2012 PhD Positions in Power Consumption Modeling and Management in Cloud at University of Quebec in Canada

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The Synchromedia Lab at the Ecole de Technologie Superieur (University of Quebec) is seeking for a PhD candidate with a specialty in power consumption modeling and management in cloud.The Green Telco Cloud project, supported by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada and Ericsson, is aimed at developing the first green cloud model that supports large-scale Telco applications. This PhD thesis will investigate energy consumption & carbon emission models in Telco cloud. Mathematical formulations will be built to calculate carbon emissions resulting from energy consumption, taking into account the type of energy, the humidity, and temperature. Optimization models will be developed to allocate/relocate resources in cloud while minimizing power consumption and carbon footprint. Based on machine learning techniques, behaviours of cloud will be analyzed and then operational strategies will be proposed to maximize the utilization of green power. The successful candidate will be working at the Synchromedia Lab, renowned by world-class projects in cloud computing, such as PanLab I, PanLab II, HPDMNet, and GreenStar Network. He/she will receive a yearly stipend from the research funds provided by Ericsson, NSERC and MITACS. He/she will also obtain valuable experience through internships at Ericsson Research Center at Montreal, the largest of this multi-corporation’s R&D centres in North America.

-Strong background in operational research (modeling and optimization) -Expertise in cloud computing or high-performance computation -Excellent programming skills -Experience with machine learning and/or pattern recognition is an asset -Good communication and writing skills

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