LEAD GROUND-BREAKING RESEARCH IN AI AND AIRLINE OPERATIONS AT UT AND KLM
At the University of Twente, we are excited to be part of the Kickstart AI initiative, which aims to leverage the power of artificial intelligence (AI) in The Netherlands. Join our university and our partner KLM Royal Dutch Airlines as an assistant/associate professor, and use research and education to impact science, airline operations and society at large.
Are you looking for an ambitious environment, in which you can carry out ground-breaking academic research in collaboration with KLM, while teaching Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research? Join our team and get ready to make a significant, sustainable impact on science and society.
This joint UT-KLM position is the result of a collaboration between the Operations Decision Support (ODS) department of KLM and the Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems (IEBIS) section within the High-Tech Business and Entrepreneurship (HBE) department at UT. As an Assistant/Associate Professor and part of the Kickstart AI initiative, you will work in close collaboration with both these departments, splitting your time between UT in Enschede and the ODS offices in Schiphol Oost.
In this position, you will perform cutting-edge scientific research, inspired by the challenges and problems in airline operations, and you will consult at KLM on the digitisation of airline operations and logistics. KLM’s many operational processes are intensely interconnected, affecting passengers, crew, ground staff, as well as flights and profitability. ‘Using AI will enable smart decisions and quicker responses to changes,’ says Dennis Prak, Assistant Professor Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems at UT. ‘For example, if an aircraft needs to be suddenly taken out of service, AI can help us determine the number of swaps required and the best combination of short and long delays to avoid cancellations and create an adapted schedule. It takes only a few minutes, but it can make a huge difference in terms of profit, time, and passenger experience.’
In your role at UT, you will be (co-)teaching and coordinating courses in our Bachelor, Master, and Executive programmes, supervising PhD students, and supervising students in their graduation assignments. For example, we offer the Minor Aerospace Management & Operations, which is open to students from different programmes. The course focuses on operation decisions and looks at questions such as, ‘What happens at an airport?’, or ‘What decision does an airline face?’ As a university, we tend to focus on the theoretical side of things. However, being partially positioned with KLM means you will give practical meaning to the theory you teach.