Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany

	"Data Science and Engineering" 


The Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of Potsdam is one of Germany’s top-ranked computer science institutes. Its PhD school Data Science and Engineering currenty supports 15 PhD students. Annually, we seek to add talented young researchers and offer 

	10 full Ph.D. and Postdoc Scholarships 

for a support of up to four years in our Potsdam location. The 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 newly established PhD school „Data Science and Engineering” unites top PhD students and Postdocs 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.

Students and Postdocs enjoy a great research environment, close mentorship by professors and postdocs, interaction with many peers, enormous computing power with HPI’s data lab, and significant travel funding. HPI professors and their research groups ensure high quality research and will supervise Ph.D. students.

Applications must be submitted by February 1 2021. Please include 

- Curriculum vitae and copies of certificates/transcripts
- Brief research proposal, ideally mentioning the suitable HPI research groups you would like to work with.
- Work samples/copies of relevant scientific work (e.g., master's thesis or scientific papers)
- Letters of recommendation and any other supporting documents

More information about the program and the application process is at https://hpi.de/en/research/research-schools/scholarships.html
Feel free to also contact us at felix.naumann@hpi.de