[hpc-announce] PhD position in Parallel Computing at Technical University of Vienna

Jesper Larsson Traff traff at par.univie.ac.at
Mon Sep 12 02:33:56 CDT 2011

PhD position in Parallel Computing

Research Group Parallel Computing
Faculty of Informatics
Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien)
Vienna, Austria

The research group for Parallel Computing at the Institute of
Information Systems, Faculty of Informatics of the Vienna University
of technology (TU Wien) is offering a fully funded 4 year PhD position
for study and research in a theme aligned with the focus of the group,
see www.par.tuwien.ac.at.

The research group for parallel computing is a new group at the
Vienna University of Technology. Its focus is on means and methods for
efficiently utilizing different, real (e.g., clusters and shared
memory systems with accelerators and other HW support, GPUs) as well
as idealized, (e.g., fully connected communication networks, PRAM)
parallel architectures for the solution of given computational
problems. This includes the design, development and implementation of
parallel algorithms and data structures for fundamental, basic
problems (e.g., communication, reduction) and
problems incurred by applications, of parallel programming models,
interfaces, languages and libraries and their algorithmic support, and
the study of parallel architectures.

Some specific, possible themes are algorithms for collective
communication on multi-core based parallel architectures, robust
collective communication algorithms, language paradigms for hybrid and
heterogeneous HPC, performance portability for high-performance
interfaces and heterogeneous multi-core systems and lock-free
algorithms and data structures, to name a few.

Part of the challenge for the PhD candidate is to formulate a research
problem and direction in interaction with the rest of the
group. Contribution to other activities of the group (research
projects), including teaching is expected as part of the position.

Salary will be for 31 hours a week in accordance with the Austrian
standard rate for University employment.


- A good master's degree in computer science, electrical engineering,
  mathematics, or other related area
- Some exposure to parallel and/or distributed computing, preferably
  parallel algorithms, shared-memory multi-processor programming,
  high-performance computing, or similar
- Good theoretical grounding in computer science (algorithms and data
  structures, complexity, computability, ...)
- Good programming skills in C/C++, Fortran, or Java; knowledge of other
  paradigms (functional, logic, data flow) a plus
- Interest in working both independently and with the group practically as
  well as theoretically
- Interest in writing up and presenting results and problems
- Enthusiasm for the field, and computer science in general

Speaking German is not required, but fluency in English (written and
spoken) is a must. Willingness to learn German for foreign applicants
is a plus. The application should include a short statement of
interests, CV, copy of diploma thesis, and the name of at least one
reference than can be contacted for supporting information.

For further questions please contact Prof. Dr. Jesper Larsson Traff.

Deadline for application is 30. September 2011.

Please direct your application to pers1 at zv.tuwien.ac.at, including a
short outline of themes for study, CV, MSc certificate, and list of
publications if any.

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