Full-time PhD positions on Fog Computing are available in France, Sweden, Germany and Italy.

The positions, offered within the scope of European FogGuru project, cover a wide range of topics in fog/cloud computing infrastructures, middlewares and services:



Fog computing is emerging as a new paradigm for powering novel applications and services through the provisioning of a distributed computing infrastructure able to process data closer to users. Fog computing is a natural next step after cloud computing, as it provides substantial advantages in terms of scalability, interactivity and better usage of network resources. Major leaders in the ICT sector (like Cisco, Huawei, IBM etc.) are heavily investing into this innovation line, which is expected to have a major impact on several application domains, in much the same way the cloud is impacting them now.

FogGuru will nurture a generation of technology professionals, specifically trained on fog computing infrastructures and applications, and who will fully master the innovation process stemming from fundamental research towards invention and development of innovative products and services, and to real-life deployment, experimentation and engagement with beta-testers.

Highlights from these positions include:

  • An ambitious training program mixing in-depth scientific and technical education in fog computing, a broad technical and soft-skills training, and a state-of-the-art training in Innovation and Entrepreneurship provided by the leading European organization EIT Digital in Rennes.
  • A unique living-lab experience in the smart city of Valencia (Spain) where PhD candidates will deploy their technologies in a real urban fog-computing platform, and engage with external beta-testers to evaluate their technologies
  • Every PhD candidate will be co-supervised by one university professor and one member of industry in two different European countries.

The partners in the project are Université de Rennes 1 (coordinator), Elastisys,Technical University Berlin and U-Hopper. The project also has the following associated Partners: EIT Digital Rennes (which will provide innovation & entrepreneurship training) and the Valencia smart city living lab Las Naves, where PhD candidates will spend 7 months experimenting their research outcomes in the wild with real users.

Application deadline: as early as possible, and no later than Dec. 31st 2017.
Expected start date: March 1st 2018

About nesus

Jesus Carretero is a Full Professor of Computer Architecture and Technology at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), where he is responsible for that knowledge area since 2000. He is also Director of the Master in Administration and Management of Computer Systems, which he founded in 2004. He also serves and has served as a Technology Advisor and in applied projects with several companies such as RENFE, EADS, INDRA, SIEMENS or ISOLUX, developing research and innovation projects. He is a project reviewer for Spanish research ministry and also European Union. His research activity is centered on high-performance computing systems, distributed systems and real-time systems. He has participated and leaded several national and international research projects in these areas, founded by Madrid Regional Government, Spanish Education Ministry and the European union. He was teaching in Facultad de Informática of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain) since 1989 until 1997. In 1997 and 1998 he was a visiting scholar at the NorthWestern University of Chicago (Ill, USA), where he was researching with Prof. Alok Choudhary. He works currently at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where he has been teaching since 2000. Carretero is a senior member of the IEEE Computer Society and member of the ACM.