Working Student / Master Thesis Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence (f/m/d)

  • Aptiv
  • Wuppertal, Germany
  • 11/06/2021
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Job Description

One key technology for further pushing the boundaries of advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving is machine learning/artificial intelligence (AI). We are searching for talented students who bring in new ideas and help to develop our next generation of AI algorithms.

We are developing algorithms which, based on camera, lidar and radar sensor data, can understand complex driving scenarios (e.g. crowded multi-lane highways, inner cities), anticipate the behavior of other road users (e.g. pedestrian crossing the road, vehicle changing the lane or taking a turn) and finally make safe and comfortable driving decisions.

If you are looking for an interesting topic for your master’s thesis and want it to be close to the industry and real-world applications, please get in touch! We also offer PhD positions subsequent to a successful master’s thesis.

Your Tasks and Potential Topics for a Master Thesis

  • In general: Support us in topics related to machine learning/artificial intelligence, i.e. algorithm development, data preparation and processing in Python, neural network training, deployment of neural networks for real-time execution, visualization of results, generation of performance statistics etc.

  • Example topic 1: Modify an existing approach for dynamic occupancy grid-based traffic scene prediction using precise maps and localization to work with a perception only system (no maps but camera and radar)

  • Example topic 2: Classify movement state of pedestrians (standing, walking, running) based on body key point detection as an additional input to the prediction system

  • Example topic 3: Road model fusion based on camera-based lane recognition, vehicle detection and radar-based guard rail detection

Your Background

  • You have practical experience with at least one ML framework like Tensorflow, Keras, Caffe, PyTorch, etc.

  • You are able to program self-reliant in C/C++ and/or Python.

  • You have good English skills, German skills would be a plus

  • You are looking for a challenging task and like to be part of a team

Our offer

  • 6-10 months of master thesis in the area of R&D for automated driving


  • Opportunity applicable only for students enrolled at a German university and have to do a Master Thesis as part of their curriculum (evidence required)

Some See Differences. We See Perspectives that Make Us Stronger.

Diversity and Inclusion are sources of innovation and creativity, both of which are essential to Aptiv’s success. Everyday our diverse team comes together, drives innovation, pursues solutions, and meets challenges using their unique abilities, perspectives and talents, changing what tomorrow brings. When you join our team, you’ll get encouraged to think boldly, express your viewpoint and innovate as a matter of habit.

Some See Technology. We See a Way to Make Connections.

At Aptiv, we don’t just see the world differently; we work to change reality. That means developing technology that rewrites the rules of what’s possible in the pursuit of making transportation safer, greener and more connected. Today there are more than 180,000 of us globally, located in 44 countries, and united by one mission. Join the movement and together, let’s change tomorrow.

Are you interested? Awesome!

Please include your CV and a current overview of courses taken in your Bachelors and Masters degree and an overview of the respective grades in your application.

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