Sano PhD Student: Performance evaluation, prediction and optimization of medical applications on emerging computing infrastructures

Location Krakow
Employment type Full-time
Region / State / Province małopolskie
About job:

Project title: Performance evaluation, prediction and optimization of medical applications on emerging computing infrastructures

Publication date: Jan 4th 2022

Closing date: Jan 31st 2022

Level of education: Master's degree

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary indication: up to 8000 PLN gross monthly


Sano: dr. Maciej Malawski  (Extreme Scale data and Computing Research Group Leader)

Project start: January 2022 (as soon as a Candidate is selected

Computational medicine applications increasingly rely on artificial intelligence and machine learning. For this reason, AI/ML workloads become more important for Sano and in many computing centers. On the other hand, new hardware and software architectures are emerging: GPUs, IPU, TPU, Quantum (QPU). Examples are new machines at Cyfronet, Lumi, Juelich supercomputing centers and other collaborating institutions. Moreover, there are new computing models including containers or serverless clouds, which often need to use multi-cloud scenarios. This heterogeneity of infrastructures requires careful decisions about resource allocation and management.

The goal of the project will be to conduct performance analysis of application workloads coming from biomedical domain on selected computing infrastructures. This will allow to understand the trade-offs between cost, performance, accuracy, scalability, resource utilization, application turnaround times and other metrics. The gathered performance data will be used to build machine learning models for predicting the performance of applications and to optimize their execution with respect to selected criteria.

What are you going to do?

You are expected to:

  • do original research in this field under the direction of the supervisor;
  • participate in the many seminars by internal and external speakers as well as journal clubs and group activities;
  • collaborate with other PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers and other Sano employees.
What do we require?

As our successful candidate you should have:

  • Master’s degree (completed or near completion) or 1st Class undergraduate Honours degree in a relevant discipline such as computer science, computer engineering, robotics, physics or similar;
  • knowledge of parallel and distributed computing;
  • knowledge of operating systems, monitoring tools, system benchmarking as desirable;
  • excellent programming skills: Python, C++, Bash;
  • experience in Machine Learning frameworks and tools;
  • experience in HPC, cloud and/or container technologies is desired;
  • prior academic or industry research experience;
  • interest in pursuing applied research;
  • excellent written and oral English communication skills.
Our offer:

We offer a fixed term contract for 40 hours per week for the duration of 4 years. This will be supported by an educational plan that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. The contract will include opportunities to participate in teaching and supervision of undergraduate and master students.

The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be up to 8000 PLN gross per month, based on a full-time contract (40 hours a week) for the duration of 4 years with private medical care and a sports card.

This PhD will be a collaboration between Sano and a degree awarding body. The student will be based in Poland, Krakow operating in conjunction with the Cyfronet supercomputing centre hosted by AGH.

Sano offers excellent opportunities for study and development, an access to many international conferences on computational medicine and a possibility to grow in a scientific society.

Last modified Thursday, February 3, 2022