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Master's thesis in the area of machine learning for situation awareness (f/m/d)



More than 90% of automotive innovations are based on electronics and software. That's why creative freedom and lateral thinking are so important in the pursuit of truly novel solutions. That’s why our experts will treat you as part of the team from day one, encourage you to bring your own ideas to the table – and give you the opportunity to really show what you can do. 


We, the BMW group, offer you an interesting master thesis in the area of machine learning for situation awareness.


In a system that fuses the results of various low- and high level sources of perception, the amount that each individual source shall best contribute to the fused result is often hard to derive, mostly because the uncertainties in the information provided by the different sources are not calibrated and can thus not be easily compared.


What awaits you?

  •  In the first place, the amount each source of information contributes to a fused result is based on expert knowledge about the current driving situation and the uncertainty of the provided information.
  • With this project suitable to be conducted in the context of a master thesis, we want the machine to learn to infer the expected uncertainty/quality/reliability of the different sources of information according to the current driving situation as it shows itself in the raw camera image and 3D low-level sensor detections.
  • This will result in a more robust fusion system that can more easily be applied to new, yet unseen driving situations.


Please note that your thesis must be supervised by a university on your part.


What should you bring along?

  • University degree (B.Sc. or M.Sc.) in Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, Robotics, Computer Vision or related field of study.
  • Knowledge in machine learning and algorithms from robotics
  • Practical experience in machine learning and software development, especially TensorFlow and/or Python programming skills.
  • Experience with developing in C++ for real-time autonomous systems is a plus.
  • Business-fluent English.


Are you enthused by new technologies and an innovative environment? Apply now!


At the BMW Group, we see diversity and inclusion in all its dimensions as a strength for our teams. Equal opportunities are a particular concern for us, and the equal treatment of applicants and employees is a fundamental principle of our corporate policy. That is why our recruiting decisions are also based on personality, experience and skills.

Find out more about diversity at the BMW Group at bmwgroup.jobs/diversity.


Earliest starting date: 01.02.2023

Duration: 6 months

Working hours: full-time



BMW Group Recruiting Team

+49 89 382-17001

Master's thesis in the area of machine learning for situation awareness (f/m/d)

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