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Graph-Level Anomaly Detection in Traffic Scenarios for Autonomous Driving (AD)

Informationen zur Arbeit

Abschlussarbeitstyp: Bachelor
Betreuer: Ferdinand Mütsch
Forschungsgruppe: Angewandte Technisch-Kognitive Systeme

Archivierungsnummer: 5079
Abschlussarbeitsstatus: Offen
Beginn: 17. April 2024
Abgabe: unbekannt

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Traffic scenarios and situations that are especially critical and/or occur only very rarely in the real world (i.e. anomalies) are of particular interest for the development and verification of autonomous vehicles. An essential part towards so called scenario-based testing is to extract such scenarios automatically from data sets as a first step and generate them synthetically as a next step, using deep learning methods on graph-structured data. One direction towards finding edge case scenarios in large-scale datasets is to apply concepts of anomaly detection. Specifically, as traffic scenarios are modeled as heterogeneous, spatio-temporal graphs in our research, the problem boils down to exploring and applying graph anomaly detection to especially large and complex scenario graphs.


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  • Literature research and exploration of the current state-of-the-art in …
    •   … graph representation learning using Graph Neural Networks (GNN)
    •   … graph-anomaly detection, specifically for dynamic and heterogeneous graphs
  • Evaluation of existing methods and application to complex traffic scenario graphs
  • Improvement and extension of existing methods to the specific domain of scenario-based testing in AD
  • Benchmark, quantitative and qualitative evaluation of different approaches
  • Composition of a scenario catalog / dataset of semantically “abnormal” traffic scenarios

Preferred skills

  • Solid foundations in the field machine learning, specifically deep learning
  • Preferably basic knowledge of Graph Neural Networks
  • Hands-on experience with Python and frameworks like PyTorch and / or TensorFlow
  • Willingness to acquire new technical knowledge, read and understand scientific papers and work independently
  • Fluent in German and / or English

Required documents

  • Brief cover letter (3-4 sentences)
  • Brief CV (max. 2 pages)
  • Your current grades (Notenauszug)

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