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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty IV – Institute of Telecommunication Systems / Open Distributed Systems Group

Research Assistant - salary grade E 13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen

part-time employment may be possible

The project “Computing Foundations for Semantic Stream Processing (COSMO)” ( is funded by DFG (German equivalent to the NSF in the US) to research next generation data engines for autonomous vehicles (cars, drones, and robots). COSMO bases on a graph data model for integrating stream data from cameras, LIDARs, HD maps, etc at the semantic level so that a data fusion/processing pipeline can be specified by queries written in natural language.

Work­ing field:

The main scope of this position is researching and developing fast and scalable data processing engines for dynamic graph data. The research activities will be carried out within an inspiring group, which has a long-standing track record of designing and building components for connected vehicles such as computer vision, robotic control and networking. The opportunity for pursuing a Ph.D. in TU Berlin is provided. For further details on the position or the COSMO project, please contact the project’s Principle Investigator, Dr. Danh Le Phuoc,


We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated in pursuing challenging scientific ideas and solve exciting engineering problems. The successful candidate needs to satisfy the following requirements:
  • Publications or demonstrable programming skills/knowledge on one or some of the following areas:
1. Graph Databases, e. g. data structures and storage layouts
2. (RDF/Semantic) Data Stream Processing
3. (Dynamic) data structures / indexing techniques
4. Query planning, compiling, and optimizing algorithms and techniques
  • Successfully completed university degree (Master, Diplom or equivalent) in computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, or similar subjects with excellent results.
  • Very good programming skills in Java or C++ (proven by projects/papers., e. g. via Github repositories).
  • Very good language and writing skills in English, good knowledge of German or the willingness to learn it.
Knowledge/experience in the following topics are advantages but are not required:
  • Robotic Operating Systems
  • ARM-based compiling toolchains
  • Semantic Web and knowledge representation
  • Database benchmarking and system profiling

What we offer:
Starting on September 1, 2021, the position is initially offered for 3 years with the possibility of extension for 2023 – 2025 (3 more years),
  • Funding for travel to conferences and research visits in compliance with the Federal Travel Expense Act.
  • Teaching opportunities exist, but no teaching responsibilities.
  • Access to powerful computing infrastructure, e.g. dedicated GPU servers, a high-performance computing cluster with around hundred servers, interesting robotic testbed with hundreds of embedded computing nodes (Nvidia Jetson Xavier, TX2, Nano, and other ARM boards), drones, car models, 3D printers, etc.,
  • Connection to an excellent research network including the Berlin Big Data Center, Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data, Fraunhofer FOKUS, etc.
  • The EECS department of TU Berlin offers top research expertise and a stimulating and supportive environment.
  • TU Berlin is a great place for professional growth (e.g. internal and national internal and national research funding).

How to ap­ply:

Please send your application with the reference number and the usual documents only by email (one single pdf file, max. 5 MB) to

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To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required
qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin
values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.

Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident -
Fakultät IV, Institut für Telekommunikationssysteme,
FG Open Distributed Systems, Prof. Dr. Hauswirth,
Sekr. HFT 3, Einsteinufer 25, 10587 Berlin