15 PhD positions in the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Project MINTS

15 PhD positions in the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Project MINTS
(MIllimeter-wave NeTworking and Sensing for Beyond 5G)

 

https://b5g-mints.eu

 

Applicants are invited for 15 PhD positions (“Early Stage Researchers”, ESRs) to be funded by the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “MINTS – MIllimeter-wave NeTworking and Sensing for Beyond 5G” within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission.

MINTS provides a unique system-oriented training to 15 ESRs, nurturing a new generation of innovators thanks to internationally recognized researchers with broad experience in research, training, and participation in EU, national, and industry-sponsored projects. With the intensive involvement of industrial beneficiaries and partner organisations (Nokia, NEC, Sony, NI, IMEC, Proximus, Italtel), the ESRs will obtain in-depth knowledge and skills in mmWave networks and its key applications. This interdisciplinary and intersectoral training is an essential component of each ESR’s PhD. The 15 ESRs are distributed over 7 beneficiaries in 6 countries: KU Leuven (Belgium), IMDEA Networks Institute (Spain), TU Darmstadt (Germany), NEC (Germany), University of Padua (Italy), Lund University (Sweden), and Nokia Bell Labs (Ireland). Additionally, the consortium is completed by 7 partner organisations: IMEC (Belgium), Proximus (Belgium), NI (Germany), Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain), Italtel (Italy), Maynooth University (Ireland), and Sony (Sweden).

Each of the 15 ESRs will be working towards a PhD degree, supported by a carefully chosen supervisory team that maximizes both scientific excellence as well as interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration. The 15 MINTS ESRs will not only receive state-of-the-art science/technology training but will also benefit from a unique soft-skills training programme. The interdisciplinary and inter-domain training will make MINTS ESRs highly employable in various industries (such as the EU telecommunication vendors and operators Nokia, Eriksson, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, and Vodafone), academia, or public government bodies.

Call for Papers – Future Networks: 5G and beyond

Journées scientifiques d’URSI-France

Future Networks: 5G and beyond

March 11-13, 2020
Telecom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Palaiseau, France)

1st CALL FOR PAPERS

The URSI-France 2020 workshop, organized under the auspices of the French Academy of Sciences, will focus on “Future Networks: 5G and beyond”. The workshop will be held on the campus of Telecom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, in Palaiseau (France), from March 11 to March 13, 2020.
Given the commercial launch of the Fifth Generation of Mobile Radio Networks (5G) in 2020, URSI-France dedicates its annual workshop to such networks and to their future developments, as they are called to transform society in-depth through very innovative uses. With 5G, wireless networks will have been designed for the first time from the outset, with the aim to make possible person-person, personmachine and machine—to-machine communications, giving access to a multitude of services relying on data. The 5G-specific technological developments, the use of millimeter waves, the foreseeable developments that will require extending 5G with a follow-up generation, will continue to stimulate important efforts and new lines of research for both academia and industry. However, as each new generation introduces more complexity and service enrichment, it also raises concerns and fears stemming from the increased number of electromagnetic emission sources, the associated exposure and the energy consumption. It is therefore important to address these various issues in an altogether unbiased vision, at the core of the scientific approach.
In this context, the workshop will be organized around oral sessions and posters. Most sessions will be introduced by invited speakers, presenting the state of the art and / or recent developments, followed by papers that have been selected by the Scientific Committee.

KEY DATES

December 15, 2019: Deadline for submission of abstracts
January 16, 2020: Notification to authors of acceptance by the Scientific Committee.
February 7, 2020: Deadline for full text submission
February 21, 2020: Notification of the final acceptance of the full paper
March 11-13, 2020: Workshop

 

For more information please download the LEAFLET

PhD position in Ultra-dense cell-free mmWave deployment – KU Leuven

PhD position in Ultra-dense cell-free mmWave deployment

– KU Leuven (Leuven University), Belgium –

 

Desirable skills/interests: Wireless networking protocols, network architecture, optimization, machine learning (the applicant should be proficient in at least one or two of the skills)

Objectives: To design an algorithm to assign users to mmWave hybrid antennas in ultra-dense cell-free networks; To optimize the management overhead of optimal user/antenna allocation; To improve the scalability of cell-free mmWave networking by leveraging available network information such as the clients’ location.

More info & applicationhttps://b5g-mints.eu/

Deadline: October 31, 2019

PhD position in Machine learning-enabled fast and hybrid mmWave beam tracking – KU Leuven

PhD position in Machine learning-enabled fast and hybrid mmWave beam tracking

– KU Leuven (Leuven University), Belgium –

 

Desirable skills/interests: signal processing, optimization, machine learning, programming & implementation skills (the applicant should be proficient in at least one or two of the skills).

Objectives: To extract multidimensional (time, frequency, space) statistics from high-resolution channel measurements; To design a low complexity mmWave hybrid beamforming antenna and a beam tracking algorithm for realistic channels using machine learning approaches.

More info & application: https://b5g-mints.eu/

DeadlineOctober 31, 2019

PhD position in RF DESIGN FOR IoT – KU Leuven

PhD position in RF DESIGN FOR IoT

– KU Leuven (Leuven University), Belgium –

 

Description: The Internet of Things has been identified as one of the most important technological evolutions in the 21st century. Small devices with onboard sensors and wireless communication technology, deployed in large numbers, provide unprecedented opportunities for monitoring and controlling homes, cities, and the environment. This high-speed long-range IoT however requires solutions with acceptable spectral efficiency, making optimal use of the available bandwidth for powering and uplink and downlink data transfer. Achieving spectral efficient communication typically comes at a cost, most often a power cost. In this project, innovative system level solutions will be proposed to achieve high throughput communication with zero power cost. This will be achieved by co-designing a massive MIMO basestation as source of downlink power and control data, and a backscattering node that is able to reflect sensor data back in-band, adjacent-band, and out-of-band. Depending on the mode of operation, a trade-off can be achieved between spectral efficiency and range in the system.

Profile: The applicant should have a Master Degree in Electronic Engineering and should meet the minimum eligibility criteria for a PhD at KU Leuven, namely having very good grades as well as mature mastering of English, both oral and in writing. The applicant should have a background in RF engineering. Experience with designing microwave circuits on printed-circuit-boards is a strong asset. The applicant should demonstrate interest in experimental work, such as proof-of-principle realizations, while also showing interest for team work with other PhD students in wireless networking.

More info: https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/55304439

You can apply for this job no later than September 20, 2019 via the online application tool

Open Ph.D. Position in “Dependable Wireless Communication and Localization”, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Open Ph.D. Position in “Dependable Wireless Communication and Localization”
as part of the LEAD project “Dependability in the Internet of Things”

Graz University of Technology, Austria
Institute of Technical Informatics

https://www.tugraz.at/en/institutes/iti
https://dependablethings.tugraz.at
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The Institute for Technical Informatics at Graz University of Technology is looking for a motivated Ph.D. student to fill the open position as a University Assistant available from November 1, 2019 or later.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct highly-competitive research within the LEAD project “Dependability in the Internet of Things” and pursue a Ph.D. in the area of wirelessly-networked embedded systems. Specifically, the selected candidate will be working together with several Ph.D. students and senior researchers in the sub-project “Dependable Wireless Communication and Localization”.

We expect applicants to have interest in and/or prior experience with Cyber-Physical Systems and/or Internet of Things applications, as well as good knowledge in many of the following areas:

  • Ultrawideband and/or mmWave technology (physical and data link layer);
  • Media access control and routing protocols;
  • Distance estimation and location determination;
  • Resource-constrained embedded systems (both hardware and software);
  • C and MatLab programming;
  • Signal processing of radio signals.

Applicants must hold a Master degree (or equivalent) in computer engineering, computer science, or electrical engineering, and should have an excellent track record, maturity, self-motivation, as well as the ability to work both independently and in an interdisciplinary team. Experience in scientific projects, international cooperation and publication activities are considered an asset. Candidates should have very good command of the English language; knowledge of German is not required.

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The position is remunerated according to the Kollektivvertrag for Austrian Universities, i.e., the salary amounts to roughly 40.100€/year before taxes and may increase depending on prior experience. The appointment for this position will be initially for 3 years full-time and the student will be sitting in the Inffeldgasse campus of TU Graz.

The LEAD project “Dependable Internet of Things” is a lighthouse research program of TU Graz – one of the two leading universities of technology in Austria, ranking on place 75-100 in the Shanghai subject ranking “Computer Science and Engineering”. Graz, the second largest city in Austria, is a young and lively city with more than 50.000 students situated south-east of the Alps.
It enjoys an almost Mediterranean climate and lifestyle and its medieval old town (one of the largest and best-preserved in central Europe) is a UNESCO world heritage site.

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Applications with motivation letter, CV, list of any publications, transcript of records including grades, and additional documents such as certificates, must be submitted until the 15.09.2019 to the Dean of the Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering of TU Graz, Prof. Wolgang Boesch (Email to dekanat.etit@tugraz.at) with a clear reference to the position and ID number 4480/19/023. Further info can be found (in German) in Mitteilungsblatt of TU Graz: https://www.tugraz.at/sites/mibla/mitteilungsblaetter/studienjahr-20182019/21-stueck-7-august-2019/

For further information, please contact Prof. Kay Römer (roemer@tugraz.at) or Dr. Carlo Alberto Boano (cboano@tugraz.at).

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Call for Papers WPMC 2019

WPMC 2019 – The 22nd International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications

Lisbon, Portugal – Nov. 24-27, 2019

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline for Paper Submission has been re-extended to July 25, 2019.

 

Organizers

  • National Institute of Information and Technology (NICT), Japan
  • YRP R&D Promotion Committee, Japan
  • Instituto de Telecomunicas (IT), Portugal
  • Instituto Universitario de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal

The 22nd International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC 2019) will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on November 24-27, 2019.
The theme of this year’s WPMC is “DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION”, hosted by Instituto de Telecomunicas (IT)/Instituto Universitario de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal.

The WPMC symposia series were inaugurated in 1998, as a global platform to enable collaboration in the field of wireless information. Held in Asia, Europe and America, WPMC has established itself as a unique global conference dedicated to wireless multimedia convergence.

This time the 22nd WPMC has merged with Global Wireless Summit (GWS), the world’s largest annual international conference on wireless techno-business modelling, to respond to the trend of rapid digital transformation, its acceleration of business activities, processes, competencies, and models.  Its related topics will be in a common platform for academia, industries and standardization bodies to present and discuss the various opportunities and open challenges to fully leverage the changes and promises of digital technologies and their impact in a strategic and prioritized way.

A key emphasis of this year’s conferences is the borderless smart society – bridging across industries, public and private companies, universities, research labs, and other knowledge societies in exploration of the newest digital technologies and pursuing innovative ways of living, conducting business, travelling, and so forth, towards sustainable solutions for the future.

IT / ISCTE-IUL is actively involved in fundamental and applied research in telecommunications and its supporting sciences, including wireless communications, optical communications, networks and multimedia, at national/international levels. IT also fosters higher education and training, by hosting and tutoring graduate/postgraduate students.

We look forward to receiving your original, previously unpublished contributions and welcoming you to Lisbon and WPMC 2019.

Technical Program

  1. Spectrum Management, Cognitive Radio and Game Theory for 5G Communications.
  2. Network Functions Virtualization and Software Defined Networking.
  3. Control, Monitoring and Cooperative Communication Issues in Vehicular Environments, Information Theory, Channel, Joint Source Channel and Network Coding.
  4. Signal Processing for Communications, Multi-antenna and Beamforming Systems.
  5. Satellite and Navigation Systems.
  6. Optical Radio Convergence and VLC.
  7. Cryptography, Security, Jamming, Interference Techniques.
  8. Image Processing, Video Compression, Coding, Multimedia and Virtual Reality.
  9. Multi Business Model innovation in a World of Human Bond and Vehicular Communication.
  10. Persuasive Business Models for Next Generation Communications and Future Networks.
  11. Imperative Business Models for Green Technology for Society: Intelligent Systems, Sustainable Energy, eHealth, and Big Data in Cloud Environments.
  12. Business Models for Non-Conventional Approaches in Health, Smart Regions and Social Science.
  13. Standards for Communications and Networking.
  14. Knowledge Home.
  15. Technology Transfer in ICT.

Important Dates – NEW DATES!!

Deadline for Special Session and Tutorials Proposal: July 25, 2019
Deadline for Papers’ Submissions: July 25, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: August 26, 2019
Deadline for Final Manuscript Submission: September 12, 2019
Deadline for Early Registration: October 8, 2019

Papers Submission

1) Prospective authors are invited to submit original full papers WITHOUT authors’ names and affiliations, in English, of 4 – 6 pages in standard IEEE two-column format only, reporting their original work and results, applications, and/or implementation in one or more of the listed areas.

2) Papers must be submitted online only through the submission system of the conference website.

3) At least one author of each accepted paper MUST register and present the paper at the conference in order that the paper is to be included in the program. The program will also be submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore.

IEEE XPLORE COMPLIANT Part Number: TBA     IEEE XPLORE COMPLIANT ISBN: TBA

Further Publication

Potential papers are encouraged for their extension and submit to Wireless Personal Communications Journal (indexed in Web of Science with annual impact factor), and other reputed journals such as River Publishers for further publication.

WPMC 2019 Submission link: https://edas.info/N25986

More Information is available at WPMC 2019 Official Website: http://www.wpmc-international-symposium.org

Leaflet available HERE

Position at TU ILMENAU – Channel Sounding for THz Frequencies

Research associate position in the field of channel sounding for THz frequencies

The Electronic Measurement and Signal Processing Group EMS of Technische Universität Ilmenau (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany) invites for applications.

Project: METREACOM: Metrology for THz Communications

The project is granted by the German Science Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG).

The start date is flexible from September to December 2019 and the duration is limited to 3 years. The position is fully paid in accordance to the German regulation TV-L E13.

We are looking for candidates with MSc degree in electrical engineering or similar (including physics). The willingness to obtain the doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) while working with EMS is highly appreciated and will be supported.

METREACOM is a multi-university research unit (Forschungsgruppe). The research goal at TU Ilmenau is the design, calibration, and metrological evaluation of ultra-wideband directional sounding systems in the THz-frequency range from approx. 200…300 GHz. The system shell be applied to multipath propagation studies, THz radio link performance prediction, and testing of phased array radio interfaces.

We expect candidates with basic knowledge in RF and Communications. They should have advanced background in wireless propagation, parameter estimation, and signal processing as well as in RF system design. Some hands-on experience in millimeter wave/THz measurement would be welcome.

We expect excellent oral/written communication in English. We do not require a German language test degree. However, some knowledge of German would be preferable.

The link to the official position announcement (in German) can be found here:
https://jobundkarriere.tu-ilmenau.de/jobposting/785af70dad1f53449e62fcd2b65150ef90ed7fff

Applications are expected as soon as possible.

You can either apply under the link mentioned above or you can send your material (including degrees, CV, transcripts, most relevant publications, and a letter describing your interest and visions for this position and research topic) via email to: reiner.thomae@tu-ilmenau.de.

Leaflet available HERE

Prof. Reiner S. Thomä
FIEEE
Technische Universität Ilmenau

Position at TU Ilmenau – High Res Parameter Estimation for Millimeter Wave Propagation in Dynamic Scenarios

Research associate position in the field of

High Resolution Parameter Estimation for Millimeter Wave Propagation
in Dynamic Scenarios

The Electronic Measurement and Signal Processing Group EMS of Technische Universität Ilmenau (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany) invites for applications.

Project: HoPaDyn

The project is granted by the German Science Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG).

The earliest possible start date is July and the duration is limited to 3 years. The position is fully paid in accordance to the German regulation TV-L E13.

We are looking for candidates with MSc degree in electrical engineering or similar (including physics). The willingness to obtain the doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) while working with EMS is highly appreciated and will be supported.

The research goal is the design and experimental verification of high-resolution parameter estimation in the joint delay-Doppler-angular domain. Special focus is put on processing of wideband signals in dynamically changing environments, preferably in frequency bands around 30…40 GHz.

We expect candidates with basic knowledge in RF and Communications. They should have advanced background in wireless propagation, parameter estimation, and signal processing as well as in RF/mmW system design. Some hands-on experience in millimeter wave measurement would be welcome.

We expect excellent oral/written communication in English. We do not require a German language test degree. However, some knowledge of German would be preferable.

The link to the official position announcement (in German) can be found here:
https://jobundkarriere.tu-ilmenau.de/jobposting/163cdf96a5624a7c07fe74976459241ee1fb01b6

Applications are expected as soon as possible.

You can either apply under the link mentioned above or you can send your material (including degrees, CV, transcripts, most relevant publications, and a letter describing your interest and visions for this position and research topic) via email to: reiner.thomae@tu-ilmenau.de.

Leaflet available HERE

Prof. Reiner S. Thomä
FIEEE
Technische Universität Ilmenau

9 University Assistant Positions – Graz University of Technology

             

9 University Assistant Positions in “Dependable Internet of Things” Graz University of Technology, Austria

The Excellence Research Center “Dependable Internet of Things in Adverse Environments” at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) has been established in 2016 and has been extended until 2021 after a successful midterm evaluation. For further information see http://dependablethings.tugraz.at. The mission of this long-term center is to foster a highly interdisciplinary research team spanning the computer science and electrical engineering faculties to lay the scientific foundations for an Internet of Things that is highly reliable, safe, and secure in order to enable critical applications that require guaranteed performance and long-term operation even in adverse environments. The center is seeking to fill 9 University Assistant positions with excellent candidates, who will pursue their PhD working closely together in three sub-projects that focus on the following topics:

  1. Dependable Wireless Communication and Localization: one position in wireless networking (Institute for Technical Informatics), one position in physical layer signal processing (Signal Processing and Speech Communication Lab), and one position in tunable microwave frontends (Institute for Microwave and Photonic Engineering).
  2. Verified Dependability by Design: one position in embedded security and one position in formal verification (both at Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications), one position in real-time operating systems (Institute for Technical Informatics), one position in model-based testing (Institute for Software Technology).
  3. Dependable Multi-Agent Systems: one position in robotics (Institute for Software Technology), and one position in information and control theory (Signal Processing and Speech Communication Lab).

Applicants must hold a Master degree (or equivalent) in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, or a related field before they can take on the position. Proficiency in the English language (spoken and written) is required. Applicants should be highly motivated, take initiative and responsibility, be able to work independently and in an interdisciplinary team, should have interest in scientific research, be committed to publish research results and to obtain a doctoral degree (PhD).

The positions are to be filled as soon as possible from July 2019 with an initial appointment for three years. Each position is remunerated according to the collective contract (Kollektivvertrag) for Austrian Universities, salary scale B1, the annual salary amounts to 40.103€/year before taxes and may increase in case of relevant prior work experience.

TU Graz aims to increase the number of female employees and therefore specifically invites qualified women to apply.

TU Graz is a leading technical university in Austria (rank 75-100 in Shanghai subject ranking “Computer Science & Engineering”) in a medium-sized city with a very high quality of life, located at the south-eastern foot of the Alps, offering plentiful recreation opportunities.

Applicants should fill in the application form at http://dependablethings.tugraz.at/jobs and upload it together with a transcript of records, a copy of the master’s degree, a recent certificate of the level of proficiency of the English language, a copy of the master’s thesis, and any recommendation letter of your former advisor(s) at http://lampz.tugraz.at/~dependablethings/

The application deadline is 07.06.2019. The ID of this job post is 4480/19/010. For further information please contact the center coordinator Prof. Kay Römer – roemer@tugraz.at