15 PhD positions are available at 7 partners in Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Austria in the European Training Network FORA—Fog Computing for Robotics and Industrial Automation. The partners in the project are: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Mälardalen University (MDH), Technical University of Kaiserslautern (TUKL), TTTech, SYSGO and ABB. The project also has the following associated partners, where the PhD students can do research visits: Danfoss Power Electronics (DANFOSS), Danish Technological Institute (DTI), UNIBAP, Volvo Construction Equipment, CISCO and NEBBIOLO. FORA starts Oct. 1st, 2017.
We are at the beginning of a new industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, which will only become a reality through the convergence of Operational and Information Technologies (OT & IT), and this convergence will be achieved through Fog Computing.
We are looking for PhD students to perform research on: a reference system architecture for Fog Computing; resource management mechanisms and middleware for deploying mixed-criticality applications in the Fog; safety and security assurance; service-oriented application modeling and real-time machine learning.
FORA is an interdisciplinary, international, intersectoral network that will train the next generation of researchers in Fog Computing with applicability to industrial automation. FORA’s researchers will receive integrated training across key areas (computer science and engineering, control engineering and industrial automation, data science) necessary to fully realize the potential of Fog Computing for Industry 4.0 and will move between academic and industrial environments to promote interdisciplinary and intersectoral learning.
Please visit the FORA website www.fora-etn.eu to learn more about these positions.
Application deadline: Dec. 31st, 2017
Earliest start date: Oct. 1st, 2017
Latest start date: April 1st, 2018