4 PhD positions on "Adaptive software for the heterogeneous edge-cloud continuum" at Linköping University, Sweden

by Christoph Kessler, May 11, 2022

We are recruiting 4 full-time PhD students with a solid background in technical computer science for the new externally funded 5-year research project "Adaptive Software for the Heterogeneous Edge-Cloud Continuum" at Linköping University, Sweden.

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For a new externally funded research project on adaptive software for the heterogeneous edge-cloud-continuum, belonging to the Future Software Systems programme of the Swedish Strategic Research Foundation, we are looking for 4 PhD students with a strong interest in technical computer science.

The four PhD students will be formally based at the Department of Computer and Information Science and each associated with one of the four research groups participating in this project: the Programming Environments Laboratory (research group for compiler technology and parallel computing, Prof. Christoph Kessler), the Real-Time Systems Laboratory (Assoc. Prof. Mikael Asplund), the Security and Networks group (Assoc. Prof. Niklas Carlsson), and the Embedded Systems Laboratory (Prof. Zebo Peng and Assoc. Prof. Soheil Samii).
Our world-class research and graduate education program, and our strong cooperation with industry partners, will prepare you for a research career in both academia and industry.

The positions are part of a new externally funded research project 2022-2027 that will be jointly performed by the above four research groups. The project investigates methods for the design, automated orchestration and dynamic adaptation of software to enable its autonomous, efficient and secure execution in dynamic, heterogeneous, distributed device-edge-cloud environments, i.e., in multi-provider, multi-service, and multi-criteria scenarios, without relying on a global resource manager.The descriptions of the four different PhD projects can be found in the official announcement text.

All four PhD students will also be involved in case studies and prototyping in cooperation with our industry partners.

The working language in the project is English.

The work will consist of 80 percent project research and 20 percent teaching. The positions are full-time and not suitable for part-time nor remote work. The project involves regular business trips to meetings with our project partners in Swedish high-tech industry and to international conferences.

Each position requires a master’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or closely related discipline. The individual PhD projects also require the specific qualifications listed in the official announcement.

The starting date is by agreement, preferably 1 September 2022.

The salary of doctoral students is determined according to a locally negotiated salary progression, starting at 30850 SEK per month. More information about employment benefits, equal opportunities etc., can be found in the official announcement.

Application is done via the web-based application system (only), which is linked from the official announcement. The application deadline is 27 May 2022. Applications and documents sent by email or received after the date above will not be considered. Your application must contain a statement on which of the four PhD projects or groups is your first and second preference. We look forward to receiving your application!

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Christoph Kessler
Professor, project leader
[email protected]