Erik Winands gained his MSc and PhD degrees in Industrial and Applied Mathematics (both cum laude) at TU/e. As a PhD student, he was affiliated with both the Mathematics and Computer Science department and the Technology Management department. He is currently working as a senior risk model validator / team leader at Rabobank. Moreover, he is a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Risk Model Validation. He also has a part-time assignment as an assistant professor at VU University, Amsterdam.
His research is centered around risk management with applications in finance and operations research. The main components of successful risk management are (I) the identification of the key sources of risk, (II) the quantification of the future performance of the system, (III) the management of this future performance. Consequently, these components play an important role throughout all of his research and teaching activities.