Rapid advances in digitalization have created a situation in which people, objects, systems, and organizations are connected. In such a connected world, large volumes of data are continuously generated and need to be efficiently exchanged, stored, and processed. The concept of 'centralization' from both storage and processing perspectives has undergone rapid changes in recent years. Pervasiveness is not a 'nice to have' property anymore and together with new dimensions of distributed-ness it is becoming a necessity.
Diversity of data, applications' quality of service requirements, system architectures, computing platforms, and resources, to name but a few, has not only introduced significant scientific and technological challenges towards guaranteeing systems performance, but also created new social (e.g. privacy and accountability) and economic (e.g. sustainability) challenges to be met.
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science has a vacancy for an assistant professor addressing the above-mentioned challenges within the Interconnected Resource-aware Intelligent Systems (IRIS) cluster. Research focus of the IRIS cluster is on distributed (embedded) systems and their performance challenges in terms of scalability, reliability, dependability, programmability, timing behavior, robustness, accuracy, energy and data computation efficiency, and trustworthiness.
In the context of this vacancy, you are expected to:
- perform outstanding research in the area of distributed and parallel computing (with a special emphasis on cloud, fog, and edge);
- design and teach relevant courses in the area of (architecture of) distributed systems, distributed and parallel computing;
- initiate, acquire, and coordinate research projects;
- strengthen industrial collaborations of the cluster;
- supervise BSc, MSc, PhD and PDEng students;
- establish research collaborations both within TU/e and (inter)nationally;
- contribute to research and teaching visions of the cluster, department, and TU/e.