ER1 – Resource virtualization in heterogeneous cloud – Tsinghua University

Project title: Resource virtualization in heterogeneous cloud
Host Institution: Tsinghua University, China
Host Department: Department of Computer Science
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dan Li
Co-Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Xiaoming Fu (University of Göttingen, Germany), TBD

The Department of Computer Science at Tsinghua University invites applications for the position of a Experienced Researcher (ER) fellowship within the CleanSky Initial Training Network (ITN), to be funded by the Marie Curie Actions of the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission.

The recruited ER will conduct the postdoc works at Tsinghua University located in Beijing, China, visit other nodes for secondments, and attend the training events of the network. The position is fully funded (100% employment) according to the Marie Curie programme, which offers highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions.

Project Description

Current virtualization and migration technology typically concerns about mapping and moving data/applications within one data center, according to one resource requirement and under one specific cloud topology, leaving the field of across data center virtualization and migration generally untouched. However, in the cloud evolution process, virtual machine (VM) migration may occur in geographically distributed data centers, which are connected via wide area network (WAN) links, and probably have different underlying topologies.
The heterogeneity of cloud architectures and requirements, significant geographic separation and relatively low bandwidth and high latency of WAN links jointly make the across-datacenter virtualization and migration difficult. In this scenario, the existing work cannot be applied and effort should be made to develop a series of techniques to facilitate the data center consolidation and enable resource pooling. These techniques will be utilized to also support sources of renewable energy resources for data centers.

Applicant Profile

  • An excellent PhD degree in computer science
  • Good knowledge of computer networks and distributed systems
  • Ability and motivation to conduct high-quality research, including publishing the results in relevant venues
  • Excellent analytical abilities
  • Good programming skills and knowledge of evaluation methods
  • Working experience in the area of cloud computing is advantageous
  • Very good communication skills (both written and oral) in English

PhD Programme

The selected applicant will conduct his/her postdoc works in Computer Science at Tsinghua University. Applicants should inform themselves about the program.

Selection Procedure

The position will remain open until filled.


This position is also listed in EURAXESS.

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