Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Reader in Low Carbon and Sustainable Computing



This post is full time and offered on an open-ended basis.

The University of Glasgow, established in 1451, is a member of the UK’s Russell Group of leading universities. The University is committed to enhancing its position as one of the world’s great broad-based research-intensive universities.

The School of Computing Science has started a new Theme (similar to a Research Centre) on the topic of Low Carbon and Sustainable Computing and welcomes applications for positions to strengthen this effort.

If present trends continue, by 2040 the CO2 emissions from computing will be almost half the total emissions level acceptable to keep global warming below 2 oC. This growth in computing emissions is unsustainable. The emissions from production of computing devices far exceed the emissions from operating them, so even if devices are more energy efficient, producing more of them will make the emissions problem worse. Therefore the answer is to extend the useful life of our computing devices, and this is primarily a software problem. In particular, future software design cannot assume that hardware will continue to improve in speed, capacity and power consumption.

The vision for the Low Carbon and Sustainable Computing Theme is simple but ambitious:

To extend the useful life of our devices and even increase their capabilities without any increase in energy consumption, purely through advances in Computing Science. This requires improvements in (at least) algorithms, software design and software engineering methods, programming languages and compilers, operating systems, cybersecurity, user interface design, data storage and management.

To develop the science and technology for the next generation of devices, designed for energy efficiency as well as long life through pervasive hardware-software codesign.

As the research in this Theme aims to be strongly interdisciplinary, both within Computing Science and across other disciplines, we welcome applications in research areas that complement the existing strengths in any of the existing sections in the School: Glasgow Systems Section (GLASS), Glasgow Interactive SysTems (GIST), Information, Data and Analysis (IDA) and Formal Analysis, Theory and Algorithms (FATA).

Two positions are available.

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