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The DIAS laboratory is a multinational team of scientists and it offers a wide range of projects and excellent computing and experimental facilities. The group is also in close collaboration with leading research groups in the area of computer architecture as well as dependable systems. Systems such as PAX, QPipe, Shore-MT and DORA are some of the results of the research conducted by DIAS. More information about the group and the ongoing research can be found at:
EPFL is one of the leading technical universities worldwide. The university offers extremely competitive working conditions, modern facilities for research and teaching, and a vibrant, international work environment. All meetings and graduate courses, as well as about half the undergraduate courses, are carried out in English, which is the official working language at EPFL. EPFL is ideally situated at the west side of Lausanne, which is a beautiful city in the French part of Switzerland. The city is very modern and offers plenty of cultural, sports, and entertainment events. Its ideal location in the center of Europe allows plenty of opportunity for travel with the excellent Swiss railway system, and visit the nearby countries. The Geneva airport offers worldwide flights at very competitive prices.

IMPORTANT: in your application please include
–       updated CV
–       date of birth
–       home address (where a potential contract should be sent to)
–       marital status (incl if you have any children)
–       copies of your diplomas
–       earliest possible starting date

See below the opportunities for post-doc, phd, internships, student (MSc) projects.

The Data-Intensive Applications and Systems laboratory at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of just-in-time query processing, parallel and distributed data management, and data management systems on emerging hardware. The interests of the lab are very broad, and the selected candidate can define a project within a large variety of potential directions.
We are looking for a highly qualified recent graduate with a PhD in Computer Science or relevant areas, who is interested in database systems. Candidates must have a strong desire and proven ability to invent, build, and publish their work. A strong publication record and hands-on experience in system development are important.

The position is initially for 1 year (renewable). Salary and social benefits are extremely competitive.

More details on the position can be found here.

To apply: Interested persons should send an application to Dimitra Tsaoussis ( including a CV, a research statement, and the names of at least three references. For inquiries regarding the research aspects of the position, contact Prof. Ailamaki (

Ph.D. positions

A PhD student must be admitted to doctoral school in order to become a research assistant in an EPFL lab. Research assistants receive a full EPFL salary. For any additional questions, contact Mrs Dimitra Tsaoussis, DIAS’ scientific collaborator.

Research Intern

IMPORTANT: for the official EPFL internship admission process please go to For any additional questions, contact Mrs Dimitra Tsaoussis, DIAS’ scientific collaborator.

After their official admission to the program, the DIAS lab can offer summer research internships for students from universities worldwide; an exceptionally strong background in computer systems and/or databases is required. These internships constitute opportunities to pursue research that could lead up to the intern’s diploma/Masters project, or that is developed into a subsequent PhD thesis topic. DIAS provides accepted interns with a stipend that covers housing, food, transportation, etc.

EPFL M.Sc. Projects

IMPORTANT: for the official admission process to the EPFL’s Master’s program, please go to For any additional questions, contact Mrs Dimitra Tsaoussis, DIAS’ scientific collaborator.

See the project list for ideas of projects you could pursue in our lab. You are also free to propose your own project topic, as long as it is related to the area of database systems. To apply, email us the following materials (incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration):

  1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (please include descriptions of previous projects you have worked on);
  2. Scan of your transcripts of your studies;
  3. Contact information (email+phone) for 2 references who have agreed to speak about you, your work, and your potential (at least one should be an EPFL professor);
  4. Areas / project topics you are interested in.