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Research Assistantship and Post-Doctoral Research Associate Opportunities

Scalable Computing Software Laboratory (SCS) is looking for highly qualified and self-motivate graduate students; funding is available during the whole program, but is contingent on good academic progress. If you think you meet the admission requirements to the PhD program in Computer Science, and have a desire to pursue research in parallel/distributed systems, please send your resume/CV and a personal statement to Xian-He Sun at sun@iit.edu . Post-Doctoral Research Associate position may be also available. Opportunities are available until the positions are filled. Please make sure to use the following prefix to your email subject "[SCS RA]"or "[SCS PD]", respectively. Also, for RA, in your email body, please include the following information (even if it is redundant from the resume/CV):

  • Name
  • Research interests (<30 words)
  • MS Degree (if applicable), major, GPA, dates, university name, university city, university country
  • BS Degree, major, GPA, dates, university name, university city, university country
  • GRE Scores
  • TOEFL Scores (if applicable)
  • Coursework (professor's name, dates taken, grade received):
    • Operating Systems
    • Networking
    • Architecture
    • Distributed Systems
    • Programming Languages
    • Compilers
    • Data-Structures
    • Algorithms
  • Programming Languages (name, years of experience, numbers of line of code in the largest project worked on in each language)
  • Publications (posters, workshop papers, conference papers, journal papers)
  • Research experience: institution, mentor name, and project title
  • Relevant work experience (institution, position title, dates)
  • Names, positions, and affiliations of people providing recommendation letters
  • How did you hear about this position?

For PD, the emphasis will be on publication and research experience, where as education is part of the research experience. For more information about these positions, please see http://www.cs.iit.edu/~scs/home/home.html , or contact Xian-He Sun at sun@iit.edu .

Dr. Xian-He Sun

Dr. Sun, Xian-He is a professor of computer science and the Chairman of the Department of Computer Science at Illinois Institute of Technology, a guest faculty in the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science at Argonne National Laboratory, and an IEEE Fellow. His current research interests include parallel and distributed processing, memory and I/O systems, software system for Big Data applications, and performance evaluation/prediction.

For more information about Dr. Xian-He Sun, please visit http://www.cs.iit.edu/~scs/sun/.


The SCS Lab is a research lab in the CS department at IIT, being lead by Dr. Xian-He Sun. SCS Lab conducts research in high performance computing and communication, especially in the design and prototype development of scalable software systems, where scalable software means software which can cooperate hundreds or more processes working collectively.

For more information about SCS Lab, please visit http://www.cs.iit.edu/~scs/home/home.html.

Computer Science at IIT

The Computer Science (CS) department at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in computer science and has research strengths in distributed systems, information retrieval, computer networking, intelligent information systems and algorithms. IIT is located within 10 minutes of downtown Chicago, and is a dynamic and innovative institution. The department has strong connections to Fermi and Argonne National Laboratories, and to local industry. An interesting short video clip about IIT can be found here. The CS graduate program at IIT ranks 82 out of 126 in the latest CRA Computer Science Graduate Program Rankings.

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