Saturday, July 22, 2017

PhD position for Software Engineering of Swarm Systems

The Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria, has an opening for a researcher (PhD student) on the topic of software engineering of swarm systems.

Swarm systems consist of a high number of autonomous agents, which interact with each other so that the emerging swarm performs a desired function. The topic of the PhD is to address the software design for such systems as well as investigate how unwanted swarm effects can be avoided. Other aspects involve simulation of such systems and using swarm approaches in games.

You will mainly work in an European project on Cyber-Physical Swarm Systems, which runs until end of 2019. The position is offered at the Smart Grids group at the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems under the supervision of Professor Wilfried Elmenreich. The institute cooperates with national and international partners from industry and academia and is part of the research cluster Lakeside Labs (self-organizing networked systems).

Our team is very international and dedicated to quality research and teaching. Our working language is english. The offices and laboratories are located in the well-equipped Lakeside Science & Technology Park. Working language is English. The Institute cooperates with national and international partners in research and industry. It is part of the research cluster Lakeside Labs on self-organizing networked systems.

The candidate is expected to have a master in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, applied mathematics or equivalent. Experience in one or more of the following fields is required:

    Distributed and swarm algorithms
    Genetic algorithms and evolutionary design
    Very good programming skills in Java

The contract will be based on 40 hours per week with a gross salary of 38235 EUR per year. Please mail applications containing a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates and courses, list of publications, and contact details of two references in a single PDF file to no later than August 25, 2017. Women are especially encouraged to apply.