PhD Student - Interaction between Artificial Intelligence and Computer Architecture (R1)

Job Reference

155_22_CS_SONA_R1

Position

PhD Student - Interaction between Artificial Intelligence and Computer Architecture (R1)

Closing Date

Thursday, 30 June, 2022
Reference: 155_22_CS_SONA_R1
Job title: PhD Student - Interaction between Artificial Intelligence and Computer Architecture (R1)

About BSC

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in Spain. It houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, and is a hosting member of the PRACE European distributed supercomputing infrastructure. The mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision and R&D into both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof, and currently has over 770 staff from 55 countries.

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Context And Mission

Applications are invited for PhD student positions at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS). The research will be focused on two main efforts:

1. Using artificial intelligence techniques to accelerate computer architectures and parallel runtime systems.

2. Accelerating artificial intelligence workloads by using techniques like approximate or large scale computing.

The work will be carried out in close collaboration with top IT companies and research institutions.

Key Duties

  • Formulate and evaluate new ideas in a rigorous way
  • Write technical reports and papers
  • Use and extend scientific code (Tensorflow, simulators, parallel runtime systems, etc.)

Requirements

  • Education
    • M.Sc. in Computer Science or close area (candidates expected to graduate in the current course are also encouraged to apply).
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Computer Architecture: micro-architecuture, resource sharing in multicores, cache hierarchy, simulation techniques.
    • Artificial Intelligence: rule-based reasoning, decision trees, support vector machines, neural networks
    • Operating Systems: Linux, scripting, OS scheduler
    • Performance Analysis and Tuning of parallel applications
    • Programming: C/C++, OpenMP/MPI, CUDA, etc
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Competences
    • Ability to take initiative and prioritize
    • Ability to work independently and in a team
    • Capacity to interact and build strong relations with other research groups

Conditions

  • The position will be located at BSC within the Computer Sciences Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Temporary - 1 year renewable
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date: June 2022

Applications procedure and process

All applications must be made through BSC website and contain:

  • A full CV in English including contact details
  • A Cover Letter with a statement of interest in English, including two contacts for further references - Applications without this document will not be considered

    In accordance with the OTM-R principles, a gender-balanced recruitment panel is formed for every vacancy at the beginning of the process. After reviewing the content of the applications, the panel will start the interviews, with at least one technical and one administrative interview. A profile questionnaire as well as a technical exercise may be required during the process.

    The panel will make a final decision and all candidates who had contacts with them will receive a feedback with details on the acceptance or rejection of their profile.

    At BSC we are seeking continuous improvement in our recruitment processes, for any suggestions or feedback/complaints about our Recruitment Processes, please contact recruitment [at] bsc [dot] es.

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  • Deadline

    The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.

    OTM-R principles for selection processes

    BSC-CNS is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment principles (OTM-R). This is applied for any potential candidate in all our processes, for example by creating gender-balanced recruitment planels and recognizing career breaks etc.
    BSC-CNS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.
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    Application Form

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