The Helsinki Doctoral Education Network in Information and Communications Technology (HICT) is a collaborative doctoral education network hosted jointly by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki, the two leading universities within this area in Finland. The network serves as a collaboration platform for doctoral education combining all the relevant subfields of computer science and information technology at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. It involves at present 80 professors and almost 300 doctoral students, and the participating units graduate altogether more than 40 new doctors each year.
We offer the possibility to join world-class research groups in both universities with multiple interesting research projects to choose from. The list of all open Doctoral Candidate positions in this joint call can be found here: https://hict.fi/admissions/
HICT Doctoral Candidate inEfficient algorithms on multi-model databases
Supervisor(s): Jiaheng Lu (University of Helsinki)
Databases play an important role in our world today. But one of the greatest challenges in current database systems is the "Variety"of the data. Multi-model databases have emerged to address this challenge by supporting multiple data models against a single, integrated backend. Unfortunately, the existing principles and research ideas of multi-model data management are so scarce and far from perfect. This project will tackle this challenge from the fundamental problems to practical techniques. We will propose novel solutions for pressing problems on multi-model data management, including unified data storage abstraction, unified querying, and indexing techniques, relaxing consistency model, and fine-grained multi-model isolation. As long term contribution, this project supports building a next-generation platform to solve the "Variety" challenge of big data.
Ready to apply?
If you want to join our community and start your journey towards Doctoral dissertation submit your application via our electronic recruitment system. The application form will close 6th February 2022 at 23:59 Finnish time (UTC +2).
If you are currently working at Aalto University, please submit your application via HR System Workday (Career – Find jobs – Apply).
Please be prepared to add the following attachments:
- Cover letter
- Transcript of your Master’s studies
You will be asked to provide also the contact details of 2-3 academic referees.
What we offer?
HICT is a network of world-class professors and researchers with huge passion for their field of study. In HICT you will become part of enthusiastic and professional team of bold and innovative thinkers.
During your Doctoral studies you will be a full-time employee in either Aalto University or the University of Helsinki depending on the supervisor and the research area. You will be covered by occupational health care based on the employment contract.
General information about the joint HICT call and HICT: https://hict.fi/
General questions about HICT: Christina Sirviö, HICT team
General questions about recruitment process: Sanni Kirmanen, Aalto University HR
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