2 Available Ph.D. Positions

Resource Optimization for Context-Aware Smart Cities

The University of Oulu in Northern Finland, with approximately 16,000 students and 3,000 employees, is an international, multidisciplinary research university with a rich pool of creative and intellectual talent. The strengths of the University include broad, multidisciplinary research interests, a modern research and study environment, and wide cooperation with international research and educational institutes (

The Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) at the University of Oulu has two open full-time Ph.D. positions. The positions are fully funded with a competitive monthly salary of (~2500 EUR/month). The four-year position starts on January, 1st 2018.

The research focuses on smart mobility which includes the design and optimization of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, with a particular focus on ultra-reliable and low-latency communication. The research is highly interdisciplinary and involves the use of several mathematical tools such as stochastic optimization, game theory, stochastic geometry, and machine learning, among others. Within the duration of their Ph.D., the students will spend a 3-6 month research visit at our collaborative partners (MIT; Virginia Tech; University of Basque Country).


For consideration the interested candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Very good knowledge of wireless networking (e.g. heterogeneous networks, vehicular networks) and radio resource management in wireless networks.
  • Very good knowledge in any of the methodologies including stochastic optimization, game theory, stochastic geometry, machine learning, statistical physics and adjunct areas.
  • Ability to pursue independent research + excellent writing and fluency in English.


Applications should be sent by e-mail to Dr. Mehdi Bennis at:  including:

–  A detailed curriculum vitae + list of publications in related topics (considered as a “plus”).

–  A cover letter indicating the candidate’s research interests.

–  GRE and TOEFL scores.

–  Contact of two three referees.