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
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.
Application Deadline: 15 November 2012