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Post-doctoral Appointee – AI for Intelligent Vehicles


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Post-doctoral Appointee – AI for Intelligent Vehicles

Argonne’s Vehicle and Mobility Systems department (vms.taps.anl.gov ) is seeking a post-doctoral candidate to apply machine-learning, deep-learning, reinforcement learning and other AI techniques towards the goal of making vehicles more intelligent, and more energy-efficient. In this position, the candidate will help solve many challenges, including:

  • Data-driven driver model . Future vehicle speed prediction, using as input route information from navigation system, and prior driving history. Applications include EV range prediction, horizon generation for driving/powertrain control optimization, eco-routing, drive cycle generation, etc. The candidate will train the model on very large databases of real-world driving data, and special attention will be paid to demonstrating the validity of the model.

  • AI for “eco” automated driving controls . Applying AI to longitudinal speed control with energy-efficiency as one of the objectives. The input to the AI will be information from sensors, V2V communications and digital maps. Training will involve running very-large scale simulations of automated driving vehicles using HPC. After demonstration of robustness and performance in simulation, the newly developed controls will then be deployed and demonstrated in experimental automated vehicles.

The candidate will develop AI models, run large-scale tests to demonstrate proper functionality, integrate the models with other models and software, document and deploy internally and publish papers on the topic.

The candidate will join a large multi-disciplinary team that collaborates with partners across the lab, with industry and academia, and with access to world-class HPC and experimental facilities.

Position Requirements

  • PhD in Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, or related field.

  • Extensive experience with machine-learning/deep-learning: model selection, model optimization, model training and validation.

  • Knowledge in statistical modeling.

  • Experience in data analytics, including data management, signal processing, analysis, and visualization.

  • Programming experience in Python, and experience with ML frameworks (Tensorflow, PyTorch).

  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in reinforcement-learning.

  • Experience with probabilistic deep learning and generative models.

  • Experience with high-frequency (1 Hz or more) spatio-temporal data.

  • Experience in software development, incl. source control, documentation, testing, release generation.

  • Experience in optimization.

  • Experience in automatic control.

  • Experience in vehicle, driving, traffic or transportation modeling.

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.

All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis. Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements. Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment.

Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.

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