We invite applications for two fully-funded post-doctoral research associate positions at UCLouvain, Belgium. Both positions are for a duration of 2 years.
Cloud infrastructures are undergoing an evolution from single-site data centers to a more distributed and heterogeneous infrastructure spanning multiple sites. We see the advent of novel micro data-centers and resources hosted closer to the edge of the network, complementing core data centers. There are multiple advantages to using these infrastructure. However, building applications that can leverage geographical spread and proximity to end users is a challenging task for application developers. This is particularly true when deployment conditions and workloads may change over time.
The objective of the research will be to enable efficient support of applications and their dynamic adaptation in multi-site cloud infrastructures. The research will target three complementary goals:
The research will target modern cloud programming paradigms, and in particular micro-services paired with managed storage and communication services.
The two postdoc associates roles will be as follows:
Position 1. State management and dynamic placement
Your goal will be to develop distributed data management solutions based on existing cloud storage systems, allowing application programmers to access application state in a decoupled and consistent manner, and to design runtime mechanisms allowing automated decisions on placement and scaling of micro-services and their state.
Keywords: Cloud storage, Elasticity, Adaptation
Position 2. Support middleware for multi-site applications.
Your goal will be to design the cloud communication mechanisms for the orchestration of multi-site cloud applications based on efficient and dependable event-based communication, and the application of principles from domain-driven engineering adapted to micro-services applications (e.g. event sourcing).
Keywords: Cloud communication, Event-based systems, Dependability
Each postdoc will be in charge of leading and implementing the scientific aspects of her/his research objectives. It is also expected that the two postdocs collaborate, on common research but also for the construction and maintenance of open-source software artifacts. Research may also involve PhD and Masters students working together with the postdocs.
UCLouvain (Université catholique de Louvain) is a top-ranked research university in Belgium. The post-doctoral research associates will be integrated to the ICTEAM research institute and its INGI computer science department. INGI features 10 professors and more than 40 researchers active in various domains including cloud computing, networking, distributed systems, or security.
The working place will be Louvain-la-Neuve, a one-of-its-kind city and university campus located just south of Brussels, and home to more than 20.000 students. The two positions are funded by the Belgian/Wallonia research funding agency (FNRS) in the context of the DAPOCA fundamental research project.
Salaries includes full medical insurance and are highly competitive at the European level. They will take into account past experience of the research associates.
We are looking for candidates with research interests and expertise in a combination of distributed systems, middleware, cloud computing and data management.
The candidates will be expected to have significant experience in developing distributed software and running large-scale evaluations. They should master state-of-the-art tools for software development and collaboration. Evidence of significant contribution to (open source) software is a clear plus.
Applicants must have a PhD in Computer Science at the time they start the position, be fluent in English, have good abilities to work in an international setting. French is not a requirement for the positions, but support will be given should a candidate would want to learn the language.
Selected candidates should commit to be available to travel to conferences worldwide to present research results, and participate to collective activities of the lab, which may include moderate teaching assistantship.
Both positions are expected to start on June 1, 2019 or earlier.
The call is open from January 25, 2019. Candidates screening and interviews (on Skype) will start from March 1, 2019. The positions will remain open until the appropriate candidates are selected.
Interested and potential candidates are warmly encouraged to contact Prof Riviere prior to sending a full application to discuss the details and objectives of the positions, and identify common research interests.
Applications should be submitted by e-mail to Prof Etienne Riviere (firstname.lastname@example.org), including:
All documents must be sent in pdf format.
Prof Etienne Riviere
Cloud and Large Scale Computing Group
|Title||Two post-doctoral research associate positions on innovative middleware for high-assurance cloud applications in geographically distributed infrastructures|
|Employer||Université catholique de Louvain|
|Job location||Place de l'Université 1, 1348 Louvain-La-Neuve|
|Published||January 28, 2019|
|Job types||Postdoc  |
|Fields||Computer Communications (Networks),   Data Mining,   Data Structures,   Distributed Computing,   Information Systems (Business Informatics),   Geoinformatics (GIS),   Computational Sciences,   Big Data  |