Job Offers

Context: All the job offers will be done in the context of SEPIA team specialised in large scale distributed systems (HPC and Clouds), particularly in autonomic computing, scheduling and multi-objective optimization. SEPIA team is part of IRIT lab (750 staff members) in Toulouse.

PhD thesis offers in the context of the i-nondations project
These PhD thesis will be done in the context of the i-Nondations (e-flooding) project funded by ANR (French National Funding Agency). This project is a collaboration with Cerema, IRSTEA, Enedis and SDIS31. Every year floods happen. Solutions exist for slow floods but fast ones are difficult to predict and to handle. This project aims to model fast floods in term of risk management and impact on the infrastructures using data collected by technological or human sensors. The project will integrate different technical expertise to handle fast floods in crisis management and resilience. The project aims to integrate different expertises in an autonomic approach for a fluid adaptation to the evolutions and to the events. The project suggests managing three phases: before, during, and after a crisis in a feedback loop coming from the autonomic field called MAPE-K loop [1][2]. It is based on four steps : Monitoring, Analysis, Planning and Execution with a Knowledge database. The Knowledge database will be filled continuously in order to identify similarity between events, study answers (and optimize answers) and construct different solutions to handle crisis. Two loops will be used : one for short term timescale and one for long term. The short term one will aim to handle the crisis while the long term one will aim to prevent other crisis. Both loops will interact through a learning process.

In this context, two PhD subjects are proposed: