Uiterste inschrijvingsdatum May 14, 2021 00:00
Vakgroep/directie/dienst EB24 - Vakgroep Beleidsinformatica en Operationeel Beheer
Type contract Contract van bepaalde duur
Diploma Master degree in Business Engineering, Informatics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or equivalent
Vacature type Overig academisch personeel
For the PrOFS (Prevention Of Fraud in Sports) research project, we are hiring a PhD researcher. This multidisciplinary project (funded by FWO – Research Foundation Flanders) includes a consortium of researchers of Ghent University and KU Leuven, studying fraud in sports in all its aspects.
The PhD researcher will work primarily on issues of competition design and planning related to prevention of fraud (in particular, match-fixing and bribing of officials) in sports. The idea is to investigate and develop competition formats, as well as schedules of play and referee assignments such that the incentives for fraud are minimized, using operations research/mathematical programming methods. The objective is to publish excellent research papers on this topic, but at the same time, to develop specific tools to prevent fraud in sports in close contact with a large number of leading organizations in the field of sports and beyond. In a second stage of the PhD, other optimization problems with practical/industrial relevance will be studied.
The successful candidate will be able to enrol in a fulltime PhD position for a maximum of four years (upon yearly positive evaluations) in the Department of Business Informatics and Operations Management (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration) of Ghent University, as well as the CODES group (Faculty of Engineering Technology) of KU Leuven. Successful completion of the PhD project will lead to obtaining a (joint) doctoral degree (PhD).
What do we offer?:
Targeted starting date: October 1, 2021
For this position, we are looking for someone with the following characteristics and assets:
Interested? Please apply before May 14th 2021, by means of sending an email to , including your resume, a motivation letter, a copy of your degree and study results.
More information: Prof. Dries Goossens (email@example.com); Prof. Greet Vanden Berghe (firstname.lastname@example.org).