to uncertainty regarding future developments in technology, economics, policymaking, etc.
PhD candidate UvA
Zihang Qiu is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on online adaptive treatment planning for proton radiotherapy.
Their vision articles
Interview with our founder Dick den Hertog: Analytics for a Better World
Story from our founders: Analytics will enable NGOs to help many more people
Interviewing Prof. Bertsimas from MIT: Teaching our methods and successes can make a huge difference
Partner impact story: World Bank & ABW are bridging the gaps
Talking with our Managing Director: creating impact through a sustainable ecosystem and business model that works for all stakeholders