Phd Student In Co-Design Of Soft And Hardware Uppsala University, Department of Information Technology

PhD student in co-design of soft and hardware


Published: 2017-06-12


Uppsala University is a broad research university with a strong international position. The task is to conduct research and education of the highest quality and to cooperate in different ways with society. Our most important asset is all the individuals who, with their curiosity and commitment, make Uppsala University one of the country's most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of 6.5 billion.


The Department of Information Technology has a leading position in both research and education at all levels. The institution currently has approximately 280 employees, of which 120 teachers and 110 doctoral students. More than 4000 students are studying one or more courses at the department each year and about 30 research groups are linked here. More info:


Description of the subject area:  This project uses speculative compiler methods and co-design of hardware to optimize performance and energy efficiency. The first part of this project will address today's shortcomings in compilers. Compilers are usually conservative to ensure correctness for the special cases that may occur, although these rarely occur in practice. We intend to design very speculative optimizations that occur at compilation to generate better performing code, and we also explore solutions where we provide the hardware support from speculative work by foreseeing and allowing it to recover without the occurrence of special cases while maintaining the correctness of the program . Another part of the project will explore hardware optimizations. In order to achieve good performance, Hardware complexity has increased continuously over the past decade, which has affected energy efficiency. Therefore, we aim to explore methods that simplify these complex and energy-demanding out-of-order engines, branch predictor, cache coherence , to achieve higher energy efficiency and recover performance through speculative, more powerful compilers that mitigate certain former conservative conditions, To generate higher performance code.


We expect the candidate to continue and build on our research team's compilator technologies and memory systems ( Decoupled Access-Execute, Extended Data-Race-Free Regions, Tagless Caches, Direct-to-Data Caches, etc.). More information can be found here: .


Qualification requirements: The candidate must have a master's degree in computer science or other relevant topic. We are looking for a candidate with expertise in several of the areas: compilers, computer architecture and parallel programming. The candidate should clearly motivate and document its high self motivation. In addition, the candidate should be able to work well in a diverse group, be comfortable in giving and constructive criticism, and have strong ability for critical thinking and structured work. The chosen candidate will be expected to take an active role in the supervision of students. These skills are as important as the technical qualifications.


The appointment is up to five years and comprises 80% research and 20% teaching (in Swedish or English). Excellent knowledge of oral and written English is a requirement.


Application: The application must contain a detailed (max 2 pages) description of 1) the motive for the application; 2) its research interests and how they are promoted by this project; 3) relevant qualifications for the employment; 4) description of his master thesis and 5) evidence of how the applicant is self motivated and can work in a team. The application must also contain a CV (CV), copy of relevant grades (translated into Swedish or English), a copy of its master thesis, copy of all publications and description of the candidate's specific contribution, as well as possibly Other relevant documents and when the applicant can start at the earliest. In addition, the applicant shall provide at least one recommendation letter and contact information to reference persons to be given to Dr. Jimborean.


Provisions for PhD students are found in the Higher Education Ordinance 5 ch §§1-7 and in the university's rules and guidelines .


Uppsala University values the qualities that even gender distribution and diversity add to the business. We therefore look forward to searching for all sexes and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.


The institution strives to achieve a more even distribution between the sexes and therefore looks forward to female applicants.


Salary : According to local agreement (Local collective agreement for doctoral students and students).


Access: By agreement, time-limited employment.


Extent of employment: 100%


Information about the employment is provided by Assistant Assistant Professor Alexandra Jimborean, , tel. 018 471 2973, Professor Stefanos Kaxiras, , Associate Professor David Black-Schaffer, tel. 018-471 6830 , Professor Erik Hagersten, phone 018 471 7342, .


Welcome to your application no later than August 15, 2017 , UFV-PA  2017/2175 .


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Location: Uppsala University, Department of Information Technology


Type of employment: Full-time, fixed-term employment longer than 6 months


Salary: Fixed salary


Number of vacancies: 1


Employment rate: 100%


Location: Uppsala


County: Uppsala County


Country: Sweden


Trade Representative: Anna Hultén, Saco 018-471 3971 

Annette Engelhart Weyde, ST 018-471 3926 

Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315 


Reference Number : UFV-PA 2017/2175


Deadline for application: 2017-08-15

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