One emerging branch of data science is process mining. In the field of process automation, process mining aims at deriving qualitative and quantitative insights on the execution of a process based on recorded events logs.
In the first part of the course, lectures and recitations will focus on the formal foundations and basic techniques of process mining. That includes algorithms for process discovery (constructing models from event data), conformance checking (identifying deviations between models and event data), and model extension (enriching models based on event data). The recitations will include a tutorial in which the students are exposed to real-world data and process mining tools.
The second part of the course will be organised as a seminar. Each student will be asked to read a recent research paper on process mining (selection from a given list) and give a critical assessment of the approach presented in the paper in the form of a 45min presentation.