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LEC continually seeks results-oriented and highly motivated candidates to join its team of PhD assistants. While we are not advertising for specific positions, interested candidates are welcome to submit an application through our web portal. In your cover letter and application, do indicate your specific area of interest, and specifically why you are interested to pursue that area of PhD work at LEC.

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PhD Position in High Performance Computing and Visualization for Future Urban and Infrastructural Planning Tools

The position is devoted to improving computing performance of integrated modeling framework, which can reflect the dynamic and chaotic behavior of the built urban environment and various flows that it incorporates in a realistic way. Currently, even though such capacity would be of a great importance for planning of future development, the computational cost associated with the sophisticated models limits the usage of these models to a small scale. This PhD position is dedicated to development and performance improvement of a modeling tool that can simulate the major built and infrastructural interrelations. The tool consists of multiple modules each responsible for simulating different aspects of built environment. The computational cost is associated especially with modules like traffic. In this regard, this position is partially on the high performance computing for urban modeling which involves re-designing of the existing numerical methods and models for the many-core hardware architectures (graphic processors) and implementation of them with the use of appropriate programming models. This position also involves integration of the ray tracing based rendering libraries into the modeling tool. The candidate will complement our existing multi-disciplinary team comprised of researchers from different backgrounds, including engineers and architects. The interaction between the other members of the group and adapting the developed tool according to the evolving needs is also strongly expected. This is an opportunity to participate in a project with highly recognized national partners to develop a holistic tool that can be used to evaluate different development scenarios and strategies.

Further information


 

Applications with a cover letter stating your motivation for this position; a comprehensive CV including detailed description of urban design and modeling, copies of degree certificates; names and addresses of references must be submitted online (see below) to ETH Zurich, Mr. Matthias Steiger, Human Resources, CH-8092 Zürich.

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System Level Modelling of Large Scale Software Architecture

The position is dedicated to development and integration of various existing modeling tools that can simulate the multidisciplinary aspects of development, including major built and infrastructural interrelations, related economics, flows, demographics, etc. The tool already consists of multiple modules each responsible for simulating different aspects of the county’s built environment. In this regard, this position is partially on the integration of existing various sub-modules, and new upcoming modules into an uniform platform. The work will consist of establishing complex interrelation and feedback-loop architecture of a new, optimized tool and implementation of them with the use of appropriate programming. Another important aspect of this project is the usability of the tool for the future users and developers. In this regard, this position also involves integration of user’s access optimization into the overall software architecture.

Further Information


 

Applications with a cover letter stating your motivation for this position; a comprehensive CV including detailed description of urban design and modeling, copies of degree certificates; names and addresses of references must be submitted online (see below) to ETH Zurich, Mr. Matthias Steiger, Human Resources, CH-8092 Zürich.

 
 
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