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Four Funded PhD positions; in Computer Science: targeting Fog computing for Robotics and Industrial automation, at Mälardalen University in Västerås; in Sweden

These positions are part of the project “Fog Computing for Robotics and Industrial Automation” (FORA), which is a European project that will include 15 PhD-students in 4 countries (Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Sweden). In addition to post-graduate studies at MDH in Västerås, Sweden, the recruited PhD-students will do part of their research at the company TTTech in Vienna, Austria, as well as interact extensively with other project partners. For further details about FORA, please consult www.fora-etn.eu, where information about employment at other project partners is also available.

The focus of first position is research into efficient safety certification of Fog-based industrial automation systems. The research is expected to result in the design of a dynamic safety assurance framework for Fog-based systems.

The second position is focused on ultra-reliable, predictable, secure, and low-latency communication in mobile scenarios for Fog networks. Specific focus of research is mechanisms for efficient spectrum utilization, novel relaying protocols and diversity techniques to guarantee ultra-reliable and secure timing constraints.

The focus of the third position is research into Dependability Services for Fog Computing Infrastructure. Specific focus of research is mechanisms for error detection, error recovery and fault diagnosis and removal, adapted to the needs of the targeted Fog Computing Infrastructure.

The fourth position is focused on Resource management for dependable industrial applications. Specific focus of research is on designing a middleware that manages requests and local resources to provide more predictable service through the Fog and Cloud to the automation devices.

Please find more details of each position at:
Safety assurance of Fog-based industrial systems

Timely and Ultra-reliable Wireless Communications for Mobile Fog Networks

Dependability Services for Fog Infrastructure

Resource management for dependable industrial applications

Please read job descriptions and the instructions for how to apply carefully before applying.

Candidate requirements
Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships. Admittance is typically handled in conjunction with employment. Candidates are required to have an MSc in Computer Science or related subjects. Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability.

See also http://www.fora-etn.eu/job-requirements/ for specific requirements for this employment.

Deadline: November 30, 2017.

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