Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Automated Business Process Improvement

Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Estonia

University of Tartu's Institute of Computer Science is calling for expressions of interest from recent or soon-to-be PhD graduates for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the ERC project The Process Improvement Explorer: Automated Discovery of Business Process Improvement Opportunities (PIX). The goal of this project is to develop algorithms to analyze business process execution data in order to discover business process improvement opportunities, including opportunities for control-flow optimization, task automation, resource optimization, and decision optimization.

If retained for this position, you will become part of a cross-disciplinary team, including experts in business process management, process mining, machine learning, and optimization. In the past five years, the group has earned four best paper awards at international conferences (BPM'2016, ER'2016, ICSSP'2017, RuleML+RR'2017) three test-of-time awards, one best student paper award, and two best demo awards. Further information about the group can be found at

During your postdoc, you will develop methods to train and use predictive models in order to reduce defects and other types of wastes in a business process, as well as methods optimizing decision rules in business processes with respect to different types of performance measures. You will co-supervise PhD and Masters students under the mentorship of senior staff, and you will contribute to the development and validation of an open-source tool for automated process improvement.

To apply, you must have a PhD in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related discipline (or be close to obtaining your PhD). Expertise in business process management, data mining and/or optimization are essential. The position will be fixed-term for two years. Remuneration will be up to 2800 euros/month. Estonia applies a flat income tax of 20% on salaries and provides health insurance for employees.

Inquiries and expressions of interest should be sent by email to Marlon Dumas (<firstname>.<lastname> If you wish to be considered, please send your CV (including list of publications) to this email address. Expressions of interests will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis until the position is filled. The starting date for the position is negotiable.