[ecoop-info] Call for PhD students - Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal

Michele Albano michele.albano at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 12:55:37 CET 2018

CALL for PhD STUDENTS IN Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE),
Computer Science (CS), Software Engineering (SE), and Applied
Mathematics (AM)

Focus on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems; Cyber-Physical
Systems and IoT

Reference: CISTER-PDS2018-FC
CISTER Research Centre, Porto, PORTUGAL, www.cister.isep.ipp.pt/jobs/

Deadline: 31 March 2018

The CISTER Research Centre (https://www.cister.isep.ipp.pt/), an
internationally renowned research centre in real-time and embedded
systems, invites applications for 8 PhD student positions in
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Computer Science (CS),
Software Engineering (SE), or Applied Mathematics (AM), to engage in
an ambitious research plan in the area of Real-Time & Embedded
Computing (RTES).

Embedded processors represent around 96% of all processors available
worldwide, and are present in a wide variety of systems that operate
in the various sectors of society. Examples include mobile devices,
home appliances, as well as highly complex and safety-critical systems
such as airplanes, satellites, and cars.

RTES is therefore a key research area whose results are fundamental
for boosting the development of the future generation of highly
complex and automated computing systems in virtually all application
domains. Notable examples are aerospace and defence systems,
autonomous transportation systems, Internet of Things, energy aware
and green computing, smart factory automation and advanced medical
devices and applications. CISTER actively participates to the
development of new cutting-edge technologies through  major
international projects such as ENABLE-S3 (on Novel Validation &
Verification Procedures for Highly Automated Systems), Productive 4.0
(on the Digitalization of the European Industry) or SCOTT (on Building
Trust in the Internet of Things).

The accepted candidates will engage on a highly ambitious PhD research
plan, under the supervision of CISTER’s internationally renowned
researchers, and will become part of an international and
multi-cultural research team with a leading research track on multiple
hot topics of RTES.

This research environment is boosted by strong collaborations with
various world reputed academic institutions as well as with key
international industrial players such as Airbus, Thales, Volvo,
Renault, Toyota, Embraer, Honeywell, Siemens, Philips, IBM, Critical
Software, TTTech, AVL, EFACEC, GMV or Bosch.

CISTER and the City of Porto will also be at the centre of the
Cyber-Physical Systems world in 2018, with the organization of the
CPSWeek 2018 (www.cpsweek.org).

The accepted candidates will be hosted by CISTER and will enrol in one
of the PhD programs offered by its academic partnerships: the PhD
Program offered by the University of Porto on ECE (PDEEC program) or
on CS/SE (PRODEI program), or the PhD Program offered by the MAP-i
initiative (CS/SE) lead by the Universities of Minho, Aveiro and
Porto. Highly performing students may be given the opportunity to
engage in a Dual PhD Program with the Carnegie Mellon University. More
details on these programs can be found at www.cister.isep.ipp.pt/phd/


CISTER is looking for highly motivated candidates with a Master degree
in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Computer Science (CS),
Software Engineering (SE), Applied Mathematics (AM) or related areas,
with an excellent academic record. Candidates with a solid industrial
CV that wish to pursue a PhD degree, are also encouraged to apply.
Excellent communication skills in English is considered essential and
applicants are expected to have command of both spoken and written


Research grants are provided for up to four years, with a salary
ranging from 12.000,00€ up to 14.000,00€ (after taxes) per year, and
with tuition costs covered by CISTER. Researching with CISTER is an
opportunity to connect in national and international networks of
researchers and industries, in an excellent, dynamic, multi-cultural,
and challenging research environment. CISTER is housed in a
self-contained modern facility with over 2000m2, with labs fully
equipped with state-of-the-art technology. CISTER also promotes
several cultural activities, soft-skill development initiatives, and
Portuguese courses.

Porto is a vibrant city, relatively inexpensive for European standards
(see https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Porto) and very well
connected through direct flight connections with more than 70 cities


To apply, please send your CV, a copy of your transcripts with all
your course grades, and a research statement, as soon as possible, to
the e-mail address jobs at cister-isep.info , with subject
"CISTER-PDS2018-FC". Please indicate at the end of your CV at least
two independent referees to be requested by our services for reference
letters. Candidates with relevant CVs will be selected for an

The selection committee will be formed by key CISTER faculty members
and distinguished external academics.

If you have further questions or doubts regarding the application,
please contact us via the email: jobs at cister-isep.info


You can find more details regarding this call at

and feel welcome to know more about us at https://www.cister.isep.ipp.pt

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