15 PhD Fellowships in ComputerScience, Computer Engineering, Industrial Automation and Data Science
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

15 PhD Fellowships in ComputerScience, Computer Engineering, Industrial Automation and Data Science in a European Training Network, to develop a Fog/Edge Computing Platform


The PhD fellowships are part of the EU-funded project FORA — Fog Computing for Robotics and Industrial Automation.


FORA is an ambitious Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network (ETN) that will train the next generation of researchers in Fog Computing to be used in many application areas, including Industry 4.0. Fog Computing, also sometimes called Edge Computing, brings the Cloud “closer to the ground”, to the edge of the network, where machines and “things” are talking to each other, forming the Internet of Things. 


FORA will fund and train 15 PhD candidates in the area of Fog Computing, during the period 2017-2021.The FORA ETN was specifically created to boost your research careerread here about the benefits


You will be joining a consortium formed of 4 universities and 3 companies from Sweden, Denmark, Austria and Germany, see the partners below. You will be employed at one of these partners and enrolled for your PhD at one of the universities. You are expected to do long-term visits at the other partners in the network, and participate in the training events, summer schools and network meetings across Europe.


Scientific objectives


Industries are digitalized. The machines are talking. This will bring a net value of USD 1.7 trillion by 2020 worldwide. We need to bring Cloud Computing and Data Analytics closer to the machines, we need to develop an open Fog Computing Platform. The research happens at the intersection of several areas: Cloud Computing and Software Engineering, Industrial Automation and Real-Time Systems, and Machine Learning, Security and Safety.


The FORA research objectives focus on: future industrial automation architectures and applications based on Fog Computing, deterministic virtualization and execution, deterministic wired and wireless communication, resource provisioning and resource management, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), real-time data analytics and security. The result will be an open architecture built on open source and open standards, e.g., Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN), OPC Unified Architecture (UA) and 5G.


Training program


The FORA training program consists of


  • Network-wide training (individual research projects; visits to other partners; joint training schools that provide knowledge and skills relevant to all PhDs; and conferences). We have 3 training schools, 2 summer schools anda Project Conference.
  • Local training (scientific and skills courses relevant for your individual needs as, at your local host).
  • External training (visits, conferences, tutorials and summer/winter schools outside the network).


Who can apply?


  • We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a background in computer science (algorithms), software engineering(Cloud Computing, service-oriented computing, middleware, distributed systems), computer engineering(hardware design and computer architecture) and industrial automation and control (distributed automation, robotics, control algorithms), as well as data science (machine learning).
  • Applicants must hold a relevant Master´s degree.
  • The candidate must have less than 4 years of research experience and must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in the country of the host institution for more than 12 months during the last 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment.
  • The applicants should document a high-level knowledge of the English language. Please include documentation in your application (IELTS Academic, TOEFL, etc.) if available.


How to apply?

Details about FORA and the 15 open PhD positions are available at fora-etn.eu. The application deadline is January 5th, 2018.


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Places of work:






ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. ABB is a multi-national company with offices in most countries of the world.In FORA, ABB will participate with ABB Robotics and ABB Corporate Research. ABB has approximately 6000 persons working with R&D, where ABB Corporate Research has 1000 scientists. ABB Corporate Research in Sweden is the largest lab with approx. 300 scientists with of more that 50% have a PhD degree. ABB Robotics is a leading supplier of industrial robots and robot software, equipment and complete application solutions. ABB is located in Västerås, Stockholm area, Sweden.




SYSGO specializes in design, implementation, and configuration of device software for the embedded market. Since its foundation in 1991, the company has been focused on real-time operating systems for use in embedded systems. It’s core competencies are: design, implementation, validation, and distribution of microkernel-based operating systems for real-time embedded applications, microkernel-based virtualization, scheduling for multicore processors, scheduling real-time and non-real-time processes in a virtual machine context. The target markets are aerospace/defense, industrial automation, automotive, consumer electronics, and network infrastructure. SYSGO AG was reincorporated as a joint stock company in October 2002. Today, the company has 98 employees in five facilities in Germany and Europe and a global distribution network. SYSGO is located in Mainz, Germany.



TTTech Computertechnik AG (TTT)


TTTech Computertechnik AG (TTT) is the leading supplier of dependable networking solutions based on time-triggered technology. The company is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and employs ca. 500 employees. TTT is engaged in the further development of dependable networking technology in the domains space, aerospace, automotive and industrial control systems. (TTT) provides, as the industrial beneficiary partner, longstanding expertise in the field of dependable real-time systems and safety-critical system development.

Founded as a spin-off of Vienna University of Technology, TTTech also has deep insights into the scientific education process and can thus structurally and personally support the education of academics, e.g., by establishing buddy concepts between the ESRs and scientific staff at the company. TTTech is located in Vienna, Austria.





Technical University of Denmark (DTU)


DTU Compute, at the Technical University of Denmark, is the largest computer science department in Denmark and represents a unique combination of computer science & engineering. DTU Compute is organized in 11 research sections, and participates in FORA with two sections, the section on Embedded Systems Engineering (ESE) and the section for Cognitive Systems (COGSYS).


DTU is recognized internationally as a leading university in the areas of the technical and the natural sciences, renowned for our business-oriented approach, our focus on sustainability, and our amazing study environment. DTU is located north of Copenhagen, Denmark.


Technische Universität Wien (TUWIEN)


TU Wien is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution, and participates in FORA with two Research Groups: The Automation Systems Group (ASG) is part of Faculty of Informatics and focuses on research in computer engineering. Particular focus is put on distributed automation (factory automation and building automation), industrial communication systems and automation system integration. In addition, knowledge engineering, formal methods for control systems, and networked embedded systems’ safety and security are investigated. The Distributed Systems Group (DSG) is part of the Information Systems Institute and conducts teaching and research in distributed computing with particular emphasis on elastic cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), Fog/Edge Computing, and the Internet of Services (IoS). TU Wien is located in Vienna, Austria.


Mälardalen University (MDH)


Mälardalen University (MDH) is a young and modern university focusing on applied research and education in close cooperation with industry. The School of Innovation, Design and Engineering (IDT) hosts the research profile Embedded Systems (ES). ES is the leading research profile at MDH, and the leading group in Sweden in Embedded Systems related research. Research at ES is organized in 14 mutually supportive and cooperating groups, and focuses on themes such as:Industrial software engineering including technology and processes for complex products; Embedded Systems Software Engineering; Design methodologies for real-time dependable systems; Static analysis of software; Design methods, architectures and communication. MDH is located in the Stockholm area, Sweden.


Technischen Universität Kaiserslautern (TUKL)


Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, founded 1970, is a technical oriented University comprising nine departments with about 150 professors. Approximately 8000 students are currently registered. The University has a high reputation: 2 Frauenhofer Institutes, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, a Max-Planck Institute for Software Systems and several other institutes are embedded in the University.The Chair of Real-Time Systems participating in FORA has expertise in scheduling methods for the integration of time triggered and event triggered activities of mixed criticality demands, such as predictability or flexibility, individually for system activities, instead of system wide paradigms. TUKL is located in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

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