Research Associate in Computer Science (REQ181008)
Application closing date: 07/01/2019
Salary: Grade 6, £30,395 to £39,609 per annum. Subject to annual pay award.
School of Science – Computer Science
Fixed-term for 6 months. (Due to funding end date restrictions this term length may be reduced should there be delays in candidates taking up the role.)
The Department is looking to expand its strengths in the areas of Networking, Internet Computing, Cyber Security, AI and Robotics. Successful candidates will be able to work alongside existing researchers in these areas at Loughborough.
The role involves working on a research and development project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) – FRUIT: The Federated Raspberry Pi Micro-Infrastructure Testbed (EP/P004024/1), in close collaboration with project partners as well as researchers within the School.
Low-cost, low-power embedded devices are ubiquitous. This big collection of resourceful compute and storage remain unharvested because there are some obstacles that prevent widespread system adoption, including complexity of the software infrastructure and a lack of robust frameworks for updating, securing, and managing globally distributed systems with intermittent connectivity, in particular since traditional ‘fat’ software does not run well on single micro-infrastructure nodes.
The project will focus on research and development of an open-source infrastructure management framework that manages and facilitates large-scale, geo-distributed and federated micro data centres. In addition, the role also involves disseminating research outcomes and applying research funding from external sources.
Working as part of a team, you will not only research the area, but also be involved in the practical development of real solutions for some of the most important micro cloud computing challenges we are likely to face in the future.
Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Posco Tso on +44(0)1509 223078, or by email at P.Tso@lboro.ac.uk
Application Closing Date: 7 January 2018