Aalto University is a new university with over a century of experience. Created from a high-profile merger between three leading universities in Finland – the Helsinki School of Economics, the Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki – Aalto University opens up new possibilities for strong multi-disciplinary education and research. The university’s ambitious goal is to rank among the top universities in the world in its areas of specialization. At Aalto, there are 20,000 students and a staff of 4,500 including 340 professors.
Aalto University School of Science invites applications for:
PHD RESEARCH POSITIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
The research and education at the Aalto University Department of Computer Science and Engineering covers broadly the fields of computer science, software engineering and data communication. The department currently has 13 professors and approximately 150 researchers, teachers, full-time doctoral students, and staff members. Please see http://cse.aalto.fi/ for more information about the department.
In this call we seek phd researchers for Mobile Computing, Networking, Services and Security. Our research portfolio broadly covers the areas of cloud computing, Internet of Things, distributed applications and services, energy-aware communications, Green ICT, mobile networking and security. We have drafted the following five phd research topics:
- Energy-aware computing and communications
- Social Networking and Information Dissemination
- Internet Architecture and network protocols (BGP, TCP, OpenFlow)
- Dynamic and large-scale networked systems
- Building Scale-Out Systems Using Low-power Processors
We typically address research topics from the technical systems research viewpoint and our research incorporates hands on verification through proof-of-concept implementations and measurements in addition to simulations and mathematical modeling and analysis. More information about our research group, see http://cse.aalto.fi/research/groups/datacommunications/ and more information about our research portfolio, see http://cse.aalto.fi/research/groups/datacommunications/projects/
For additional information, please contact professor Antti Ylä-Jääski, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://cse.aalto.fi/research/groups/datacommunications/people-2/
The applicants should have a solid MSC degree on computer science. The phd researchers are appointed for a fixed term of 2 to 4 years. The salary is determined based on experience and qualifications; typical salary for a new starting phd student is 2.500 euro/month. As a living and working environment, Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life and competitiveness studies. According to a Newsweek study in 2010, it is the best country in the world to live. According to an OECD study in 2007, it is the 2nd happiest place in the world. Based on a 2011 report by Monocle Magazine, Helsinki is the best city in the world to live in, and the Economist Intelligence Unit livability ranking laced it the 7th in 2011. Finland has also been ranked the 4th in the Global Competitiveness Index 2011-2012 of the World Economic Forum and the 2nd best in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2011 of Transparency International 2011. Aalto University offers support for moving in Finland. Some information is available at: http://www.aalto.fi/en/for/international/
The applications for the positions are to be filed in the eAGE portal:
- transcript of records
- one page research plan or research statement (e.g., what you would like to do and achieve in your doctoral studies)
- any other material relevant to the application
Closing date for applications: 13th of April 2012
Aalto University reserves the right for to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted application during the application period.
In Espoo, March 2012