PhD Scholarships in Intelligent Decentralized Information Systems
Posted : 29 November 2022
Closes : 6 January 2023
Location : Galway

PhD Scholarships in Intelligent Decentralized Information Systems

Funding for PhD scholarships (stipend plus fees) is available at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics ( at the University of Galway.

About Insight Centre for Data Analytics

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics is an SFI-funded Research Centre with more than 400 researchers. Insight researches next-generation data analytics technologies in several key application domains, such as Health and Human Performance, Smart Communities, Internet of Things, Enterprise and Services, Sustainability, and Operations. Insight at the University of Galway offers a stimulating, dynamic and multicultural research team with members from all over the world, excellent ties to research groups worldwide and close collaboration with industrial partners.

The Position

The Open Distributed Systems group researches techniques for intelligent information systems, including large-scale decentralized architectures for information systems, data semantics (representation, storage, interoperability and real-time processing), and dynamic data (event and streams). We are currently looking for a PhD student in these areas. The PhD studentships will explore fundamental research on the design of intelligent decentralized information systems with applications within large-scale deployments such as data spaces.

Applicants should have the following:

  • Have at least a 2.1 (Hons) degree and/or a Masters in Computer Science or a related discipline.
  • Knowledge of several of the following areas is desirable: distributed database systems, event and stream data management, machine learning and AI, modeling and analysis of big data, linked data, knowledge graphs and data integration.
  • Strong programming skills (C / C ++, Java, Python)
  • Possess strong oral, written, and analytical skills.
  • Effective, highly motivated team player with the ability to work independently.
  • Non-native English speakers require a IELTS(6.5)/TOEFL (88).

The Fellowship

Each student will receive a scholarship, including a tax-free stipend of €18,500 per year for four years, full coverage of tuition fees, funds for conference travel, and an equipment allowance. The positions are open for both EU and non-EU candidates.

Application procedure: Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter and  CV to using “PhD Scholarships on Intelligent Distributed/Decentralized Information Systems 2023” in the subject line.

The deadline for applications is 6th January 2023.