PhD Positions

Computer Science


Open Position for RODEM. Contact andre.csillaghy (at)
Open position for Euclid to be announced, soon. Contact martin.melchior (at)

Current PhD Positions

Erica Lastufka, PhD candidate
Research project: MiSolFA
Partner academic institution: ETH Zürich

Erica works on the gratings for the Imager on the Micro Solar Flare Apparatus, a micro-satellite designed to operate together with the X-ray telescope STIX to observe solar flares from a stereo perspective.

Brandon Panos, PhD candidate
Research project: IRIS Big Data
Partner academic institution: University of Geneva

Brandon uses machine learning techniques such as t-SNE, GANs and LSTMs to perform large scale statistical studies on IRIS satellite data, to better understand the physics of solar flares.

Recent PhD Positions

Matej Kuhar, Doctoral degree 2018
Research project: NuSTAR space telescope
Partner academic institution: ETH Zürich

Matej studied new observational techniques for solar flares, including micro flares, towards a better understanding of the coronal heating problem.

Stefan Müller, Doctoral degree 2016
Research project: Dark Energy Survey
Partner academic institution: ETH Zürich

Stefan developed the semi-automatic parallelization software Pydron for astroinformatics including multi-core and the cloud.