Pro­fes­sor of Machine Learn­ing and Com­mu­nic­a­tion
Technical University Berlin

Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fac­ulty IV

Tech­nis­che Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin, Fac­ulty IV - Elec­tri­cal Engin­eer­ing and Com­puter Sci­ence, the Insti­tute for Soft­ware Engin­eer­ing and The­or­et­ical Com­puter Sci­ence and the Fraun­ho­fer Insti­tute for Tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions, Hein­rich Hertz Insti­tute, are look­ing for app­lic­a­tions for joint appoint­ment wit­hin the frame­work of the reim­burse­ment model (Ber­lin Model) for a period of five years.

Uni­ver­sity Pro­fes­sor - salary grade W2 (tem­por­ary)

for the chair "Machine Learn­ing and Com­mu­nic­a­tion“

asso­ci­ated with the head of the "Machine Learn­ing" depart­ment of the Fraun­ho­fer Insti­tute for Tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions, Hein­rich Hertz Insti­tute HHI.

Tech­nis­che Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin is one of the lar­gest, inter­na­tion­ally renow­ned and tra­di­tio­nal tech­nical uni­ver­sit­ies in Ger­many. Its efforts to increase know­ledge and tech­no­lo­gical pro­gress are based on the prin­ciples of excel­lence and qual­ity.

Tog­e­ther with the Fraun­ho­fer Insti­tute for Tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions, Hein­rich Hertz Insti­tute HHI, the Tech­nis­che Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin con­ducts app­lied rese­arch and devel­op­ment in the future field of machine learn­ing and com­mu­nic­a­tion.

The Fraun­ho­fer Insti­tute for Tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions, Hein­rich Hertz Insti­tute HHI is a world lea­der in the rese­arch of mobile and opti­cal com­mu­nic­a­tion net­works and sys­tems and thus con­trib­utes sig­ni­fic­antly to the stand­ards for inform­a­tion and com­mu­nic­a­tion tech­no­lo­gies. Fraun­ho­fer HHI rese­ar­ches the ent­ire spec­trum of digi­tal infra­struc­ture, from meas­ure­ment and rep­res­ent­a­tion to trans­port and eval­u­ation of sig­nals.

Sup­por­ted by a con­stantly grow­ing num­ber of avail­able train­ing data and suit­able com­puter archi­tec­tures, machine learn­ing (ML) is increas­ingly reach­ing the poten­tial of human per­form­ance and has already become an indus­trial stand­ard in some areas such as image, text and speech pro­ces­sing. Machine learn­ing is also used in the field of mobile net­works for a vari­ety of optim­iz­a­tion meth­ods. In this area of app­lic­a­tion, machine learn­ing will in all like­li­hood have a form­at­ive influ­ence in the future and will raise com­ple­tely new rese­arch ques­tions of its own.

Work­ing field:

In your role as Pro­fes­sor for Machine Learn­ing and Com­mu­nic­a­tion, you will explore the the­or­et­ical and meth­od­o­lo­gical fun­da­ment­als of machine learn­ing. You will fur­ther deve­lop exist­ing meth­ods (e.g. deep learn­ing meth­ods) as well as new mod­els and archi­tec­tures adap­ted to the respect­ive (com­mu­nic­a­tion) app­lic­a­tion (dis­trib­uted learn­ing, edge com­put­ing, image and video com­mu­nic­a­tion). Prac­tic­ally rel­ev­ant char­ac­ter­ist­ics such as reli­ab­il­ity, effi­ciency and trans­par­ency of these meth­ods are the focus of the rese­arch activ­it­ies.

You will bring with you exper­i­ence with deep learn­ing meth­ods and their app­lic­a­tion in sig­nal pro­ces­sing and com­mu­nic­a­tion as well as with inter­dis­cip­lin­ary coo­per­a­tion in this field. Excel­lent rese­arch achieve­ments and teach­ing exper­i­ence in the areas of decent­ral­ized machine learn­ing, inter­pretab­il­ity and com­pres­sion of ML mod­els and the app­lic­a­tion of ML in mobile com­mu­nic­a­tion and image and video com­mu­nic­a­tion are expec­ted.

The teach­ing oblig­a­tion at the Tech­nis­che Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin is 2 SWS.

In your role as head of the "Machine Learn­ing" work­ing group at Fraun­ho­fer HHI, you will be respons­ible for the sci­ent­i­fic, tech­nical and entre­pren­eur­ial con­trol and devel­op­ment of the group wit­hin the Fraun­ho­fer model and the Fraun­ho­fer over­all stra­tegy. Exper­i­ence in the stra­tegic plan­ning, acquis­i­tion and imple­ment­a­tion of natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal rese­arch and devel­op­ment pro­jects as well as com­pet­en­cies to increase the effi­ciency of devel­op­ment pro­ces­ses and in tech­no­logy exploit­a­tion are advant­age­ous.

You should be able to com­pet­ently rep­res­ent the main top­ics in rese­arch and teach­ing as well as in rese­arch and tech­no­logy man­age­ment vis-à-vis rese­arch spon­sors and rese­arch part­ners and to expand the stra­tegic link bet­ween the uni­ver­sity and the Fraun­ho­fer Insti­tute.


Ful­fil­ment of the require­ments for appoint­ment accord­ing to § 100 Ber­lin Hig­her Edu­ca­tion Act. This inclu­des in par­tic­u­lar a com­ple­ted uni­ver­sity degree, qual­i­fied achieve­ments in rese­arch (gen­er­ally pro­ven by PhD), addi­tio­nal rese­arch archieve­ments (Habili­ation, post-doc­toral teach­ing, or equi­val­ent qual­i­fic­a­tion) as well as ped­ago­gical suit­ab­il­ity, rep­res­en­ted or pro­ven by a teach­ing port­fo­lio (more inform­a­tion on this on the TUB web­site, dir­ect access 144242).

Non-Ger­man-speak­ing app­lic­ants are expec­ted to com­mit them­sel­ves to learn­ing the Ger­man lan­guage quickly. Good know­ledge of Eng­lish is desir­able.

How to ap­ply:

The Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin aims to increase the pro­por­tion of women in research and teach­ing and there­fore expressly invites qual­i­fied female sci­ent­ists to apply. Severely dis­abled applic­ants will be given pref­er­en­tial con­sid­er­a­tion if they are equally qual­i­fied. The TU Ber­lin appre­ci­ates the diversity of its mem­bers and pur­sues the goals of equal oppor­tun­it­ies.

We are cer­ti­fied as a fam­ily-friendly uni­versity. The Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin and the Fraunhofer-Gesell­schaft pur­sue a fam­ily-friendly per­son­nel policy and offer their employ­ees flex­ible work­ing hours and sup­port to recon­cile work and fam­ily life. In addi­tion, the Dual Career Ser­vice of the Tech­nical Uni­versity of Ber­lin provides act­ive assist­ance to newly-appoin­ted people mov­ing with their entire fam­ily. Applic­a­tions from abroad are expli­citly wel­come.

Please send your applic­a­tion until May 29, 2020 indic­at­ing the ref­er­ence num­ber and includ­ing the appro­pri­ate doc­u­ment­a­tion (includ­ing a CV list­ing pub­lic­a­tions, teach­ing exper­i­ence etc., cop­ies of aca­demic degrees, teach­ing port­fo­lio and draft of pro­spect­ive teach­ing and research pro­jects, as well as cop­ies of up to five selec­ted pub­lic­a­tions) only in digital format by e-mail to : Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin – Der Präsid­ent – Dekan der Fak­ultät IV, Sekr. MAR 6-1, March­str. 23, 10587 Ber­lin.

By sub­mit­ting your applic­a­tion via email you con­sent to hav­ing your data elec­tron­ic­ally pro­cessed and saved. Please note that we do not provide a guar­anty for the pro­tec­tion of your per­sonal data when sub­mit­ted as unpro­tec­ted file. Please find our data pro­tec­tion notice acc. DSGVO (Gen­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion) at TU web­site quick access 214041.
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ID: 80061

Num. of em­ploy­ees:
ca. 8300
  • Charlottenburg, Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
  • professorship
Cat­egory (TU Ber­lin):
  • Pro­fessor
lim­ited to 5 years
Start­ing date (earli­est):
At the earli­est poss­ible
Salary grade W2
machine learning and communication,
  • research
  • com­puter sci­ences
  • teach­ing
Field of stud­ies:
machine learning,
  • com­puter sci­ence
Level of edu­c­a­tion:
Fulfilment of the requirements for appointment according to § 100 Berlin Higher Education Act.
Lan­guage skills:
  • German (excellent knowledge of language)
  • English (good knowledge of language)
Job offer is addi­tion­ally pub­lished at:

Make an Ap­plic­a­tion

Clos­ing date:
Re­ference num­ber:
Con­tact per­son:
Anita Hummel
Con­tact phone:
+49 (0)30 314-73260
By mail:
Technische Universität Berlin
- Der Präsident -
Dekan der Fakultät IV, Prof. Dr. Rolf Niedermeier, Sekr. MAR 6-1, Marchstr. 23, 10587 Berlin
By e-mail:
Applic­a­tion papers:
including a CV listing publications, teaching experience etc., copies of academic degrees, teaching portfolio and draft of prospective teaching and research projects, as well as copies of up to five selected publications

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