We are Austria’s largest research and technology organisation and an international player in applied research for innovative infrastructure solutions. This makes us a powerful development partner for industry and a top employer in the scientific community. Our Center for Energy is seeking to hire new Ingenious Partners for our location in Vienna:

PhD Thesis “Artificial Intelligence for Computational Urban Planning”

- Center for Energy -

  • We are constantly looking for talented, motivated people, who want to develop "out-of-the-box" solutions for real-world problems. Now you have the opportunity to join our AIT-PhD community, with more than 200 international students. Let’s make ideas work – With you?
  • AIT’s Integrated Digital Urban Planning team focuses on researching and applying innovative tools and methods for the computational design of resilient and sustainable cities in an interdisciplinary manner.
  • This PhD project is scheduled for three years and together with a team of experts you are pioneering new ways to develop novel computational planning approaches in an international project environment.
  • During this PHD project, you will advance computational models (e.g., parametric approaches) for the rapid generation of design variants and develop new methods for multi-variate impact assessments in complex urban planning projects.
  • You will apply and advance AI/ML techniques utilized for digital urban planning tools in the topic of multimodal mobility and urban design with potential links to urban microclimate and energy modelling.
  • Your work will be driven by AIT’s computational urban planning workflow design within the framework of the City Intelligence Lab.
  • Within this PhD framework programme, you will have the opportunity to get a training in scientific work and to develop both personally and professionally.
  • You will engage in independent scientific planning, execution and evaluation of studies, scientific preparation of results and publish your research results at conferences and in international journals.
  • You benefit from a highly innovative environment in the field of digital resilient cities, flat hierarchies, and a great room for creative maneuver.
Your qualifications as an Ingenious Partner:
  • Completed master’s studies (MSc.) in computer science, transport engineering, mathematics, urbanism, or related fields.
  • Proven knowledge in artificial intelligence and machine learning applications (e.g., PyTorch, TensorFlow).
  • Familiarity with design computation tools like Grasshopper for Rhino3D and experience in GIS would be an advantage.
  • Excellent programming skills for instance, Python, R, Java, C#, etc.
  • Very good English language and presentation skills are essential, German language skills are an asset

What to expect:
EUR 32.204,2 gross per year, for 30 hours / week, plus additional company benefits. You will be part of our international AIT PhD community and participate in our AIT PhD framework programme. As a research institution, we are familiar with the supervision and execution of PhD theses, and we are looking forward to supporting you!
At AIT, the promotion of diversity is important to us - that's why we are especially looking forward to applications from female candidates!

Please submit your application documents including CV, cover letter and certificates online.

For further information please contact:
Dr. Stefan Seer, stefan.seer(at)ait.ac.at

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