Karlstad University / Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

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A fully funded PhD position in computer science, in the field of Edge Computing, is available within the Distributed Systems and Communications (DISCO) Group at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Karlstad University. Research within DISCO is focused on computer networking, cloud computing and next-generation technologies such as 5G and Internet of Things.

Cloud computing is one of major technological advancement in our ever computerised lives. New technologies, such as Internet of Things (IoT), however, demand functionalities (eg, real-time processing and control of delay sensitive robots) that distant computing services at cloud data centres can no longer satisfy. Edge and Fog computing are two solutions to address such problems and bring computing resources closer to the source of data (ie, the edge of the network) where data is produced or needs processing.

Throughout this PhD study, we will investigate complexities that comes with migrating computing power to the edge of the network, and propose algorithms to seamlessly allow real-time processing of online data. We will start from mathematical formation of the online job/task scheduling problem for these new paradigms, and then design and implement several solutions for it. To this end, we will consider the resource limitation of edge-nodes, networking capacities among edge-nodes and backend cloud servers, and resource demands of real-time applications to achieve desired quality of service for edge-enabled cloud services.

Due to the nature of activities in this project, good programming and technical skills are highly required. English is the working language in the research group, and thus good oral and written communication skills in English is also required. Collaboration with academic and industry partners through national/international research projects is also expected.

Eligible for this position are candidates that meet the general admission requirements as well as the specific admission requirements and be judged to have the ability otherwise required to pursue the programme successfully.

A person who has earned a master’s degree of at least 240 ECTS credits of which at least 60 ECTS credits are earned for studies at master’s level, or who in some other way in the country or abroad has acquired largely equivalent knowledge, has general eligibility for admission.

A person with a Master’s degree (60 credits) in computer science, a Master’s degree (120 credits) in computer science or a Master of Science degree in computer technology has special eligibility for admission to doctoral studies in computer science. A person who in some other way in the country or abroad has acquired equivalent qualifications also has special eligibility.

After admission to the PhD-education, an employment as "doktorand" will be offered, see Higher Education Ordinance 5 Chap.

Admission is based on individual assessment of the candidates’ abilities to successfully pass the research education.

Applications should be submitted electronically via the Karlstad University web-based recruitment tool, Varbi, with uploaded attachments.

The application should include the following items:

  • Cover letter describing the applicant and her/his research interests in relation to the announced position.
  • CV
  • Relevant diplomas and a list of attended courses with grades and dates
  • Copies of publications or proofs of other achievements if applicable

Non-electronic documents (state register number REK 2019/87) can be sent to:

Karlstad University
Faculty of Health, Science and Technology
Att. Åsa Ivansson
651 88 Karlstad

Dr Javid Taheri, Javid.Taheri@kau.se, +46(0)54-700 2429

Application deadline: 28 July, 2019

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Spring 2019
Salary According to local agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2019/87
  • Dr Javid Taheri, javid.taheri@kau.se,, +46 (0)54-700 2429
Union representative
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, + 46 (0)54-700 1434
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, +46 (0)54-700 1714
Published 02.May.2019
Last application date 28.Jul.2019 11:59 PM CEST

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