PhD in digital propagation twin for integrated sensing and communication

Updated: 17 days ago
Deadline: 31 Mar 2024

Background of the research project
Join the frontier of innovation in 6G: the future of mobile network technology! A unique Dutch-driven alliance in collaboration with Ericsson and Chalmers, comprising 60 leading ICT businesses, mobile operators, semiconductor manufacturers, and research institutions, have united to spearhead the development of specific aspects of 6G. Join us as a PhD student in this prestigious Future Network Services (FNS) flagship project, where research and entrepreneurial pursuits converge.

Within this project, the aim is to improve joint communication and sensing by utilizing the digital twin concept. A digital twin of 5G and future 6G networks may be approximated in its simplest form by a radio propagation channel, together with transmit and receive units with their respective physical constraints. A digital twin includes realistic/identical deployment and movement of transceivers as in the real world. Considering mobile units move through an environment, the digital twin can aid with prior knowledge to allow for improved localization and mapping/sensing of/by these units. At the same time, this provides to opportunity to improve the propagation model used in the digital twin by detecting and identifying radio propagation paths/mechanisms that are missing in the simulation results of the digital twin. 

Information about the division and the department
You will be part of the Communication Systems (CS) group  at Chalmers, which comprises 9 professors and a large number of PhD students and postdocs. The CS group is internationally known for its academic research in wireless systems, fiber-optical communications, coding, information theory, and machine learning. We provide an intellectually stimulating, but also flexible and family-friendly environment. You will have great freedom when, where, and how you will work. Our group is diverse and social, with members from many countries and backgrounds. We have an emphasis on collaboration and mutual support. CS is part of the Department of Electrical Engineering , where we value all our co-workers and we know that a variety of personalities and experiences makes the most creative workplaces. We therefore encourage applicants with any gender, background, and abilities.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility is to pursue research in line with the project, publish, and present scientific articles, and take part in discussions. As part of your PhD you will receive further education through courses relevant to your research, research project, communication systems in a wide sense, and your future career. You will also be expected to participate in teaching activities in the field of Communication Systems.

Read more about doctoral studies at Chalmers here .

Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or similar.

To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. If Swedish is not your native language, Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg .
Read more about working at Chalmers  and our benefits  for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence . Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with reference number 20240130 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV:(Please name the document: CV, Family name, reference number)
• CV
• Other, for example, previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, ref.number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. 

Please note: The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete. Incomplete applications and applications sent by email will not be considered.

Application deadline: 2024-03-31

For questions, please contact:
Henk Wymeersch, CAOS,
[email protected], +46 31 772 17 65

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. ***

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

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