Doctoral Candidates (PhD students) in Radio Resource Allocation and Spectrum Management
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg  
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SnT is a leading international research and innovation centre in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services.

We play an instrumental role in Luxembourg by fueling innovation through research partnerships with industry, boosting R&D investments leading to economic growth, and attracting highly qualified talent.

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) invites applications from highly motivated PhD candidates in the general area of wireless communication and network optimization within its SIGCOM research group.

SnT carries out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services, often in collaboration with industrial, governmental or international partners.

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The SIGCOM research group is headed by Prof. Symeon Chatzinotas and Prof. Björn Ottersten. The team focuses on signal processing for satellite / wireless communications / networking and radar applications.

The research on communications focuses on the formulation, modelling, design, and analysis of future communication networks (beyond 5G) that are capable of supporting new services in a cost efficient manner.

In the B5G domain, SIGCOM addresses large antenna systems, multiuser MIMO systems, Non orthogonal Multiple Access, radio resource management, mmWave beamforming, physical layer security, full duplex systems, wireless power transfer, software defined networking and network automation.

In the satellite domain, SIGCOM addresses transceiver design, onboard processing, active antennas, multi-beam processing, optical communications, localization, spectrum monitoring and network performance optimization.

The analysis is based on traditional statistical and optimization methods, as well as learning-assisted approaches for offline training and operational system monitoring / control.

The communication activities are supported by CommLab, which exploits Software Defined Radios for fast prototyping and demonstration.

For further information, you may refer to https : / / wwwen.uni.lu / snt / research / sigcom

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!

Your Role

This is a fully funded position within the national project MEGALEO : Self-Organized Lower Earth Orbit Mega-Constellations , whose Principal Investigator is Prof.

Chatzinotas. Therefore, the objectives of the PhD project are defined in accordance to the project directions, and also aligned with the new trends of non-geostationary satellite constellations.

More information on the MEGALEO project can be found in : https : / / wwwfr.uni.lu / snt / research / sigcom / projects / megaleo

The position holder will be required to perform the following tasks :

  • Contribute to the national project MEGALEO : Self-Organized Lower Earth Orbit Mega-Constellations
  • Carry out research in the predefined areas
  • Disseminate results through scientific publications
  • Present results in well-known international conferences and workshops
  • Your Profile

    Qualification : The candidate should possess a Master degree.

    Experience : The ideal candidate should have some knowledge and experience in a number of the following topics :

  • Radio resource allocation / Radio resource management (e.g. power allocation, frequency assignment, scheduling, etc)
  • Array signal processing and beamforming
  • Optimization techniques and tools
  • Background in general wireless communications
  • Knowledge of satellite communications is highly desirable but not mandatory.
  • Knowledge of terrestrial wireless radio resource optimization techniques is considered an advantage.
  • Programming skills in MATLAB are required.
  • Programming skills with any satellite orbit emulator (e.g. AGI STK) would be a plus.
  • Language Skills : Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.

    Here’s what awaits you at SnT

  • A stimulating learning environment. Here post-docs and professors outnumber PhD students. That translates into access and close collaborations with some of the brightest ICT researchers, giving you solid guidance
  • Exciting infrastructures and unique labs. At SnT’s two campuses, our researchers can take a walk on the moon at the LunaLab, build a nanosatellite, or help make autonomous vehicles even better
  • The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our
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