PostDoc position on 5G networks measurements

The Center for Resilient Networks and Applications
Application deadline: 
01 September 2018

PostDoc position on 5G networks measurements

Research project: Over the past six years, the Center for Resilient Networks and Applications (CRNA) has built and maintained a number of measurements infrastructure. Of a particular relevance to this position is the NorNet Edge Infrastructure (NNE) which is a country wide setup that consists of more than hundred probes that continuously monitor the stability and performance of Norwegian commercial mobile networks. NNE is intended as a permanent and evolving infrastructure.

We are in the midst of a transitional period between 4G and 5G. This transition, however, is more of a continuous evolution than an abrupt shift. Currently some technologies, like NB-IoT and LTE-M, that are likely to be integral to 5G are being tried. This transition and its nature has implications for the CRNA monitoring infrastructure in particular and our future directions in general. Therefore, we are planning to start evolving our monitoring infrastructure to support NB-IoT and 5G as soon as commercial implementations are available.

We are inviting applications to a two-year postdoctoral fellow position that will focus on developing methods and metrics for monitoring the performance and reliability of future 5G networks. The fellowship will start by devising methods that target bridging technologies like NB-IoT, LTE-M as well as advanced LTE features like VoLTE and VoWiFi. Going forward, it will focus on instrumenting non-stand alone 5G implementations. The project will be conducted in close collaboration with several Norwegian operators and the regulatory authority.

Candidate requirements:

  • PhD in computer science or a related field  
  • Strong publication track record
  • Good understanding cellular technologies in general and LTE in particular
  • Experience with Internet measurements  
  • Familiarity with machine learning is a major advantage  
  • Fluency in R or Python is a plus
  • Fluency in English both written and spoken

Simula@OsloMet Offers

  •  A highly dynamic and motivated team of international researchers and engineers.
  •  A well-established collaboration with applied research teams and companies.
  •  Access to an internally hosted HPC infrastructure of experimental nature, specifically targeting heterogeneous architectures that are expected to be vital for future exascale computing.
  •  An informal and inclusive international working environment.
  •  Professional courses and workshops in scientific and transferable skills.
  •  Good office facilities located in the Oslo downtown.
  •  Support with administrative matters, EU funding, accommodation, and visas
  •  A competitive salary.

The successful candidate will also enjoy an inspiring and resourceful environment, with the possibility of travelling to conferences, short- and long-term research visits to existing and new collaborators.

Application requirements:

We invite applications from highly qualified and motivated young scientists of any nationality and background in information technologies, computer sciences, applied mathematics, engineering and/or related fields.

Candidates are requested to upload a cover letter, CV including a list of publications, and contact information of three references (including the main supervisor). Postdoc applications should include a research statement (max. three pages).  After initial screening, relevant candidates will be asked to provide further documentation of education and work experience.

Applications can only be submitted via our online system below.

The starting date is at the earliest convenience (negotiable), but preferably no later than November 1, 2018. Application deadline is September 1, 2018. However, applications will be screened continuously and a decision will be made as soon as we find the right candidate.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Find more information about Simula@OsloMet and the research topics here.

Contact:

For further information please contact Dr. Ahmed Elmokashfi (ahmed@simula.no, Tel: +4747452315) or Dr. Thomas Dreibholz (dreibh@simula.no,  Tel:+47 466 28 652)