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Call for PhD Applicants

 

December 2009

The Department is seeking PhD applicants who like to work hard, play hard here in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. The department has multiple research labs that are always looking for motivated students. Here we briefly highlight some of the numerous PhD applicant positions currently available at CU-Boulder Computer Science.

Crisis Informatics
(multiple positions)
Call for PhD Applicants

We seek PhD applicants with interest in bringing their respective skills in software engineering, information science, human-centered computing, information visualization, graphics design, security, and data mining to solve challenging problems in mass emergency response, particularly with respect to civilian needs. We also address the needs of emergency response in different regions of the world. Our NSF-funded team -- Project EPIC -- is comprised of seven faculty as well as research associates and students. We are driven by practical solutions and long-range research goals.

Health Informatics
(2 positions)

We are looking for PhD applicants who are interested in interdisciplinary collaboration with health and social science researchers. Students should be interested in understanding user needs, designing prototypes, and programming high fidelity prototypes in the context of health to evaluate in the field. We use community-based participatory design principles, thus students will be expected to volunteer in the communities where we do research and be willing to collaborate with community members in the design process. Both positions have the possibility for 2+ years of graduate funding.

Numerical Software and Supporting Computer Science
(2 positions)

We seek students with interest in performance programming, web development, usability, or information retrieval to create a taxonomy of software for the writing and tuning of scientific software. This NSF-funded project relies on a broad range of computer science and complements our larger research into the creation of algorithms and software for the mathematical computations underlying scientific applications. The most immediate need is for students who will build and evaluate both the software collection itself and a web interface to it. There are also opportunities for the design of a search engine for the taxonomy and for construction of scientific programs for advanced architectures in conjunction with the taxonomy.

Programming Languages and Program Analysis
(multiple positions)

We are looking for a strong set of students to join our diverse and growing group in programming languages. In our group, there are active projects in such areas as: static and dynamic program analysis; verification, debugging, and programmer productivity tools; language-based security; type systems; language design; performance analysis of large-scale systems; analysis of hybrid and embedded systems.

Robotics
(multiple positions)

We look for students with an interest in large-scale distributed algorithms to develop novel kinds of intelligent materials with an interdisciplinary team of chemists, mechanical and electrical engineers to create the next generation of intelligent robotic devices.

The PhD Application Deadline is January 2, 2010. See Graduate Admissions Information for more on how to apply. The first 65 students who apply and mention this recruitment ad are eligible for an application fee waiver.

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College of Engineering and Applied Science
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