fortiss is the research institute of the Free State of Bavaria for the development of software-intensive systems with headquarters in Munich. The scientists at the institute cooperate in research, development and transfer projects with universities and technology companies in Bavaria, Germany and Europe. The focus is on research into state-of-the-art methods, techniques and tools for the development of software- and AI-based technologies for dependable, secure cyber-physical systems such as the Internet of Things (IoT). fortiss is organized in the legal form of a non-profit limited liability company. Shareholders are the Free State of Bavaria (majority shareholder) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.

In the Neuromorphic Computing department, we search for a

Master Student (m/f/d) (non paid) 


Your tasks:

You will be integrated in a small team of neuromorphic computing researchers at fortiss. You will be working on an object identification sensor based on event camera and neuromorphic processing, in simulation. This work, which bases on a prior non event-based prototype, is part of a project with a very large industrial partner. You will learn about the existing frame-based camera sensor, do literature review about event-based vision and implement a much faster sensor in simulation on an asset monitoring use case. You will use the Neurorobotics Platform simulator. A publication, in a scientific journal or conference, as a co-author of your supervisor, is most likely expected at the end of your mission.

Your profile:

  • Excellent bachelor’s degree in computer science, machine vision or software engineering
  • Excellent track record in your current masters
  • Experience in software development (Python, C++)
  • Interest or experience in machine vision, event-based cameras, sensors

Our offer:

  • Work in partnership with leading companies in AI
  • Offices in central Munich (Nordfriedhof) in very high and modern premises with 360° view on Munich
  • Nice working atmosphere in a small team

Did we catch your interest?

Please submit your application with a motivational statement, a detailed CV and a current transcript of records to our job portal.

Job-ID: NC_MS_AOI_3_2021

Start date: from August 2021

Contact: Axel von Arnim