Technische Universität Berlin - Faculty IV - German Internet Institute
2 positions - Research assistant - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen
under the reserve that funds are granted - part-time employment may be possible
With its research agenda, the German Internet Institute dares a particularly ambitious form of interdisciplinarity. Both the research agenda and the group of applicants combine economic, social and political sciences, law, and computer science, and they develop research approaches and perspectives that are systematically linked to each other in the design of the individual research groups.
During the build-up phase, a total of 20 interdisciplinary research groups will be working at the German Internet Institute. The groups consist of one research group leader and two to three doctoral students and three student assistants. The TU Berlin is involved in three research groups at the German Internet Institute.We are looking for a research group leader in the establishment and management of Research Group 20 "Criticality of software-based systems".
Todays software-based systems are often distributed and networked, are subject to (soft and hard) real-time requirements, are openly integrated into the environment through their interfaces, interact with other software-based systems, and use learning or autonomous functionalities to control complexity. The continuous convergence of technologies and the integration of systems and processes are mediated and supported in digital transformation via software. New developments for Augmented Reality, Fabbing, Robotics, Data Analysis and "Artificial Intelligence" also define increasing demands on the reliability and safety of software-based systems. Aspects of ethics as well as warranty and liability complement the dimensions of the software quality to functional adequacy, efficiency, reliability, usability, security, compatibility, maintainability and portability.
The research group FG20 "Criticality of software-based systems" combines the communication-science and information-technology perspective. The focus of research is on the protection processes of digital networked systems, processes and infrastructures. In particular, data on software and software-based security incidents are analyzed and processed. Interviews, case studies and field trials lead to improved role and process understanding. New methods and tools for risk management in operation and use of software-based systems are developed prototypically and tested in case studies.