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Postdoctoral call for application: Mobile Computation Offloading in Mobile Edge Clouds

Context and Job description:

The computer science laboratory of Paris 6 (LIP6), France, invites applications for a Postdoc/Research Engineer position in the area of mobile computation offloading in edge clouds. This position is funded by the FUI Podium project led by THALES.

The project aims at developing a platform for secure computation offloading in edge clouds deployed locally on-demand for emergency situations. Mobile cloud computing has emerged as a new paradigm of cloud computing. It offers great opportunities for mobile service industry, allowing mobile devices to access the applications and utilize the elastic resources offered by the cloud. When cloud meets mobile, there are many interesting applications and challenging issues to address, such as mobile computation offloading. In this context, we will investigate efficient mechanisms for partitioning resource-intensive applications (i.e., image/video processing and cartography) and seamlessly offloading to the cloud for further processing. The quality of the application depends on the decisions made during partitioning and the delay introduced while offloading and receiving back the cloud-processed images, both of which are key components for assessing the efficiency of the entire process.

The focus of the Postdoc/Research Engineer position will be on both algorithmic and practical issues. From the algorithmic point of view, the candidate will design, model, and analyze efficient partitioning algorithms for mobile computation offloading, based on an estimation of the energy and CPU consumptions in both local and remote sides. A decision engine will be developed to decide whether offloading parts of the application should be performed or not in order to optimize the battery usage of the devices and improve the responsiveness of the application. From a practical point of view, the candidate will implement the proposed algorithms on Android terminals, and evaluate their operational efficiency in a real test-bed available at LIP6.

The selected candidate will work closely with Prof. Rami Langar

(rami.langar@lip6.fr) and Prof. Stefano Secci (stefano.secci@lip6.fr).
 

Candidate profile:

Advanced knowledge of cloud architectures and virtualization techniques.

Advanced programming skills in C++/Java, knowledge of smartphone programming.

Knowledge of French is not required.

 

Conditions:

-    Place: LIP6, Univ. Pierre and Marie Curie, 4 Place Jussieu, Paris, France.

-    Duration: 18 months

-    Salary: ~2200€ (after taxes)


Application material:

The position is expected to start early 2016. The application evaluation and selection process will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send the following documents to the two contacts listed above:

-    Detailed CV including publications. Please, provide a link to the

documents to download rather than attach them to your application email.

-    Names and contact details of at least two referees, who are willing

to provide detailed recommendation letters about the candidate.

 

Send your application material via e-mail with the subject line “mobile computation offloading Postdoc” to rami.langar@lip6.fr and stefano.secci@lip6.fr




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