Postdoctoral Position Opening

Group description

The Wireless Networks Research group pioneers the research and development of technologies that improve the way devices communicate. These technologies are present in our lives, through smart phones, home networks, vehicles, and connected appliances. They are also present in our ecosystems and habitat, in cities, roads and large infrastructures by providing seamless connectivity to gather information, monitor and control their operation. Also, in industries, instrumented with new generations of wireless technologies, where their operative information is used to improve processes and reduce operation costs while increasing sustainability. Our primary interest is in helping industries, cities, infrastructure operators and people to benefit from Internet enabled objects and contribute to a more sustainable Internet of Things by optimizing aspects of their operation and underlying technology.

What we offer

  • 1  year postdoctoral position in the area of wireless communications.
  • Starting date – September 2017.
  • Participation and involvement in the research activities of the group.
  • Collaborative and very flexible working space with outstanding research infrastructure and labs.
  • Collaboration with other postdoctoral fellows and leadership of PhD students.

Where

  • We are located in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
  • WiNe is a research group of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute and part of the Open University of Catalonia (UOC).

Areas of interest

Embedded systems and communications. In particular:

  • Low power deterministic wireless networks for industrial automation.
  • Low power wide area networks technologies and cellular M2M networks.
  • Protocol design and testing
  • Convergence of backbone networks and capillary networks.

Requirements

  • PhD in telecommunications or computer science.
  • Python programming skills
  • Deep knowledge of network protocols, technologies and architectures, specially in the wireless communication space.
  • Exceptional communication and technical writing skills.

Will be considered

  • Knowledge on embedded system programming.
  • Knowledge on LPWAN tecnhonologies
  • Knowledge on backend/front-end development and software platforms.

Please send your application to xvilajosana@uoc.edu. In your email include the following:

  • CV with a list of publications and copies of university certificates,
  • A short summary of your present and future research interests (1 page max),
  • A list of three referees with contact information.

For further details please contact: Dr. Xavier Vilajosana (xvilajosana@uoc.eduand visit: http://wine.rdi.uoc.edu/

 

A call for regulation to safeguard the Wi-Fi of the future

The second Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions World Congress is to be held in Barcelona on 25, 26 and 27 October. It is the leading congress in this rapidly growing sector and is where the latest new developments and innovations are unveiled.

According to analysts, the rapid evolution of sensors, networks and data analysis systems will lead to billions of “things” being connected to the internet in just a few years’ time. The rise of the internet of things will bring obvious benefits for society, but it will also bring mass connectivity. And many companies using wireless technology want to use the bands that are freely available, those that anyone can broadcast on and that are used for Wi-Fi technology among others.

However, doing so without the proper mechanisms for control could lead to these bands becoming increasingly congested. Mass use of this technology could crowd the spectrum and make Wi-Fi inoperable. This underlying problem for the Internet of Things industry has also been at the top of the agenda recently for researchers at universities around the world.

With this in mind, the researchers signing this document would like to take advantage of the fact that this congress is being held now to warn of the problems that increased use of wireless technology and the spread of smart cities could lead to. And we would call for the entities involved to work on the regulatory mechanisms necessary to avoid problems in the future for users, in the same way that many researchers are studying mechanisms that would let society and industry coexist in harmony.

WiNe Members.

Call for PhD Grants IN3-UOC

The call for grant applications for the Information and Knowledge Society Doctoral Programme; Education and ICT (e-learning) Doctoral Programme, and Network and Information Technologies Doctoral Programme is open.

The deadline for applications for the doctoral programmes is 31st January 2016. The UOC is offering grants for these three doctoral programmes for the 2016/2017 academic year.

To be eligible for the UOC Doctoral Grants Programme students must be full-time and physically present at the University’s premises.

The conventional duration of the grants is three years, which can in some cases be extended to a fourth year of postdoctoral work. Grants require annual renewal. Renewal is contingent on the students achieving the training and research objectives established in each case. One of these objectives is to complete the doctoral thesis within a maximum of three years, after which students can apply for a further one-year postdoctoral grant.

The programmes will offer the possibility to develop Industrial Doctorates, with grants for the best applicants with agreements with companies. Doctoral students undertaking an industrial doctorate will have a university supervisor and a tutor at the company.

The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (www.uoc.edu) is a fully accredited online university based in Barcelona and serving over 60,000 students worldwide. The University welcomes doctoral students who want to develop their research in a highly qualified and international setting and on a doctoral programme that forms part of the Bologna process.

Prospective applicants can find information on the application procedure, and on the content and organization of each doctoral programme on the website of the doctoral school. We recommend you contact the researcher who is in charge of the thesis proposal you are interested in and ask him for advice (e.g. by sending them a draft of the application letter).

Information and Knowledge Society Doctoral Programmehttp://studies.uoc.edu/web/estudia/en/doctoral-programmes/information-knowledge-society/presentation

Education and ICT (e-learning) Doctoral Programme:
http://studies.uoc.edu/web/estudia/en/doctoral-programmes/education-ict/presentation

Network and Information Technologies Doctoral Programme:
http://studies.uoc.edu/web/estudia/en/doctoral-programmes/technologies-information-networks/presentation

The rules and conditions for the 2016/2017 UOC Grants can be consulted in the website.

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2016. The application requires several relevant documents to be submitted. Please, prepare your application in advance.

Doctoral School
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya