PhD student Behavioral Analytics and Process Mining

About the function

You perform research, write and publish research articles, attend and present at international and national scientific conferences, with the ultimate goal to succesfully defend your Ph.D.

You are part of a dynamic research team with national and international contacts. You also participate in the Doctoral School of Behavioral Sciences and Humanities. Additionally, you can get a limited teaching assignment within the discipline group of Quantitative Methods.

About us

The research group Business Informatics is searching for a dynamic and pro-active colleague to perform PhD Research on the topic of Behavioral Analytics and Process Mining. Process Mining is the research domain situated at the intersection of data mining and business process management. It has the goal to extract insights on business processes from process event data. Behavioral Analytics continues on the work of Process Mining and equally starts from event data as its source. However, in contrast to Process Mining, Behavioral Analytics is not restricted to discovering insights into the behavior of business processes. The goal of this project is to study and develop algorithms to discover patterns from event data with the purpose to provide insights into the behavior of people, objects and systems. The topic holds a close connection to the analysis of IoT data.

More information about the topic of Behavioral Analytics can be found at the website of the Event Data and Behavioral Analytics workshop (

About you

  • You hold a master degree in Business Engineering, Business and Information Systems Engineering, Computer Science (or equivalent)
    Final-year students are (likewise) encouraged to apply.
  • You work proactively and accurately, ensuring a high-quality end result.
  • You work analytically and have a structural understanding.
  • You work accurately and pay attention to order and punctuality.
  • You feel responsible for the tasks assigned to you.
  • You are cooperative and can work well in teams.
  • You are able to present and report on project results clearly.
  • You are stress-resistant.
  • Appropriate command of Dutch is an asset

Our offer

You will be appointed and paid as PhD student.
We offer a Ph.D. scholarship for 2x2 year with intermediate evaluation

Apply for this position

The selection procedure consists of a preselection based on application file and an interview.
It is possible that an additional evaluation test will be organized for the remaining candidates after the preselection round.

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Apply up to 13.07.2022

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Prof. dr. Benoit DEPAIRE