Department of Communications & Computer Engineering / Department of Computer Science
Faculty of ICT
A Ph.D. position is available with the Department of Communications & Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of ICT, in conjunction with the ALICE experiment at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research.
The selected candidate will be working on the massively parallel implementation, on GPU devices, of algorithms used in the ALICE detectors for the recognition, reconstruction and compression of events deriving from particle collisions produced by the Large Hadron Collider. In particular, the problem of autotuning these implementations will be considered.
Applicants should be familiar with C/C++ and Linux development, and possess a good understanding of numerical analysis software and algorithms as well as compilers and runtime systems. Prior experience with current GPU parallel programming platforms, such as CUDA and OpenCL, would be ideal. Knowledge of signal processing algorithms will be considered an asset.
Eligibility will be subject to the prevailing University of Malta and Faculty of ICT regulations and bye-laws.