Monday, December 8, 2008

PhD positions in Distributed Algorithms, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

The distributed computing group at the department of information
technology and electrical engineering at ETH Zurich is looking for

Research Assistants / Ph.D. Students in Distributed Algorithms

The distributed computing group is a young research group. Currently
we are ten members. We are interested in a variety of hot topics in
the area of distributed computing, such as distributed algorithms,
peer-to-peer computing, wireless ad hoc or sensor networks, multi-core
systems, or social and mobile networks. In our group we try to apply
and unite the approaches and techniques of algorithmic theory and
systems implementation. Some members of our group focus on algorithms
and analysis, some on systems design and building. All of us work
together to build scalable, fault-tolerant, and efficient primitives
and applications for the distributed future of computing. Please visit
the group web site for more information.

We are looking for new members with a strong algorithmic background,
and a Master's degree in e.g. Computer Science or Mathematics. A
candidate should be attracted by and proficient in areas such as
approximation algorithms, complexity theory, distributed algorithms,
graph theory, online computation, computational geometry,
probabilistic algorithms, combinatorics, or optimization. A new group
member can choose and shape a project according to his or her
interests and talents within the first months of employment.
Successful candidates are expected to work towards a doctoral degree,
and participate in the teaching activities of the group. To get a
better understanding of these open positions, please visit our web
page, and have a look at our theoretical publications, i.e.
publications at conferences such as FOCS, PODC, SPAA, SODA, or STOC.

Additional information about the positions may be obtained on our
website at

Applications must include a CV and a proof of algorithmic interests,
e.g. a student thesis. The research group aims to increase the number
of women in scientific positions. Female candidates are therefore
encouraged to apply. The positions will remain open until suitable
candidates are found and the starting dates may be arranged
individually. We look forward to receiving your application!
Apply now

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