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Research Scientist / PhD Student

The Data Science & Intelligent Systems (DSIS) research group at the Department of Information Systems and Artificial Intelligence lead by Professor Elena Demidova is recruiting:

Research Scientist (PhD Student)

in the areas of data science, machine learning, spatio-temporal data analysis, at the Computer Science Institute III of the University of Bonn, Germany, starting at the earliest date possible.

The DSIS research group develops innovative methods to represent, analyze and learn from very large spatio-temporal datasets in various application areas, including, for example, mobility, tourism, and smart city applications. Furthermore, we address the usability, explainability, and traceability aspects of data analysis.

Your responsibilities:

  • You develop innovative solutions for real-world problems that require the analysis of very large spatio-temporal datasets, for example, in the mobility domain.
  • Your research activity is linked to work in the smashHit (EU H2020) and WorldKG (DFG) projects and represents an essential contribution to the development of integrated data analysis and machine learning platforms, as well as knowledge graphs for spatio-temporal data.
  • You are involved in the research and teaching in data science and machine learning.
  • You contribute to students' supervision.

Your profile:

  • University degree (master) in computer science or related fields of study
  • Very good knowledge of one or more of the relevant areas
  • Practical experience with current machine learning libraries, management systems for spatio-temporal data, as well as technologies for distributed data processing
  • Very good written and spoken English, German knowledge is desirable
  • Good communication and team skills

We offer:

  • A varied and demanding job in a group of excellent scientists at one of the leading universities in Germany
  • A salary at the government pay-scale TV-L 13
  • The contract duration of 3 years
  • Financial support to attend related conferences
  • Very good transport links and the possibility of purchasing a VRS major customer ticket
  • University pension scheme (VBL)
  • Numerous offers of university sports

If you are interested in this position, please send your complete application documents, including a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, certificates and transcripts, and the names of two referees, as one PDF file per email to elena.demidova at

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Elena Demidova per email elena.demidova at 


WorldKG project:

smashHit project:


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