PhD Project in Algebraic Error Correction
DTU Compute’s Section for Mathematics, would like to invite applications for a 3-year PhD position starting 1 September 2018. The project is financed by the DFF-FNU grant “Correcting on a Curve”.
Our department DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science. At the same time we are an engineering department covering informatics and communication technologies (ICT) in their broadest sense. Finally, we play a major role in addressing the societal challenges of the digital society where ICT is a part of every industry, service, and human endeavour.
DTU Compute strives to achieve research excellence in its basic science disciplines, to achieve technological leadership in research and innovation, and to address societal challenges in collaboration with partners at DTU and other academic institutions, nationally and internationally, and, equally important, with industry and organizations. We communicate and collaborate with leading centres and strategic partners in order to increase participation in major consortia.
DTU Compute plays a central role in education at all levels of the engineering programmes at DTU - both in terms of our scientific disciplines and our didactic innovation.
Error-correcting codes ensure reliability in e.g. satellite communication, distributed storage and cloud computing. It is vital that the error-correction can be done fast. Excellent error-correcting codes can be constructed using algebraic curves – AG codes - but no truly fast decoding algorithms are available for these codes. This has limited their theoretical impact and prohibited any practical impact. This project aims to change that.
Candidates must have a master degree in computational science and engineering (CSE), (applied) mathematics, or equivalent academic qualifications. Preference will be given to candidates who can document a good background in algebra, and in addition have a solid background in computer algebra and algorithms. Furthermore, a good command of the English language is essential.
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