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Unique identifier: 1eb41539-d9cb-4ed9-a822-3c61407d4131

1. Descrição do cargo/posição/bolsa
1. Job description

Job:
Two research grants with reference number BI|2020/107 and BI|2020/108 are now available under the scope of project novaVM - New Java Virtual Machine for Big Data - PTDC/EEI-COM/30644/2017

Job/Fellowship Reference: research grants with reference number BI|2020/107 and BI|2020/108 are now available under the scope of project novaVM - New Java Virtual Machine for Big Data - PTDC/EEI-COM/30644/2017.

Main research field: Engineering

Sub research field:

Job summary:

BI|2020/107

Stateful Functions is an open source framework that provides a powerful abstraction for event-driven architectures, reducing the complexity of building and orchestrating distributed stateful applications at scale, by bringing together benefits of stream processing and Function-as-a-Service (FaaS).  This work explores leveraging Stateful Functions in Flink in order to design and develop an extension to this Big-data platform to achieves increased scalability and performance, with adaptable resource management driven by service-level objectives regarding performance (latency, throughput), result accuracy, and resource management.

 

BI|2020/108 

Graphs processing systems provide a powerful abstraction for sophisticated Big-Data applications. This work addresses graph storage (e.g., DGraph, Neo4j, JanusGraph, Nebula Graph) and processing (e.g., GraphX on Spark and Gelly on Flink) and their space- and time-efficiency, exploring how these metrics can be improved, e.g., by employing summarized data representations to reduce storage occupation, while allowing dynamism (i.e., update-able data), while still enabling implementing popular graph algorithms and workloads.



Job description:

Public notice for research grant

novaVM - New Java Virtual Machine for Big Data

PTDC/EEI-COM/30644/2017

INESC-ID - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa is a R&D institute dedicated to advanced research and development in the fields of Information Technologies, Electronics, Communications, and Energy. INESC-ID has participated in more than 50 research projects funded by the European Union and more than 190 funded by national entities. Until today, our researchers have published more than 700 papers in international journal papers, more than 3000 papers in international conferences, and have registered 15 patents and/or brands.

1 | RESEARCH GRANT TYPE

Two research grants with reference number BI|2020/107 and BI|2020/108  are now available under the scope of project novaVM - New Java Virtual Machine for Big Data - PTDC/EEI-COM/30644/2017, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia,  and under the following conditions:

2 | DURATION

3 months, starting in February 2021:

-     Renewable, if the candidates are enrolled in a MsC program – art. 6º, nº 4.b)

(https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf)
subject to suitable performance within the period of the project, not exceeding the maximum period set by FCT for such grants – 2 years (included contract renewals)

 

-     Renewable, if the candidates are enrolled in a non-degree programme – art. 6º, nº 4.a)

(https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf)

subject to suitable performance within the period of the project, not exceeding the maximum period set by FCT for such grants – 1 year (included contract renewals)

 

3 | LEGISLATION

A fellowship contract will be celebrated according to:

1.       Law 40/2004 of 18th of August (Scientific Research Fellow Status) and its successive amendments, including the amendments introduced by the Decree Law n. 123/2019 of 28th of August 
https://dre.pt/web/guest/legislacao-consolidada/-/lc/124281176/201912061112/73740605/diploma/indice?lcq=estatuto+do+bolseiro,

2.       Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology in force https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf

3.       INESC-ID Lisboa Grant Regulations

https://www.inesc-id.pt/scholarship-regulations/

The fellowship contract is awarded on an exclusive dedication basis – art. 5 of Scientific Research Fellow Status and art. 16 of Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology.

4 | MONTLY AMOUNT

The monthly amount of the grant is 805,98 € is in accordance with the values stipulated in the “Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology” in force (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/Tabela_Valores_SMM_LOE_2020.pdf)  and shall be rendered through a monthly bank transfer to an account held by the grantee.

5 | OBJECTIVES/WORKPLAN

 

BI|2020/107

Stateful Functions is an open source framework that provides a powerful abstraction for event-driven architectures, reducing the complexity of building and orchestrating distributed stateful applications at scale, by bringing together benefits of stream processing and Function-as-a-Service (FaaS).  This work explores leveraging Stateful Functions in Flink in order to design and develop an extension to this Big-data platform to achieves increased scalability and performance, with adaptable resource management driven by service-level objectives regarding performance (latency, throughput), result accuracy, and resource management.

 

BI|2020/108 

Graphs processing systems provide a powerful abstraction for sophisticated Big-Data applications. This work addresses graph storage (e.g., DGraph, Neo4j, JanusGraph, Nebula Graph) and processing (e.g., GraphX on Spark and Gelly on Flink) and their space- and time-efficiency, exploring how these metrics can be improved, e.g., by employing summarized data representations to reduce storage occupation, while allowing dynamism (i.e., update-able data), while still enabling implementing popular graph algorithms and workloads.

 

6 | SCIENTIFIC SUPERVISION

The activity will be supervised by Luís Manuel Antunes Veiga, Associate professor at Instituto Superior Técnico researcher at INESC- ID Lisboa.

INESC ID will integrate the grantee in the research team of the scientific advisor.

7 | ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS

The candidates must have finished a Computer Science Engineering BSc degree with progress in a Computer Science and Engineering MSc degree (or in related area) additionally valued.

 

By the grant start date, the candidates must be enrolled in

a)       a MsC program – art. 6º, nº 1
(https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf)

or

b)       a non-degree program – art. 6º, nº 2
(
https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf)

Preferential factors:

Preference will be given to candidates with prior application programming, platform development and research experience with the development of Big-data applications, operation of Big-data platforms, (NO-SQL) databases, stream processing, graph processing, cloud computing and virtualization.

 

8 | EVALUATION CRITERIA AND COMMITEE

The selection will be according to the following criteria:

                I.     45% - Academic record of the;

               II.     45% - experience and knowledge in the following areas of research: application programming and platform development with the development of Big-data applications, operation of Big-data platforms, (NO-SQL) databases, stream processing, graph processing, cloud computing and virtualization;

             III.     10% - English language level.

 

The evaluation panel may also decide to not assign the scholarship, if there are no candidates with relevant records and experience.

 

Jury

name

Professional Status

Institution

President

Luís Manuel Antunes Veiga

Associate Professor

INESC ID - IST | UL

Member

Paulo Jorge Pires Ferreira

Full Professor

INESC ID – University of Oslo

Member

José Manuel de Campos Lages Garcia Simão

Assistant Professor

INESC ID – ISEL | IPL

Substitute member

João Pedro Faria Mendonça Barreto

Assistant Professor

INESC ID - IST | UL

Substitute member

Nuno Miguel Carvalho dos Santos

Assistant Professor

INESC ID - IST | UL

 

9 | COMPLAIN AND APPEAL DEADLINES AND PROCEDURES

The jury has the faculty not to select a candidate who does not prove the requirements mentioned in required education Level and research experience.

 

The admitted and excluded candidates will be notified by email of the final ranking list, including the copy of the Preliminary Report of the jury.

 

Prior Hearing and Deadline for Final Decision: After being notified, candidates have 10 working days to submit, if applicable, a formal rebuttal.

 

After that period, the jury notifies the candidates of the Final Report.

 

Excluded applicants may complain about the jury's final report for 15 working days after notification or appeal the jury's decision to the INESC ID Board of Directors for 30 working days after notification.

 

According to the Portuguese Law, a disabled candidate has a preference when in equal classification, which prevails over any other legal preference. Candidates must declare their respective degree of disability, the type of disability and the means of communication / expression to be used in the selection process, under the law.

10 | FORMALISATION OF APPLICATIONS

Applications are formalised by sending an email to rh@inesc-id.pt with the documents stated bellow and in pdf form. 

 

The application email should clearly state the reference of the research grant and project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Single copy of official academic degree certificate in the required education level  

 

 

 

a) In the application submission, the candidates from Portuguese education institutions may replace this document by a declaration of honour stating that they have the required academic degree.

 

 

It is mandatory for the approval of the fellowship contract that the selected candidate presents a single copy of the official academic degree certificate, required in education level

 

 

b) In the application submission, the candidates from foreigner education institutions may replace this document by a declaration of honour stating that they have the required academic degree.

 

 

 

It is mandatory for the approval of the fellowship contract that the selected candidate presents a single copy of the official diploma recognition, required in education level

 

 

 

For more information about diploma recognition please press here

 

 

 

 

2

Detailed list of grades (pdf form);

 

 

 

 

3

Proof of enrolment required on  7 a) or 7 b) (pdf form);

 

 

 

In the application submission, the candidates may replace this document by a declaration of honour stating that they are/will be enrolled required in  7 a) or 7 b)

 

 

It is mandatory for the approval of the fellowship contract that the selected candidate presents an official copy of the enrolment, required in 7 a) or 7 b)

 

 

 

4

Detailed curriculum vitae (pdf form);

 

 

 

 

5

Motivation letter explaining the interest in the position (pdf form);

 

 

 

 

6

Name of two personal references (pdf form).

 






 

Application Dates

 

From

 

To

 

15/01/2021

 

28/01/2021

 

 

 




Vacant posts: 2

Type of contract: Information not available

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Lisbon

Job company/institute: INESC-ID


Application deadline: 28 Janeiro 2021
(The Application's deadline must be confirmed on the Job Description)

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