Doing a doctorate in three years, on topics from industrial practice and in a comprehensive scientific network? This is possible – with a scholarship from Infineon Technologies AG at the Graduate School of Logistics (GSofLog) in Dortmund.

You can expect an innovative, interdisciplinary team, comprehensive scientific supervision from top-class professors of statistics and economics as well as an exciting question from practice – packed into a structured doctoral program of the Graduate School of Logistics model, which is unique in Germany and purely industry-funded.

Your research project

Generation of insights out of digital customer interaction by developing a validated framework using state-of-the-art analytical methods in the semiconductor industry

Based on the example of power and sensor semiconductor products with short product life cycles, a procedure for determining customer requirements has to be developed and validated. Using state-of-the-art analysis methods such as machine learning or probability statistics and incorporating macroeconomic environment data, the company data of the customer interaction will serve as the basis for trustworthy predictions. How can uncertainty be specified in this context? How must customer interactions be set up digitally for future anticipation or prediction? How can coherent insights be gained from the data and from the forecasts? To what extent are the methods scalable? What role do R&D and marketing play in this context?

The developed solutions will be prototypically tested at Infineon in Munich (GER ) and in Villach (AT). Doctoral supervisor is Prof. Dr. Markus Pauly, TU Dortmund University, Department of Statistics.

Your topic?

You want to make this topic your research project? Here’s what you need:

  • Complete application documents including a letter of motivation, CV, references, a letter of recommendation from a university professor.
  • A very good Master’s degree in Data Science, Statistics or related disciplines (e.g. Mathematics, Computer Science or Industrial Engineering)
  • Knowledge or practical experience through internships or theses in the desired subject area
  • Spirit of research and ability to work in a team
  • Communication skills and willingness to travel
  • Good programming skills in Python
  • Very good language skills in English, willingness to learn German would be desirable

The scholarship rate is 1,450 euros per month (tax-free). You will receive a workplace at the LogisticsCampus of TU Dortmund University and will be embedded in the structured PhD model of GSofLog. Your doctoral supervisor, your day-to-day supervisor, the coordinator and the fellows will accompany you in the interactive process of the three-year doctorate.

If you find yourself, send your application materials in a PDF document via email to:

Application deadline is November 18, 2021.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the call for applications or the application process, you can find more information on our website Our team is also available for a personal interview.


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