Vacancy No. 1202/2024

PhD Student / Research Assistant (f/m/d) in "Information Measures for Density Approximation"

Job description

In this PhD project, you will join an interdisciplinary team working on machine learning under uncertainties. Your goal is to find novel solutions for approximating probability density functions (pdf) based on information measures such as entropy and Fisher information. A special focus is on deterministic sampling, i.e., approximating a continuous pdf by a discrete one. Depending on your preferences, a suitable balance between theoretical development and practical applications will be found.

The final goal of your scientific activities at KIT is your doctorate.

Personal qualification
  • University Master’s degree in STEM areas and strong English communication skills (both oral and in writing).
  • Basic knowledge and scientific interest in probability and stochastic systems.
  • Strong willingness for independent research, self-learning, creativity, and teamwork. 

Salary category 13 TV-L, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics (IAR)

Starting date

as soon as possible

Contract duration

Initially limited to 2 years with the option of extension for an additional 2 years 

Application up to

May 31, 2024

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Hanebeck.


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 1202/2024 .
Personnel Support is provided by 

Ms Carrasco Sanchez
phone: +49 721 608-42016,

Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.