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PhD Position in Cyber-Physical Systems, EISLAB Division, Luleå, Sweden, Feb 2022

Luleå University of Technology (LUT), Sweden

The Luleå University of Technology invites applications for a Ph.D. Position is involved in several large European projects on distributed system construction with a focus on IoT, system of systems and CPS, the EISLAB division of the Department of Computer Science, Sweden – Feb 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Joining Date: Spring 2022
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
EISLAB division
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
Luleå University of Technology (LUT)
Luleå, Sweden

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Qualification Details

We are looking for You - a talented, analytical and motivated colleague who, both alone and in collaboration with others, can carry out advanced research in our research group. The necessary background for applicants is a master degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and/or Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering, or equivalent. We also welcome applicants with expected such degree during spring of 2022.

The applicant must be proficient in Computer Science. Previous experience of working with SOA, IoT, CPS and/or system of systems is valuable but not a requirement. The applicant must also possess good programming skills, including software design, basic programming concepts as well as experience in Java programming or similar. Fluency in oral and written communication in English is a requirement.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The positions as Ph.D. students include an employment for up to five years, with a wage close to what newly graduated engineers with a Master of Science degree in Computer Science typically get payed in Sweden Information for PhD students

We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research. Drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. The EISLAB division of the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering conducts research within Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and software system of systems for the automation and digitalization in production industries. CPS focuses on integrated software and application architectures with implementations on massively distributed embedded systems that interact with each other and the environment to enable secure, goal-driven, autonomous and evolvable solutions. A major result is the Eclipse Arrowhead, an open source software framework for industrial automation widely supported by the European industry. This research further includes research on applied Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) as well as Internet of Things (IoT).

EISLAB are involved in several large European projects on distributed system construction with a focus on IoT, system of systems and CPS. Present examples include Arrowhead Tools (more than 80 partners, EUR 91 million, arrowhead.eu/arrowheadtools) and DigiPrime (more than 35 participants).

Duties

As a PhD student, you work towards a Doctoral degree as the final goal. The work will be done with the objectives of the Higher Education Ordinance as support. Most of your time will be devoted to work in one or a few research project in which you will develop proof-of-concept solutions to experimentally investigate and explore aspects in industrial software systems and components. You will communicate your results at national and international conferences and in scientific journals.To support your research, you will take courses while doing dissertation work in the form of e.g. literature, article, design studies, construction and programming tasks, theory development, analysis and presentations. In addition, teaching and other duties at the division and/or department exists for graduate students, which is limited to a maximum of a year of the total period not exceeding five years.

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: 4448-2021
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button belowThe application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.Reference number:  4448-2021

About the Project

Subject description

Cyber-Physical Systems focuses on integrated software and application architectures with implementations of massively distributed embedded systems that interact with each other and their environment to enable secure, goal-driven, autonomous and evolvable solutions.

Project description

You will work with some of the following areas of software systems:- Digital twins as service interfaces to robots, machinery and IoT devices- Access and usage control for secure data sharing in industrial eco-systems- Operation and navigation of robots and heavy machines in constructions- Robot-human interactions and collaborations in industrial environments- Virtualization at the edge for flexible and adaptable distributed systemsThe studies will be conducted as parts of national projects with Swedish partners and/or European projects. These project aims to further digitalizing the European industry, where EISLAB will be responsible for the CPS intelligence, IoT and system of systems automation architecture as well as the use of AI and Machine Learning (ML). Targeted results includes academic papers as well as contributions with open source code for the Eclispe Arrowhead.Projects at EISLAB typically involves working with both academia and industrial partners in Europe. Hence, collaboration with industry in the form of both future product owners and users is a key factor to the success of these projects and includes in-depth cooperation with the software and automation industry. In this, you will work close to other LTU researchers and doctoral students.

For further information about a specific subject see; General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology

About the Employer: Luleå University of Technology (LUT)


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Contact details

Further information

Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties may be added with max 20%. Placement: Luleå. Starting:  Spring 2022For further information about the position, please contact: Ulf Bodin, +46 920-49 30 36, ulf.bodin@ltu.seUnion representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson (+46)920-49 1529 kjell.johansson@ltu.se  OFR-S Lars Frisk, (+46)920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

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