In a community, members provide each other with various types of help, usually nonprofessional and nonmaterial, for a particular shared, usually burdensome, characteristic. The help may take the form of providing and evaluating relevant information, relating personal experiences, listening to and accepting others’ experiences, providing sympathetic understanding and establishing social networks. Philips, our partner in this project, is a well-known worldwide provider for home monitoring and tele-healthcare systems, which collect a large amount of patient data.
You have completed a university education or are about to graduate in an area that is relevant to our research, i.e. computer science, electrical engineering, or mathematics. You like working in a team and have knowledge of one or more of the following topics: data bases, networking, and security. Your main task will be to do research, but you will be given the opportunity to acquire some teaching experience. As PhD student you will be appointed for a period of four years, at the end of which you must have completed a PhD thesis. During this period you have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge by joining international exchange programs, to participate in national and international conferences and workshops, and to visit other research institutes and universities worldwide.