ESR1 – Profiling data center resources and energy consumption – University of Helsinki

Project title: Profiling data center resources and energy consumption
Host Institution: University of Helsinki
Host Department: Department of Computer Science
Supervisor: Prof. Jussi Kangasharju
Co-Supervisors: Dr. Pan Hui (HKUST-DT Lab), Dr. Arne Oslebo (UNINETT)

The Department of Computer Science at University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) fellowship (PhD position) 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 ESR will conduct PhD studies at University of Helsinki located in Helsinki, Finland, visit other network partners 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

The objective is to develop a resource profiling framework for characterizing computing, storage, energy, and networking capabilities and requirements in cloud computing environments.

Measurements for characterizing above-mentioned resource capabilities and devising means for specifying their requirements to develop the framework. Extension of the framework to cross-data center clouds. The work has a strong measurement component and requires theoretical work for requirement specification.

Applicant Profile

  • An excellent Master degree in computer science or equivalent
  • 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 PhD studies in the PhD programme of Computer Science at University of Helsinki and must fulfill the requirements of the programme. Applicants can inform themselves about the program and its requirements at

Selection Procedure

The position will remain open until filled.


This position is also listed in EURAXESS.

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