City:  Aachen
Date:  Jun 19, 2022

BT/MT: »Artificial Intelligence (AI) for process optimization in production«

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 000 employees work with an annual research budget of 2.9 billion euros. 

The Fraunhofer IPT uses machine learning (ML) models that can predict the quality of the products during manufacturing. This requires the development of an optimization module that determines the optimal process parameters of the machines and equipment. In this thesis, metaheuristics for parameter optimization are to be benchmarked and implemented on a production use case. 


What you will do

  • Familiarization with the state of the art of metaheuristics for parameter optimization 
  • Analysis of existing concepts and methods for process optimization in production
  • Implementation and benchmarking of metaheuristics
  • Evaluation and documentation of the results


What you bring to the table

  • You are studying mechanical engineering, computer science, industrial engineering or a comparable subject
  • Initial experience with optimization methods is an advantage
  • A high degree of initiative and team spirit
  • Very good language skills in English


What you can expect

  • Professional supervision and technical support in the preparation of your thesis
  • Scientific development of a practice-relevant, highly topical, and exciting subject
  • Pioneering role in the AI-based optimization in production
  • A state-of-the-art machine park equipped with edge cloud systems and 5G infrastructure
  • Collaboration in a dedicated team of engineers, data scientists and software developers 
  • Available data basis and models


We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability.

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 

Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!


Questions according to this position will be answered by:
Hendrik Mende M.Sc.
Research assistant production quality
Phone: +49 241 8904 -386

Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT 


Requisition Number: 25012                Application Deadline:


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