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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fac­ulty IV - Insti­tute of Soft­ware Engin­eer­ing and The­or­et­ical Com­puter Sci­ence / Qual­ity and Usab­il­ity Lab

Research Assist­ant - salary grade E13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len

under the reserve that funds are gran­ted - part-time employ­ment may be pos­sible

The Qual­ity and Usab­il­ity Lab, a chair of Fac­ulty IV - Elec­trical Engin­eer­ing and Com­puter Sci­ence, is deal­ing with the qual­ity and usab­il­ity of ICT sys­tems. The focus is on qual­ity of speech, audio, video and gam­ing, ana­lysis of speaker char­ac­ter­ist­ics, user exper­i­ence of inter­act­ive and mobile ser­vices, pri­vacy and secur­ity of such ser­vices, as well as apply­ing crowd­sourcing meth­ods.

Work­ing field:

The advert­ised pos­i­tion com­prises the determ­in­a­tion of speech qual­ity in dif­fer­ent net­works (mobile and fixed). To this end, crowd­sourcing meth­ods should be applied, i.e. data col­lec­tion and/or rat­ing is done by real users within an online plat­form. From an aca­demic view­point it is par­tic­u­larly inter­est­ing to com­pare the col­lec­ted data with data obtained in the labor­at­ory. The pro­ject topic is also meant to be the basis for a dis­ser­ta­tion. Fol­low­ing tasks are part of the pos­i­tion:
  • Lit­er­at­ure research
  • Imple­ment­a­tion and exten­sion of a plat­form for data col­lec­tion at the users’ side
  • Pre­dic­tion of qual­ity aspects with dif­fer­ent algorithms
  • Con­duct­ing crowd­sourcing data col­lec­tion and rat­ings
  • Aggreg­a­tion and stat­ist­ical ana­lysis of data and rat­ings
  • Pub­lic­a­tion and present­a­tion of research res­ults in sci­entific journ­als, con­fer­ences, as well as at stand­ard­iz­a­tion meet­ings of the ITU-T
  • Assist­ance in super­vising Bach­elor and Mas­ter theses, stu­dent pro­jects, etc.
  • PhD thesis pre­par­a­tion is pos­sible.


  • Suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent) in com­puter sci­ence, com­puter engin­eer­ing, elec­trical/elec­tronic engin­eer­ing, media tech­no­logy, audio com­mu­nic­a­tion or related areas
  • Good skills in Android pro­gram­ming and fron­tend devel­op­ment: HTML5/CSS3, JS, jQuery, JSON
  • Exper­i­ence with backend devel­op­ment: REST­ful API, prefer­able J2EE
  • Skills in digital sig­nal pro­cessing, favor­able: speech and/or audio pro­cessing
  • Prefer­ably: exper­i­ence in empir­ical data acquis­i­tion and stat­ist­ical ana­lysis
  • Very good Eng­lish skills, busi­ness flu­ent Ger­man

How to ap­ply:

Please send your writ­ten applic­a­tion with the ref­er­ence num­ber and the usual doc­u­ments (in par­tic­u­lar application letter, CV, certificates, as well as 1-2 academic recommendation letters) to Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin - Der Präsid­ent - Fakultät IV, Institut für Softwaretechnik und Theoretische Informatik, Quality and Usability Lab, Prof. Dr. Möller, Sekr. TEL 18, Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7, 10587 Berlin or by e-mail to

To ensure equal oppor­tu­nit­ies bet­ween women and men, app­li­ca­ti­ons by women with the requi­red qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons are expli­citly desi­red.
Qua­li­fied indi­vi­du­als with disa­bi­li­ties will be favo­red.

Please send cop­ies only. Ori­gi­nal docu­ments will not be retur­ned.