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Open position at UTK/ICL

Posted to SIAG/LA: June 5, 2018.

Open positions: Research Scientist (with Master or PhD) or Postdoctoral Researcher

Open positions in Jack Dongarra’s ICL team at the University of Tennessee Knoxville for a full-time scientist (with Master or PhD) or postdoctoral researcher to participate in the design, development and maintenance of numerical software libraries for solving linear algebra problems on large distributed memory machines with multicore processors, hardware accelerators, and performance monitoring capabilities for new and advanced hardware and software technologies; to help write research papers documenting research findings; to present the team’s work at conferences; and to help lead students and research team in their research endeavors as related to ongoing and future projects. Given the nature of the work, there will be opportunities for publication, travel, and high profile professional networking in academia, labs, and industry.

A MS or PhD in computer science, computational sciences, or math is preferred.

Background in at least one of the following areas is preferred: numerical linear algebra, high performance computing, performance monitoring, machine learning, or data analytics. Full-time employment for up to 4 years, with the possibility of further extensions based on funding availability and performance. Starting date is July 1 or later. For further information contact Jack Dongarra, dongarra@icl.utk.edu.

Joining this team will offer qualified candidates exciting career opportunities in the participation in the Exascale Computing Projects (ECP) by the U.S. Department of Energy. ICL is involve in a number of DOE-ECP projects such as

We encourage both fresh PhD graduates, as well as seasoned HPC veterans to apply. For more information, check out the job offer at http://www.icl.utk.edu/content/job-opportunities (section Research Position: “Software Engineer”, “Numerical Linear Algebra” and “Research Performance Measurement and Modeling”).

The High-Performance and Automatic Computing group (HPAC) [1] at RWTH Aachen University (Germany) has immediate openings for fully-funded Ph.D. positions in computer science, to work on code generation for linear algebra and tensor operations. The research contributes to the Linnea project [2], and draws from the many compilers, libraries, and frameworks (BLIS, FLAME, TTC, TCCG, TBLIS, …) developed within HPAC and the Science of High-Performance Computing group [3]. Applications from excellent candidates are invited.

These positions are part of a collaboration between RWTH Aachen University and The University of Texas at Austin, and will be co-supervised by Prof. Paolo Bientinesi (RWTH) and Prof. Robert van de Geijn (UT Austin). Research stays at UT Austin are expected.

The appointments –either at the payscale TVL-13 (about 3600 Euros/month gross at the entry level [2]) or as a tax-free stipend (2000 Euros/month net)– will be initially for one year, and will be extended for two extra years upon positive evaluation.

Applications To apply, please email the following documents to Prof. Paolo Bientinesi (pauldj@aices.rwth-aachen.de), with subject “PhD @ HPAC”:

  • cover letter (why are you applying? what are your interests?)
  • detailed CV
  • transcripts from your Bachelor and MS degrees
  • contact info of at least two references
  • pointers to your previous publications and software projects (if any)

Deadline
The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

References

  1. http://hpac.rwth-aachen.de
  2. https://github.com/HPAC/linnea
  3. http://shpc.ices.utexas.edu
  4. https://github.com/flame/blis

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in computer science or related field.
  • The project lies at the intersection of a variety of topics, including numerical linear algebra, high-performance computing, automation, compilers & code-generation, parallel computing. Because of this, the candidates need to be able to acquire knowledge in new subjects quickly and independently.
  • Good knowledge of C and demonstrated ability to develop high-quality compilers or libraries or software in general. Knowledge of other languages such as Julia, Mathematica, C++, Python, Matlab, is a plus.
  • Ability to work productively both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.

Two PhD studentships at Strathclyde University, Glasgow

Posted to SIAG/LA: April 12, 2018.

The department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Strathclyde (https://www.strath.ac.uk/science/mathematicsstatistics/) is currently advertising two fully funded, four year PhD scholarships in all areas of the mathematical sciences (including statistics). These scholarships are in the EPSRC framework for ‘National Productivity Investment Fund 2018 training grant’, and thus, candidates must be a UK citizen, or a EU citizen fulfilling the EPSRC requirements.

The starting date of the scholarships is the 1st of October, 2018.

The selection process will be as follows:

  1. Please, send a cover letter (including research interests), a detailed CV (including transcripts), and two reference letters, by email, to Dr. Gabriel Barrenechea (gabriel.barrenechea@strath.ac.uk).
  2. After a ranking process (and possible interviews), two candidates will be chosen.
  3. These candidates will be given a number of projects to choose from, ranging over all the areas of applied mathematical sciences.

The deadline for applications is the 15th of June, 2018, and the results are expected to be communicated on the 15th of July.

For any inquires, please contact Dr. Gabriel Barrenechea, or Dr. Michael Grinfeld (m.grinfeld@strath.ac.uk).

Full Time Position in High Performance Computing

Posted to SIAG/LA: April 5, 2018.

The Innovative Computing Laboratory (ICL, http://icl.cs.utk.edu/) at the University of Tennessee is looking for bright, motivated people to join our leading edge research team. The primary duties of this position are: to participate in the design, development and maintenance of numerical software libraries for solving linear algebra problems on large distributed memory machines with multicore processors and hardware accelerators; to help write research papers documenting research findings; to present the team’s work at conferences; and to help lead students and research team in their research endeavors as related to ongoing and future projects. Given the nature of the work, there will be opportunities for publication, travel, and high profile professional networking in academia, labs, and industry.

Joining this team will offer qualified candidates exciting career opportunities, such as participation in the Exascale Computing Projects (ECP) by the U.S. Department of Energy, such as SLATE (http://icl.utk.edu/slate/), PEEKS (http://icl.utk.edu/peeks/), xSDK (http://www.icl.utk.edu/research/xsdk4ecp), and others.

We encourage both fresh PhD graduates, as well as seasoned HPC veterans to apply. For more information, check out the job offer at http://www.icl.utk.edu/content/job-opportunities (section “Research Position in Numerical Linear Algebra”). For consideration, send CV and contact information for three references to Earl Carr at carr@icl.utk.edu.