Postdoctoral position in parallel/distributed data streaming in vehicular and other CPS Västra Götalands län

Ref: REF 2017-0192


Information about the department
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering has about 70 faculty members and enrolls about 90 PhD students from more than 30 countries. The research spans the whole spectrum, from theoretical foundations 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 Networks and Systems division at Chalmers University of Technology consists of 9 faculty, 4 postdoctoral and 12 doctoral researchers. The division is active in a wide range of research topics in the fields of distributed computing, networked systems,  parallel and multicore computing, data streaming, systems security and applications of the above in cyber physical, IoT-based systems. The division contributes to interdisciplinary research at the intersection of ICT, transportation, energy, e-science and built environment. The group is running major national and international projects in collaboration with both academia and industry.

Major responsibilities
As postdoctoral researcher you will join the Networks and Systems division and work at the intersection of Cyberphysical Systems and Big/Continuous Data Analysis in distributed systems. The research will focus on parallel and distributed data streaming and its leveraging in data-intensive applications. The core of the research will be the design and implementation of streaming processing algorithms that allow for (i) efficient and reliable, (ii) high throughput and low latency and (iii) parallel, distributed and adaptive data analysis. The ultimate goal is to shape data streaming solutions that can be deployed in distributed architectures leveraging their underlying parallelism and the distributed nature of their data. The research project will be funded by a Vinnova FFI project in collaboration with Volvo CC and other projects of the group focusing on stream processing in cyberphysiacl systems.

Your major responsibility as a postdoctoral researcher is to pursue research in collaboration with PhD students and faculty, towards the goals of the project. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers' undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours. The salary for the position is as specified in Chalmers' general agreement for postdoctoral researchers. The position is intended to start in the summer of 2017, but a different start date can also be arranged if needed.

The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

Applicants should have an outstanding record of research, especially appreciating the value of combining foundational/analytical aspects and engineering practice. To qualify as a postdoctoral researcher, you must have a PhD degree in Computer Science and Engineering or in a related discipline. A genuine interest and curiosity in the subject matter and excellent analytical and communication skills, both oral and written, are needed.

The ideal candidate for the position has a strong background in distributed computing and networked systems, including both algorithmic aspects and programming. Scientific excellence and successful synergies with industry are very important. Further experience with interdisciplinary projects or background in cyber physical systems, data analysis is helpful. You may apply even if you have not completed your degree, but expect to do so before the position starts. Knowledge of Swedish is not a prerequisite for applying since English is our working language for research. Both Swedish and English are used in undergraduate courses. Chalmers offers courses to learn the Swedish language.

Our researchers and PhD students at the department come from more than 30 different countries.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

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Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20170177 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:

• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) including:

• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:

• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 15th May, 2017

For questions, please contact:
Associate Professor Marina Papatriantafilou, e-mail: ptrianta@chalmers.se, phone: +46-31-772 5413
Tomas Olovsson, Head of the Division, e-mail: tomas.olovsson@chalmers.se, phone: +46 31 772 168
Assistant Professor Vincenzo Gulisano, e-mail: vincenzo.gulisano@chalmers.se

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Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

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