Applications are invited for two Ph.D. positions (starting in September 2013 or January 2014) in the Computer Science Department at Brandeis University, in the field of distributed data management. Successful candidates will be working in the research group of Prof. Olga Papaemmanouil (http://www.cs.brandeis.edu/~olga).
The focus of the research will be on distributed data stores and parallel databases and the project will be in collaboration with the Intel Science and Technology Center for Big Data Lab (http://bigdata.csail.mit.edu).
The Department of Computer Science of Brandeis University has a Systems Research Group consisting of three faculty members (Mitch Cherniack, Liuba Shrira, Olga Papaemmanouil) and several Ph.D. students, working on topics related to distributed storage, databases, distributed systems and networked information systems.
The university is located in the greater Boston area, allowing the faculty members and students to participate in projects and maintain collaborations with institutions in the area, including M.I.T, Brown University, Yale and Northeastern University.
Applicants for the Ph.D positions must have at least a bachelor degree in Computer Science (preferably a M.SC.), good programming experience and background in at least one of the following areas: databases, computer networks, distributed systems, or closely related areas. Interested candidates wishing to start in September 2013 should contact as soon as possible Prof. Olga Papaemmanouil (firstname.lastname@example.org) attaching their resume and names of two referees.
PhD positions include full tuition support and health insurance. Students receive on average USD 22,200 during the 10-month academic year, with many opportunities to supplement this in the summer.