PHD FELLOWSHIP ON LARGE-SCALE PROCESSING OF DYNAMIC GRAPHS 
AT THE NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (NTNU)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Department of Computer Science at NTNU has a vacancy for a
PhD-position in large-scale processing of dynamic graphs. The position is
funded by SFI NorwAI (https://www.ntnu.edu/norwai), the new 8-year
research-based innovation Center for AI Innovation. Here, we are
joining forces with 15 partners from industry, universities and
research institutes. Research areas cover competences that the
Norwegian industry needs to develop cutting-edge theories, methods and
technology, for efficient, effective and responsible exploitation of
data-driven AI in innovative industrial solutions.

For many important applications, data is presented as graphs, with
dynamic relationships between nodes. Examples include graphs
representing the power grid, financial transaction relationships,
social networks, and transportation networks. The nodes in the graphs
can also have attached dynamic data, for example time series, adding
further challenges. The PhD student will develop techniques
(algorithms and frameworks) for efficient processing of dynamic
graphs, and the research outcome is expected to produce high-quality
publications in top database/data mining venues.

The main supervisor will be Professor Kjetil Nørvåg.

Relevant background: A solid knowledge of algorithms, database
systenms, or data mining. A research-oriented master thesis within one
of these or related areas are expected. Good programming skills are
required.  An ability/desire to publish in top academic conferences
(VLDB, SIGMOD, ICDE, KDD, ICDM, CIKM, etc.) is essential.

Since Trondheim is a bilingual city where almost everybody speaks and 
understands English fluently, candidates need not be afraid of a 
language barrier. The working language of the research group is 
English.

For more information, please contact Prof. Kjetil Norvag (noervaag at
ntnu.no), http://www.ntnu.edu/employees/noervaag 

For detailed information about the position and application procedure, 
please see: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/197852/phd-candidates-in-ai-and-big-data-analytics

Closing date:  January 16th, 2021.