HIPERFIT logo The HIPERFIT research center seeks one new excellent PhD student for working within the area of High-Performance Functional Programming.

For information about the application procedure, and the scholarship in general, please consult the general announcement. The application deadline is (was: October 10) October 17, 2014 (23:59, timezone: LINT = UTC+14).

Below follows some more detailed information about the scholarship.

PhD scholarship in High-Performance Functional Programming


The PhD student will be working in the Research Center for Functional High-Performance Computing for Financial Information Technology (www.hiperfit.dk). The PhD scholarship is funded by the Danish Council for Strategic Research and will be carried out at DIKU in formal collaboration with the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen and several finance it-partners in the Copenhagen area. The objective of the PhD project is to develop, implement and evaluate techniques related to executing, efficiently and safely, high-level, functional specifications of both numeric and symbolic computations on modern, highly parallel computational platforms such as multi- and many-core CPUs, GPGPUs and FPGAs.

HIPERFIT workshop The candidate must – in addition to the qualifications listed below – have a solid academic background in the relevant areas of computer science, as demonstrated by academic courses and project/thesis work related to several of the following areas: Functional programming, programming language theory, and compilers. Experience with either high-performance computing, mathematical finance, domain-specific language or parallel algorithms is desirable, but not required.

The position is available from 1st November 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. Enquiries about the position can be made to Professor Fritz Henglein, e-mail henglein@di.ku.dk, phone +45 30589576.


22 September 2014