Multiple PhD positions in distributed computing are open at Telecom Paris, Institut Polytechnique Paris
Maintaining consistency and availability of data in a dynamic distributed system subject to hardware failures and security attacks is one of the most important problems in computing. The plethora of recently proposed blockchains implementing public, totally-ordered ”ledgers of transactions" address this problem in a system where multiple mutually distrusting users share data and exchange assets, and some users may cheat and collude. The service, however, must be consistent and available to the honest users. Research questions to be tackled by the PhD candidates will address various important aspects of such systems: energy-efficiency, synchrony requirements, access control, cross-chain interaction, decentralized trust models, et al.
For more details: https://perso.telecom-paristech.fr/kuznetso/Projects/st-bart-annonce.pdf
Telecom Paris is (also known as ENST or École nationale supérieure des télécommunications) is one of France's top five graduate engineering schools, considered the leading French school in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Located in the Paris area, it is a founding member of Institut Polytechnique Paris (https://www.ip-paris.fr/en/home-en/). In collaboration with EPFL, it has established Institut Eurécom at Sophia-Antipolis.
ELIGIBILITY and FORMALITIES
The PhD positions are open for three years starting in 2020 and 2021.
The positions are offered to both foreign and French students who hold a Master degree in computer science. Basic knowledge of distributed algorithms (with a focus on state-machine replication, Byzantine Fault-Tolerance, storage systems), basic concurrent programming skills, curiosity and persistence are expected.
To apply, please send the following documents:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Transcripts of undergraduate university grades
- Motivation letter
to Petr Kuznetsov (firstname.lastname@example.org)