Högskolan i Halmstad, Akademin för informationsteknologi

This position has a special focus on application development frameworks for heterogeneous many-core architectures. The position is placed within the Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES), see: http://ceres.hh.se/ and http://www.hh.se/ceres, at the School of Information Technology. Starting date is March 1, 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Background
The position is funded by the “Towards Next Generation Embedded Systems: Utilizing Parallelism and Reconfigurability” project, which is a Indo-Swedish Collaboration project funded by Vinnova, Sweden and Department of Science and Technology (DST), India.

The technical objectives of our research agenda are to:

- identify and characterize key properties (performance, programmability, flexibility and determinism) for compute devices in the embedded domain,
- develop methodologies for efficient design of applications that cater to a diverse set of user constraints (such as performance, energy, area foot-print and cost) and are independent of the target implementation,
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develop architectural solutions that will provide a natural support for smart parallelism and execution schedulability in applications and
- validate the design flow with a diverse set of real-world use-cases. 

Key-concepts involved to achieve these objectives include: domain specific languages; parallel compilation frameworks; heterogeneous manycore architectures; and stream processing.

Working Environment
The Ph.D. student will be performing research in a very vigorous and international research environment at the Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES) at Halmstad University. The research project will be carried out in collaboration with the Swedish and Indian project partners, including groups in Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Adarate Systems, Amrita University, Texas Instruments, and Maxim Integrated. The candidate should be willing to travel to India for a few weeks during the course of the project.

Qualifications
The suitable candidate has recently received, or is expecting to finalize within a few months, a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or closely related fields. Particular strength or experience in parallel computer architectures and parallel program­ming is very welcome.

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programs at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships (The Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, Section 3).

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle course and study programs if he or she:

- has been awarded a second-cycle qualification having obtained a university degree,
- has fulfilled the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
- has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad. (The Higher Education Ordinance chapter 7, section 39)

Terms of Employment
Doctoral students are employees of the University and paid a salary according to a uniform salary scale, adjusted in relation to the progress in education. The position includes doctoral studies up to doctoral degree and is annually extended in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §7. The total employment period is four years but may be extended to a maximum of five years if the student performs 20 % teaching or other tasks within the school.

Application
The application should reach Halmstad University no later than 2016-03-07 The application for this position is sent via Halmstad University’s recruitment system MyNetwork (link on this page). If the application cannot be sent via MyNetwork the applicant should sent it via mail to Halmstad University, Registrator, Box 823, SE-30118 HALMSTAD.

The following documents shall be enclosed in the application:

1) a cover letter stating the purpose of the application and a brief statement of why you believe that your goals are well-matched with the goals of this position,
2) CV that includes at least
- A list of previous degrees, dates, and institution
- Transcripts for higher-education studies until most recent available
- A list of publications and a description of previous research and other work experience and links to online copies of the most important publications
- Contact information for at least three references
- Optionally, results from standardised tests such as GRE or TOEFL may be included

For further information contact Dr. Zain Ul-Abdin (zain-ul-abdin@hh.se), Professor Tomas Nordström (tomas.nordstrom@hh.se), director of Ph.D. studies Dr. Stefan Byttner (stefan.byttner@hh.se), lab leader Dr. Jörgen Carlsson (jorgen.carlsson@hh.se) or head of school Dr. Magnus Hållander (magnus.hallander@hh.se).

General Information
The working language is English and no knowledge of Swedish is required. Also for daily life, English is spoken widely and Sweden has the highest English Proficiency index in the world. If the student wishes to learn Swedish both the University and the local government provide extensive facilities.

Halmstad is a popular summer destination located on the Swedish west coast. It is situated in between two cosmopolitan areas: the Copenhagen-Malmö-Lund area and the Gothenburg area, making it a well-connected, yet a pleasantly calm place to live. Halmstad can be reached by a direct train connection from the Copenhagen Kastrup Airport, as well as many other local airports (e.g., Halmstad, Malmö, and Ängelholm airports).

Sweden is well known for a very high quality of life and excellent social care facilities. There are excellent (incl. international) schools and day-cares around, as well as various recreational and entertainment facilities.

Anställningsform Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde March 1, 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter
Löneform Fast lön
Antal lediga befattningar 1
Sysselsättningsgrad 100%
Ort Halmstad
Län Hallands län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer 2016/7
Facklig företrädare
  • Jenny Engström, ST, 035-167581
  • Kristina Hildebrand, Saco-S, 035-167183
  • Kristina Holmberg, Lärarförbundet, 035-167925
Publicerat 2016-02-16
Sista ansökningsdag 2016-03-20

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