Wil van der Aalst officially receives Alexander von Humboldt Professorship
Last Tuesday, former M&CS full professor Wil van der Aalst has officially been awarded his Alexander von Humboldt Professorship by the German Federal Minister of Education and Research, Anja Karliczek. Wil van der Aalst is regarded as the founder of process mining, a technique that combines process management with data analysis. It enables the study of even very complex procedures involving many human actors to be studied, such as airport luggage handling, bank lending or insurance claims processing. As a Humboldt Professor, he intends to develop, among other activities, a new programme relating to the responsible use of data science.
Upon taking up the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, Wil van der Aalst has transferred from Eindhoven University of Technology to RWTH Aachen.
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