Research Fellow Position in Business Data Analytics

Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Estonia

Applications are invited for a position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Software Engineering & Information Systems Research Group, Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu

The institute is the leading Computer Science department in the Baltics and one of the top-2 in Central and Eastern European universities according to the field-specific Times Higher Education Ranking 2017. The Software Engineering & Information Systems group conducts research in the fields of business process management, software process management, and secure information systems design. The group is composed of 25 members, including 12 PhD students. The group places a strong emphasis on research excellence, quality of its research publications and research prototypes, and scientific reproducibility. In the past five years, members of the group have received eight best or distinguished paper awards at international conferences, including ER, CAiSE, and BPM. The institute has strong ties with the local industry and manages a portfolio of half a dozen research projects in cooperation with industry partners. Further information can be found at

The successful candidate will conduct research in the field of business data analytics, with a focus on process mining, predictive process monitoring, and recommender systems. The researcher will lead a new research stream within the group, aimed at developing a recommender system for continuous optimization of business processes.

Candidates must have a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline. Expertise in at least one (ideally more) of the following fields is essential: process mining, recommender systems, cost-sensitive learning, or active learning. Experience in developing research prototypes and working in collaborative research projects is desirable.

The position is fixed-term for two years. The starting is 1 September 2018 but a later starting date can be negotiated. Remuneration will be 2500 euros/month. Estonia applies a flat income tax of 20% on salaries and provides public health insurance for employees.

The deadline for applications is 4 June 2018. The application procedure is outlined in the official advertisement at the University's website:

Enquiries and expressions of interest can be sent by e-mail to Prof. Marlon Dumas (firstname.lastname št