PhD in Computer Science (Schedulability Analysis of Complex Cyber-Physical Systems)

Research / Academic

Scheduling and resource management policies play a fundamental role in the performance and quality-of-service of a system since they determine the time at which a task (or a process) starts, accesses the resources, and completes. Cyber-physical systems (CPS), cloud computing, smart manufacturing, and product-line planning are some of the application areas of resource management policies with an increasing need to apply multi-objective, adaptive, and even smart scheduling algorithms in order to provide guaranteed service and more efficient use of resources.  

The aim of this Ph.D. project is to develope analysis techniques and tools to provide a quantitavie understanding about the system’s behavior under the use of such scheduling algorithms. This will be done by developing fast, accurate, and smart solutions to search the space of possible system outputs under the given scheduling (or decision-making) algorithm.


We expect the applicant to

• have a master’s degree in Embedded Systems, Computer Science, Algorithmic, Artificial Intelligence, or a relevant area

• have a good understanding of real-time systems (or being a fast learner)

• have good implementation skills in C/C++

• be self-motivated, ambitious, creative, critical thinker, hard worker, and enthusiastic about doing research and having publications in top-ranked conferences

• take initiation in the research and be responsible

• have excellent skills in oral and written presentation in English (no language certificate is needed).


Having expertise in any of the following areas will be considered as an advantage: 

• machine-learning algorithms

• formal methods and formal verification

• parallel processing and/or parallel programming 


Salary Benefits:

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit for more information.

Work Hours:

38 - 40 hours per week


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