Department : Communications Systems
Opening date : March 1st, 2017
Start date : 2nd semester 2017
Duration : Thesis duration
“SPOTLIGHT” is a European Training Network for Beyond 2020 Mobile Data Networks. A consortium of 10 European Research Institutions, including EURECOM, will create a fully-integrated and multi-disciplinary network of 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) that will analyze, design, and optimize the performance of a disruptive new mobile network architecture: the SPOTLIGHT architecture. The ultimate object is to meet and surpass the requirements set for the 5G and Beyond mobile data network. For further details on this project see http://gain.di.uoa.gr/spotlight/index.html.
EURECOM offers two PhD positions or ESR positions to study two fundamental aspects of the SPOTLIGTH architecture: (ESR1) the analysis and design of novel physical layer techniques for fully-uncoordinated uplink transmissions in massively distributed MIMO systems with centralized processing and (ESR2) the low-complexity antenna design for massively distributed MIMO systems
Those two positions offer the unique opportunity to work on a vibrant international and multi-disciplinary project while working on the most advanced techniques for emerging wireless communications networks that will dominate the market in the next years in a very early stage of their development.
We are looking for highly motivated and creative people with master degrees in communications and information technology or related fields. The key prerequisites are both solid mathematical skills and an excellent background in communications and information theory and signal processing. Relevant prerequisites are also a certain degree of independence, capability to take initiative, and good English command.
Additionally, the eligible candidates should also satisfy the requirements for the Marie Curie Early Career Research Fellowships, i.e. :
The positions appear at https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/178608. Applicants are expected to submit the application form that can be downloaded at https://cdn5.euraxess.org/sites/default/files/application-forms/spotlight_-_applicationform-new.pdf, indicating their preference to the available positions, along with a motivation letter, full CV, degrees, recommenders’ contact details (up to 3), and any other relevant documents, at itn [dot] spotlight [at] gmail [dot] com , not later than May 31st, 2017.
Dr. Laura Cottatellucci (laura [dot] cottatellucci [at] eurecom [dot] fr)