Assistant/Associate Professor Energy Efficient Computing Continuum (IoT Edge Cloud)

Category Research / Academic

Location Enschede

the context
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Twente is expanding. Therefore, we are hiring 6 new faculty members to strengthen our research in Artificial Intelligence, Cyber-Physical Systems and Software Development in the areas of (1) e-Health and (2) Energy and Sustainability. These new faculty members will be assigned to different research groups, but cross-group collaboration with other researchers working on these topics is seen as essential to achieve our overall ambitions. This position focuses on research in the areas of energy and sustainability of the computing continuum.

The position
With the fast-moving digitization of our society, the demand for computers is constantly increasing. Digital services are available everywhere today, from smartwatches to mobile phones and from cars to medical devices. These services require computing across the continuum, from device to data center. Such a calculation, in turn, is becoming more and more expensive in terms of energy consumption. With reports predicting that information and communications technology (ICT) will consume around 30% of the world’s energy by 2030, we cannot ignore the energy efficiency and sustainability of digital services. New approaches to quantifying and ultimately reducing power consumption across the computational continuum are required. Additionally, effective resource orchestration among compute and communications resources across the compute continuum, from device to data center, is essential.

With this new position “Energy-Efficient Computing Continuum” we are striving for holistic basic research to quantify and improve the energy efficiency and sustainability of the computing continuum. We foresee a focus on computational and communications improvements by exploring, for example, novel methods for infrastructure and application co-design, new distributed algorithms with tunable tradeoffs between performance and energy, energy-aware mapping, and implementation of digital services and applications on the compute Continuum and self-adaptive systems with limited resources and/or power budgets.

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Embedding in Center for Networked Systems and Intelligence (EDGE)
The Center for Networked Systems and Intelligence (EDGE) at the University of Twente consists of three groups: CAES (Computer Architecture for Embedded Systems), DACS (Design and Analysis of Communication Systems) and PS (Pervasive Systems). Together we focus on high quality basic and applied research to improve the computing continuum. In particular, CAES focuses on the co-design of computer systems at different scales, for different requirements and specific constraints. DACS aims to develop responsible communication networks in terms of resilience, security and sustainability. PS deals with the design and analysis of systems composed of a network of collaborative sensor, computational and reasoning components. We also work closely with data scientists from the DMB group and strive to design and build usable systems together with the HMI group.

The ideal candidate will have a successful track record in design, analysis, prototyping and/or modeling of various computing and/or communication systems, have experience in applied research and empirical analysis, and have experience deploying applications on real systems and/or simulators. Experience with cloud and/or edge computing, mainframe systems or performance and energy models is an advantage.

The candidate is expected to contribute to the bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and the master’s degree in Computer Science and Embedded Systems. Such contributions include the teaching and supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD theses.

Requirements: You have a strong interest and have demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively in an academic, multidisciplinary environment; You have a PhD in computer science, electrical engineering or a related discipline; You have demonstrated the ability to conduct high-quality research in an area relevant to the topic of energy and sustainability and relevant to the research carried out in the EDGE Center (consisting of the CAES, DACS and PS groups). You show willingness to raise third-party funds and are willing to expand your skills in this regard; You have good communication skills and are a team player; You have a strong interest in and have demonstrated your ability to work collaboratively in an academic, multidisciplinary environment; You are fluent in English (knowledge or willingness to learn Dutch is an advantage); You have or are willing to acquire a university teaching qualification (Dutch: BKO) or equivalent qualification within three years. Salary advantages: We offer a permanent position with a one-year probationary period (formally 1-year contract with the prospect of permanent employment). The position comes with a starter package that allows you to hire a graduate student. Our employment conditions correspond to the Dutch collective agreement for universities (CAO) and include a holiday allowance of 8% of gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%. Depending on the relevant background and experience, the gross monthly salary on a full-time basis is between €3,974 (scale 11) and €7,362 (scale 14) gross per month. A minimum of 29 vacation days for full-time employment based on a formal 38-hour work week. A full-time job in practice means 40 hours a week, which translates into 96 additional hours of vacation time per year. A solid retirement plan. Free access to sports facilities on campus. We are a family-friendly facility that offers maternity leave (paid and unpaid) and career advancement for partners. We value diversity of profiles, cultures and backgrounds and promote an inclusive work culture. In addition, we offer excellent professional and personal development programs. After all, you will work in a lively, inspiring and dynamic work environment in a company geared towards internationalization with a high degree of personal responsibility and independence.

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working hours:

40 hours a week


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