[ecoop-info] Open Postdoc positions @ Social and Urban Computing Group - Kazan Federal University, Russia

Dr. Salvatore Distefano salvatdi at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 12:47:52 CEST 2015

Kazan Federal University (KFU)
Higher Institute for Information Technology and Information Systems (ITIS)
Kazan, Russia

Programmer, PhD student and PostDoc positions in the KFU Social and Urban
Computing Group

The KFU Social and Urban Computing Group of has several open positions for
programmers, PhD students and postdocs in areas of distributed computing,
cyber physical systems, volunteer and crowd-based computing, citizen
science, Internet of Things, Big Data, software and service engineering
related topics.

KFU, based in Kazan, Russia, is a well-funded University founded on the
international model and aiming to reach quickly the highest international
KFU is one of the oldest universities in Russia, it celebrated its 210th
anniversary in 2014. KFU is a dynamic modern University actively engaged
into local and international cooperation and networking with academia and
industry providing the region's human resources development as well as
top-level research & innovation in unique subject areas.

ITIS, established in 2011, is one of the youngest and the most innovative
departments of KFU, mainly focusing on Information and Communication
Science and Technologies. Since the beginning, ITIS was supported by some
of the largest IT-companies in the world, such as Microsoft, Fujitsu,
Oracle, IBM, HP and Cisco, among others.

The SUC Group focuses on Social and Urban Computing, where multiple
heterogeneous technologies (Cloud infrastructure, Sensor Networks, IoT) and
approaches (Exascale computing, Big data, Crowdsourcing, collective
intelligence) are mixed into a crosscutting research area, bringing
together computer science, sociology, psychology, law, design, and
economics, just to name a few.

Scholarships and benefits are on a par with the most attractive
international offerings. Numerous opportunities are available for
collaboration and exchanges with Politecnico di Milano, ETH, MIT, CERN,
NTUA, University of Messina, Duke and other Universities worldwide. We are
accepting applications from enthusiastic students and scholars with a
master and/or PhD degree or equivalent, an excellent academic and/or
research record, and a passion for leading-edge research in the SUC topics.
Both theoretical computer science knowledge and in-depth programming
experience are useful.
Positions are open to applicants from any country.
Knowledge of Russian is a plus but not required.
The working Language of the SUC Group is English.

Master Degree, PhD Degree (for Postdocs) or equivalent
Excellent academic/research record on the topics of interests
Good knowledge of English

How to apply:
Please send a CV and the other documents listed below (PDF or plain text
only) to the head of the SUC Group Salvatore Distefano (
s_distefano at it.kfu.ru SDistefano at kpfu.ru)

1. A full CV including
a. cover page with
i. Full names and surname as they appear on your passport;
ii. Full contact details, including residential and postal address; email
and telephone number(s); and
iii. Name of institution at which you wish to complete your Master/PhD
studies full time.
b. Description of the academic track, knowledge, background and skills
(programming languages, IDE, Matlab, Mathematica, and similar tools, BPEL,
modelling notations, ...), research interests
c. List with short description of:
i. publications
ii. thesis
iii. projects

2. A certified copy of your full academic transcript/s

3. A motivation letter (not longer than one A4 page, about 500 words)

4. A research proposal outlining the problem statement, methodology,
feasibility of your study and the contribution it will make to the body of
knowledge in Social and Urban Computing and related topics of interest

5. Two letters of recommendation from academics who are familiar with your
work, of which one must be the supervisor of your Master/PhD thesis

6. For Postdocs: PhD Certificate

Application Deadline:
December 31, 2015

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