2014 Sweden fellowship in Computer Engineering by MECCA Project

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Scholarship Description:

2014 Sweden fellowship in Computer Engineering by MECCA Project is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

2014 Sweden fellowship in Computer Engineering by MECCA Project

The Department has 76 faculty members and enrolls about 70 PhD students from more than 30 countries. The research spans the whole spectrum, from theoretical underpinnings to applied systems development. There is extensive national and international collaboration with academia and industry all around the world.

 Information about the research group

The High-Performance Computer Architecture Group, in the Division of Computer Engineering, under the leadership of Professor Per Stenstrom, is conducting research on design principles for the next generations of computer systems. To ease the programming task and yet achieve high and predictable computational performance at as high an energy efficiency as possible is an important objective in the knowledge generation process that the group contributes with. To this end, the group has a solid track record and a long-term focus on contributing to design principles of parallel computers. Four senior faculty members and ten Ph.D students are engaged in research in computer architecture.

The group is also a founding partner of the HiPEAC European Network of Excellence and engaged in several EU and national projects with strong ties to industry. A driving theme regards new hardware/software interfaces to ease the task of designing software for exploiting the computational performance of multi/many-core computers. 

Major responsibilities
MECCA (Meeting the Challenges in Computer Architecture) is a European Research Council (ERC) project to commence in 2014.  Its goals are ambitious: It is committed to deliver critical technologies to design computers beyond 2020 to keep delivering an exponential computational performance growth, to be orders of magnitude more energy efficient and to deliver predictable response times through parallel processing. Specifically, the project aims at building abstractions to software developers to offload them from resource management issues (Parallelism, Power, Predictability - the three Ps) by innovations in the compiler, runtime system and computer architecture areas.  In collaboration with the other ten members of the project team, you are expected to conduct top-class research towards the vision of the project in any of these areas.

You will also assist in supervision of PhD students and conduct up to 20% of departmental duties, typically teaching. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Position summary
The MECCA project is seeking candidates for three post-doctoral positions in computer systems with full-time employment for up to two years. Your main task will be to deliver top-class research in the project that anchors to its vision.

To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or in a relevant field; the degree should generally not be older than three years. Your thesis and post-PhD research records are of high quality. You are self-propelled, independent and with a well-developed analytical problem-solving ability. As a person, you are empathetic, loyal and have high ethical standards and you are interested in developing your leadership abilities. Your communication skills (literal as well as oral) are of a high quality.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20130301 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:


  1. Application: (Please name the appendix in the e-recruitment system as: APPLICATION, Surname, reference number)
    − CV, include complete list of publications,
    − Two references that we can contact.

  2. Personal letter/Qualifications 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself present your qualifications and describe your future research plans.
    − Previous research fields and main research results.
    − Future goals and research focus. Is there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

  3. Other:
    − Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 31 December 2013

Degree Level:

2014 Sweden fellowship in Computer Engineering by MECCA Project is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.


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