PhD student working on Process Mining in Personal Health

Within a “Mine your own body” Impuls program of TU/e aiming at supporting excellent research and more intensive collaboration with innovative organizations such as Philips Research.

The IS group is one of the leading groups in the exciting new field of process mining ( Process mining techniques focus on process discovery (extracting process models from event logs), conformance checking (comparing normative models with the reality recorded in event logs), and extension (extending models based on event logs). The work resulted in the development of the ProM framework that is widely used in industry and serves as a platform for new process mining techniques used by research groups all over the globe. Moreover, many of the techniques developed in the context of ProM have been embedded in commercial tools. See also

In the context of the “Mine your own body” Impulse program we are looking for a PhD student working on process mining to create systems for Smart Diagnosis. Thanks to the latest developments in wearable sensors technology, it becomes possible to monitor physiological signals (heart rate, skin temperature, skin conductivity, etc.) throughout the day and give people an insight in the relation between their daily activity patterns and their wellbeing, the effects of them on their body and the impact on (future) health, vitality and performance. The PhD student will develop novel process mining techniques for discovering health-related processes based on logs of sensor data.

Job requirements

We are looking for a candidate that meets the following requirements:

  • a solid background in Computer Science, Statistics or Information Systems with an interest in process mining;
  • knowledge of data mining and machine learning and/or process modeling and formal methods (demonstrated by a relevant Master);
  • candidates from non-Dutch or non-English speaking countries should be prepared to prove their English language skills;
  • good communicative skills in English, both in speaking and in writing;
  • moreover, candidates are expected to realize research ideas in terms of prototype software, so software development skills are needed.

Note that we are looking for a candidate who really wants to make a difference and likes to work on things that have a high practical relevance while having the ability to work in one of the strongest research groups in the world.

Conditions of employment

Appointment and salary

We offer

  • A full time temporary employment for a period of 4 years, with an intermediate evaluation after 9 months.
  • A gross salary of euros 2083 per month in the first year increasing up to euros 2664 in the fourth year.
  • Support for your personal development and carreer planning including courses, summer schools, conference visits etc.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits (e.g. excellent technical infrastructure, child daycare and excellent sport facilities)

Information and application