PhD Position in Computer Science

PhD Position in Computer Science

Investigation of Artificial Intelligence Methods on Process Data in the Context of the Vehicle Development Process

Daimler AG, Michael Stupperich
Institute of Database and Information Systems, Ulm University, Dr. Rüdiger Pryss, Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert

The position will be carried out by the Daimler AG. The position shall start in March 2019 and is funded for 3 years. It is a full-time position according to the Daimler PhD salary. Hiring is done by the Daimler AG.  PhD supervision is accomplished by Ulm University, while project supervision is accomplished by the Daimler AG.

Activities and responsibilities

  • Active participation in Daimler projects
  • Active participation in student projects at Ulm University, which are related to the PhD project
  • Evaluation of AI methods in the context of process data of the vehicle development process
  • Conceptualization and realization of a prediction framework for process instances with the goal to improve them

Qualification profile

  • Master's degree in Computer Science
  • Preferably, strong skills and experiences in software development and software engineering
  • Preferably, skills in Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Preferably, skills in Artificial Intelligence Methods
  • Preferably, skills in the automotive domain
  • Preferably, strong interest in the automotive domain
  • Basic experience in clear writing of scientific reports and articles
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team player
  • Very good skills in English in speech and writing


  • A diverse and attractive environment for interdisciplinary research training with close industrial connections
  • High-quality education
  • Excellent opportunities for cooperation with an international team of data as well as computer scientists
  • Excellent supervision on your research project at multiple levels

Send application to

Ulm University is committed to increase the share of women in research and teaching positions and therefore explicitly encourages female candidates to apply. Preference will be given to disabled applicants with equal qualifications. Please indicate disablement. Apply by February 22th, 2019 to Dr. Rüdiger Pryss, Ulm University, 89069 Ulm, German –
Please submit a PDF including cover letter, CV, certificates and two reference letters.

Further Information
Michael Stupperich –
Rüdiger Pryss –

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About Universität Ulm

Our research addresses advanced issues related to databases and information systems. Focus is on the service-oriented design and implementation of robust, process-aware information systems. In particular, we target at next generation process management technology, which will allow for a high degree of process as well as service flexibility and which will enable full process lifecycle support....

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