Type dienstverband:
Internship and graduation project
Den Haag
Uren per week:
Fulltime – 40

Internship | Using interaction patterns of simulation components to facilitate composition of simulation models

About this position

For decades researchers in the simulation field have tried to address the challenge of creating simulation models consisting of components that are reusable, while still being interoperable with minor effort. This is what composability of simulation models is about. As simulation models often have a very specific purpose, it is difficult to create components that are reusable to a degree where it is worthwhile to consider reusability. On top of this, one must also be able to connect these components without a lot of additional time invested. The challenge of connecting these components does not only lie in the technical domain. Special attention must be given as well to the goal that any components that work together also do so in a meaningful way.

What will be your role?

The goal of this project is to observe or stimulate interactions between simulation components and use them to test the correctness of the composability of these components. To what extent can we create a testing program that can grab simulation components out of a library of components and test them against one another, providing an automatic overview of potential issues that might arise when specific components are used together? In this research you will work towards this vision using the field of model-based testing as a basis. Following this, through the deployment of various (simple) simulation components, you will discover hands-on which interaction patterns exist between simulation components.

What we expect from you

This project requires a candidate eager and able to dive into a topic in a specific field and be able to translate and apply this knowledge for use in another field. As such a flexible and adaptive approach is necessary.

Additional requirements:

  • Student near the end of their master education in an applicable field
  • Experienced with modelling and simulation
  • Ability to approach new challenges with a theoretical/fundamental approach
  • Affinity with programming languages and able to quickly pick up the basics of new languages if required

What you'll get in return

You want to work on the precursor of your career; a work placement gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your work placement and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable work placement compensation.

TNO as an employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.

The selection process

After the first CV selection, the application process will be conducted by the concerning department. TNO will provide a suitable internship agreement. If you have any questions about this vacancy, you can contact the contact person mentioned below.

For this internship vacancy it is required that the AIVD issues a security clearance (VGB) after conducting a security screening. Take into account that this process may take about 8 weeks. If you have been abroad for more than 6 consecutive months, or if you do not have the Dutch nationality, it may take longer. Read more about security screening on the AIVD website.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.

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