2018 Algorithms PhD Student Travel Award

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Algorithms PhD Student Travel Award sponsored by our journal. The award aims to assist junior researchers to attend an international conference.

The 2018 Algorithms Travel Award consists of 800 CHF.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • PhD students whose research involves algorithms and their applications
  • Attend an international conference in 2018 to present research (either via an oral presentation or poster) in the area of algorithms and their applications, and provide a letter of acceptance from the conference organizer

The required application materials include:

  • An abstract for the conference
  • Curriculum Vitae, including a complete list of publications
  • Letter of support from their mentors

Please send your applications to algorithms@mdpi.com or yi.zhang@mdpi.comby 31 May 2018. The winner will be announced by 15 June 2018. Please visit our website for details here http://www.mdpi.com/journal/algorithms/awards.

We look forward to receiving your applications.

Kind regards,
Ms. Yi Zhang
Managing Editor
E-Mail: algorithms@mdpi.com
Algorithms (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/algorithms)

On behalf of
Prof. Dr. Henning Fernau
Editor-in-Chief of Algorithms
Theoretical Computer Science, FB 4 – Abteilung Informatik,
Universität Trier, D-54286 Trier, Germany

Three PhD Positions in Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence in Tilburg

Three PhD Positions in Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence in Tilburg

deadline: May 21, 2018
starting date: summer/fall 2018

The Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence department at Tilburg University  (The Netherlands) is looking for three enthusiastic colleagues for PhD positions  on the project VIBE (Virtual Humans in the Brabant Economy). This project aims  to develop embodied conversational agents in virtual reality that look and  behave like humans both verbally and non-verbally and can be deployed in  hospital settings. Together with 13 partners, including Tilburg University,  universities of applied sciences, several technology firms, the Netherlands Aerospace Center, and three hospitals, we will build these agents for virtual,  mixed and augmented reality environments, train these agents using sensing technologies and data science techniques, and deploy and test the agents in  three hospitals that partner in this project.

The successful PhD candidate holds a (research) master in a relevant area and is expected to have an academic mindset with an entrepreneurial interest, and is supposed to be enthusiastic, creative, and solution-driven. The candidate is comfortable with working in a multidisciplinary research team, has an excellent command of English and good professional communication skills. Specifically, the candidate has a strong background in areas such as cognitive science, computer science, data science, engineering, computational linguistics and virtual, mixed  or augmented reality.

More information can be found here:

Algorithm Engineering for the Scalability Challenge: Job Position

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) is announcing a Tenure Track Professorship for  Scalable Algorithms and Methods for Big Data.

The range of possible subjects is very wide and the position is part of a planned large strategic focus on “Algorithm Engineering for the Scalability Challenge” at KIT that offers unique research opportunities in this hot area of research. For details see:


Computer Science at CI is hiring a Lab Technician

The job posting can be found here: https://www.csuci.edu/careers/ and select the “Staff Position” button, and once there do the following search:

While the position is temporary until June, the expectation is that it will become a permanent position after that, following a second round of interviews – of course, the first successful candidate would be expected to reapply for the permanent position.

Here is the position description:

Support lab activities and instruction for the Computer Science, Information Technology and Mechatronics Engineering programs. Ensuring safe and effective operation of all Computer Science, Information Technology and Mechatronics Engineering lab facilities. Responsible for complex work in the purchase, installation and maintenance of computer science laboratory equipment and software. This position will also be responsible for supporting equipment and instrumentation of teaching laboratories for Computer Science, Information Technology and Mechatronics.

Maintains the equipment in the general Computer Science, Information Technology and Mechatronics Engineering labs, and in the specialized labs (e.g., networks, robotics, and embedded systems). Perform periodic preventative maintenance as necessary. Set up and operate basic complex electronic equipment and instrumentation such as computers and peripherals, data acquisition hardware and software, electronic imaging, 3d printers, robots, power supplies, etc. Maintains all equipment, cleans and arranges for returns of devices to manufacturer or other repair facilities or for a field engineer to come to the campus for onsite repair in the event of major problems. Analyzes and gives advice on selection and purchase of new equipment, computers, components and software and assists in the selection and set up of vendors. System Administration for Computer Science, Information Technology, and Mechatronics Engineering programs, coordinate and consult, acting as the liaison between the Computer Science, Information Technology, and Mechatronics Engineering with the Division of Technology & Innovation.

Organize and update inventory for the Computer Science, Information Technology, and Mechatronics Engineering labs and prepare these labs for students when necessary. Order needed parts and supplies and maintain budget and purchase records. Responsible for cleaning the equipment in the computer labs.

Requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and one year of experience with computer equipment or technical training in electronics or electrical engineer. Experience in an academic environment required. Rudimentary knowledge of hardware, and basic knowledge of network and system security. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, excellent technical communication skills, personal and professional integrity.

Highly desirable skills:
Linux server administration (especially Apache, MySQL, Subversion, and deployments of Ubuntu in both desktop and server), Mac OS X server administration, Windows server administration and Windows and Mac desktop administration. Familiarity with every software package used in any of the Computer Science, Information Technology, and Mechatronics Engineering courses. Network administration (knowledge of DHCP, DNS, TFTP, FTP, SSH/SFTP, TCP/IP; basic knowledge of Open Directory/OpenLDAP and some knowledge of Active Directory).

The lab technician will have to be proactive with the Information Technology needs of the department and possess the ability to work with others to implement solutions. Ability to work independently and be adaptable to new situations is required.

Physical Demands: Frequent/ Continuous reaching within arm’s distance, frequent sitting in office chair, up to 5-7 hours at the time. Occasional lifting /carrying of up to 15 pounds at waist level with office area, continuous use of hands to operate telephone, computer system, filing and writing activities, occasional reaching at or above waist and shoulder level, occasional bending and/or stooping at the waist, continuous use of hands for grasping, fine manipulation and ability to stand/walk up to 20 minutes at a time.


Research position is available in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pisa

A 20-month research position is available in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pisa.

Research program:
Development of a novel software framework for processing compressed data structures, pattern matching and discovery, and their applications on biological sequence collections

Research areas include (but are not limited to):
– string algorithms,
– text indexing for big data,
– indexes for approximate pattern matching,
– text compression and compressed text indexing,
– external memory indexes,
– space efficient data structures, and
– shared memory parallel computing.

* Application deadline: 6th December 2017
* Potential starting dates: January/February 2018 (or as soon thereafter)
* Duration: 20 months
* Expected qualification: Master’s Degree or PhD.

The annual gross salary of the grant is EUR 25,200.00, which is approximately EUR 1,500.00 net per month after tax and mandatory retirement/superannuation contributions (for those having other mandatory retirement schemes other than INPS, the annual gross salary is EUR 23,930.46).  If you have family, you can also considerably increase your annual salary.

Candidates with expertise in string/parallel algorithms, combinatorics, software development and/or NGS bioinformatics are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more details on the job description and how to apply, please find the official competition call (both in Italian and English languages):

Research positions in Japan at the RIKEN Center

Succinct information processing unit in the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligent Project, Japan, is opening two new research positions.
The aim of this unit is to develop new methods in the area of data compression, data structures, algorithms, data mining, machine learning and their applications  in Bioinformatics and Chemoinformatics.

Application deadline for the postdoc and the internship positions is not set. (Early application is preferable). Please ask for more information on the positions by yasuo.tabei@riken.jp.

For detailed job descriptions, visit

12 PhD fellowships in Computer Science at the University of Pisa, covering three years: Nov 2017 – Oct 2020

This PhD is a joint collaboration between the University of Pisa and the Universities of Florence and Siena. One of the 12 PhD fellowships is specifically reserved to students which got their master degree outside Italy, all the other fellowships can be accessed by any master student independently of her/his country and degree. Fellowships are increased by 50% for periods of research visits abroad.  Extra funding is available for participation to international conferences, schools, workshops, and short research visits. The language of the PhD program is English.

The deadline for applications is 19 July 2017 (hr 13:00).

For more info on the call please look at the site:

–          English version: http://dottorato.unipi.it/index.php/en/application-process-for-the-academic-year-2017-2018.html

–          Italian version: http://dottorato.unipi.it/index.php/it/concorsi-d-ammissione-a-a-2017-2018.html

Since 1982, when it was established, our PhD in Computer Science aims to train researchers and innovators in Information Science and Technology, so our PhD students are involved since the beginning in the research activities, they are invited to attend monographic courses and international PhD schools, as well as to spend study and research periods in academic and industrial research centers in Italy and abroad. Our PhD offers strong relationships for research projects, internships and job placements with prestigious ICT companies worldwide in the area of Big Data and Web, Smart Communities and Social Networks, FinTech and Industry 4.0, BioInformatics and Smart Health, etc. Special attention will be devoted to internships in startups with an international visibility and, additionally, students will have the opportunity to attend the course “PhD+ : Research Valorization, Innovation and Entrepreneurial mindset”, launched by UniPI since 2011, in which young researchers are thought and trained on those soft skills with seminars on business modeling and planning, IP protection and valorization, communication tools and techniques, fund raising from public and private bodies, start-up creation, and so on.

At the end of the PhD, our students will be able to contribute to the definition of new models and theories for computation and information processing; foundations, algorithms and SW/HW platforms for the organization, storage and analysis of (Big) data; new languages and tools to support emerging programming paradigms, such as the ones required or designed in the area of Artificial Intelligence, Cloud and Fog computing, Internet of Things, Cyber Security, Networking, Programming paradigms and methodologies, etc..

For more information, please contact Prof. Paolo Ferragina at paolo.ferragina@unipi.it

@CSUCI Comp Sci students: position at QAD

We have a single immediate opening for our year long training program. This is a great opportunity for for a CSUCI student. This is the same program I’ve mentioned in the past. The person we hire gets 6 months hands on training in RnD here in Summerland. Them we fly them out to the east coast for 3 months of hands on training within out Support organization, and they finish the program with 3 more months working at customers sites at any number of random global customer sites. During the 12 month program, they are paid full salaries and get 6 months housing with with RnD or on the east coast. This position will have the option to relocate to Michigan at the conclusion of the program.

Daniel Villanueva
Project Manager

1100 Innovation Place
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 USA
QAD – Our Passion. Your Advantage.