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PhD Position in Computer Science on Adaptive Multicore Memory Systems, Uppsala University, Sweden

In this work, adaptive memory systems and in particular on-chip memory hierarchies, will be designed and evaluated in the context of multicore processors. The memory system will adapt, i.e., dynamically reconfigure, in response to the behavior of a multithreaded or multiprogram workload.The candidate should have a Master of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent, in a field which is relevant for the work. It is helpful to have a good background in some of the fields: computer architecture, VLSI, digital electronics, as well as to be proficient in implementing non-trivial algorithms. The position is for a maximum of five years and includes departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching).

The department is striving to achieve a more equal gender balance and female candidates are particularly invited to apply.There are university guidelines regarding salary level.

Scholarship Application Deadline:12 April, 2011

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Graduate Research Position: Customizable Multi-Processor Architectures and Algorithms, Canada

This position will be based at the Okanagan campus of UBC, and will begin as soon as possible.
Successful candidates will work on one of two related projects in the area of run-time configurable computing systems. The first project involves architectures and compiler support for the run-time customization of multi-processor systems. It further involves the development of innovative (re-) configurable architectures based on FPGA and course-grained fabrics. The second project relates to the application of reconfigurable systems to various problems in biomedical processing, network security, finance, bioinformatics, or computer-aided design.
The successful candidate must have a strong background in hardware and software design with exposure to one or more of the following areas: advanced digital hardware design, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), computer architecture, software engineering, real-time systems, numerical analysis, algorithm analysis, and convex optimization.
Interested students should contact Dr. Peter Hallschmid (Electrical Engineering) at the School of Engineering at UBC ( Please include your resume/CV with a brief description of your research experience.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Contact Employer

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Facebook Fellowship Program 2011-2012, USA

We are interested in a wide range of academic topics, including the following topical areas:

* Computational Advertising
* Computer Vision
* Compiler Technology
* Computer Architecture
* Computer Networking
* Computer Security
* Databases
* Data Mining
* Distributed Computing
* Fault Tolerance
* Human-Computer Interaction
* Internet Economics
* Machine Learning
* Machine Translation
* Natural Language Processing
* Search
* Smart Datacenters
* Social Computing

Eligibility Criteria

* Full-time Ph.D. students in topical areas represented by these fellowships who are currently involved in on-going research.
* Students must be studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, System Architecture, or a related area.
* Students must be enrolled during the academic year that the Fellowship is awarded.
* Students must be nominated by a faculty member.

Selection Criteria

* Eligibility of applicant.
* Quality of application.
* Applicability of the project or study to Facebook.
* Other criteria as decided by Facebook in its sole discretion. Facebook complies with all equal opportunity laws.

Fellowship Application Deadline: February 28, 2011
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