PhD Student - Data Science in Autonomous Driving (m/f/d)

  • Aptiv
  • Wuppertal, Germany
  • 20/05/2021
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

Moving Mobility Forward

Aptiv is making mobility real. We’re at the forefront of solving mobility’s toughest challenges. We have the people, experience, know-how and confidence to turn ideas into solutions. Solutions that move our world from what’s now to what’s next, while connecting us like never before. To us, nothing is impossible when you have the people with the passion to make anything possible. Mobility has the power to change the world, and we have the power to change mobility.

Join our Innovative Team

Want to do more than just imagine the ways our world will move tomorrow? Here’s your opportunity. Join the technology company that’s transforming the future of mobility today.

About Aptiv

Aptiv is a global technology company that develops safer, greener and more connected solutions, which enable the future of mobility. Headquartered in Dublin, Aptiv has 160,000 employees and operates 14 technical centers, as well as manufacturing sites and customer support centers in 44 countries. Visit

About the position

Are you (almost) finished with your Master's degree and want to pursue a PhD? Do you want to bridge the gap between academics and industry and apply your scientific expertise to real challenges in the area auf automated and autonomous driving?

We are looking for talented young academics that are enthusiastic about high quality automotive data analysis.

We are offering the opportunity to conduct research in the following topics:

  • Realtime ML based data relevancy evaluation

    • Apply Data Mining on our rich automotive datasets

    • Integrate your solution for online use in our recording vehicles

  • Machine Learning based smart route planning

    • Apply Reinforcement Learning to optimize recording data value

    • Predict routes that are likely to contain interesting scenes and scenarios

What should you bring along?

  • Masters degree in Informatics, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or similar qualification

  • Solid understanding of Statistics

  • Strong proficiency in Python and a sense for clean code

  • Experience with Machine Learning frameworks (i.e. TensorFlow, PyTorch, scikit-learn)

  • Basic understanding of Deep Learning and / or Reinforcement Learning

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to work independently

  • Good communication skills

We offer

  • Funding for a 3-year full-time PhD scholarship i in cooperation with local universities

  • The opportunity to work in a highly research-oriented environment that works on state-of-the-art machine learning solutions within the ADAS domain

  • Hands-on work with real world ADAS data to develop and test your machine learning solutions

  • A strong, supportive global team of highly educated machine learning engineers to contribute and support you

  • Flexible and family-friendly working hours

Are you interested in this job? Awesome! We look forward to receiving your application in English language.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the position and Aptiv, please contact Ms. Viktoria Behm, Talent Acquisition Specialist. She is happy to assist you and is available by e-mail at

Further information about Aptiv can be found on our website and on our YouTube channel Our employees will also introduce themselves to you at

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