VUB: PhD position in data analytics

Posted by: Michael SCHYNS
Date:2017-10-11
Contact:Wouter.Verbeke@vub.be
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Research position in data analytics

Research

The Data Analytics Laboratory within the Business Technology & Operations (BUTO) department at the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences and Solvay Business School is looking for a highly motivated candidate with strong abilities and interest to perform research in the field of data analytics for carrying out a research project in close collaboration with a company, with the aim to obtain a Ph.D. degree in Applied Economics.

 

The topic of the research project concerns the development of a framework for integrating data analytics applications and the development of profit-driven data analytics to support customer relationship management, with the aim to optimize customer lifetime value, by analysing large amounts of structured customer interaction data, marketing campaign data and financial information. By integrating various types of analyses and predictions, the aim is to provide detailed and actionable insight and feedback for optimized managerial decision-making.
The candidate is expected to conceptually develop and implement these applications by analysing available real-life data in close collaboration with and at location of the involved company. The project will require a thorough study of analytical approaches as well as the specific field of application. Upon successful realization of the project, the candidate will dispose of a strong theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience in applying and implementing analytics projects within a company setting.
The Data Analytics Laboratory is a vibrant research team of data scientists which actively engage in research projects with the industry for developing innovative business applications of Big Data Analytics. For more information, visit www.data-lab.be
Teaching
- Teaching exercises related to the course Statistics II for economic sciences to bachelor students.
- Supervising bachelor paper and master thesis projects.
The teaching assignment relates to the research project, and will allow the candidate to reinforce his/her background knowledge on basic statistical principles, underlying the more advanced data analytical approaches.
Other
The candidate will have to assist in surveying the computer rooms (one evening per week, 18h-22h)
Further details
Place of employment: Brussels (VUB, campus Etterbeek).
For more information, please contact Wouter Verbeke:
+32 629 20 53 or wouter.verbeke@vub.be

The topic of the research project concerns the development of a framework for integrating data analytics applications and the development of profit-driven data analytics to support customer relationship management, with the aim to optimize customer lifetime value, by analysing large amounts of structured customer interaction data, marketing campaign data and financial information. By integrating various types of analyses and predictions, the aim is to provide detailed and actionable insight and feedback for optimized managerial decision-making.

The candidate is expected to conceptually develop and implement these applications by analysing available real-life data in close collaboration with and at location of the involved company. The project will require a thorough study of analytical approaches as well as the specific field of application. Upon successful realization of the project, the candidate will dispose of a strong theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience in applying and implementing analytics projects within a company setting.

The Data Analytics Laboratory is a vibrant research team of data scientists which actively engage in research projects with the industry for developing innovative business applications of Big Data Analytics. For more information, visit www.data-lab.be

Teaching

- Teaching exercises related to the course Statistics II for economic sciences to bachelor students.
- Supervising bachelor paper and master thesis projects.

The teaching assignment relates to the research project, and will allow the candidate to reinforce his/her background knowledge on basic statistical principles, underlying the more advanced data analytical approaches.

Other

The candidate will have to assist in surveying the computer rooms (one evening per week, 18h-22h)

Further details

Profile and details: see the link below.

Place of employment: Brussels (VUB, campus Etterbeek).
For more information, please contact Wouter Verbeke:+32 629 20 53 or wouter.verbeke@vub.be