Prof. dr. Jacques de Swart MBA

Jacques de Swart
  • Statistics
  • Articifical Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Data-driven research
  • Articifical Intelligence
  • Big Data Fundamentals
  • Data Science
When it comes to business mathematics, things should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler than that.

Prof. dr. Jacques de Swart MBA is professor of applied mathematics at Nyenrode Business University. He is part of Nyenrode's Faculty Research Center for Accounting, Auditing & Control. 

His role is to develop, innovate and teach modules in machine learning, mathematics, statistics and programming. He supervises students in various programs while writing their master's thesis. He also conducts research in the areas of Bayesian statisitics, responsible AI and strategic decision making in the context of ESG.

De Swart studied Mathematics at Utrecht University. He did part of the program at La Sapienza University in Rome. Next, he conducted 6 years of research in the field of computational science at the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science, leading to a PhD at the University of Amsterdam. He did his MBA at Rotterdam School of Management. He continued his career as software engineer at Then he continued his career at PwC, where he is now a partner in the Consulting practice and responsible for the data analytics group for 4 days per week. The fifth day he spends at Nyenrode.

His personal mission is to unlock the power and beauty of mathematics for business society.

Secondary positions

De Swart is chairman of the Statistical Auditing Steering group, which is part of the Limperg Institute. He is also partner at PwC Consulting in the field of data & analytics.

International activities

De Swart is working with Professor Partha Mohapatra of California State University, Sacramento, in the area of machine learning in auditing. Partha is visiting professor in May 2023 and speaker at the Steering Committee's statistical auditing symposium on May 24, 2023.


De Swart enjoys his three children, plays piano in a rock band, loves sports (cycling, running, windsurfing, skating) and, as chairman of the Watersportpark Ouderkerkerplas Foundation, is committed to making water sports accessible to people with disabilities.

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