dr.ir. Han van der Aa


I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Business Informatics group at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. I obtained my PhD cum laude in January 2018 under supervision of prof.dr.ir. Hajo A. Reijers and dr. Henrik Leopold. I received a MSc. degree in Business Information Systems (2013) as well as a BSc. degree in Industrial Engineering (2010), both from the Eindhoven University of Technology. I was a visiting research at the TECHNION – Isreal Institute of Technology in November 2016 and at the Vienna University of Economics and Business from June to August 2013.

In May 2018 I will join the Process-Driven Architectures group of Prof. Dr. Matthias Weidlich at the Humboldt University in Berlin on a two-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

My research focuses on business process management, natural language processing, information extraction, and semantic matching. My work has, among others, been published in Decision Support Systems and Information Systems, as well as at the CAiSE and BPM conferences.