Doctoral researcher candidate) in Computer Science
Valid from 10 / 10 / 2021 to 12 / 12 / 2021)
Language : English (UK)
Country : Luxembourg
Organisation Computer Science
Job Number : UOL04487
Contract Fixed Term Contract
Type : Duration 36 Month
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.
Proactive computing paradigm applied to the e-training of students in medicine based on advanced simulators
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
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