Postdoc on Understanding human behavior through data, AI and Machine learning Job at TU Eindhoven – Eindhoven

Job description

Background – Department of Industrial Design (ID) is one of the nine departments of TU/e and has an internationally leading position because of its core commitment to research through design (RtD) and its strikingly original conceptual work. ID’s ambition is to be recognized as one of the top departments in the world that conduct exciting research in the intersection of Design, Technology and Human-Computer Interaction. In particular, the department aims to inspire and educate a new generation of design engineers who will be fluent in using AI/ML algorithms and Data. Building on its unique expertise and tradition in the design of interactive systems for the vital life of people, using data and connectivity in-context, with a strong emphasis on the aesthetics of interaction and underlying user experiences, we aim to develop leading expertise in the design of intelligent systems that address the vital life op people in everyday life). Data will play a crucial role both in understanding groups of users in real time and real-world context, and in developing an in-depth and overtime understanding of people in order to provide ultra-personalized service. This position is embedded in the Systemic Change research cluster.

“The Systemic Change cluster focuses on designing innovations that have impact on systemic structures and groups of people, ultimately aiming to address largescale issues such as urban health, future mobility and sustainability.” The Systemic Change cluster investigates technological interventions in the context of contemporary societal challenges, particularly with respect to vital life and social resilience. Our research emphasizes using the data-enabled approach with cross-disciplinary collaborations to develop methods, tools, platforms and living labs for addressing societal challenges and analyzing their effects on the socio-ecological system.

Current qualities of the Systemic Change group:
Reputation in research through design, user experiences, real-life data acquisition and representation, and interdisciplinary approaches

Track-record in design conferences (CHI, DIS, TEI, …) and top-ranked journals

Ambitious research facilities for making, realizing and testing prototypes in a real-life context

Innovative and productive collaboration between research, industry and education

Profile – The Systemic Change group is looking for a highly motivated and qualified academic with a strong affinity with the understanding of human behavior (related to an active and healthy lifestyle) through data, AI and Machine Learning. We are looking for a postdoc who will focus on:

understanding peoples’ behavior and their contextual factors through advanced data analytics, such as AI/ML, and

use the data to create fundamentally new value propositions and systemic design.

The postdoc should have strong data analytical and data visualization skills, expertise in designing prototypes in the field of vital life and health (and/or using them to collect data), and experience in working in interdisciplinary teams (social scientists, engineers, designers, …).

Job requirements

A relevant PhD degree (industrial design, computer science/engineering or a comparable domain).

Ability to conduct high quality academic research, demonstrated for instance by a relevant PhD thesis and/or publication(s).

Experience with designing in the context of “vital life” and/or “health”

In-depth knowledge, skills and experience of and in advanced data analytics, such as AI/ML,

Ability to teach, shown by experience or assistance in teaching and positive evaluations of these teaching efforts.

Creative and dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration.

Good communication and leadership skills.

Excellent proficiency (written and oral) in English.

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the possibility to present your work at international conferences.

A full-time employment for two years.

You will have free access to high-quality training programs for research and valorization.

A gross monthly salary and benefits in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.

A broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes).

Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Information and application

More information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact

prof.dr. Steven Vos (s.vos[at]tue.nl) or +31 40 247 4522.

For information about terms of employment, click here or contact HR Services Industrial Design,


More information about the Department of Industrial Design can be found at https://www.tue.nl/en/our-university/departments/industrial-design/

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Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.

Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of

three references.

List of five self-selected ‘best publications’.

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