Post-Doc Researcher in Wireless Duplexing (University of Bristol, UK)


Job number: ACAD103633
Division/School: School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Engineering Maths
Contract type: Open Ended
Working pattern: Full time
Salary: £33,199 – £37,345 (Grade I) £37,345 – £42,036 (Grade J)
Closing date for applications: 20-Nov-2018


Applications are sought from highly talented Engineers with experience in the field of RF systems and circuit design to join the Communication Systems and Networks (CSN) research group at the University of Bristol.

A unique opportunity exists for a researcher to join the CSN group in an EPSRC funded position working on the development and characterization of novel tuneable RF transceiver architectures utilizing self-interference (SI) cancellation for frequency division duplexing and in-band full-duplex. Bristol’s track record in this field spans the conception, simulation, prototyping, and field testing of full-duplex transceivers. Ongoing research activities seek to develop further transceiver architectures, algorithms, and enhancements, as well as characterising and modelling the performance of these systems for use in network simulations.

This position is being offered on a full time, open-ended contract with funding up to 31 March 2020.

For informal enquiries, please contact Mark Beach, Professor of Radio Systems Engineering,


Further details and how to apply can be found here:

Postdoc within Next Generation Technology @Telenor Research

Company: Telenor Group

Location: Oslo, Norway

Duration: 3 years

Type: Full Time

Application deadline: 15th of November, 2018

Contacts: Patrick Waldemar (VP Head of NG Network Technology), +47 934 37 841 (Mobile)

For more


Telenor is an international provider of high quality telecommunications, data and media communication services to customers in 8 markets across Asia and Scandinavia with headquarter in Oslo, Norway. Telenor is also a leading provider of fixed-line and media services to the Scandinavian countries. Telenor is one of Norway’s largest companies with revenues in 2017 of approx. NOK 125 billion and a work force of more than 20 000 domestically and abroad.

Telenor Research is Telenor’s corporate unit for research. Telenor Research conducts research on new technology and service opportunities, changing consumer behaviour, changing regulatory regimes, the competitive environment and new technology platforms driving changes in the ecosystem. Telenor Research has extensive cooperation with industry and other research establishments at home and abroad, securing access to leading edge knowledge.

The Next Generation Technology department aims at understanding how core network technologies will be developing and enabling service development. A key challenge is to investigate how core network technologies can create new strategic opportunities and be used to differentiate our service positions in order to stay competitive in our markets.  Network virtualization and security within smart future networks are key research areas. Current research and innovation activities are focused on how Telenor can realize the 5G vision of profitable top line revenue growth by serving industry verticals and deliver mass market connectivity.  We are participating in several Horizon2020 projects, for instance:
5G ( ), ( 
Secure IoT networks (, and
Multi-Domain Orchestration (

We are offering a 3 year Postdoc temporary position and are seeking a highly motivated person with background from Computer Science, Telematics or similar, to strengthen our research on network virtualization and security within smart future networks. The ideal candidate has an outstanding academic track record and capabilities to publish in highly ranked academic journals. Furthermore, you should be keen to take on the challenge of combining technology research with developing research based strategic advice for Telenor.

Work description

  • Define postdoctoral project focus within the research program “Smart Future Networks” and work in collaboration with the researchers in Telenor Research to qualify for top academic positions, e.g. professor positions
  • Participate in ongoing research and advisory activities in the department, with initial focus on network virtualization and security within the research program “Smart Future Networks”.
  • Identify and pursue research within topics of high importance for Telenor´s strategic agenda
  • Contribute to strategic and operative recommendations and implications of the research results and present to relevant stakeholders
  • Continuous monitoring of technology trends which will influence Telenor´s business positions, as well as our competitors positions
  • Conduct research participating in internal projects and in close collaboration with national and international universities and research communities


  • A PhD in Computer Science, Telematics or similar
  • Broad understanding of computer systems and computer networks, e.g. in the intersection between IT and telecommunication networking
  • Specialisation within one or more of the following topics: virtualization (server and network), network control and management, including OSS, wireless, mobile and IP network security, Linux Native with cloud (OpenStack, Docker) skills, Linux Native with Network-Security skills
  • Excellent analytical skills with capability to publish academic papers in highly ranked academic journals
  • Understanding of and interest in the Telecom industry

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude, self-driven and open-minded
  • Highly interested in research and has a passion to influence business through research
  • Persuasive and confident in presenting complex topics to industry management as well as top management in Telenor
  • Ability to drive tasks and deliver results on time and with the required quality, either on an individual level, as a team member, or as a project leader

Post-Doctoral position at Railenium – 5G for remote control of train


Title: 5G for remote control of train

Summary: Development and implementation of a train-to-ground radio link based on cognitive radio and 5G features applied to the case of the remote-driving of trains

Duration: 18 months

Requested skills: Wireless communications, 3G/4G and 5G technologies, signal processing, Matlab simulations, fluent English, experience in writing journal papers, knowledge of Railway domain will be a plus

Host institution: Railenium (Villeneuve d’Ascq, France)

How to apply: send a CV + motivation letter to and and



As a test and applied research centre for the railway sector, the IRT Railenium ( aims to develop, through collaborative innovation, the competitiveness of companies as engines of growth and employment.

Railenium is involved in the “TC-Rail” project: a 42-month project with a goal of achieving the possibility of safely driving a locomotive from a remote site, without a driver in the train cabin, with a safety level equivalent to that obtained in the presence of a driver in the cabin.

The consortium is composed of: SNCF, Thales Communication & Security, Actia Telecom and CNES.

This post-doctoral research position is offered in the context of the TC-Rail project which is a project that aims to develop two on site demonstrators for remote driving of a driverless train. Remote driving based on wireless link between the train and a control centre is a technological brick mandatory for the development of fully automatic driverless trains in a near future. This 18 months position is part of the TC-Rail project and will be held by Railenium for a work with Ifsttar/Cosys/Leost laboratory, IEMN/DOAE laboratory of the University of Valenciennes, Thales and SNCF.


The work will consist in the development of an uplink wireless solution based on emerging 5G technology to carry high quality video. A state of the art on different topics will be performed in the literature and different Eu projects: chosen 5G wave forms and the ones suitable for critical communications, MIMO and precoding techniques that can operate with these waveforms, railway radio channels and the associated impairments. Some suitable techniques will be chosen. Thanks to simulations with Matlab, some of these techniques will be evaluated and compared in the context of railway and identification of the most promising ones will be identified. Solutions for the optimization in the specific use case of remote driving will be proposed. These solutions will be implemented on SDR boards for on-site trials.

SIEM ACADEMY Electromagnetic Security – Cagliari 6-8 September 2018

immagineProtection of Environment and Systems.

Personal Protection.

Integrity of Objects and Data-Communication.

Emergency Management.

Efficient Data Management.

The First Edition of the SIEM Academy will be held during the 2018 Italian National ElectroMagnetics Conference (RiNEM) in Cagliari, Sardinia.  SIEM Academy represents a new cross-thematic training format aimed at informing, stimulating, and above all inspiring PhD students, scholars and engineers on emerging and not yet consolidated topics that are therefore particularly fertile to start new research activities or to expand existing studies.

SIEM Academy will help promote a virtuous contamination of the electromagnetic background with that of neighbouring or even traditionally distant communities.

Each edition of the SIEM Academy will focus on a different main theme: the 2018 theme is “Electromagnetic Security”. Several tutorials will summarize the state of the art and will outline the open issues and the possible research challenges. The tutorials will be taught by both SIEM faculty and recognized experts from other disciplines and organizations that will offer a different point of view on the topic, thus fostering new long-term synergies.

The scientific program will be completed by the stories of colleagues who have won important European grants (ERC and H2020 projects) and will therefore share their experience on how to write a successful proposal. There will be also room for companies and startups to introduce themselves and their activity. The synthesis of the School will be the Research Contest wherein participants, organized in groups, will challenge themselves in the drafting of multi-disciplinary research proposals based on the School’s topics, to be evaluated by the organizing committee who will then issue a SIEM Academy certificate useful for the recognition of training ECTS credits. SIEM will grant a prize for the best proposals, and a financial aid for the most deserving participants.


 1. Cyber and Physical Security in the Internet of Things

2. Integrity and Protection of Products and Equipments

3. Indoor Surveillance

4. Operational Management in Harsh Environments

5. Electromagnetics for Homeland Security

6. Terahertz Imaging for Security

7. Security and Drones: Surveillance and Countermeasures


8. Security in Quantum Communication

9. Data Analytics and Visualization

10. Fundraising, How To

11. Meet Industry

12. Spin-off corner

13. Research contest




G. Bianchi, Università di Roma Tor Vergata

A. Costanzo, Università di Bologna

A. Neto, Technical University of Delft (NL)

R. Mugavero, Univ. di Roma Tor Vergata

V. Degli Esposti, Università di Bologna

F. Viani, Università di Trento

D. Ostrowsky, CNRS, Nice, (FR)

A. Chessa, Linkalab, Cagliari

G. Marrocco, Università di Roma Tor Vergata

C. Lucianaz, Politecnico di Torino


  By 15.06.18 After 15.06.18
SIEM members €. 200 €. 250
Non members €. 210 €. 260


Organizing Committee

  1. Marrocco, L. Tarricone, A. Costanzo, C. Lucianaz, D. Riccio, V. Degli Esposti, M. Midrio, G. Montisci


Post-Doctorate position


Title: Antenna selection techniques in massive MIMO for increasing the robustness of 5G communications to interferences.

Post-doctorate duration of 12 months: Preferably starting September 2018.

Requested skills: Signal processing – Digital communications.

Host laboratory: IEMN (TELICE team), Villeneuve d’Ascq, France.

Supervising team: Eric Simon (MCF at IEMN) – Joumana Farah (professor at the Lebanese University).


Contact: Eric Simon,

Keywords: 5G – Channel sounding – Massive MIMO – Antenna selection – Power allocation.


Mission: The candidate will first study antenna selection strategies in massive MIMO to combat different types of interferences. The candidate will then develop techniques for detecting the sources of interference in the network, based on channel sounding techniques that will be tested using the MIMOSA sounder. The next step will consist in combining antenna selection techniques with appropriate power allocation methods in such a way to minimize the influence of interference sources on the transmission quality.

The originality of this subject is that it encompasses both theoretical aspects, with the development of new antenna selection and power allocation algorithms, and practical aspects, with the exploitation of the MIMOSA channel sounder. In addition, the candidate will rely on the group’s strong expertise in the field of channel measurement, as well as on the latest research works realized by the supervising team on the impact of interferences on wireless communications and on power allocation [2-5].



  1. Deniau, C. Gransart, G. L. Romero, E. P. Simon, J. Farah, “IEEE 802.11n Communications in the Presence of Frequency-Sweeping Interference Signals”, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, 2017.
  2. Dermoune, E. P. Simon “Analysis of the maximum likelihood channel estimator for OFDM systems in the presence of unknown interference”, EURASIP J. Adv. Signal Process., 2017
  3. Farah, E. Sfeir, C. Abdel Nour, C. Douillard, “New Resource Allocation Techniques for Base Station Power Reduction in Orthogonal and Non-Orthogonal Multiplexing Systems”, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2017), May 2017, Paris, France.

IEEE WoWMoM 2018 – Call for Participation


The 19th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), one of the premier conferences in the field of wireless networking, will take place June 12-15 2018 in Chania, Crete, Greece.

The two-track technical program includes the latest research in wireless network virtualization, connected vehicles, device-to-device communication, mobile edge computing, radio resource management, millimeter and UWB communication, mobility, location-based services, wireless routing, the Internet of Things, and cooperative communication.

This year’s program includes two keynote talks by Kay Roemer from the Graz University of Technology, Austria, and Albert Banchs from the University Carlos III of Madrid and IMDEA.

Demo, work-in-Progress, PhD, and hot-topic panel sessions complete this year’s technical program.

IEEE WoWMoM 2018 also features three workshops that will be held on June 12: The Internet of Things: Smart Objects and Services (IoT­SoS), Smart Vehicles, and User-Centric Service Provisioning Over 5G Networks.

The conference also provides a high quality social events program, including a welcome reception and a gala dinner.

This year WoWMoM will take place at the Minoa Palace Resort and Spa, in the city of Chania, one of the most beautiful cities in Greece. Chania is the second largest city in Crete, which was recently voted as the #5 tourist destination in the world by TripAdvisor.

Early Registration Deadline: May 7, 2018.


We look forward to seeing you in Chania!




Polychronis Koutsakis, Murdoch University, Australia


Salil Kanhere, UNSW Sydney, Australia

Vasilios Siris, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece


Marco Conti, IIT-CNR, Italy

Sajal K. Das, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA


Andreas Reinhardt, TU Clausthal, Germany

Petros Spachos, University of Guelph, Canada


Victoria Manfredi, Wesleyan University, USA

Rita Tse, Macao Polytechnic Institute, China


Stefano Avallone, University of Naples, Italy

Stefanos Papadakis, Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas, Greece


Ana Aguiar, University of Porto, Portugal

Dimitrios Koutsonikolas, University of Buffalo, USA

Corinna Schmitt, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Suranga Seneviratne, University of Sydney, Australia


Yue Gao, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Mario Papadopouli, University of Crete, Greece


Marilia Curado, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Angelos Marnerides, Lancaster University, UK


Yonghe Liu, University of Texas at Arlington, USA


Spyros Psychis, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Marios Kastrinakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece


David Murray, Murdoch University, Australia

CALL FOR PAPERS MoTION 2018 – The 1st International Workshop on Mathematical Tools for IoT Networks


Workshop co-organized by IRACON.


MoTION 2018 – The 1st International Workshop on Mathematical Tools for IoT Networks 

Organized in conjunction with IEEE PIMRC 2018

***** PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 18, 2018  *****


IoT, myth or reality, is in an intensive development phase on a technical but also commercial and marketing point of views as well. Existing technical solutions, such as the ones developed by Sigfox but also those supported by LoRa alliance or 3GPP, lie on proprietary solutions whose effectiveness seems difficult to evaluate or are based on techniques devoted to wireless broadband networks in a first place. From a theoretical point of view, IoT networks lie on a paradigm shift with respect to usual broadband cellular networks; the main issue is no longer to achieve the highest possible data rate but rather an ultra-high reliability and very low latency in order to transmit few information bytes without protocols, or at least with the minimal overhead. The main features of IoT networks could be summarized as: i) short packet communications, ii) bursty interference, iii) high number of nodes and iv) connectionless communications. The first feature invalidates the use of the classical Shannon Theory as a unique mathematical tool to assess the performance of IoT systems. The second feature is due to the small packet sizes, the different sources are random and generate bursty interference which is not Gaussian distributed. The large number of nodes advocates for the use of the stochastic geometry that should be adapted to i) and ii). Finally, due to the high number of nodes, perfect scheduling is not possible and only light coordination mechanisms should be used. This workshop aims at identifying the approaches allowing to handle correctly the radio access interface optimized for IoT. Specific contributions are expected on

  • Non-asymptotic information theory, estimation theory
  • Stochastic geometry and associated tools for dense wireless networks
  • Non-Gaussian interference and rare events dependency modeling
  • Low overhead protocol for radio access
  • Signal processing and coding techniques for non-Gaussian interference.




Prospective authors are invited to submit technical papers of their previously unpublished work. Accepted workshop papers will be part of the Conference Proceedings and will be uploaded to IEEE Xplore.

All submissions must be made electronically via EDAS using this link:

Papers should follow the same Author guidelines of the general symposium, which are available at





  • Manuscript submission deadline: May 18, 2018
  • Manuscript acceptance notification: June 15, 2018
  • Camera-ready paper submission: June 29, 2018
  • Conference dates: September 9, 2018




General Chairs

  • Philippe Mary, Univ. Rennes, INSA Rennes, IETR, France
  • Jean-Marie Gorce, Univ. Lyon, INSA Lyon, CITI-Lab, France
  • Laurent Clavier, IMT Lille-Douai, France

Technical Program Committee

  • Jean-Yves Baudais, CNRS, IETR, France
  • Alister Burr, University of York, UK
  • Marco Chiani, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Malcolm Egan, Univ. Lyon, INSA Lyon, CITI, France
  • Inaki Esnaola, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Victor Manuel Quintero Florez, Universidad de Cauca, Colombia
  • Claire Goursaud, Univ. Lyon, INSA Lyon, CITI, France
  • Kimmo Kansanen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Tobias Koch, Universidad Carlos III Madrid, Spain
  • Ingmar Land, Huawei Technologies, France
  • Ido Nevat, TUM CREATE, Singapore
  • Anne Savard, IMT Lille-Douai, IRCICA, France
  • Jan Sykora, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Michele Wigger, Telecom ParisTech, France
  • Shihao Yan, Macquarie University Research
  • Jie Zhang, University of Sheffield, UK




                           EuCNC 2018

    Ljubljana (Slovenia), June 18-21, 2018


         Early bird deadline: May 4 2018




Come join us in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from June 18 until June 21 2018.

Early bird deadline is available until May 4 2018.

All information about registrations is available here:

Follow us on Twitter (@EuCNC), LinkedIn ( or Facebook ( account for exciting updates about the programme, exhibition, workshops and tutorials, social events and more.

About the EuCNC 2018 conference

EuCNC 2018 is the 27th edition of a successful series of technical conferences in the field of telecommunications, sponsored by IEEE ComSoc and EURASIP, and financially supported by the European Commission. This year’s motto is “5G and beyond”, and it will focus on various aspects of 5G communications systems and networks, including cloud and virtualisation solutions, management technologies, and vertical application areas, among others. It targets to bring together researchers from all over the world to present their latest research results, being one of the main venues for showcasing, demonstrating and trialing the results of research projects, especially from successive European R&D programmes. It will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 18th to 21st June 2018.

The conference will include:

  • regular sessions with papers from the open call;
  • workshops;
  • special sessions;
  • poster sessions;
  • tutorials;
  • panels;
  • keynote talks;
  • demos and exhibitions;
  • technical pitches at coffee breaks by exhibitors.

Best regards,

Mihael Mohorcic, Jozef Stefan Institute, Department of Communication Systems, Slovenia

Mojca Volk, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Slovenia

Technical Program CoChairs, EuCNC 201

Postdoc position – Research Associate/Postdoc position in the EEE Department, Imperial College London


Dear Colleagues,

Applications are invited for a Research Associate/Postdoc position in the EEE Department, Imperial College London.

The project will focus on the prototyping of an entire closed-loop wireless power transfer architecture based on off-the-shelf components, and will complement the existing theoretical activities held in the group on communications and signals design for WPT.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Wireless Communications and should demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience in the design, measurement, prototyping and experimentation of RF communication systems (ideally using off-the-shelf components), including multi-antenna processing, channel estimation and phased array radio frontend. You also should be familiar with Labview and National Instruments equipment. Good written and oral communication skills in English are essential.

More details here

Best regards

Bruno Clerckx