A Research Platform for Singapore

Research Engineer (Multi-modal sensing and Consensus in distributed IoT devices)

Department:Electrification Suite & Test Lab
Posted Date:7 April 2021
Closing Date:Open until filled
Hours:Full Time
Duration:Fixed Term (12 months)

Project Title: Multi-modal sensing and Consensus in distributed IoT devices

TUMCREATE is a research platform for the improvement of Singapore's public transportation, including the deployment of electric and autonomous mobility. Researchers from Technical University Munich and Nanyang Technological University join forces and are funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation as part of the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE).

In TUMCREATE, over 100 scientists, researchers and engineers work together, led by Professors from the Technical University of Munich and Nanyang Technological University. The Mission of TUMCREATE is to seek the ultimate public transport system for the people of Singapore. Our innovative road transport solutions will provide high comfort and a positive travel experience, best protection of the environment and maximum benefit to the society and the economy. More information about TUMCREATE can be found on our web pages at www.tum-create.edu.sg.

About this Position
The research group Electrification Suite & Test Lab (ESTL) in TUMCREATE puts an emphasis on the interaction of the electricity grid with advanced electrified public transport systems for Singapore. Ranging from charging infrastructure optimisation to demand side management and integration of renewable energies, ESTL covers many hierarchy levels of the electrification concept in the context of the major goals of TUMCREATE.

A research project has been established to different modalities of IoT (Internet of Things)/CPS (Cyber-Physical Systems) devices. Devices with physical sensing are often of different nature in each device and are limited to a single functionality. There is no availability of ground truth of such measurements to assess their validity and authenticity. The existing hardware can be modified to obtain additional data without introducing extra hardware. This data can be used to achieve consensus on the data validation using distributed consensus mechanisms.

  • The goal of this position is to develop mutli-modal sensing of IoT devices in a decentralized/distributed network. The main tasks are:
  • Design and demonstrate multi-modality in existing devices to obtain additional information.
  • Develop algorithms to establish communication among devices for consensus with minimal overhead.
  • Implement the algorithm in a hardware testbed to demonstrate the working of the algorithm.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering.
  • Minimum 1 year experience. Fresh graduate welcome to apply.
  • Good knowledge of Algorithms and Embedded programming.
  • Very good C and python programming skills.
  • Reliable, independent and scientific work style.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills in both written and spoken English and ability to work with people from different backgrounds and cultures.


What we offer

  • Financial support
  • Exposure to the state of the art research topics
  • An international and multidisciplinary working environment
  • Guidance by researchers from world-renowned universities
  • Opportunity for publishing in international journals and conferences
  • Multicultural and dynamic working atmosphere

Enquiries and How To Apply
Singapore Citizens and SPR preferred. Please send your complete application including cover letter, CV, university transcripts and degree certificates to nitin.shivaraman@tum-create.edu.sg and lijl@comp.nus.edu.sg