Banu Aysolmaz (B.E.)
I joined Maastricht University in 2017 as an assistant professor of Information Management. I am a member of the GSBE research theme Data-Driven Decision-Making in UM.
I conducted post-doctoral research as a Marie Curie Fellow with the Business Informatics group of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. I obtained a PhD in Information Systems from Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey. My doctoral thesis received 2014 METU thesis of the year award. I worked as a consultant in the areas of business process management and process improvement in many organizations in Turkey.
My research interests include business process management, information systems development, business process model comprehension and visualization. More specifically, I work on how humans comprehend and use process models. I experiment on animation for process models and virtual worlds for process training. Additionally, I focus on the analysis of large process model repositories or data available through the execution of business processes in various organizational aspects (e.g. inconsistencies in process definitions, process mining in auditing, process-orientation level, process variability). Lastly, I investigate how organizations and users are concerned about algorithmic decision-making systems and what kind of explainability methods can be used to mitigate the concerns.