I am Pascal Wissink (1988), assistant professor at the department of Operations Analytics at the School of Business and Economics of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
I am fascinated by topics at the cutting edge of logistics, uncertainty, and data analytics: logistics challenges where uncertainty plays a substantial role, but data analytics can be used to reveal explanatory relationships. My current research focuses mainly on modelling the relationships and interactions between uncertain graph and network features. Specifically, my research interests include stochastic dependencies, stochastic routing, and heuristic design.
I hold a BSc degree (2011) and MSc degree (2013) in Econometrics and Operational Research from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and a PhD degree (2019) in Stochastic Routing from the University of Edinburgh. I wrote my PhD thesis -- entitled The Probabilistic Travelling Salesman Off the Beaten Track: The Impact of Clustering, Construction, and Correlation -- at the Management Science and Business Economics group of the University of Edinburgh Business School under the supervision of Prof Jamal Ouenniche and Prof Thomas Archibald.
Besides research, I teach Business Processes in the BSc Business Administration programme and Process Analytics in the PGDip Business Analytics and Data Science programme.
I also supervise students from the BSc in Business Administration and MSc in Transport and Supply Chain Management programmes with their theses.
I previously lectured several courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, including Supply Chain Management, Statistics for Finance, Statistical Methods and Techniques, Computing for Business, and Developing Skills for Business Leadership.
From 2015 to 2019, I was a Research Scientist at the Strategic Business Analysis department of TNO (The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research). I worked there as a project manager and quant analyst of multi-stakeholder innovations for the sustainable energy sector. I was involved in numerous projects, including SolaRoad, North Sea Energy, and Wi-5.
If you would like to collaborate with me, please do not hesitate to get in touch.