Date Posted
30 Aug 2021

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PhD Project
University College Dublin

PhD in energy-efficient computing

30 Aug 2021

Position Description

The Heterogeneous Computing Laboratory in the School of Computer Science at University College Dublin (UCD) is seeking suitable PhD candidates. These positions are funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) as part of an SFI Frontiers for the Future grant to conduct a research program “Models, Algorithms and Software for Energy-efficient Parallel Computing in Heterogeneous Hybrid Multicore Era”. The project aims to develop models, methods, algorithms, and software for optimization of the energy and performance of applications in modern highly heterogeneous and hybrid systems, used in HPC, Internet of Things, Smart Cities, and many other current and emerging digital platforms. While the mainstream approach to energy optimization of computing is to optimize the execution environment rather than applications running in the environment, this project will focus on optimization of applications, not executing platforms, aiming to find all their energy/performance Pareto-optimal configurations. The developed methods and algorithms will be applied to a wide range of applications and platforms.
The successful PhD candidate will have a 1st Class honors degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computational Science. A master’s degree and strong mathematical skills will be an advantage. Ideally, they should be proficient in C programming and should have a working knowledge of parallel computing concepts. Their interests should lie in the software/hardware interface.
The offered 4-year scholarship fully covers tuition fees and a stipend of 18,500 Euro per annum. Two positions are currently available to start in December 2021.

How to Apply

For further information and application instructions, please contact the PI: Dr. Alexey Lastovetsky, School of Computer Science, University College Dublin,

Position Category: Mathematical & Physical Sciences. Position Type: PhD Project. Salary: €10'000 - €20'000.