fortiss is the research institute of the Free State of Bavaria for software-intensive systems and services with headquarters in Munich. The institute currently employs around 180 employees, who collaborate on research, development and transfer projects with universities and technology companies in Bavaria, Germany and Europe. Research is focused on state of the art methods, techniques and tools of software development, systems & service engineering and their application to reliable, secure cyber-physical systems, such as the Internet of Things (IoT). fortiss has the legal structure of a non-profit limited liability company (GmbH). Its shareholders are the Free State of Bavaria (as majority shareholder) and the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research.

The mission of the Human-centered Engineering (HCE) at fortiss is to develop intelligent user interfaces and trustworthy AI systems. By utilizing machine learning techniques, our focus lies on the research into user-, domain- and task-models to ensure human-machine-interaction as natural and as robust as possible. Cognitive interaction is improved by integrating multimodal elements.

In this project, we search for a new team member:

Research Staff (m/f/d) – User Modeling and User-Adaptive Interaction


Your tasks: :

  • Designing the techniques and concept on intelligent user interfaces
  • Developing machine learning architecture for user modeling and user-adaptive interaction
  • Analyzing the state of the art and current research results
  • Organizing workshops for both internal and external partners
  • Publication at top conferences and journals in the field of Intelligent User Interface, Human-Computer-Interaction, Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning

Your profile:

  • An outstanding university degree (M.Sc. or higher) in Computer Science or related technical disciplines
  • Excellent knowledge of human-computer-interaction (methodologies and technologies)
  • Good knowledge of machine learning (algorithms and approaches) and humans-in-the-loop, especially on collaborative decision making or explainable artificial intelligent 
  • Experience and practical proficiency with programming languages and tools (e.g. Python or AutoML)
  • Analytical thinking as well as independent and structured work
  • Self-initiative, commitment, and enthusiasm for new tasks
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Very good knowledge of English in both spoken and written, German in at least a B1 level

Our offer:

  • An exciting and inspiring open research environment as well as the chance to take on new responsibilities
  • The opportunity of a PhD or Post-doc program
  • A dynamic work environment with highly qualified and motivated colleagues
  • Close collaborations with other leading research groups and industrial technology leaders in automotive, aerospace, energy, medical and industrial applications
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development
  • A salary according to the public service labor agreement at the federal state level (Tarifvertrag für den Öffentlichen Dienst der Länder / TV-L)

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: HCE-ALL-MA-02-2019

Contact: Ms. Dr. Yuanting Liu