PhD Scholarships in the Research School „Data Science and Engineering” • Universität Potsdam • Potsdam

PhD Scholarships in the Research School „Data Science and Engineering” • Universität Potsdam • Potsdam

Open Positions 18

Time Span 01 Oct 2021 for 4 years

Application Deadline 01 Aug 2021

Financing yes

Type of Position

  • PhD – Individual Supervisor

Field of Research

  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
  • Engineering

SubjectsData Science and EngineeringDescriptionThe increasing abundance of data in science and in industry creates many challenges and opportunities. Data science has grown to be a foundational discipline in information technology, allowing new insights from data and creating ever more intelligent applications. Simultaneously, it is becoming increasingly difficult to collect, clean and deliver the vast amounts of data and apply and maintain complex data science processes. Targeting these challenges, the discipline of data engineering has become equally foundational.

The 2019 newly established research school „Data Science and Engineering” unites top PhD students in all areas of data-driven research and technology, including scalable storage, stream processing, data cleaning, machine learning and deep learning, text processing, data visualization and more. We apply our research to many different use cases across the participating interdisciplinary research groups, joining forces whenever possible.

Annually, the Research School “Data Science and Engineering” offers 18 Ph.D. Scholarships

Scholarship holders enjoy a great research environment, close mentorship by professors and postdocs of the research school, interaction with many peers, enormous computing power with HPI’s data lab, and significant travel funding.

If you have prior experience or interest in “Data Science and Engineering”, you are invited to apply with the following documents:

1. Curriculum vitae and copies of certificates/transcripts
2. Brief research proposal
3. Work samples/copies of relevant scientific work (e.g., master’s thesis)
4. Letter of recommendation

Applications have to be submitted by February 1 and August 15 of the respective year. Positions are usually available at the beginning of April and October, respectively.

Please send your questions and applications for “Data Science and Engineering” to phd-application-data-science(at)

Working Language

  • English
  • German

Language of Dissertation

  • English
  • German

Required Documents

  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Research Proposal
  • Others : Letter of recommendation

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