Hamburg University of Technology is a modern and dynamic university, striving for international excellence in research and teaching. It sets ideal conditions for unlocking the knowledge and innovation potential of today‘s technological challenges by combining its engineering expertise in the three focal areas of Green Technologies, Life Science Technologies, and Aviation and Maritime Systems with cross-cutting research on digitalization, engineering methods, and new materials.

The School of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) seeks applications for an


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Our goal is to establish a group that excels at developing and implementing state-of-theart optimization techniques on modern computing architectures at hardware level. TUHH is in close alignment with the sponsor Fujitsu that the emphasis and focus of this chair will be on interdisciplinary research within and beyond TUHH, enabling next generation IT architectures to support technical, medical, and other sciences and advancing pioneering industrial applications beyond what is possible today. The successful candidate will have an exceptional record in foundational research and combine his/her expertise with a strong interest in interdisciplinary work with groups in engineering and logistics at TUHH.


  • mapping industrial optimization problems to modern hardware architectures such as parallel or quantum computing
  • algorithmic paradigms for hardware architectures as mentioned above
  • industrial optimization problems in machine learning
  • efficient close-to-hardware implementation of optimization techniques
  • estimating real-world performance of industrial optimization processes

      The successful candidate is expected to offer courses in the degree programs at TUHH both at undergraduate and graduate level, as well as to engage in academic self-governance and further development of the curricula offered by TUHH. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

      TUHH is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes and encourages applications from women. It is certified as a family-friendly university and supports dual careers. Applications by disabled persons with equal qualifications will be given preference.

      The deadline for applications is November 29,2020.

      Applications can be submitted in German or English. Please upload your application (including Cover Letter, CV, Ref. No., list of publications, relevant certificates, overview of research activities and teaching experience) using the QR code on the right side or the link:

      If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to the Vice President Research, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Irina Smirnova (

      The legal framework of the Federal Republic of Germany applies (in Hamburg the law is applied pursuant to Section 15 HmbHG).

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