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Researcher in Energy Efficient Computing Systems (IE 046-2018)

TheFacultyofInformationTechnologyandElectricalEngineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has a vacancy for a researcher for the duration of two years at theDepartmentofComputerScience(IDI). The position will contribute to the Hurry-Up research project and be performed on theEPIC research infrastructure. Hurry-Up proposes a technique that aims at meeting quality of service (QoS) constraints while minimizing power consumption on heterogeneous clusters using artificial neural networks. EPIC is a scalable energy analysis infrastructure for heterogeneous High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters. The position will be affiliated with theEnergyEfficientComputingSystems(EECS) research initiative.

Information about the department

The Department of Computer Science (IDI) is responsible for teaching and research that span the complete width of computer and information science. Currently, IDI employs around 33 professors, 38 associate professors, 13 adjunct associate professor, 18 assistant professors, 30 post-doctoral or pre-doctoral researchers, 23 administrative/technical staff and approximately 90 Ph.D. students. More than 7000 students study one or more courses at the department each year. IDI has offices in both Trondheim and Gjøvik, and the position described in this announcement will be located in IDI’s main office in Trondheim.

The Energy Efficient Computing Systems (EECS) research initiative

EnergyEfficientComputingSystems(EECS)is a multi-department research initiative. The main objective of EECS is to design the energy efficient computing systems of the future. EECS research span all computing system abstraction layers from nano-scale electronics via computer architecture to system software and applications.

Work description

The position is connected to the Hurry-Up research project, which intends to improve the power efficiency of large scale computer clusters, e.g., warehouse scale computers (WSC), while meeting quality of service constraints. The Hurry-Up project will leverage the increasing popularity of employing GPUs in computer clusters to develop a new efficient scheduling technique. The work will consist of characterizing common cluster/WSC applications followed by defining an artificial neural network to be trained to perform the scheduling of such applications.


The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree within computer science, electronics, embedded systems or equivalent.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Experience with cluster runtime systems and quality of service requirements.
  • Experience with machine learning and artificial neural networks.
  • Strong programming and system design skills.
  • Experience with energy and performance measurements.
  • Demonstrated research capability and preferably a strong publication record.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire knowledge in new topics.

We also require excellent written and oral communication skills. Neither for candidates who are native English speakers nor from Scandinavia, can the following tests be used as documentation for English skills: TOEFL, Academic IELTS and Cambridge CAE or CPE.

Minimum scores are:

  • TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test)
  • IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted) CAE/CPE: grade B or A.

The applicant’s suitability to hold a scientific position will be emphasized in the selection process.

Formal regulations

Appointments will be made in accordance with current university regulations. The successful applicant must agree to the conditions laid down for public employees and must sign a contract regulating the starting date and duration of employment. A deduction of 2% is made from the salary as a mandatory contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The positions adhere to the Norwegian Government’s policy of balanced ethnicity, age, and gender. NTNU wishes to increase the number of women in its workforce, and female candidates are therefore encouraged to apply.

Salary conditions

The position is in code 1109 Researcher, salary grade range from 57 – 72 in the Norwegian State salary scale, gross NOK 490,500 – 649,800 per year (before tax), depending on qualifications.

General information

The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering wants to attract outstanding and creative candidates who can contribute to our ongoing research activities. We believe that diversity is important to achieve a good, inclusive working environment. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of the gender, disability or cultural background.

The appointment is subject to the conditions in effect at any time for employees in the public sector.

Under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his or her name entered on the list of applicants. 

The application must contain:

  • A cover letter including an explanation of how your research interests and background would fit the position.
  • Information about education and relevant experience (academic CV).
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates. (Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to attach adiplomasupplementor a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grading system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree.)
  • Names and contact information of at least two references

Incomplete applications may not be taken into consideration.

The application must be sent electronically as one combined PDF file via this page (Jobbnorge.no).

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Magnus Själander, e-mail: magnus.sjalander@ntnu.no, phone +47 904 78 775, or Department Head Professor John Krogstie, e-mail: john.krogstie@ntnu.no, phone: +47 934 17 551.

For information about processing of applications, please contact Senior Executive Officer Anne Kristin Bratseth, phone +47 73 59 67 15, e-mail anne.kristin.bratseth@ntnu.no.


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Deadline for application: 2018-04-11

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