Funded PhD Position in Visual Analytics and Decision Support Systems

Leuven, Belgium
Feb 20, 2018
Mar 19, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
PhD / Doctoral
(ref. BAP-2018-78)

Research in the HCI group of the Department of Computer Science, KU Leuven, focuses on how people interact with information, relying on language technology (including text and multimedia mining), visualization and computer graphics. The focus is on new algorithms and interaction techniques, using the full spectrum of hardware from small mobile devices to large multi-touch displays. Applications include learning analytics, music information retrieval, precision agriculture, digital humanities and virtual worlds.

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We have an open PhD position (fully funded) on visual analytics and decision support systems for precision agriculture.

The focus of the research for representing uncertainty in visual analytics applications as well as increasing user trust in predictions. The overall objective is to research meaningful visualisations for large and heterogeneous datasets, taking into account the aspects of data quality and uncertainty. In addition, we are researching how we can increase user trust and confidence in prediction models. The research is funded by the H2020 BigDataGrapes project:
We expect from applicants:
  • an excellent Master's degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • a very good background and interest in human computer interaction and visualization research
  • strong programming skills and the ability to do independent research
  • strong commitment and the ability to work in a team
  • a high level of proficiency in English, both spoken and written.
Funding is available immediately. The research will be carried out at the Department of Computer Science of KU Leuven.

More information about the financial compensation can be found online at
The deadline for submitting applications is 16 March 2018. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as the position will remain open until filled by a suitable candidate. Interested applicants should upload the following documents: - CV - letter of application, including the motivation to apply for the position - a recent research project (e.g. master thesis, scientific publication) - transcripts of bachelor and master degrees For more information please contact Prof. dr. Katrien Verbert, tel.: +32 16 32 82 86, mail:

You can apply for this job no later than March 16, 2018 via the online application tool

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