Studentships available: Untaxed bursary of £16,553 per annum
Applications are invited for two fully funded PhD positions in Computer Systems under the supervision of Dr. Jana Giceva
. We welcome applications from students who are excited to do research in the broad area of computer systems and who want to design and build systems that support Big Data and Data Science workloads and that run efficiently on modern and future hardware platforms. We encourage applications from highly motivated students who want to influence how future systems are designed across the system stack: from hardware/software co-design, to operating systems and data processing engines.
To apply for this position, you will need to have a solid background in at least one of the following areas: databases, operating systems, computer architecture, performance analysis, or some prior experience in working with hardware accelerators. You will also need experience in building and working with large software systems, and strong background in system programming. Applicants are expected to have a First Class or Distinction Masters level degree, or equivalent, in a relevant scientific or technical discipline, such as computer science or mathematics. Applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English.
The position is fully funded, covering tuition fees, travel funds and a stipend/bursary. The position is available to home and EU students.
To apply for this position, please follow the application guidelines
. In the application form, please write ‘Computer Systems for Data Science’
in the “Proposed Research Topic” field, and ‘Dr. Jana Giceva’
in the “Proposed Research Supervisor” field. Please follow the deadlines as specified by the Department of Computing. Early applications are encouraged. Informal inquiries about this position are also encouraged and can be directed to Dr. Jana Giceva.
The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities, and has consistently been awarded the highest research rating. In the 2014 REF assessment, the Department was ranked third (1st in the Research Intensity table published by The Times Higher), and was rated as "Excellent" in the previous national assessment of teaching quality. We are committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer, and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.