Postdoc Researcher: Hybrid Modelling Empowering SHM (DesCartes – WP9 & FRS)

Job offer posted on 20 December 2022

DesCartes Program is looking for a Postdoc Researcher on Hybrid Modelling Empowering SHM


CNRS@CREATE Ltd., the first CNRS’ overseas subsidiary, acts as a program operator to build and conduct large transdisciplinary research programs. It is a trans-continental hub for research with unique opportunities for high quality faculties, researchers & postgraduate/postdoctoral students. Located in Singapore, on the Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise (CREATE) it’s main purposes are: (i) To strengthen France and Singapore’s global position in the areas of research of the highest potential for present and future society; (ii) To create unique initiatives in trans disciplinary research of excellence and technology development which would not exist under normal circumstances or within a single country or institution; and (iii) To encourage direct industry participation in research projects to ensure efficient transformation of research results into innovative products.

Program DesCartes aims to develop disruptive hybrid AI to serve the smart city and enable optimized decision-making in complex situations for critical urban systems. Hybrid AI will help us support smart city critical infrastructures: (i) Smartly, with less data (knowledge / physics AI); (ii) Safely, certified and regulated (trustworthy AI); (iii) Carefully, in a human centric way (human AI); and (iv) Responsibly, by empowering people (societal AI).

Read more about the DesCartes program here.


In the proposed collaborative research program between SEC and CNRS@CREATE we want to explore innovative and high-risk methods for redefining the current paradigm in decision-support toward optimal management of infrastructure systems under consideration of uncertainties, while allying physics-based models, data-driven model and solution enrichment, data-assimilation and active learning. This collaboration will be articulated around the research activities under progress in the SEC “Future Resilient Systems” and in the CNRS@CREATE “DesCartes” research programs.

You will work on development of a hybrid framework coupling Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and Digital Twinning technologies. Twins of operating systems, that are augmented through sensory feedback, can offer a valuable tool for decision-support of engineers, infrastructure operators and owners in optimizing Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) and maintenance planning for infrastructure assets while ensuring safety.

To support learning, models based on the subjacent physics, at least partially known, will be incorporated in the assessment loop, with particular focus on assimilation of advanced model order reduction techniques, in both their intrusive and non-intrusive formulations.

The primary advisor for the CNRS-based Postdoctoral position will be Prof. Francisco Chinesta (CNRS), with Prof. Eleni Chatzi (SRC) as co-supervisor. The hired researcher will work with the SEC-based Postdoctoral position, under primary supervision of Prof. E. Chatzi.  The earliest starting date is April 1st, 2023. Please note that the employment will be at the Singapore CNRS@CRATE. 


  • You must hold a PhD or equivalent University level diploma in data science, computer science, mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, …
  • Principal qualifications include strong programming experience, analytical and quantitative skills, experience with numerical analysis (finite element method), particularly for structural engineering applications, data analysis and modelling, programming and ideally also high-performance computing and machine learning.
  • You should be further experienced in discretization techniques, machine learning and data-assimilation.
  • A solid knowledge of written and spoken English is mandatory.
  • We expect good interpersonal skills, the ability to thrive in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment, and the ability to present work at international conferences.


      Salary range: 7500 to 9500 SGD (depending on suitability and experience)

      Workplace address: CREATE Campus, CREATE Tower, 1 Create Way #08-01 Singapore 138602

      Interested applicants please send your resume to:

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      Subject template for application by email:

      DesCartes Program – WP # – Position – Name of the offer

      Applications consisting of

      – A letter of motivation

      – CV

      – Copies of degrees and certificates

      – Two (maximum) recommendation letters

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