Open PhD position on SDN/NFV at Orange/Inria, France

Orange and Inria have one Ph.D. student position to conduct research within the area of resilient SDN/NFV architectures.

The candidate is expected to propose novel mechanisms to identify anomalies in programmable virtualized network environments and to design and evaluate efficient virtualized network functions (VNFs) placement algorithms robust to link and node failures through optimization methods (e.g. combinatorial optimization).

The student will be co-supervised by Orange and Inria (i.e., COATI <> and DIANA teams <>) in the context of the Inria-Orange joint Laboratory <I/O Lab>. The student will be hosted at Inria Sophia Antipolis (French Riviera) during the first 18-month period and at Orange Lannion (Brittany) for the second period.

The applicant must hold a Master degree in Computer Science or a related field.
The candidate should have either strong analytical (mathematical) skills or strong system implementation skills and must be fluent in English (written and spoken).
Experience with OpenStack is a plus.

Interested candidates should send their applications to Dr. Chidung Lac ([email protected]), Frederic Giroire ([email protected]) and Thierry Turletti ([email protected]).

Application files to send must include:
- Detailed CV (including full publications list)
- Undergraduate/graduate transcript(s)
- Statement of research experience and interests
- at least two reference letters (letters can be sent separately)

Screening of applications will begin immediately, and the search will continue until the position is filled.