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PhD in High-Performance Data Management/Data Management on Modern Hardware

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Studentship: Untaxed bursary of £16,553 per annum (2017/18 figure including London weighting plus home/EU fees)

High-Performance Data Management enables a landscape of new and exciting applications such as interactive data exploration, realtime stream processing or predictive analytics. Applications are found in a variety of fields such as computer games, finance, sensor data processing, data science and many more.

To help shape current and future trends in High-Performance Data Management, applications are invited for a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Holger Pirk.

Candidates will need a strong background in computer science, ideally with some experience in one or more of the following areas:

- data management,
- compilers,
- computer architecture,
- hardware acceleration (GPUs, FPGAs, Xeon Phi, ...) or
- high-performance computing.

We will provide an exciting research environment in a diverse, internationally well-connected group. This includes collaborative visits to research groups abroad as well as support for industry and academic internships.

Applications can be submitted throughout the year using the college application system
(see for guidelines).
Please, state High-Performance Data Management in the title and select "Dr. Holger Pirk" as the "Proposed Research Supervisor".

Please include a statement in your application covering your research interests and expertise. Also consider attaching a report on a project you have conducted (e.g., thesis or extended coursework description).

Feel free to informally contact Dr. Holger Pirk if you have questions.

About the Supervisor:

Holger is a Lecturer in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. Before that, he was a Postdoc in the Database group at MIT. He spent his PhD years in the Database Architectures group at CWI in Amsterdam resulting in a PhD from the University of Amsterdam.

About the Department:

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.

How good is research at Imperial College London in Computer Science and Informatics?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 49.45

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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