Post-doctoral Appointee – Big Data for Automated Driving


Job Description

Post-doctoral Appointee – Big Data for Automated Driving

Argonne’s Vehicle and Mobility Systems department (VMS, ) is seeking a post-doctoral candidate to prepare and analyze large datasets collected from millions of miles of real-world driving. The data has a small sample time (.1s-1s), dozens of attributes (powertrain, radar, localization, etc.) and occasionally video feeds. Data come from different sources, resulting in heterogeneity between subsets.

The candidate will:

  • Develop/improve a standardized and reusable data pipeline to ingest, process and store the data.

  • Develop/reuse analytical tools to explore and perform analysis over the data.

  • Test, document, and package the tools.

  • Perform analytics to support research questions.

  • Develop statistical or ML/DL models from data and integrate them in larger models.

The data will support research on automated driving and transportation energy-efficiency, e.g. when do drivers turn automated driving systems (ADS)? How does ADS compare to human driving energy-wise? How much does temperature affect energy consumption? How do human drivers react to preceding vehicles?

The candidate will join a large multi-disciplinary team that researches technologies to decarbonize transportation and develops recognized simulation tools in support of that. The VMS team collaborates with partners across the lab, with industry and academia, and has access to world-class HPC and experimental facilities.

Position Requirements

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

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

  • Experience with large time-series datasets.

  • Knowledge in statistical modeling.

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

  • Experience in developing complex Python libraries.

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with geospatial data.

  • Experience with video processing and image recognition.

  • Experience with following tools/libraries: Tableau, HERE API, Google API, YOLO, Dask, etc.

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.

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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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