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PhD Scholarship in Electrical Engineering with Focus on Networked Systems

Lund University, Sweden is inviting applicants to apply for a PhD position in computer science. This position is available for 5 years. Applications should be sent before October 07, 2018.

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malm. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

Subject description

Doctoral student in Electrical Engineering with focus on ultra-reliable and low-latency networked systems aimed for time-critical services in an Industry 4.0 Environment. Industry 4.0 covers a broad technology scope including vertical system integrations, Internet of Things (IoT), cybersecurity, cloud computing, big data analytics, additive manufacturing and robots. The time-critical services in Industry 4.0 require networked systems that are both ultra-reliable and low-latency, and that simultaneously serve multiple devices and applications. Wireless performance requirements for these applications surpass the capabilities of current wireless cellular standards. Ultra-reliable and low-latency communication will be a key component to enabling services as cloud robotics and cloud based automation and Control.

Work duties

The PhD student will work in the SEC4FACTORY project funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF). The project is cross-disciplinary between networking and security and the student will work in this environment. An important part of the student’s work will be to validate theoretical methods and algorithms with experiments in test beds and simulations. Parts of the work will include the LuMaMi test bed, a multi antenna testbed for real-time evaluation of Massive MIMO at the Department of Electrical and Information Technology.

The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties will also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

Admission requirements

A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:
- has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
- has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
- has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

A person meets the specific admission requirements for third cycle studies in Electrical Engineering if he or she has:
- at least 60 second-cycle credits in subject of relevance to electrical engineering, or
- a MSc degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, engineering physics, engineering mathematics, information and communication engineering, or similar.
- Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
- Good ability to mature with the research education and contribute to the research group.

Assessment criteria

Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the student's potential to profit from such studies. The assessment of potential is made primarily on the basis of academic results from the first and second cycle. Special attention is paid to the following:

1. Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of study.

2. An assessment of ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle research problems.

3. Written and oral communication skills

4. Other experience relevant to the third-cycle studies, e.g. professional experience.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.

Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies at LTH consist of full-time studies for 4 years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5 years (including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 .

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).


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