Doctoral researcher (Ph.D. candidate) in Computer Science
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg
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OFFER DESCRIPTION

Doctoral researcher candidate) in Computer Science

Valid from 10 / 10 / 2021 to 12 / 12 / 2021)

Language : English (UK)

Country : Luxembourg

Organisation Computer Science

data :

Job Number : UOL04487

Contract Fixed Term Contract

Type : Duration 36 Month

Type :

Work Hours Hours per Week

Expected 01 / 01 / 2022

Start Date :

The University About us...

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was

founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and

interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law,

Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the

areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide

for its international outlook, #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields

of Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Life Sciences and Medicine. Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to

generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and

environment we live in.

The University of Luxembourg invites applications in the Department of Computer Science.

Area

Proactive computing paradigm applied to the e-training of students in medicine based on advanced simulators

Your Role...

Proactive Computing is a recent research field which aims at the development of new IT systems and software applications that work in a more autonomic

way for the user's interests. Based on predefined scenarios, the system decides alone about its actions for reacting in a swift and best appropriate way

to the changes in its environment, without the command of human beings : the user is no more involved in a continuous interactive loop with the system.

Students in medicine, in addition to theoretical lectures, need practice and nowadays they are trained with advanced simulators, for example by using

hi-fi medical manikins which replicate some human pathologies and reactions to treatments.

These simulators need of course to be programmed and the proactive computing approach seems to provide a fitting solution. Moreover, tailored-made and

on-the-fly programming could be achieved depending on past trainings and achievements of a particular student.

This multi-disciplinary and inter-departmental research project aims at exploring software engineering methods and practices in these fields, as well as

developing proofs of concept on real medical simulators and measuring their effectiveness for actual students in medicine.

o To prepare a doctoral thesis in computer science in the above-mentioned area, which implies scientific tasks such as to undertake relevant

literature review, to conduct joint and independent research activities, to disseminate results at international scientific conferences / workshops

and to (co-)author articles (with the supervisor) in peer reviewed scientific publications, etc.

o To assist the supervisor, Prof. Denis Zampunieris in his teaching activities (exercises sessions only) and in his guidance of Bachelor / Master

projects, one to three hours per week

What we expect from you

o Master’s degree in computer science or related field

o Analytical mind, strong design and programming skills

o Background in rules-based software systems and / or in distributed architectures, is an asset

o Excellent command of the English language

In Short...

o Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract 36 Month, extendable to 48 months

o Work Hours : Full Time Hours per Week

o Location : Belval

o Employee and student status

o Job Reference : UOL04487

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