We are looking for a motivated Ph.D. candidate who wants to develop exciting visual analytics methods to advance the concept of Prescriptive Visual Analytics (PsVA), a step further the idea of predictive visual analytics.
Visual analytics techniques play a central role in predictive analysis by incorporating human intelligence to improve classification model accuracy and evaluate produced outcomes. With a reliable classifier that supports interpretation, the under-explored space of Prescriptive Visual Analytics (PsVA) can be promoted. Different from predictive analytics, which aims to answer the questions "What will happen?" and "Why will it happen?", PsVA focuses on transforming predictions insights into actionable recommendations to answer the questions "What should be done?" and "Why should it be done?". The core of PsVA involves different concepts, ranging from interpretable prediction models to optimization approaches to suggest the best actions based on a prediction and illustrate each action's implications into the predicted outcome.
In this project, the candidate will work to develop new PsVA solutions that support the investigation and understanding of a prediction and allow for the representation of multiple actionable choices and their implications. The candidate will work on cutting-edge topics such as model interpretability & explainability, explainable machine learning visualization, and predictive visual analytics, helping to reduce existing barriers to end-users in taking full advantage of predictive and prescriptive analysis while also seeking to increase trust in the analytical process.
The candidate is expected to author high-quality scientific papers and showcase the outputs of this work at international conferences. The position will be with the Visualization cluster of the TU Eindhoven under the supervision of Dr. Fernando Paulovich. Opportunities for externships with international collaborators are also possible.
The visualization cluster (https://research.tue.nl/en/organisations/visualization) at TU/e has a strong track record in visualization and visual analytics for ML models and high-dimensional data. It has generated several award-winning contributions at major visualization conferences (IEEE VIS, IEEE InfoVis, IEEE VAST, EuroVis); several successful start-up companies (MagnaView, Process Gold, and SynerScope); and several techniques that are used on a large scale worldwide.
We are looking for a candidate who meets the following requirements:
Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow.
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