Faculty members of RSM and ESE combine impeccable academic credentials with a thorough knowledge of business practice. Selected for their ability and experience in executive teaching, they will draw on their research and knowledge to deliver a unique learning experience.

Prof. Dennis Fok
is an endowed professor of applied econometrics at the Econometric Institute, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). He specialises in developing models to describe, understand, and predict decisions made by consumers. His technical interests include modelling unobserved heterogeneity, marketing econometrics, and Bayesian statistics. His research has been published widely in peer-reviewed academic journals. Dennis is also associate director of the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), and has supervised many econometrics master students with business-related data research theses.

Prof. Eric van Heck 
is a professor of information management and markets at RSM. His research concentrates on the role and impact of advanced information systems and technologies helping to solve complex societal and business challenges. Eric is working on sustainable ways of working, multi-agent systems for smart energy grids, mobile banking platform ecosystems for financial inclusion, and sustainable maritime logistical systems. His research is carried out with innovative companies and universities in Brazil, China, Europe, Indonesia, and the USA.

Prof. Wolf Ketter
is a professor of next generation information systems at RSM. He is the founder and director of the Learning Agents Research Group at Erasmus University Rotterdam, which aims to research, develop and apply autonomous and mixed initiative intelligent agent systems to support decision-making in business networks, electronic markets, energy grids and supply chain management. His is also the founder and director of the Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business which enables robust, intelligent, efficient and sustainable energy networks of the future. Wolf leads Power TAC, a new TAC competition on energy retail markets.

Dr Jan van Dalen
is an associate professor of statistics at RSM. He is the co-founder of the recently established Erasmus Centre for Data Science and Business Analytics, and co-director of E-Urban, and leads the Urban Big Data knowledge lab in collaboration with the City of Rotterdam. Jan’s main research interests are in quantitative analysis of information, logistics, trade and organisational processes, and he has been involved in research programmes that include monitoring trade and traffic flows with CBS, trade lane risk assessment in Cassandra, and cross-chain collaborationin 4C4More/Dinalog. He has extensive teaching experience in applied statistics, forecasting and big data.

Dr Jason Roos
is an assistant professor in the Department of Marketing Management at RSM. His research focuses on the way users and marketers engage with new media and has been published in top academic journals. Before entering academia, Jason worked as a consultant and software engineer in Seattle, USA, and was managing director of an internet marketing and software firm. He earned his PhD in marketing from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and received the prestigious INFORMS Society for Marketing Science Dissertation Award in 2011.

Prof. Peter Vervest 
is a professor of information management and networks at RSM who says big data is automated decision-making combining big amounts of distributed, often poorly aligned and non-authenticated data from many sources. He sees the Internet of Things as presenting a set of technological, business and societal challenges. Peter’s contribution to the development and creation of open information systems dates back to the publication of Electronic Mail and Message Handling in 1985, a landmark publication for developing global communications networks such as the internet. His focus on smart networks resulted in the publication of two books in 2005 and 2009.