[ecoop-info] Multiple PhD position in query processing and visualization for graph databases

Michele Lanza @ USI michele.lanza at usi.ch
Mon Nov 21 18:06:34 CET 2016

Multiple PhD position in query processing and visualization for graph databases

Our modern world is flooded with data. In many application domains, this data takes the form of temporally evolving graphs (e.g., network traffic, records from phone calls, or social media posts).

The goal of this project is to allow people to analyze, process, and visualize this type of data. The project is collaborative and cross-disciplinary, bringing together researchers with diverse backgrounds including distributed systems, data storage, applied programming languages, and data visualization.

There are multiple open positions, focusing on system infrastructure, language design, and real-time visual analytics. The ideal candidate will have experience in systems programming, data modeling, programming languages, or visualization. 

The position is for four years, renewable on a yearly basis. Salaries are in the 50kCHF per year range.

Ideal start date: March 1, 2017.

The successful candidates will be supervised by Prof. Robert Soulé (language design) and Prof. Michele Lanza (real-time visual analytics).

Please contact them for additional information at 

Prof. Robert Soulé
robert.soule at usi.ch 


Prof. Michele Lanza
michele.lanza at usi.ch

The University

The University of Lugano (USI, Università della Svizzera italiana) is the youngest Swiss university, located in the scenic region of Lugano, surrounded by beautiful mountains and lakes. The Faculty of Informatics at USI was established in 2004 and has quickly gained an international reputation as a high quality research and education center. It currently hosts 27 professors, around 40 post-docs and more than 120 PhD students from many parts of the world. The faculty offers a full-length curriculum that includes bachelor, master and PhD programs. The language of instruction is English.

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