Prof. dr. Ruud Wetzels

Ruud Wetzels lowres
  • Statistics
  • Data Science
  • Business Research Methods
  • Data Science
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Prof. dr. Ruud Wetzels works as a Professor of Data Science at Nyenrode Business University. He is part of Nyenrode's Faculty Research Center for Accounting, Auditing & Control. 

Wetzels focuses on developing novel statistical methods for auditing and controlling. However, only developing methods will not change too much, therefore he also translate those methods into easy-to-use and free-of-charge software. Wetzels fill in the mission of Nyenrode by bridging the gap between academia and the business with a focus on data analytics.

Wetzels obtained his doctorate at the University of Amsterdam with a dissertation on Bayesian statistics and reinforcement learning. He has published over 35 academic articles and has been cited over 4,500 times.

Next to his academic work Wetzels works as a Director at PwC. Here he focuses on helping companies to work data-driven. This can mean developing and implementing a data strategy, implementing data management, or developing and implementing software that solves a business problem with data analytics or AI.  


Wetzels enjoys running, cycling, and bouldering.

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