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Intern in the field of transportation/reinforcement learning research (f/m) - Ref: 22-36

Campus Belval , 11, Porte des Sciences, L - 4366 Esch-Sur-Alzette , Luxembourg

The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)

is recruiting an

Intern in the field of transportation/reinforcement learning research (f/m)

  • Ref: 22-36

  • Starting date: between January and March 2023

  • Duration: 3-4 months

  • Full-time or part-time

  • Mandatory internship agreement

LISER is looking for a motivated student to join the research teams at the Department of Urban Development and Mobility at LISER and the MobiLab at the University of Luxembourg within the framework of the research project « Multimodal Electric VEhicle demand RESponsive Transport (M-EVRST) ».

For more information, please see : https://liser.elsevierpure.com/en/projects/multimodal-electric-vehicle-demand-responsive-transport

This internship will provide you with the opportunity to :

  • Deepen your knowledge of deep learning and reinforcement learning ;

  • Improve your methodological and programming skills in machine learning, applied mathematics, and operations research ;

  • Develop a rigorous scientific research attitude and methods for solving challenging optimization problems ;

  • Actively participate in a stimulating research environment and innovative project teams.

Your role

  • Study deep reinforcement learning (DRL) and its applications in the transportation domain.

  • Develop a deep reinforcement learning approach for dynamic charging scheduling of electric fleet.

  • Implement the developed algorithms (MATLAB or others); test their performance and compare them with state-of-the-art methodologies using numerical test instances.

  • Academic research paper writing

Your profile

  • Master student in Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Engineering or a related discipline ;

  • Good background in mathematics and/or operations research ;

  • Good programming skills in MATLAB or other languages ;

  • Fluency (oral and written) in English, any other language would be considered as an asset.

We offer

A mandatory internship agreement for a period of 3-4 months, full-time/part-time, in a dynamic and challenging international research environment.


LISER is a publicly funded research institute located in Luxembourg and dedicated to applied empirical research in economic, social and spatial sciences. Interdisciplinarity is a key element for stimulating scientific innovation. The Institute attracts top researchers from all over the world and high-level student training is a vibrant part of the Institute’s activities. The Institute‘s staff consists of about 190 employees, more than 50% of the staff being researchers, mainly from the fields of economics, sociology, and geography.

The Institute is located on the new Belval campus in the south of Luxembourg, which hosts the University of Luxembourg and a substantial part of the country’s publicly funded research facilities, i.e. LISER, the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) cross-national data center, the Luxembourg institutes of Health (LIH) and of Science and Technology (LIST).

About Luxembourg

Luxembourg with its > 600,000 inhabitants is one of the wealthiest countries in the world and provides a stimulating mixture of modern culture and tradition. Contemporary urbanity of its capital lies in close vicinity to a rich nature. In addition to excellent health, education (public, private and high level international schools) and recreational services, the community affords a rich variety of cultural activities typical of a major university environment, including museums, music, art and theatre. The official languages are French, German and Luxemburgish, yet given the high number of international people, English is widely spoken throughout the country.

Information for foreign researchers interested in Luxembourg research is accessible via the national EURAXESS platform.

Application process

Please submit your complete application via https://jobs.liser.lu/jobs :

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. Short cover letter outlining:

  •  your particular interest in this internship,

  •  your knowledge/skills related to this topic,

  •  your availability during the period from January to July 2023

3. Valid certificate of university registration

Please note that this internship position will remain open until filled.

For project-related information, please contact Dr. Tai-Yu MA at tai-yu.ma@liser.lu

For administrative matters, please contact recruitment@liser.lu

LISER is an Equal Opportunity Employer