Doctor-Assistent in Computer Science

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
September 22, 2023
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Doctor-Assistent in Computer Science

(ref. AAP-2023-203)

Last modification : Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Campus Group T Leuven is an international campus of KU Leuven providing education, research and services in Engineering Technology. It is part of the Science and Technology Group. Its bachelor, master and doctoral programs in Engineering Technology combine a broad scientific and technological education with a pronounced focus on applications and implementation. Group T Leuven Campus is particularly committed to activities with broad societal added value, such as sustainable engineering and healthcare engineering. Entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation run like a thread through the programs and research. Through the experience of these core activities, the campus aims to create an environment in which students, faculty and researchers can flourish, both locally and internationally. Campus Group T is part of the Faculty of Engineering Technology with branches in Aalst, Bruges, Diepenbeek, Geel, Ghent, Leuven and Sint-Katelijne-Waver.

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  • You will conduct research on wearable activity monitoring for older adults. You set up studies with end users and stakeholders. You build a network with non-profit and industry partners. You collaborate on project applications to fund follow-up projects.
  • You teach and are co-responsible for course units within the bachelor and master programs in engineering technology and postgraduate programs at Campus Group T of KU Leuven. These course units are mainly situated within the field of ICT and computer programming.
  • You work together with the coordinator of the course units involved and in cross-campus cooperation with the teaching team involved.
  • You develop the necessary study material, keep it up to date. You keep your knowledge of your own field and new forms of work up to date and monitor the link with current scientific research. These assignments are in both Dutch and English.
  • You supervise students, give them feedback and evaluate them.
  • You coach junior practice assistants, PhD students with teaching assignments, and student assistants.
  • You play a role in the public relations of the program. You participate in various events such as information days, open business day, science popularization, visits of foreign delegations, SID-ins, ...
  • Profile
  • You have a PhD in computer science or equivalent, more specifically in the area of human-computer interaction.
  • You have experience with user-centered design processes, preferably with vulnerable populations.
  • You have experience with wearable sensors to measure physical activity, and with the necessary data analysis.
  • You have relevant teaching experience, more specifically in computer programming. You have already taken on significant teaching responsibilities.
  • Offer

    We offer a full-time position as a doctor-assistant (scale 44) until the end of the 2023-2024 academic year.


    For more information please contact Prof. dr. ir. Luc Geurts, tel.: +32 16 30 11 01, mail: [email protected] or Prof. dr. ir. Wim Dewulf, tel.: +32 16 37 28 81, mail: [email protected].

    KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at [email protected].

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