My research spans across multiple systems subfields: from the data processing layer to
operating systems and hardware accelerators for data processing. I work on a broad range
of topics starting from algorithms, data types and structures for modern data processing/
analytics workloads, to building system support (accelerators, OS kernels, runtime systems,
execution engines, frameworks, etc.) for running such workloads on modern and emerging
In general, my research is based on building real systems and a strong analytical treatment of the performance models related to these systems.
There are several fully-funded PhD positions currently available. The funding is not tied to a particular project, but the candidate should ideally be interested in some of the described ongoing projects listed here.
What are the requirements?
Candidates must have a
background in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering, with
some experience in the following areas: data management, computer architecture, hardware
acceleration (GPUs, FPGAs, Xeon Phi, etc), operating systems, high performance computing,
What do we offer?
At LSDS we provide an exciting research environment in a diverse,
international group that has
strong connections and collaborations with various other research groups and industry.
As such, there will be plenty of opportunities for industry or research internships, and
collaboration with leading researches in the field within the UK and abroad. We publish
our work at top-tier venues and have regular presence at leading conferences and meet-ups.
Our students have weekly meetings with their advisers and get to work with some of the
bleeding-edge hardware infrastructure and continuous. The group hosts regular seminars
and reading groups on various systems-related topics.
The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among the UK universities and worldwide and Imperial is one of the top ranked universities in the world. London is a vibrant, multicultural city with a lot to offer and as the leading tech hub in Europe is one of the best places to work and have impact on industry, society and the start-up scene.
If the above sounds interesting, please do not hesitate to send me an email briefly
explaining your interests and background and attach your CV. I am happy to answer any
Formal applications for the PhD program can be submitted throughout the year using the college application system (see the guidelines). Please state "System support for Big Data/Data Science" in the title and select "Dr. Jana Giceva" as the proposed research supervisor. Please submit you application through the college application system.