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PDEng position on Predictable Reconfigurable Multi-Source Streaming

Electronic systems group at the TU/e
The Electronic Systems (ES) group consists of seven full professors, ten assistant professors, several postdocs, about 30 PDEng and PhD candidates and several technicians and support staff. The ES group is world-renowned for its design automation and embedded systems research. It is our ambition to provide a scientific basis for design trajectories of electronic systems, ranging from digital circuits to cyber-physical systems. The group is strongly involved in the electrical engineering bachelor and master programs of the TU/e, as well as in the automotive bachelor program and the embedded systems master program. The group has excellent infrastructure that includes individual computers, computer servers, state-of-the-art FPGA and GPU farms, sensor- and ad-hoc networking equipment, a cyber-physical systems lab, an electronics lab and a comprehensive range of electronic-design software. ES has strong collaborations with industry, research institutes and other universities. Eleven of its staff members have a second affiliation besides their TUE-ES affiliation. The ES group has been very successful in attracting funding for its research through national and international projects and collaborations (EU programs: H2020, ITEA, CATRENE, ECSEL, Artemis, Marie Curie; national programs: NWO, RVO, contract research), for a total budget of around 2M euro per year. The ES group is a multicultural team, with staff members of eight different nationalities and students from all over the world.

Are you ready for a two-year training program while at the same time receiving a salary? Do you like to work in an international, multidisciplinary team of professional experts for the next two years? Would you like to apply your innovative, creative ideas in embedded-systems development in the high-tech healthcare industry? Then you should consider starting as a PDEng trainee at Eindhoven University of Technology, TU/e, www.tue.nl , in the Netherlands and gain a head start on your fellow Master students!

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Project description
During the traineeship you follow an individual program, consisting of courses, workshops, professional development and industrial projects, deepening the theoretical knowledge and practical skills gained during your university studies. You will apply all knowledge gained in a large-scale in-company multidisciplinary design project. The project for this traineeship is conducted in collaboration between the Electronic Systems group (www.es.ele.tue.nl ) in the Electrical Engineering department of TU/e and Philips Healthcare (https://www.philips.nl/healthcare ). You build up a valuable network and can count on professional supervision from both the university and Philips. Your individual training scheme is customized to your personal and professional skills, as well as the demands of the industrial project.

The envisioned traineeship is part of the recently granted ECSEL project FitOptiVis, coordinated by Philips Healthcare. The objective of FitOptiVis is to develop an integral approach for smart integration of distributed image- and video-processing pipelines for cyber-physical systems (CPS) covering a reference architecture, supported by low-power, high-performance, smart devices, and by methods and tools for combined design-time and run-time multi-objective optimization within system and environment constraints.

In today’s CPS domains such as healthcare, high-tech equipment, and robotics, efficient image and video processing plays a crucial role. The challenge is to ensure low latency, high-performance, and energy efficiency. The trade-off among these conflicting design objectives is key in the design decisions. This calls for a new paradigm of combined model-driven design-time and runtime multi-objective optimization that is specifically targeted for distributed imaging and video-processing pipelines within CPS.

Predictable reconfigurable multi-source streaming
CPS are complex heterogeneous systems with heterogeneous, partially shared, resources and with dynamic stream data processing applications. Platform virtualization is a method to offer applications their private share of the shared resources without the need to address the interference from other applications sharing the resources. This way, separation of concerns is achieved that dramatically simplifies the development and verification of applications and makes their operation more predictable.

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FitOptiVis exploits the virtual platform approach by defining a reference architecture in which system resources are offered to applications as virtual platforms that give applications their dedicated share of system resources with composable functionality and performance. Dynamic reconfiguration of applications and resources is indispensable for an efficient and performant CPS. This requires the possibility to dynamically reconfigure virtual platforms in a composable and predictable manner without disturbing the ongoing operation of applications.

The PDEng in this position will work closely with PhDs within this research project to (1) prototype a CompSOC based (compsoc.eu/ ) virtual platform which will enable reallocation of resources and applications without compromising the operation and performance of active applications and (2) to demonstrate the technical results in an integrated demonstrator targeting the multi-source streaming FitOptiVis’ use case. The position will be supervised by Dr. Marc Geilen.

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ERC Advanced Grant HisTochText / Ingénieur d’Etudes Microscopie

One-year position / Ingénieur d’études sous contrat à durée déterminée

Location: CRC du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris

Gross monthly salary:  2 305,51 €

The Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE) is a large institution of higher education and research, member of the Comue Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL), and founding member of the Campus Condorcet project. The EPHE is established on several sites in France and French Polynesia.

MISSIONS

1 year contract in the framework of the ERC project “History of the Tocharian texts of the Pelliot collection”. This ERC project focuses on the study of Buddhist culture in the Kucha region of the Tarim Basin (present-day Xinjiang, China) in the second half of the 1st millennium CE. For this purpose, documents in Tocharian and in Sanskrit of the Pelliot Kuchean Collection, held in the French National Library (BNF), will be studied by both historians and linguists and physicochemists.

– Within this large project, the job consists in providing information on the manuscript material constituents in order to enhance the codicological knowledge of these documents and to help classify manuscripts by combining data from studying texts (linguistics, content of texts …) and from scientific results achieved by material analysis. To do this, should be identified: tree species for documents on wooden tablets and fibers for paper documents, using mainly optical and digital microscopy techniques. Digital microscopy could also provide additional information by observing the surface of documents.

MAIN ACTIVITIES

– She/He should Identify the materials (wood, paper) constituting the supports of manuscripts by microscopic techniques (optical, digital).

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– She/He should Set up a non-invasive identification and analysis & testing protocol for wood and paper substrates by microscopy.

Analyzes on manuscripts shall be conducted at the BNF (Richelieu site) using transportable equipment (several weeks planned on site). Mission preparation and data processing will be done at the Centre de recherche sur la conservation (CRC) on the site of the Museum national d’histoire naturelle, Paris. At CRC, he / she will work under the responsibility of a research scientist in strong interaction with the various researchers of the laboratory involved in this project.

ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES

– She/He should work in Multidisciplinary collaboration with physicochemists and historians specializing in manuscripts studies

– She/He should take part in international meetings

– She/He should write papers on research works

REQUISITE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge

– She/He should have a Good knowledge of plant anatomy and xylology,

– She/He should have a Good working knowledge of English and particularly in the scientific field

– Great interest in studying ancient manuscripts materials would be appreciated

Know-how

– Good knowledge in the identification of wood species, and possibly of paper fibers

– Strong knowledge or even mastering optical and digital microscopy techniques.

Soft skills

– She/He should be predisposed to working independently  and showing initiative while at the same time working cooperatively within the research team, and collaborative working relationships;

– She/He should be aware of health and safety rules

REQUISITE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Initial training in sciences, graduated with a Master degree

With a Specialty in Plant Anatomy

Previous experience in the characterization of ancient manuscripts will be appreciated

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For further information, please contact:

leon-ba[email protected] ,  +33 1 40 79 53 18

HOW TO APPLY

If you want to apply,  please email  your resume and your letter of motivation to :

[email protected] (Principal Investigator)

[email protected] (Project manager)

[email protected] (Scientific partner – supervisor)

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Masters Scholarships

Māori Electoral Option MA Thesis Scholarship


Value:

The scholarship covers stipend of $15,000, plus tuition fees for the thesis component

Tenure of award:

One year

Closing dates for applications:

15 November 2018


Number of awards offered:

One

History or background of award

An MA Scholarship is available for a thesis in the 2019 academic year, associated with the ‘Big Data Approach to the Problem of Electoral Turnout’, a Marsden-funded research project, under the supervision of Professor Jack Vowles. Taking a ‘big data’ approach, using marked electoral rolls indicating whether or not the 30,000 people sampled cast a vote, this research maps and seeks to explain stability and change in voting and not voting over two general elections and two local elections. The proposed research will analyse movement between the general and Māori rolls during 2018, using both the matched sample and the entire rolls before and after the change.

Purpose of award

Applications are sought from those who are eligible at the time of application, or who will have become eligible at the start of Trimester 2 the following year, to enrol for a Master’s degree by thesis worth 90 points or more. This will either be Part 2 of a two-year, 180 point Master of Political Science (MPols) degree (course code POLS595, 90 points) or a 120 point Master of Arts (MA) thesis in Political Science (course code POLS591).

Selection criteria

* Applicants would normally be expected to have completed a Bachelor’s degree or Honours or Master’s degree Part 1 in political science or an appropriate social science subject demonstrating academic achievement equivalent to a First-Class Honours degree from a New Zealand University.
* Applicants undertaking a 180-point Master’s degree may be eligible for this scholarship provided that they conduct the research under POLS595 (as a 90-point thesis).
* Scholarships will be awarded solely on the basis of academic merit.
* The research will require a willingness to engage with and analyse data, using various methods of quantitative analysis and experience in using statistical methods will be an advantage. Assistance in learning such skills, if required, will be available from the project research assistant in the first half of the year, and throughout from the supervisor.

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How do students apply?

Regulations
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Decision makers

Professor Jack Vowles, Dr. Matthew Gibbons, Professor Jon Fraenkel.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Entry into MA or MPols programme

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Position: The Scholarships Office
Organisation: Victoria University of Wellington
Address: PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 463 5557
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships

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Masters Scholarships

Vision Matauranga – Deep South Challenge Masters Scholarship (by Thesis)


Value:

Up to $20,000 ($15,000 stipend and a fees contribution of up to $5,000)

Tenure of award:

One year

Closing dates for applications:

15 November 2018


Number of awards offered:

Two

History or background of award

In collaboration with Victoria University, the VISION MĀTAURANGA science programme as part of the Deep South National Science Challenge, is offering two Masters Scholarships. The scholarships have been established to build cross-disciplinary research capability and capacity in global change studies to help meet the emerging demands of increasingly complex social, economic, political and bio-physical system changes facing Māori and wider Aotearoa/New Zealand society. Projects are sought that will contribute to the following four research themes:
Theme 1: Understanding climate change – linkages, pressure points and potential responses
Theme 2: Exploring adaptation options for Māori communities
Theme 3: Assistance to Māori businesses to aid decision-making and long-term sustainability
Theme 4: Products, services and systems derived from mātauranga Māori*
* Includes: Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori

Purpose of award

The scholarships have been established to build cross-disciplinary research capability and capacity in global change studies to help meet the emerging demands of increasingly complex social, economic, political and bio-physical system changes brought on by a warming climate facing Māori and wider Aotearoa/New Zealand society.

Applications are sought from those who are eligible at the time of application, or who will have become eligible within six months of notification, to enrol in a Master’s degree by thesis worth 90 points or more. In most cases this will be Part 2 of a two-year Master’s degree.

Selection criteria

Applications are sought from those who are eligible at the time of application, or who will have become eligible within six months of notification, to enrol in a Master’s degree by thesis worth 90 points or more. In most cases this will be Part 2 of a two-year Master’s degree.

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– Applications are invited from New Zealanders of Māori descent
– You must be eligible to undertake an MA or MSc at Victoria University of Wellington
– You must be enrolled in a full-time study
– Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit
– A suitable university supervisor must be agreed prior to acceptance
– Proposed research should be feasible and applicable
– Study must commence within 6 months of receiving this scholarship
Applicants across the physical and social sciences are encouraged to apply.

How do students apply?

Scholarship applicants must contact the School in which they wish to enrol directly so that their research proposal and the feasibility of supervision can be assessed. Enrolling as a Master’s student and applying for a Scholarship are two separate processes. The holding of Scholarship is conditional upon the scholarship recipient gaining enrolment as a Master’s student.
Applicants, other than those who have completed all of their study at Victoria, must include a certified copy of their academic record from other institutions with this application.
Regulations
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Decision makers

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit by the Deep South Challenge Kāhui Māori and  the Science Leader for the Vision Mātauranga science programme.

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Once the Selection Committee has made a decision applicants will be notified by email of their results, and any feedback from the Committee. The scholarship will be paid in monthly instalments following completion of a 6-monthly progress report by the student.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Scholarship recipients will be expected to sign a Postgraduate Scholarship Contract.

Once the period of tenure of a scholarship has commenced, the Scholarships Committee may, at its sole discretion, grant a scholarship recipient a deferment of their scholarship for a period of up-to six months. In most cases such a deferment will coincide with a formal suspension from their enrolment in the Master’s degree.

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A scholarship shall be terminated and the corresponding proportion of the scholarship emolument forfeited, if a scholarship recipient ceases to resume the aforesaid programme of research or advanced study within one month of the last day of the period of deferment.

Scholarship recipients shall be required to devote themselves full-time to their programme of research during the tenure of the scholarship and may not hold a position of employment without the approval of the Scholarships Committee. Approval may be given for scholarship recipients to undertake paid employment (usually tutoring) for up to a maximum of 600 hours in one calendar year.

Each scholarship recipient and his/her principal supervisor shall provide a quarterly progress report to the Scholarships Office six months after the commencement of the scholarship. Where progress is not satisfactory, the matter will be referred to the Scholarships Committee.

The Scholarships Committee may at any time suspend or terminate a scholarship, if the scholarship recipient is not diligently pursuing their programme of research, has violated the University Statute on Conduct, or has failed to comply with any of the terms and conditions on which the scholarship was awarded.

Who else has information about this award?

For more information about this award and the Vision Mātauranga programme of science please contact:
Associate Professor Sandy Morrison
Deep South Challenge Vision Mātauranga Science Leader
Email: [email protected]

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Position: The Scholarships Office
Organisation: Victoria University of Wellington
Address: PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 463 5557
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships

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