One fully-funded PhD position to work with Dr Antonio Barbalace in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh on a project aimed at exploring systems software (operating systems, runtime systems, hypervisors, and compilers) for emerging wholly heterogeneous-ISA computing platforms.
The project seeks new operating system, runtime system, hypervisor, and compiler for supporting emerging heterogeneous-ISA computing platforms in order to maximize performance, minimize power consumption, improve reliability and security. In such context, this PhD studentship focuses on the investigation of innovative operating system, runtime system, and hypervisor architectures.
It is expected that candidates working on the project will develop software artifacts, design algorithms, profile the software and the algorithms, as well as produce scientific publications.
Solid knowledge of operating systems, runtime systems, and hypervisors
Proven experience in software testing and profiling
Programming skills: C/C++, Assembly (x86 and/or ARM), Python
A first-class Bachelors degree (or international equivalent) or Masters degree in a relevant subject (computer science, engineering, mathematics or related subject)
Proficiency in English (both oral and written)
Knowledge of the LLVM compiler, and internals of at least one C library, is highly desirable
Applicants should initially send application documentation to Dr Antonio Barbalace ([email protected]
). Applicants must submit:
• Degree transcripts and certificates (for both BSc and MSc if applicable)
• Evidence of English Language capability (where applicable)
• A short research proposal (max 2 pages)
• A full CV and cover letter describing your background, suitability for the PhD, and research interests (max 4 pages)
• Names and contact details of at least two referees
If applicants are invited to submit a formal application, the above documentation should be submitted via the following programme: PhD Informatics: ICSA: Comp. Architecture, Compilation & System Software, Networks & Communication - 3 Years (Full-time).
Applicants should state “Dr Antonio Barbalace” in the supervisor section and title their research proposal “Systems Software for emerging wholly heterogeneous-ISA computing Platforms”.
The School of Informatics is one of the largest in Europe and currently the top Informatics institute in the UK for research power, with 40% of its research outputs considered world-leading (top grade), and almost 50% considered top grade for societal impact. The University of Edinburgh is constantly ranked among the world’s top universities and is a highly international environment with several centres of excellence.