Machine Learning and Simulation Science (MLSim) Group

Prof. Dr. Mathias Niepert
University of Stuttgart
Germany

mniepert at gmail dot com

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The Machine Learning and Simulation Science (MLSim) research group is led by Mathias Niepert who is a full professor (W3) at the University of Stuttgart. It is part of the Cluster of Excellence for the Simulation Sciences (SimTech) and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart. Mathias is also a faculty member of the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems (IMPRS-IS). His professorship is part of the Institute for Artificial Intelligence which is currently being founded and the wider CyberValley ecosystem. The University of Stuttgart has also a unit in the ELLIS network. Mathias is also chief scientific advisor at NEC Labs Europe.

The MLSim group is working on core machine learning research with a focus on graph neural networks and geometric deep learning, the synthesis of discrete (algorithmic) components and continuous learning systems, and the intersection of machine learning and the simulation sciences. If you are interested in our work (published regularly at ICML, NeurIPS, AAAI, EMNLP, IJCAI, ICLR) please take a look at the publication section of this website and visit our video channel.

Multiple PhD positions (100% TV-L E13)

The MLSim group has multiple PhD positions available.

  • If you have a Master's degree you can apply directly by sending an email with your CV and a research statement to mathias dot niepert at simtech dot uni-stuttgart dot de, clearly indicating that you are applying to the group of Mathias Niepert. The Master's degree should be related to ML/AI topics or in physics/engineering/the simulation sciences. The research statement should outline some prior work and the kind of research you would be excited to conduct in the future. Please make sure that it relates your interests and goals to the publications and research topics (see above) of the group. Please note that PhDs in Germany are not considered students but are full-time employees of the university with social benefits (health, retirement, paid vacation days, etc.) and a full salary. For full consideration apply by January 15th 2022.
  • You can apply to the admission system of the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems (admission deadline passed).

Feel free to reach out to me personally (mniepert at gmail dot com) if you have questions about the positions and/or life in Germany.

Postdoctoral position (100% TV-L E13/A13)

The MLSim group has a postdoc position available. Please apply directly by sending an email with your CV and a research statement to mathias dot niepert at simtech dot uni-stuttgart dot de. Clearly indicate that you are applying to the group of Mathias Niepert. The research statement should outline prior work and the kind of research you would be excited to work on. Please make sure that the statement relates your interests and future goals to the publications and topics (see above) of the group. Postdoctoral researchers in Germany are full-time employees of the university with comprehensive social benefits (health, retirement, paid vacation days, etc.) and a full salary. For full consideration apply by January 15th 2022. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about the position and/or life in Germany.