Postdoc Position in Cloud, Edge, IoT Computing

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 2022-07-31T00:00:00Z

The Institute of Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, invites applications for a


This full-time position will start as early as possible and it will run for 6 years.

Candidates with good background in distributed, cloud and edge computing and interested in one of the following research areas for cloud-edge infrastructures are encouraged to apply:

 - programming APIs and application development for the cloud-edge continuum

 - scalable, resilient and autonomous runtime systems

 - resource management and provisioning

 - serverless architectures for distributed applications

 - data management

 - AI-enabled cloud-edge framework and cognitive services

 - discovery, provisioning, orchestration and usage of edge-cloud services

 - scheduling and optimization for energy efficiency, economic cost, and performance

 - Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning and Service Level Agreements (SLA)


Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in computer science or in a similar field. Applicants must be willing to teach courses in English in distributed systems and programming both in bachelor and master degree programs.

Required Skills:

- Java (expert programmer)

- Docker

- git and GitHub

- experience with cloud providers, e.g. AWS

Preferred Qualifications:

- Eclipse VertX

- google guice

- JUnit

- Gradle

- scripting language (e.g. python or node/typescript)

- TerraForm

- Serverless (FaaS) platform

- edge and IoT computing infrastructures

- Experience with ML/RL/DL

- event-driven systems

Profile of our group:

The Distributed and Parallel Systems Group (DPS) of the Institute of Computer Science focuses on simplifying the effective use of heterogeneous multiprocessor architectures and geographically distributed resources (including Cloud infrastructures), which will provide the basis for the next generation of Internet-enabled performance-oriented applications. Our main research system is APOLLO ( application orchestration and runtime framework for leveraging the edge-cloud continuum).

Note that the working language and the research program is in English only. There is no need to learn German for this position.

Innsbruck and its Environment:

The City of Innsbruck, which hosted the Olympic winter games twice, is located in the beautiful surroundings of the Tyrolean Alps. The combination of the Alpine environment and the urban life in this historically grown town provides a high quality of living. The university has a long tradition dating back to the 16th century, and, with seven schools (Theology, Law, Economics and Social Sciences, Medicine, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Civil Engineering and Architecture), it offers a wide spectrum of research and teaching activities and interesting opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Besides, the Country of Tyrol strongly supports various initiatives in the IT domain.

Please direct questions and your application to:

Prof. Dr. Thomas Fahringer

Institute of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck

Technikerstr. 21a, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria


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