Young Investigator Research Group at KIT

by André Platzer, June 5, 2024

Lead Young Investigator Research Group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

The Helmholtz Pilot Program Core-Informatics (KiKIT, is looking for exceptionally qualified young researchers who want to start their own Young Investigator Research Group (YIG) within the research areas of the pilot program.

KiKIT Core-Informatics is a pilot program of the Helmholtz Association to strengthen ground-breaking research in methods and foundations of computer science. Core-Informatics is coordinated by the group of Alexander von Humboldt Prof. André Platzer at the Institute for Information Security and Dependability (KASTEL) at KIT, but, organizationally, your group will be associated with a suitable Full Professor close to your research field. A shared secretary will be provided.

Core-Informatics is looking for multiple researchers with a strong research focus aligning with the areas of Core-Informatics:

  • Algorithmic and Software Engineering
  • Machine Learning and Data Science, or
  • Computing Networks and Hardware Architectures

Covering multiple areas is a plus. We expect an active contribution to the Core-Informatics Program and a close collaboration with the Principle Investigators. Additionally, the applicant is expected to become a KIT Research Fellow as required for participation in PhD defenses.

KIT provides the Young Investigator Network (YIN) which supports this early career stage. Additionally, the YIG is associated with a full professor, who provides mentorship.

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