Postdoctoral Position in Massive and Low-latency Wireless Cloud Connectivity for Iot Applications

A new postdoctoral associate position in artificial intelligence is available at Chalmers University of Technology. The initial contract for this position is three years and posible to extend. The deadline for applying is December 20, 2018.

At the Department of Electrical Engineering, we conduct internationally renowned research in communication systems, biomedical engineering, antenna systems, signal processing, image analysis, automatic control, automation, and mechatronics. We offer a dynamic and international research environment with about 150 employees from more than 20 countries, and with extensive national and international research collaborations with academia, industry and society. The department provides more than 70 courses, of which most are included in the Master's Programs "Communication Engineering", "Biomedical Engineering", and "Systems, Control and Mechatronics".


Information about the research group

The research at the of Communication Systems group is focussed on methods and algorithms for digital communication systems. We are involved in the design of next-generation cellular communication systems, of vehicular communication systems to enable traffic safety, of fibre-optic communication systems, and of hardware-constrained communication links. We also perform fundamental research in information theory, coding theory, and machine learning. Our research is diverse and includes theoretical studies as well as application-driven and multidisciplinary projects. The Division employs about 35 persons. We offer an intellectually stimulating, international research environment with many opportunities for collaborations around the world. English is the working language. Candidates of any nationality are welcome to apply.

Job description

The research project is funded by Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program” (WASP), Sweden’s largest individual research program ever, a program aimed at performing excellent research in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, and software. More specifically, the selected candidate will work within the WASP expedition project “Secure, Private, and Low-Latency Cloud Connectivity for IoT Applications”, which will be performed jointly at the department of Electrical Engineering (Prof. Giuseppe Durisi) and at the department of Computer Science (Prof. Aikaterini Mitrokotsa). A total of two postdoctoral researchers will be recruited within the project. This announcement pertains the recruitment of a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Electrical Engineering (Prof. Giuseppe Durisi).

The overall goal of this expedition project is to design secure, privacy-preserving, and low-latency wireless connectivity solutions for cloud computing. We will target a multi-client scenario where a large number of sporadically active, resource-limited devices communicate to a powerful but untrusted cloud server. The design will rely on tools from nonasymptotic information theory, statistics, signal processing, cryptography, and differential privacy.

The selected candidate will be responsible mainly for the communication and information-theoretic aspects of the project. One of the tasks will be to address from a fundamental perspective how latency and energy efficiency scale as a function of the number of devices connected to the cloud server, as well as how these two quantities depend on the level of security and privacy provided by the communication and cloud-computing protocol. Collaborations opportunities with Chalmers industrial partners in this area will be available within the framework of the project.

Major responsibilities

The candidate will join the research team of Prof. Giuseppe Durisi, will perform research independently but also take active part in the supervision of master and PhD students. Furthermore, the candidate will be responsible for communicating the research progress in the project to the project stakeholders (including our industrial partners) mainly in the form of scientific publications and technical presentations. The position includes also the possibility of teaching at Master and PhD level.

The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Full-time temporary employment. The duration of the contract is two years. The preferred starting date is April 2019.


You must have a PhD degree in electrical engineering PhD degree in electrical engineering, computer science or in a related field and have an excellent publication record in top venues. The PhD degree should generally not be older than three years. Knowledge of information theory is expected. Experience with security and privacy analyses is advantageous.

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city ofGothenburg.

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20180645 and written in English.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref.

- CV together with a complete list of publications.

Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences.

Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) up to three pages in which

- You introduce yourselfand present your qualifications.

- You list previous research activities and their main outcome.

- You discuss your future goals and research focus.

Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Application deadline: 20 December, 2018

Since the applications will be processed as soon as they are submitted, it may be advantageous to apply well before the deadline.

Professor Giuseppe Durisi, +46317721802


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