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PhD student position in Computer science – Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, Sweden

Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, Sweden

The Department of Computer Science (DIDA) invites applications for a PhD. student position in computer science, at Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, Sweden

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General Info

Position: Ph.D. student position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Spring 2021
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Department of Computer Science (DIDA)
Blekinge Institute of Technology
Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH

Karlshamn, ,

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Qualification Details

For admission to doctoral employment, it is required that the applicant is or will be admitted to postgraduate education. Eligible for admission to postgraduate education is those who have completed a degree at the advanced level, completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or at in any other way within or outside the country acquired substantially corresponding knowledge (Chapter 7, Section 39 in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993: 100)).


A successful candidate should:

  • Hold a Master’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or equivalent subject.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in English (reading, writing, speaking).
  • Show ability to work independently as well as in a team.

Desired qualifications also include:

  • Good knowledge in computer architecture, low-level programming, and the hardware/software-interface.
  • Good knowledge in one or more of the following areas: AI and machine learning, multicore and GPU programming, parallel and distributed systems
  • Good knowledge in one or more of the following programming languages / environments: Assembler, C/C++, Python, Cuda

Responsibilities/Job Description

The announced Ph.D. student position is part of a national-level research project, that is externally funded by ELLIIT (Excellence Center at Linköping-Lund in Information Technology) and executed together with research groups from Lund University and Linköping University. The project investigates novel techniques in computer architecture, runtime systems, compilers and high-level programming interfaces with the objective to generalize today’s AI accelerator hardware and system software to become applicable to broader types of computations.

Our work package is focused on design and analysis of future AI/ML accelerator hardware (such as tensor cores in recent GPUs, systolic arrays as in TPUs, and reconfigurable architectures) as well as system software techniques. The goal is to provide higher flexibility in the hardware/software interface, thus enabling execution of more general computations on the AI/ML accelerator. Important trade-offs to consider will be performance, energy, and hardware cost.

The main duties of Ph.D. students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses (no less than 80%). The work duties may also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%). The project involves regular business trips to meetings with our project partners and to international conferences.

Information about doctoral studies:

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: BTH3 2021/57
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

The application should include the following:

  • A letter of interest, including a statement of the applicant’s background and experience/knowledge in the targeted areas.
  • CV
  • Certified copies of certificates and diplomas.
  • Contact information for 2 references.
  • The earliest date the candidate can start work.
  • Appendix with current publications (if applicable).
  • Link to your thesis (latest/highest degree).

About the Project/Department

Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, is one of the most distinctly profiled universities in Sweden, where applied IT and innovation for sustainable growth are in focus. In our education and research, engineering and IT are integrated with other disciplines such as urban planning, industrial economics, design and health sciences to contribute to solving the challenges facing society. Everything we do at BTH has three distinct perspectives: innovation, sustainability and in real life, which means cooperation and exchange with both business and industry as well as society. A characteristic of BTH is the close cooperation with industry and society, which permeates both education and research at the regional, national and international level. We conduct education and research at a high international level. BTH has two faculties – the Faculty of Computing and the Faculty of Engineering.

The Department of Computer Science (DIDA) is one of three departments at the Faculty of Computing. The department is BTH’s largest department at BTH with 70 people. At the department, research is conducted in two major areas: computer science and engineering, as well as visual and interactive computer science. There are a number of different research projects in both areas.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

For Ph.D. students at BTH a standard salary scale is applied, which means that the salary is adjusted upwards as the student progresses through the program.

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Contact details

Håkan Grahn

Anton Borg
Tf Prefekt

Lina Göransson

Mikael Åsman
facklig representant (SACO)

Monika Bergkvist
Utbildningskoordinator, facklig representant (OFR)

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