Helmholtz Information & Data Science School:

DASHH

Think Big: The secrets of matter are being unraveled using the world's most powerful X-ray beam and data science. The Data Science in Hamburg Helmholtz Graduate School for the Structure of Matter (DASHH) brings together eight partner institutions.

Exploration of Matter

DASHH brings together the expertise of scientists with a high international reputation in fundamental research on the structure of matter, computer science and mathematics in a new, unique form and enables young scientists to experiment at world-leading large-scale research facilities.

Mission

The goal of DASHH is to train a new generation of data scientists. They should be able to face tomorrow's scientific challenges associated with large-scale data-intensive experiments. In doing so, DASHH develops new collaborative approaches to analyze complex, heterogeneous data using intelligent algorithms.

Research Areas

PhD researchers at DASHH address questions from various research fields such as structural biology, particle physics, materials science and science with ultrashort X-ray light pulses. To explore these fields, the use of modern data science techniques is required. You can find an insight into current PhD projects here.

Gaining new knowledge is our common goal. The job we do here isn’t one that a lot of people do—and I think that understanding something at a very fundamental level at some point is amazing.

Anna Theresa Cavasin

Doctoral researcher at DASHH. She is researching how to make more accurate microscopic images of biomolecules. Read more about her project.

Curriculum

  • Close supervision and support by an interdisciplinary Supervisory Panel 
  • Basic research from particle physics to structural biology and materials science, integrating innovative approaches from computer science and mathematics
  • Opportunities to acquire the additionally required expertise through lectures at the partner universities UHH, TUHH and HSU
  • Regular exchange between DASHH PIs and doctoral students through regular seminars
  • Insights into current developments in the field of data science through a DASHH-initiated Data Science Colloquium
  • Possibility of research at world-leading large-scale research facilities (PETRA III, FLASH, European XFEL, LHC)
  • Courses for personal skills training and career development (transferable skills)
  • Excellent working conditions on the vibrant and inspiring DESY research campus in the new Science City Hamburg-Bahrenfeld
  • Further series of lectures on current research topics

The North German Science Award

The North German Science Award

The North German Science Award recognizes outstanding scientific projects involving scientists from at least two North German states. The award is presented every two years by the North German Conference of Science Ministers (NWMK). The science ministries of the northern German states of Hamburg, Bremen, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Lower Saxony are the sponsors of the award.  

Since its establishment in 2012, the North German Science Award has honored cross-state collaborations in science that stand out for their scientific excellence and, thanks to their success, contribute to the strengthening and competitiveness of North German scientific networks. The award is hosted by a different federal state each year. 

In 2020, the North German Science Award, worth a total of 250,000 euros, went to collaborative projects in the field of natural sciences.

Distinction for the DASHH

In November 2020, the Graduate School was honored with the North German Science Award. It received the award for excellent promotion of young scientists in the field of data science and for its pioneering development of new cooperative approaches at the Hamburg Bahrenfeld research campus.

"The young professionals who work at DASHH will carry their expertise into academia and industry, helping to solve important societal problems."

Rolf Greve, Head of the Office for Science and Research in Hamburg

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new PhD positions are now available at DASHH

Apply now for one of the exciting projects until December 1st, 2021!

ONE SCHOOL - NINE PARTNERS: THE DASHH NETWORKS LEADING RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS THROUGHOUT NORTHERN GERMANY. (Photo: DASHH)

Funding and Duration of the Program

The program extends over three years and offers full funding. The remuneration during the term corresponds to the tariff level E13 of the TVöD.

Application and Further Information

Up to twelve doctoral positions are available annually. DASHH location is Hamburg. The program language is English. The application phase for new interdisciplinary projects starts in September each year, and the selection process is in February of the following year.

Contact

Dr. Heike Hufnagel Martinez

Dr. Christiane Ehrt

Our Doctoral Researchers

Anna Theresa Cavasin

Anna Theresa Cavasin
Doctoral Researcher DASHH

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Anna Theresa Cavasin
Anna Theresa Cavasin
Project title: "Next Generation Integrative Modeling for Cryo-Electron Microscopy"

Supervisors:

Prof. Matthias Rarey

Prof. Michael Kolbe

Stasis Chuchurka

Stasis Chuchurka
Doctoral Researcher DASHH

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Stasis Chuchurka
Stasis Chuchurka
Project title: "Multi-messenger X-ray Science – electron densities from a combined analysis of elastic x-ray scattering and x-ray emission data"

Supervisors:

Prof. Nina Rohringer

Jun.-Prof. Christina Brandt

Joshua Clercx

Joshua Clercx
Doctoral Researcher DASHH

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Joshua Clercx
Joshua Clercx
Project title: "Combination of Higgs boson measurements using Simplified Template Cross Sections Signed documents: see attachments"
Lars Dammann

Lars Dammann
Doctoral Researcher DASHH

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Lars Dammann
Lars Dammann
Project title: "Water and Hydrocarbons in Confined Geometries: Correlating High Resolution X-Ray Diffraction with Molecular Dynamics Simulation Data"

Supervisors:

Prof. Patrick Huber

Prof. Robert Meißner

Dr. Oliver Seeck

Prof. Marko Lindner

Amir Kotobi

Amir Kotobi
Doctoral Researcher DASHH

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Amir Kotobi
Amir Kotobi
Project title: "Dynamic structure investigation of biomolecules with pattern recognition algorithms and X-ray experiments"

Supervisors:

Dr. Sadia Bari

Prof. Simone Techert

Prof. Robert Meißner

Georgiana Mania

Georgiana Mania
Doctoral Researcher DASHH

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Georgiana Mania
Georgiana Mania
Project title: "A multi-purpose framework for efficient parallelized execution of charged particle tracking"

Supervisors:

Dr. Krisztian Peters

Dr. Nicholas Styles

Prof. Thomas Ludwig

Gianluca Martino

Gianluca Martino
Doctoral Researcher DASHH

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Gianluca Martino
Gianluca Martino
Project title: "Distributed Self-Healing Infrastructure for High-Speed Scientific Data Processing"

Supervisors:

Prof. Görschwin Fey

Dr. Holger Schlarb

Vladislav Sukharnikov

Vladislav Sukharnikov
Doctoral Researcher DASHH

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Vladislav Sukharnikov
Vladislav Sukharnikov
Project title: "Superfluorescence of multilevel compact system: exact solution and stochastic modelling"

Supervisors:

Prof. Nina Rohringer

Prof. Mathias Trabs

Tom Weber

Tom Weber
Doctoral Researcher DASHH

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Tom Weber
Tom Weber
Project title: "Quantum Explorer - Pioneering Quantum Computing for Particle Physics and Computer Science"

Supervisors:

Prof. Matthias Riebisch

Prof. Kerstin Borras

Nicola de Biase

Nicola de Biase
Doctoral Researcher DASHH

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Nicola de Biase
Nicola de Biase
Project title: "A Search for Additional Heavy Higgs Bosons Decaying to Top Quarks in the Full LHC Run-2 Dataset"

Supervisors:

Dr. Katharina Behr

Prof. Peter Schleper

Prof. Kerstin Tackmann

Sebastian Bieringer

Sebastian Bieringer
Doctoral Researcher DASHH

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Sebastian Bieringer
Sebastian Bieringer
Project title: "Statistics of Generative Machine Learning Models in Physics"

Supervisors:

Prof. Gregor Kasieczka

Jun.-Prof. Mathias Trabs

Johannes Dora

Johannes Dora
Doctoral Researcher DASHH

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Johannes Dora
Johannes Dora
Project title: "Using Prior Knowledge for the Solution of Ill-Posed Inverse Problems in X-Ray Microscopy"

Supervisors:

Prof. Tobias Knopp

Dr. Johannes Hagemann

Prof. Christian Schroer

Michael Größler

Michael Größler
Doctoral Researcher DASHH

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Michael Größler
Michael Größler
Project title: "New Computational Methods for Serial Crystallography at X-ray Free Electron Lasers"

Supervisors:

Prof. Matthias Rarey

Prof. Henry Chapman

Dr. Anton Barty

Yikai Kan

Yikai Kan
Doctoral Researcher DASHH

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Yikai Kan
Yikai Kan
Project title: "High Performance Simulations of Next Generation Light Sources"

Suvervisors:

Prof. Franz Kärtner

Prof. Sabine Le Borne

Carlos A. Ortiz Mahecha

Carlos A. Ortiz Mahecha
Doctoral Researcher DASHH

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Carlos A. Ortiz Mahecha
Carlos A. Ortiz Mahecha
Project title: "Dynamic protein pattern Recognition In Free-Electron Laser Experiments

Supervisors:

Dr. Sadia Bari

Prof. Simone Techert

Prof. Robert Meißner

Maryam Bayat Makou

Maryam Bayat Makou
Doctoral Researcher DASHH

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Maryam Bayat Makou
Maryam Bayat Makou
Project title: "Search for the standard model Higgs boson in the bbH production Mode with Deep Neural Networks at CMS"
Nils Margenberg

Nils Margenberg
Doctoral Researcher DASHH

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Nils Margenberg
Nils Margenberg
Project title: "Cost-Effective High-Performance Simulation of Next Generation Light Sources"

Supervisors:

Prof. Markus Bause

Prof. Franz Kärtner

Ankita Negi

Ankita Negi
Doctoral Researcher DASHH

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Ankita Negi
Ankita Negi
Project title: "Model based simulation of dynamics in ferromagnetic nanostructures"

Supervisors:

Prof. Ralf Röhlsberger

Dr. Guido Meier

Jun.-Prof. Christina Brandt

Thorben Poburski

Thorben Poburski
Doctoral Researcher DASHH

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Thorben Poburski
Thorben Poburski
Project title: "Protein Dynamics under Non-Ambient Conditions"

Supervisors:

Dr. Alke Meents

Prof. Matthias Rarey

Jonas Rübenach

Jonas Rübenach
Doktorand DASHH

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Jonas Rübenach
Jonas Rübenach
Projekttitel:"Search for Dark Matter with the CMS experiment via Neural Networks with Multi-Task Learning"

Supervisors:

Prof. Christian Schwanenberger

Dr. Christian Seifert

Yahya Saleh

Yahya Saleh
Doctoral Researcher DASHH

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Yahya Saleh
Yahya Saleh
Project title: "Adaptive machine learning approximations for quantum simulations of hydrogen bond dynamics"

Supervisors:

Dr. Andrey Yachmenev

Prof. Jochen Küpper

Prof. Armin Iske

Maximilian Schütte

Maximilian Schütte
Doctoral Researcher DASHH

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Maximilian Schütte
Maximilian Schütte
Project title: "Control, Data and Fault Analysis for the Optical Synchronization System at European XFEL"

Supervisors:

Prof. Herbert Werner

Prof. Gerwald Lichtenberg

Dr. Annika Eichler

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