Dr. Dirk Fahland

TU Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
the Netherlands

skype: dfahland
twitter: dfahland

office: MF 7.066
phone: +31 40 2474804

I am an Assistant Professor in the Analytics for Information Systems group at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

My research interests are in describing and analyzing complex and distributed systems in particular through their event data using process mining and data mining. Starting from a strong background in construction and analysis of distributed systems with formal models, I have over the years embraced event data as a central source for system analysis.

I am researching techniques for large-scale event data pre-processing and querying as well as discovering, synthesizing, and transforming models from event data and existing models. One of my central themes is to analyze data and systems that are too complex to be understood as simple, monolithic end-to-end processes executed in isolation, but rather require to be described and analyzed as a complex network of behavior from several different angles together.

My particular focus is on techniques and models with sound semantics at the intersection of control-flow and data that allow subsequent automated reasoning and analysis, one one hand, and intuitive syntax and modeling concepts, on the other hand. Tools and empirical case studies help me understand how these information artifacts relate to the real world in which they exist.

My teaching expertise is in behavioral modeling and analysis of (distributed) systems, and in hands-on project-oriented Data Science and system design courses.



in the past

Before, I graduated in fall 2010 in the AIS group and in the Theory of Programming group at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin within the B.E.S.T programme, supported by the METRIK graduate school.

I then worked as a Post-Doc at TU Eindhoven on the EU funded ACSI project and spent several research stays at the group of David Harel at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, and the BPT group of Mathias Weske at the HPI Potsdam, Germany.

Earlier, I spent a year at the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore.