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Ph.D. -- LINA / University of Nantes

To be announced

Contacts : Yann Busnel




Ph.D. -- LIRIS / INSA of Lyon

To be announced

Contacts : Philippe Lamarre




Ph.D. Epidemic Distributed Convergence for Decentralized Social Networking -- IRISA / University of Rennes

Context of the work

The PhD student will work on novel approaches for decentralized social networks in the context of the SocioPlug project. The objective is to investigate how current decentralized social protocols based on epidemic protocols can be combined within recent advances on distributed consistency and querying capabilities to deliver a private, scalable, and powerful personal cloud infrastructure. The PhD will take place within the SocioPlug project, funded by ANR, the French Research Funding Agency, in collaboration with U. of Nantes and LIRIS in Lyon. The work will particularly focus on the synergies between CRDT (Convergent Replicated Data Types) and gossip-based protocols for self-organization and diffusion to support advanced querying mechanisms on home-hosted plug computers.

Candidate Profile

Candidates should hold a M.Sc. in Computer Science (or equivalent) by the start of the PhD. The post would particularly suit candidates who are keen to combine scientific rigor, technical creativity, and hands-on experiments and data collection. The successful candidate should ideally possess some background on distributed computing and distributed algorithms, and have a keen interest in social computing issues and advances.

Start Date and Location:

October 2014 ; in the ASAP Research Group, IRISA/Inria Rennes, in Rennes, Brittany, France

Conditions and award

The award is of ca. 1671 euros (subject to yearly revision) per month before tax for three years (roughly 1363 euros after tax and social contributions), and is available to both Home/EU and international students. The award includes the French's state health insurance, retirement contributions, and French unemployment insurance. Additional information

Security and defense procedure:

In the interests of protecting its scientific and technological assets, Inria is a restricted-access establishment. Consequently, it follows special regulations for welcoming any person who wishes to work with the institute. The final acceptance of each candidate thus depends on applying this security and defense procedure.

How to apply:

A rolling deadline applies. Please send us an email with the following information:

  • A CV
  • A short personal statement (up to half a page): Why do you want to do a PhD, and why this one?
  • Links to any prior technical work you may have produced (MSc report, research paper, software...)
  • A recent grade transcript (when applicable)
  • The names and addresses of at least two academic referees

Due to a large number of applications, candidates will only be contacted if short-listed.

Contacts : François Taiani




Research Ing. -- LINA / University of Nantes

To be announced

Contacts : Pascal Molli