Post-doctoral position in electrical and information technology, with a focus on vehicular communication


Company: Lund University
Location: Lund, Sweden
Duration: 2 years
Type: Full Time
Application deadline: 30th of November, 2018
Contacts: Fredrik Tufvesson,

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Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Elektro- och informationsteknik

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
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Subject description
Wireless connectivity in cars is no longer mainly about traditional infotainment. The use of wireless communication in vehicles is growing rapidly and is a key technology to increase road safety and efficiency. For accurate performance predictions, it is necessary to consider the whole system, including the influence of the surrounding environment, other vehicles, the networking stack and the application. V2X communication will rely on different underlying communication technologies. In order to make realistic assessment of the performance and study the complementary behavior of, e.g. 802.11p and LTE, and possibly C-V2X it is necessary to be able to make detailed and simultaneous simulation studies, including the whole network chain and proper temporal behavior.
In the project we will work with a simulation framework (based on OmNET++, SUMO, Veins, and Plexe) for system and application level simulations where detailed models of the environment and antenna arrangements are used, parts of the communication system that are vital but also very specific in vehicular environments. We will develop cluster based channel models based on realistic environment descriptions achieved from detailed map data. To complement existing models in the literature, especially when it comes to directional properties in the considered scenarios, we will perform directional channel measurements in some selected scenarios.

Work duties
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and Learning.
Detailed description of the work duties:

  • Research within the subject area, as described above. The work includes development of suitable channel models for system level simulations, work with the complete system level simulator including realistic mobility patterns, environment description, channel models and communication protocols. Planning, participation and evaluation of measurement campaigns for channel characterization.
  • Collaboration with industry; the project is a part of a larger joint project with the Swedish automotive industry and hence includes project meetings and joint project work.
  • Teaching at a undergraduate and graduate level, and supervision of degree projects and doctoral students, might be included.
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above.

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.