Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Phd Scholarships in Public Economics, Defap Graduate School, Italy

Defap Graduate School- Phd Scholarships in Public Economics

Defap, Graduate School offers Ph.D. programme in Public Economics. The new PhD programme is a joint project by Università Cattolica (Milano), and Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca.The programme is taught in English and it offers rigorous advanced training. The Faculty of the School includes teaching staff from the two founding institutions and from several top international universities. The School has established exchange programs with international institutions and academic departments.
The PhD programme is now in its eights year of activity, it is widely recognized as one of the best Italian PhD programs in Public Economics, and has built a very promising track record in placing its graduates.

First year students at Defap Graduate School can enroll directly to the 3 year-doctoral programme (with scholarships) or to 1 year-master programme (without scholarships). After completing the master programme, successful students have the opportunity to compete for a PhD position endowed with a scholarship.

Deadline and positions:
9 PhD scholarships will be awarded on merit.

Undergraduate students can apply without their degree. In this case, admission will be accepted conditionally and the candidate will have submit to the diploma di laurea or the foreign academic qualification by the deadline matriculation, or give up the place.

Preliminary Application is available at: http://scuoledidottorato.unicatt.it/defap

PhD Position in Computer Science at Karlstad University, Sweden

A PhD position is available within the Privacy and Security Group (PriSec) at the Department of Computer Science at Karlstad University. Research within PriSec is focused on privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs), network and operating system security, as well as usability of security and PETs.

Qualifications
Qualified for the position are candidates with a University degree of 240 ECTS, from which at least 60 ECTS were awarded for courses at advanced level and have a Master’s degree or the Swedish Magister or Civilingenjör degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or equivalent. Qualified are also those candidates who have achieved corresponding degrees and/or knowledge in Sweden or abroad.

The position is focused on the trade-off between security and performance within a networking context. Knowledge or experience in some of the areas of wireless network security, adaptive security solutions, quality-of-service and/or performance modeling is therefore desirable.

Good programming skills and English language abilities are pre-requisites for the position.

Admission
Admission is on the basis of individual assessment of the candidates’ abilities to successfully pass the research education. The earliest date for filling the position is June 1, 2011. The position is limited to 4 years, but can be prolonged for up to one more year, if the candidate also takes on other research, teaching or administrative tasks besides his/her PhD research. Those tasks should not exceed 20% of the time of a full-time position.

Application
Your application should contain a cover letter motivating your reasons for applying, a CV, copies of your degrees, a list of attended courses with grades and dates, if applicable copies of publications or proofs of other achievements, and reference letters or contact addresses of reference persons.

Reference Number: REK2011/40

Contact: Professor Stefan Lindskog, +46 54-7001000

Union representatives: Thomas Wennstam, SACO, + 46 54-7001000, Barbro Berglund, OFR, +46 54-7001000

Application Deadline: 2011-04-30

Please apply via: https://kau.netrecruiter.se/en/what:job/jobID:4745/where:4/

Defap Graduate School- Phd Scholarships in Public Economics, Italy

Defap, Graduate School offers Ph.D. programme in Public Economics. The new PhD programme is a joint project by Università Cattolica (Milano), and Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca.The programme is taught in English and it offers rigorous advanced training. The Faculty of the School includes teaching staff from the two founding institutions and from several top international universities. The School has established exchange programs with international institutions and academic departments.

The PhD programme is now in its eights year of activity, it is widely recognized as one of the best Italian PhD programs in Public Economics, and has built a very promising track record in placing its graduates.

First year students at Defap Graduate School can enroll directly to the 3 year-doctoral programme (with scholarships) or to 1 year-master programme (without scholarships). After completing the master programme, successful students have the opportunity to compete for a PhD position endowed with a scholarship.

Deadline and positions:
Deadline to apply: 31 May
9 PhD scholarships will be awarded on merit.

Undergraduate students can apply without their degree. In this case, admission will be accepted conditionally and the candidate will have submit to the diploma di laurea or the foreign academic qualification by the deadline matriculation, or give up the place.

Preliminary Application is available at: http://scuoledidottorato.unicatt.it/defap

PhD Position in Control Engineering at University of Nancy, France

The Centre of Research in Automation of Nancy (http://www.cran.uhp-nancy.fr/) University of Nancy (France), invites application for a PhD scholarship.

The project is granted by the French Ministry of High Education and Research for 3 years. The PHD student should be eligible to the grant conditions required by the French Ministry of High Education and Research (see http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr and search “contrat doctoral”. The grants are expected to start on 1st October 2011. The selection of candidates will be done before the end of May 2011.

The Applications should be sent to Dr. Samir Aberkane (samir.aberkane[ at ]cran.uhp-nancy.fr) or Prof. C. Aubrun (christophe.aubrun[ at ]cran.uhp-nancy.fr) and considered until 1st May.

Project description:
Reconfigurable Control Systems: A Semi-Markovian Jump System Approach
Fault Tolerant Control Systems (FTCS) aim at guaranteeing that a process keeps fulfilling its mission even in the presence of failures, although possibly in a degraded mode. For the design problem, two basic approaches have been studied: passive fault tolerance rely on robust control principles where the faults are considered as modeling uncertainties. Active Fault Tolerant Control (AFTC), on the other hand, involves automatically detecting and identifying the failed components using a Fault Detection and Identification (FDI) scheme and then reconfiguring the control law on-line in response to the FDI algorithm decisions. Despite the evident interaction between FDI and reconfiguration algorithms, the research on FDI and reconfiguration methods has often evolved separately. Typically, in the reconfiguration literature, it is usually assumed that a perfect FDI device is available (i.e. no detection delays, no false alarms, no missed detection, etc.). On the other hand, an FDI algorithm is judged satisfactory if it detects failures quickly and generates few false alarms, regardless of the performance of the closed-loop reconfigured system. However, when the FDI output is feedback into a reconfiguration closed-loop control, a short detection delay and a low false alarm rate do not guarantee stable operation of the reconfigurable system. This makes the synthesis of reconfigurable controllers that take explicitly into account the inherent imperfections of the FDI process of great importance.

The candidates are expected to have a Master in computer science, electrical engineering or related areas with experience in one (or more) of the following areas:
-Control theory
-Stochastic differential (difference) equations
-Probability theory
-Optimization

How to Apply?
In brief, you will need to submit electronically,
-A detailed CV including a list of publications
-A motivation letter including a brief statement about research interests and motivation to join the project, and the name and contact of 2 references

Scholarship for ICT4D Masters, The University of Manchester, UK

The University of Manchester’s one-year MSc ICTs for Development degree aims to create “ICT4D champions” who combine technical competencies in information systems and project management with an understanding of development context and practice.

The 2011 Development Leaders Bursary - worth £6,150 - is available for developing country applicants to the MSc ICT4D programme, with a May 27th deadline.

Application and eligibility details can be found at:
http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/idpm/postgraduate/taught/funding/

Monday, April 11, 2011

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Research on Computer-Supported Learning and Cognition, The University of Sydney, Australia

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WORK
COCO - CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON COMPUTER-SUPPORTED LEARNING AND COGNITION
REFERENCE NO. 495/0311

    Work on an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded, Laureate Fellowship project
    Focus on productive learning networks
    Full-time, fixed term: Up to $91.3K p.a. including leave loading and up to 17% super

The University of Sydney is Australia’s premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employs over 7500 permanent staff supporting over 49,000 students.

CoCo Research Centre was established in 2003 and is directed by Professor Peter Goodyear and Professor Michael Jacobson. CoCo’s core team of around 30 people share in a mission of contributing to theory and research in the field of learning sciences in order to discover how innovative learning technologies and pedagogical approaches can enhance formal and informal learning. CoCo also works closely with researchers in the Computer Human Adapted Interaction (CHAI) and Learning & Affect Technologies Engineering (LATTE) groups in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.

Peter Goodyear is currently building a team of two Postdoctoral Research Associates, one Postgraduate Fellow, and four PhD students to work on a new major research project which involves the analysis of successful examples of networked learning, and the development of new tools, methods and a knowledge-base for the design of networked learning environments. More information about the project can found here. Information about available scholarships can be found here.

In this Postdoctoral Research Associate role, you will work with a team of highly skilled researchers to:

    investigate learning, technology and design
    contribute to a significant part of the research program, with a focus on the analysis of productive learning networks, including identifying cases/sites for detailed study, development of analysis and modelling techniques and carrying out associated fieldwork
    engage in collaboration with leading research teams in other countries.

To be successful in this role you will have:

    a PhD in IT/computer science, human-computer interaction, interface design, ergonomics, education, psychology, educational technology, design or the learning sciences
    experience of research in education, educational technology and/or the learning sciences
    skills in experimental design.

This is an outstanding opportunity to develop your research skills as part of a cutting edge long term project. This role is fixed term until 30 November 2015.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/positions and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 27 April 2011 (11:30pm, Sydney time)

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged.

Postgraduate Fellow, Center for Research on Computer-Supported Learning and Cognition, The University of Sydney, Australia

POSTGRADUATE FELLOW
FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WORK
COCO - CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON COMPUTER-SUPPORTED LEARNING AND COGNITION
REFERENCE NO. 334/0211

    Work on an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded, Laureate fellowship project
    Complete your PhD whilst gaining valuable research experience and help solve technology-related issues
    Part-time (0.5FTE), fixed term: Up to $36.8K p.a. including leave loading and up to 17% super

The University of Sydney is Australia’s premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employs over 7500 permanent staff supporting over 49,000 students.

CoCo Research Centre was established in 2003 and is directed by Professor Peter Goodyear and Professor Michael Jacobson. CoCo’s core team of around 30 people share in a mission of contributing to theory and research in the field of learning sciences in order to discover how innovative learning technologies and pedagogical approaches can enhance formal and informal learning. CoCo also works closely with researchers in the Computer Human Adapted Interaction (CHAI) and Learning & Affect Technologies Engineering (LATTE) groups in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.

Professor Goodyear is currently building a team of two Postdoctoral Research Associates, one Postgraduate Fellow, and four PhD students to work on a new major project (as part of a prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowship) which involves the analysis of successful examples of networked learning, and the development of new tools, methods and a knowledge-base for the design of networked learning environments. More information about the project can found here. Information about available scholarships can be found here.

For appointment to the Postgraduate Fellow position you will need to enrol for a full-time PhD, researching an aspect of the Laureate program. The position of Postgraduate Fellow is available part-time (0.5FTE) for four years from your commencement date.

Your role as the Postgraduate Fellow will be to:

    work with other team members to solve technology-related problems
    set up and manage the day-to-day operations of the Australian Research Council Laureate educational design research studio
    create and maintain innovative IT systems, web applications and other programs to support CoCo research projects
    manage a small client/server network.

To be successful in this role you must be:

    qualified to enrol for a research higher degree, with existing tertiary qualifications in education, psychology, computer sciences/IT or other disciplines relevant to research on learning with technology
    experienced in collaborative research and development
    skilled in the design, management and use of a wide range of IT systems and programs with server system and network administration experience
    experienced working in a fast paced team environment
    an excellent communicator.

This is an outstanding opportunity to develop your research skills as part of a cutting edge long term project.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/positions and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 27 April 2011 (11:30pm, Sydney time)

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged.