Joren Gijsbrechts is an assistant professor in Operations Management. He graduated as a Bachelor and Master in Business Engineering at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. Prior to obtaining his doctoral degree from KU Leuven in Belgium, he attained business experience in the Supply Chain and Operations division of Procter and Gamble in Sweden. As a PhD student, he regularly visited Kellogg School of Management and has on-going research projects with renowned researchers from Olin Business School, Kellogg School of Management, Kuehne Logistics University and Exeter University. His research centers around data-driven decision making in Operations Management with a strong focus on the recent developments in Machine Learning and Prescriptive Analytics. His models have assisted companies to improve their inventory and transportation management. In addition to research, he is providing guest lectures and company workshops on the recent developments within Supply Chain Analytics.