Postdoctoral Position on Visualizing Multicore Performance – Dublin

Position for postdoctoral HCI researcher on Understanding and Visualizing Multicore Performance

The School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin ( is looking for applications for a Post-doctoral research position in the area of HCI and Visualization. The position is part of Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, with collaboration from IBM Research.

Whereas previously only a small minority of programmers would deal with parallel programming, the shift towards multi-core has meant that a much wider proportion of programmers will need to produce parallel programs. The successful candidate will work as part of a small team on the ManyCore project, which aims to support this activity through visualizations which help programmers understand and improve the performance of their programs.

Following initial qualitative work (, a data collection framework is already in place, along with a real-time data visualization framework, and software for supporting experiments. This postdoctoral researcher will thus focus on continuing analysis and design work, coupled with experimental work and associated preparation of publications.

Given the nature of the domain, a strong background in HCI and an interest in programming are essential. Previous experience of
experimental work with visualizations would be desirable.

The researcher will be based in the School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin. Situated in the centre of Dublin, Trinity College is a 400-year-old University with a large and active research profile in Computer Science.

The post is being offered on a full-time basis for an initial twelve months, with potential to extend the position by a further 9 months subject to satisfactory performance.

To apply, please email your CV and contact details for two references to, quoting MANYCORE in the subject line. Please use this address for queries also.

Dr. Gavin Doherty,
School of Computer Science and Statistics,
Trinity College Dublin.
Office: O’Reilly Institute LG.19
Tel: +353 1 8963858

About Craig Anslow

Craig Anslow is a Lecturer in Software Engineering at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, with research interests in software visualization.
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