Hi, my name is Sebastiaan van Zelst. I am a computer scientist studying and developing algorithms, tools, techniques and methods in the field of process mining. In particular, I am interested in data-driven process optimization, i.e., optimization of discrete processes, based on facts derived from operational data.
I did my PhD on the intersection of process mining and streaming data at the Architecture of Information Systems group at the Eindhoven University of Technology, under the supervision of prof.dr.ir. Wil M.P. van der Aalst and prof.dr.ir. Boudewijn van Dongen.
I am currently working as a scientist at both the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT) and the RWTH Aachen University. Within Fraunhofer I am leading the process mining group. At the RWTH Aachen University, I am affiliated with the Process and Data Science (PADS) Chair. My main research interests are: interactive process discovery / mining, online process mining and process performance analysis and prediction. I am involved in the supervision of multiple PhDs, i.e., Mohammadreza Fani Sani (RWTH), Luis Santos (RWTH), Chiao-Yun Li (FIT) and Daniel Schuster (FIT).
The main goal of this website concerns enhancing the availability/visibility of my research, the availability of some material for the courses that I teach and information on other projects. Feel free to contact me concerning research proposals, data availability and other related interesting projects.