Sandjai Bhulai is full professor of Business Analytics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He studied "Mathematics" and "Business Mathematics and Informatics", and obtained a PhD on Markov decision processes for the control of complex, high-dimensional systems. He is co-founder of the Amsterdam Center for Business Analytics (ACBA), co-founder of the postgraduate programme Business Analytics / Data Science, and also co-founder of Prompt Business Analytics.
Sandjai's research is on the interface of mathematics, computer science, and operations management. His specialization is in decision making under uncertainty, optimization, data science, and business analytics. His current research projects focus on HR analytics, social media analytics, predictive analytics, dynamic pricing, and planning and scheduling in complex systems. His passion for research is also reflected in his teaching for which he received the "Excellence in Teaching Award" for best lecturer of both the faculty and the university in 2006/2007.