PhD Position in Complex Systems and Data Analysis

University of Duisburg-Essen



Are you fascinated by interdisciplinary analyses of complex systems? — If yes, you might be
interested in this position.

Complex systems with thousands of interacting participants often behave in a surprising way
and can strongly react to local influences, similar to phase transitions. In this project we
analyse traffic on the freeway network which strongly reacts to construction sites, major social
events, weather conditions or accidents. In particular we want to investigate correlations of
traffic flow in freeway networks, in a joint project with the group of Michael Schreckenberg.

We will analyse large amounts of data. The project combines statistical research and the
development of new methods and models based on empirical information.

We have a PhD Position (three years, 100% of a full time position) to fill. Good programming
skills are helpful, but not mandatory. More important is enthusiasm for interdisciplinary work
and complex systems and great interest in data analysis. You should enjoy working in a team!

Your application contains: curriculum vitae, copies of your university certificates, if applicable
copies of your publications. Send your application to: Professor Thomas Guhr and
Dr. Sebastian Krause, Fakult¨at f¨ur Physik, Universit¨at Duisburg–Essen, Lotharstraße 1,
47048 Duisburg, Germany, or as e–mail to and

Very important: Arrange three recommendation letters, to be send directly to Thomas Guhr
or Sebastian Krause, preferably by e–mail. State the names of those you asked for such a
letter in the application.

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