Sweden : PhD Position in Computer Science

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Sweden : PhD Position in Computer Science is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

the Department of Information Technology holds a leading position in research as well as teaching at all levels. The department has about 200 employees, including 80 senior faculty and 80 PhD students. More than 3000 students are enrolled in one or more courses annually. More info:www.it.uu.se.

The position will be within the Uppsala Programming for Multicore Architectures Research Center (UPMARC, upmarc.se) and carried out in the computer architecture group, collaborating with the scientific computing and programming languages groups.

Description of the subject area: Task-based programming systems provide a layer of abstraction that make it easier for both programmers and runtime systems to reason about parallelism and performance in heterogeneous parallel systems. Yet to get the most from modern hardware, tasks must be tuned for the processor and memory system, and scheduled to minimize resource contention. This requires an intelligent runtime system that can understand task properties, reason about system performance and resources, and provide feedback to the application about the kind of task to create.

The topic of the PhD research will be developing methods for improving performance and energy efficiency of task-based programs on homogeneous and heterogeneous systems. This will encompass analyzing task behavior across emerging application domains, developing techniques for feeding back runtime performance information to tune task creation, and using advanced profile information to optimize scheduling for performance and efficiency. The research will include both modeling and implementation, and will leverage the advanced analysis and modeling tools developed by the computer architecture group.

Qualifications required: Candidates should have a Master of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent. Experience in software development, parallel programming, programming GPUs, performance evaluation, and a good understanding of computer architecture are important.

The position is for a maximum of five years and includes departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching) as well as course studies. You will be expected to teach in Swedish or English. Excellent skills in spoken and written English are an absolute requirement.

Working in Sweden: Sweden is a fantastic place for living and working. Swedes are friendly and speak excellent English. The quality of life is high, with a strong emphasis on outdoor activities. The Swedish working climate emphasizes an open atmosphere, with active discussions involving both junior and senior staff. As a PhD student you are regarded as a regular employee, which entitles you to paid holiday. Healthcare is free after a small co-pay and the university subsidizes athletic costs, such as a gym membership. The parental benefits in Sweden are among the best in the world, including extensive parental leave (for both parents), paid time off to care for sick children, and affordable daycare.

The application must include a short (1-2 page) statement of the applicant’s motivation for applying for this position, including 1) the candidate’s research interests, 2) relevant qualifications for the position, 3) reasons for wanting to obtain a PhD, 4) and reasons for choosing this specific project.  The applicant is encouraged to include a short personal statement as well. Applications without the required motivation will not be considered. The application must also include a CV, degrees and grades (translated to English or Swedish), a copy of Master thesis (or a draft thereof), publications, other relevant documents, and the earliest possible starting date. Letter(s) of recommendation and contact information for references should be provided directly by the references through the online application system.

The department is striving to achieve a more equal gender balance and female candidates are particularly invited to apply.

Information about the position can be given by Lecturer David Black-Schaffer, Ph. +46 18 511925, [email protected] . Representatives of the trade unions are: Anders Grundström, Saco-rådet, Ph. +4618-471 5380, Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST, Ph. +4618-471 1996, Stefan Djurström, Seko, +4618-471 3315.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 3 December 2012

Degree Level:

Sweden : PhD Position in Computer Science is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

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