Research Fellow (DesCartes – WP8)

Job offer posted on 1 June 2023.

DesCartes Program is looking for a Research Fellow for WP8.


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.


As a part of the newly starting CREATE program, DESCARTES ( Intelligent Modeling for Decision-making in Critical Urban Systems), you will have to develop a generic, multi-optional, hybrid-twin model which combines inputs from measured data and a priori physics knowledge, enabling detailed modelling, prediction & inverse tracking and risk assessment. More specifically, your tasks will include:

· Develop neural ordinary differential equations for denoising and deterministic forecasting based on noisy, incomplete time series.

· Develop neural stochastic differential equations for probabilistic forecasting based on stochastic time series.

· Develop neural partial differential equations for forecasting and inverse tracking based on sparse spatiotemporal measurements.

· Interact strongly with other researchers and experts from other work packages at DESCARTES.

· Communication of research outcomes at international conferences and in peer-reviewed journals.


· PhD in Physics/Applied Mathematics.

· Experience in deep learning, python programming, and familiarity with GPU acceleration.

· Strong skills in the analytics of ordinary, stochastic, and partial differential equations.

· Good knowledge of dynamic systems, state space reconstruction, time series forecasting, statistics, Bayesian inference, and optimization.

· Strong ability and agility to work collaboratively in an international programme.


Salary range: 5800 to 10000 SGD (depending on suitability and experience)

1 year position , renewable (depending on results)

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

Interested applicants please send your resume to

  • Claude Guet (Prof) –

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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