PhD student positions from the recent MSCA Innovative Training Network TeamUp5G

(New RAN TEchniques for 5G UltrA-dense Mobile networks)


TeamUp5G (New RAN TEchniques for 5G UltrA-dense Mobile networks) is an MSCA ITN that has just started in 2019, whose focus is ultra-dense small cell systems, an important component in future heterogeneous 5G networks (commercial deployment in 2020) and beyond. TeamUp5G considers aspects such as enhanced multi-antenna techniques, efficient backhaul/fronthaul, massive MIMO, communications in the millimetre wavebands and visible light communications, as well as spectrum sharing and aggregation to enhance system capacity, decrease delay and energy consumption, and improve overall service quality.

The research team of 15 young researches supervised by committed experts from the industry and academia will advance the state of the art with the design of novel physical/link/medium access control algorithms and protocols to enhance capacity and user satisfaction, new dynamic spectrum management, opportunistic optimization of radio resources and cognitive radio techniques, together with self-organization capabilities, with different levels of collaboration, and techniques and methodologies to save energy. Both mobile broadband and IoT applications and traffic will be harmonized. The new developed techniques will be analyzed by simulation and prototyping and some show-cases (immersive video, drones) will be developed to illustrate the novelty and applicability of our ideas. The consortium will train the young researchers on how to contribute and will actively participate in the activities of standardization bodies.

Details on the fifteen PhD student positions from TeamUp5G (New RAN TEchniques for 5G UltrA-dense Mobile networks), leaded by Ana Garcia Armada from UC3M, are available at:

We would like to receive applications from Early Stage Researchers who are envisaging to pursue a PhD and hold a Master degree in this field.