09 April 2015
Postdoc, PhD and Programmer positions at Higher Institute for Information Technology and Information Systems

Application Deadline: 20 May 2015


The Social and Urban Computing Laboratory (SUCLab) of KFU has several open positions for PhD students and postdocs in areas of distributed computing, cyber physical systems, volunteer and crowd-based computing, Internet of Things, Big Data, software and service engineering topics.


The SUCLab focuses on Social and Urban Computing, where multiple heterogeneous technologies (Cloud infrastructure, Sensor Networks, IoT) and approaches (Exascale computing, Big data, Crowdsourcing, collective intelligence) are mixed into a crosscutting research area, bringing together computer science, sociology, psychology, law, design, and economics, just to name a few. It is headed by Prof. Salvatore Distefano from Politecnico di Milano, a leading expert in distributed computing.

Scholarships and benefits are on a par with the most attractive international offerings. Numerous opportunities are available for collaboration and exchanges with Politecnico di Milano, ETH, MIT, Duke and other Universities worldwide. We are accepting applications from enthusiastic students with a master's or equivalent, an excellent academic record, and a passion for leading-edge research in the SUCLab topics. Both theoretical computer science knowledge and in-depth programming experience are useful. Positions are open to applicants from any country; Knowledge of Russian is a plus but not required.
The working Language of the SUCLab is English.


Master Degree or equivalent

Excellent academic record on the topics of interests, PhD Degree (mainly for Postdocs)

Good knowledge of English

How to apply:

Please send a CV and the other documents listed below (PDF or plain text only) to Salvatore Distefano (s_distefano@it.kfu.ru salvatore.distefano@polimi.it)

  1. A full CV including

- Name of institution at which you wish to complete your Master/PhD studies full time.

- Full contact details, including residential and postal address; email and telephone number(s); and

- Full names and surname as they appear on your passport;

- publications

- thesys

- projects

  1. A certified copy of your full academic trans­cripts
  2. A motivation letter (not longer than one A4 page – 500 words)

  3. A research proposal outlining the problem statement, methodology, feasibility of your study and the contribution it will make to the body of knowledge in Social and Urban Computing and related topics of interest

  4. Two letters of recommendation from academics who are familiar with your work, of which one must be the supervisor of your Master’s thesis

  5. For Postdoc: PhD Certificate