Tuesday, March 28, 2017

[DMANET] Funded PhD position in Distributed Systems at University of Oslo

Dear all,

Department of Networks and Distributed Systems group at University of
Oslo, Norway is looking for excellent doctoral students to work in the
exciting area of distributed systems:


*** The closing date for applications is April 18th, 2017. ***

Main objective and summary:

Devise novel concepts and mechanisms for deploying social notification
services. A particular emphasis is on the user satisfaction due to
delivered notifications and on allocation of resources. We plan to use
state-of-the-art data science and machine learning techniques to design
models for user satisfaction. The models will be constructed by
profiling large-scale user activities over time. Using these models, we
will develop replication strategies that consider user satisfaction
metrics in addition to scalability, efficiency and speed of notification

We plan to build on our long-term collaboration and past research with
Spotify to carry out this project. While the main goal of this research
is to help enterprises that move their operation to the cloud, the
problem is also beneficial for minimizing resource consumption when
using in-house deployment.

What we offer in a nutshell


A strong research environment. Our students have won best paper and
best demo awards1 at several conferences. In addition to Spotify,
our alumni are employed by IBM Research, Microsoft, and highly
reputable academic institutions in Europe.


The group of Networks and Distributed Systems2 offers a work
environment that is well equipped with the newest hard- and software
technology. The research group has tight bonds with Simula Research
Laboratory. Furthermore, we have well- established links to national
and international research institutions. We conduct collaborative
research projects that are funded by Norwegian research funds, and
the European Community.


Opportunities for research stays with our renowned collaborators
worldwide, including University of Toronto, TU Munich, and UC Irvine.


Well-paid PhD positions, in a country which has been ranked by the
UN as having the highest standard of living in the world, and which
is known for its unique scenic beauty. The work is in a smart
futuristic building that has won multiple awards.

Suitable Background and Requirements:


Applicants must have a degree in Computer Science, or in a related
study, with excellent results. They must also be able to demonstrate
interest in scientific research. The evaluation considers many
aspects of excellence, as well as the personal drive and
organizational skills. The ideal candidate for the position will
have strong background in distributed computing.


You may apply if you have not yet completed your degree, but expect
to do so before the position starts.


Knowledge of Norwegian is not a prerequisite for application.
English is our working language for research.

PhD-sosiale-beskjeder-2017 CONTACT INFORMATION

The application process is described on
Interested candidates can contact Roman Vitenberg (romanvi@ifi.uio.no)
or Vinay Setty (vinay@cs.aau.dk) for further information.

Best Regards,
Vinay Setty
Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science
Aalborg University, Denmark

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