PhD position in Distributed Computing

100%, Zurich, temporary

The Distributed Computing Group is a research group at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, ETH Zurich. Currently we are about twelve members.

We are interested in a variety of hot topics in the area of distributed computing, such as distributed algorithms, graph algorithms, blockchains, social and economic networks, recommendation systems, deep reinforcement learning. In our group we try to apply and unite the approaches and techniques of algorithmic theory and systems implementation. Some members of our group focus on algorithms and theory, some on systems design and building. All of us work together to build scalable, fault-tolerant, and efficient primitives and applications for the distributed future of computing.

Job description

A new group member can choose and shape a project according to his or her interests and talents within the first months of employment. Successful candidates are expected to work towards a doctoral degree, and participate in the teaching activities of the group. The research group aims to increase the number of women in scientific positions. Female candidates are therefore encouraged to apply.

Your profile

We are looking for a new member with a strong algorithmic background, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science or Mathematics or a related field. A candidate should be attracted by and proficient in areas such as approximation algorithms, complexity theory, distributed algorithms, graph theory, online computation, computational geometry, probabilistic algorithms, learning theory, combinatorics or optimization.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
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Interested?

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents: statement of interest, CV, copies of degree certificates and the associated grades. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

More information about our research group can be found on our website www.disco.ethz.ch. For further information, please consult the webpage for potential job applicants https://disco.ethz.ch/members/wroger/jobinfo.php or contact Prof. Roger Wattenhofer, e-mail wattenhofer@ethz.ch (no applications).

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