We have a three-year postdoc available immediately to work on programming languages and platforms for sensor networks.
Research Fellow – CD1060
School of Computer Science, £32,751 – £35,788 per annum. Start: As soon as possible, Fixed Term 3 years
We seek a Research Fellow to design and implement an integrated software platform based on mission specifications and evolution operators. The work will be evaluated based on case study deployments in the context of real-world large-scale WSANs. You will specifically focus on generative programming techniques to integrate the overall design, and will work with Professors Dearle and Dobson.
The project involves re-architecting WSAN systems so that system-wide behaviour is defined using explicit mission specifications. These allow top-level constraints and trade-offs to be captured directly and used to inform software deployment and evolution in a well-founded manner. We compile mission-level components to collections of node-level components connected using network overlays. We maintain both mission constraints and management interfaces through to run-time where they can be manipulated by evolution and recomposition operators.
You should have a good honours degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, and preferably have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in Computer Science. You will have strong software development/OS/programming language skills. Experience in generative programming, compilers, operating systems, component deployment and/or sensor networks would be advantageous. You should be a highly motivated individual and be able to lead the day-to-day work.
This is a fixed-term post for 3 years, starting as soon as possible.