City:  Aachen
Date:  Dec 2, 2022

BT/MT: »Data privacy for machine learning model in manufacturing«

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 subject data privacy is becoming increasingly important in artificial intelligence (AI) applications in manufacturing. Although AI is increasingly being applied for process and product optimization in industry through several machine learning methods, privacy concerns regarding model transparency and data reconstruction potential represent risks for the company. This thesis will develop a method for assessing model transparency and apply it to manufacturing use cases to uncover and evaluate the risks of a potential privacy attack.


What you will do

  • Understanding the background of privacy attacks on ML models
  • Support through benchmarking model transparency assessment methods
  • Support by evaluating the transparency of models
  • Conducting data regeneration experiments


What you bring to the table

  • You are studying engineering, data science, computer science, CES or a comparable subject
  • You have first experience with object-oriented programming languages, machine learning, TensorFlow, PyTorch, scikit-learn
  • A high degree of initiative and team spirit
  • Good language skills in German and/or English


What you can expect

  • Ideal conditions for practical experience alongside your studies
  • Professional supervision and collaboration in a dedicated team
  • A state-of-the-art machine park equipped with edge cloud systems and 5G infrastructure
  • Flexible working to combine study and job in the best possible way


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:
Gustavo Laydner de Melo Rosa, Eng.
Research Fellow Production quality
Phone: +49 241 8904-256

Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT 


Requisition Number: 22622                Application Deadline:


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