A PostDoctoral Fellow position on 5G experimentation, analytics and KPIs verification

Simula@OsloMet
Application deadline: 
15 July 2018

A PostDoctoral Fellow position on 5G experimentation, analytics and KPIs verification   

Now that many of 5G basic building blocks have been defined or even standardized, the next phase is to build representative end to end facilities for realizing and evaluating potential 5G use cases. To this end, the EU Commission has recently funded three large scale projects under H2020. We are part of one of these projects, 5GVINNI, which will accelerate the uptake of 5G in Europe by providing an end-to-end (E2E) facility that validates the performance of new 5G technologies by operating trials of advanced vertical sector services. The 5G-VINNI strategy to achieve this involves: (1) Designing the most advanced 5G facility to demonstrate that technical and business 5G KPIs can be met, (2) Building and operating 7 interworking instances of the E2E facility to prove the capabilities and openness of the system, (3) Creating user friendly zero-touch orchestration, operations and management systems for the 5G-VINNI facilities to ensure operational efficiencies and optimal resource use, (4) Proving the 5G-VINNI capabilities through extensive experiments and measurements of performance against the 5G KPIs, (5) Developing a viable 5G ecosystem model to support the NaaS infrastructure provision as a sustainable business beyond the project, and (6) Promoting the value of 5G-VINNI results to the relevant standards bodies and open source communities. SimulaMet’s role in this project involves contributing to the building of the testbed and the verification 5G KPIs.

We are looking for a talented junior researcher to join our team and efforts towards defining viable ways for instrumenting 5G networks and verifying relevant KPIs. This 3-year position is a part of a larger effort at OsloMet to spearhead research and innovation with 5G instrumentation and orchestration. We currently forming a large team to help materializing this ambition. Upon its formation, this team will consist of 3 senior researchers, 2 postdoctoral researchers, 2 PhD students and 2 senior research engineers.

Research Environment
Simula@OsloMet (Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering) is a new research institute that is jointly owned by Simula Research Laboratory and Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) It is the home of Simula’s research activities on networks and communications, machine learning and IT management, and it is OsloMet´s strategic partner in research and postgraduate education. Simula@OsloMet is organized as a limited company and is located centrally in Oslo.

General requirements

  • PhD in computer science or a related field
  • Fluency in English both written and spoken
  • Strong publication track record

Position requirements

  • Good understanding in 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
  • Experience with EU projects is a plus

Simula@OsloMet Offers

  • A highly dynamic and motivated team of international researchers and engineers.
  • A well-established collaboration with applied research teams and companies.
  • 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 starting date is at the earliest convenience, but preferably no later than October 1, 2018. 

Application deadline July 15, 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.

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)