PhD - Gent Zwijnaarde | More than two weeks ago
We are hiring a highly motivated researcher with an analytical mind, and good system engineering skills to assess and model the performance gains obtainable by exciting new hardware devices, and to think outside the box to design profiling and orchestration systems which can optimally use these devices in the context of futuristic data-driven network services.
IDLab is a research group of Ghent University, as well as a core research group of imec. IDLab performs fundamental and applied research on data science and internet technology and counts over 300 researchers. IDLab is also part of imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique.
The IDLab NetModel team where this vacancy is offered consists of engineers and scientists who are building models for the future Internet. NetModel investigates network control mechanisms, network optimization and performance-related aspects of networks. The group has a strong track record in the domains of optical networks, network performance optimization, and software-defined networking.
The next generation of (mobile) communication networks introduces tremendous potential for new data-driven applications such as auto-guided vehicles, AR/VR devices, smart clothing, cooperative robots in industry, or using drones for inspecting critical infrastructure.
Many of these new services require extremely efficient networking and data processing at the edge of the network, even in very small devices close to the data sources or users. This has introduced all kinds of programmable hard- and software acceleration platforms to improve pure network packet processing such as DPDK, VPP, netfpga, SmartNICs, etc., but also to accelerate the processing of the data itself using GPUs, NPUs, FPGAs to accelerate machine learning.
Network control architectures as a result need to evolve to meet at once performance and sustainability goals, and therefore they need to be extended supporting higher dynamicity and versatility, providing programmability upon all these new types of devices and components. Depending on the instantaneous service demand, novel hardware needs to be optimally allocated and configured to accommodate those services who need them most.
We are hiring highly motivated researchers with an analytical mind, and good system engineering skills to assess and model the performance gains obtainable by exciting new hardware devices, and to think outside the box to design profiling and orchestration systems which can optimally use these devices in the context of futuristic data-driven network services.
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