Postdoc on Visual Analysis

Delft University of Technology


Postdoc: Visual Analysis


Department/faculty: Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

Level: University Graduate

Working hours: 38-40 hours weekly

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Salary: 2709 - 4274 euros monthly (full-time basis)


Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science


The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) is known worldwide for its high academic quality and the social relevance of its research programmes. The faculty’s excellent facilities accentuate its international position in teaching and research. Within this interdisciplinary and international setting the faculty employs more than 1100 employees, including about 400 graduate students and about 4000 students. Together they work on a broad range of technical innovations in the fields of sustainable energy, telecommunications, microelectronics, embedded systems, computer and software engineering, interactive multimedia and applied mathematics. EEMCS: Your Connection to the Future. 

The Department of Intelligent Systems (INSY) conceptualises computer science methodologies to sense, abstract, learn, reason, elicit and adapt data and their meaning in ways that respect human values in order to increase human effectiveness, well-being and social innovation. At the heart of the department is therefore its research and teaching in computer science theory, algorithms and solutions for information processing systems that support humans (e.g. robotics), new products (e.g. Internet services), and science (e.g. biology)The Computer Graphics and Visualisation Group has a strong research record and is known for its expertise in visualisation, modelling, game technology, and rendering. Besides these major topics, interaction techniques, virtual/augmented reality, vision, perception, computational photography, and simulations play an important role. The group also participates strongly in the Delft Research Initiatives 'Environment' and 'Health', thereby aiming to find solutions for tomorrow’s problems. The group maintains a strong network of worldwide partners from academia, medical centres and the industry


Job description


We are looking for a postdoc to extend our activities around visual analytics. In the past, we have developed several algorithms for efficient data visualization and interaction. One specific example is Cytosplore (, an interactive tool for the analysis of single cell (i.e., Mass Cytometery/CyToF) data with the goal of identifying differences in the immune system that lead to different reactions to a disease. In this context, we have developed a modular system that enables us to extend the solution. Currently, in the context of the Delft Data Science Initiative at Delft University of Technology, we are collaborating with researchers from various domains, including sport and training, cultural heritage, the biomedical domain, as well as architecture and urban planning. Their data sets are often heterogeneous, large and high-dimensional, which makes it difficult to understand the data and extract useful information. To overcome this challenge, we need domain-specific visual-analytics solutions, as well as solutions to fundamental challenges of data processing and interaction. The candidate will be embedded in a strong support group with permanent researchers and PhD students.




We are looking for a candidate who meets the following requirements:

    • You have a PhD degree in visualisation/visual analysis.


    • You have good communication skills.


    • You are creative, ambitious, hardworking and persistent.


    • You have a good command of the English language (knowledge of Dutch is not required).



Conditions of employment


TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.


Information and application


For information about this vacancy, you can contact prof.dr. Elmar Eisemann, Head of the Computer Graphics and Visulation group, email:

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Emiel Turlings, HR-Adviser, email:


To apply, please e-mail to a motivation Letter, detailed CV, diploma (and potential score sheets) for Master/PhD, selection of 3 articles and contact details of 2 references before November 15, 2019. When applying for this position please refer to vacancy number EWI2019-58 .

In your application, please refer to