TEN-10 Open PhD Positions for Environmental Informatics Austria:

In the outline or framework of the doctoral college Environmental Informatics, expected to start in March 2013 for a period of 3 years, the Vienna University of Technology has 10 open PhD student positions of which 5 positions are offered and dedicated to female students. An accepted PhD student will be paid a salary of 949.50 EUR per month, 14 times per year for 15 hours/week working basis (salary scale 2012). Extra payments are possible based on availability of external financial support sources (up to 35.448 EUR per year for 40 working hours/week in the salary scale 2012). 

The doctoral college “Environmental Informatics” as an interdisciplinary approach aspires and aims to establish research collaboration amongst Architecture & Planning, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Informatics and Mathematics and Geoinformation. Five research areas are covered: A) Information semantics, management and integration, B) Visual analytics, C). Algorithmic modeling, simulation, optimization, D) Large-scale data and compute-intensive systems, E) Governance and decision support. 

PhD students will be supervised by Profs Schahram Dustdar, Andrew Frank, Wolfgang Gawlik, Wolfgang Kastner, Ardeshir Mahdavi, Silvia Miksch, Nebojsa Nakicenovic , Günther Raidl, A Min Tjoa, and Jesper Larsson Träff . 

Possible PhD research topics include:

– Platform-as- a-Service for Environmental Informatics 

– Ontologies to Model the Construction and the Use Processes in the Built Environment 

– Adaptive Micro Grid Control and Protection 

– Information Modeling and Ontologies 

– Coupled Multi-level Models for Performance Assessment of Built Environments 

– Exploring and Analyzing Environmental Data with Visual Analytics Methods 

– Decarbonization and Efficiency Revolution 

– Optimization Issues in Public Bike Sharing Systems 

– Exploiting Linked Open Data in Environmental Informatics 

– Parallel Computing for Energy Efficiency 

Candidate’s eligibility:

Applicants should have completed a master degree in computer science, informatics, business informatics, mathematics or equivalent area. Submissions will be considered in diverse rounds, until all positions filled.  

Further information: 

Application Deadline: 15 November 2012

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