PhD position in Latency Critical Networking

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

Ph.d. & forskning

Frist 1. juni 2017

The Department of Photonics Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark has an open PhD position in the Networks Technologies and Service Platforms group within the Communications section.

Description of PhD project
Communications network latency and deterministic behaviour becomes increasingly important with new applications in the areas of Internet of Things (IoT), front- and backhaul mobile networks, Industry 4.0 and Vehicle communication. In mobile 5G networks the objective is to achieve latency below 1 ms and for Ethernet based applications (e.g. Industrial Ethernet) the objective is to provide deterministic latency and zero packet loss. IEEE has established a working group for Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) and the research community is frequently proposing new approaches with different trade-offs between implementation complexity and performance.

It is the goal of this project to develop a framework for evaluation of time critical networking and to propose viable solutions to specific use cases such as IoT, fronthaul networking and Industrial applications. Passive and active monitoring of network performance will be a vital part of the solution, and the project will contribute with

computer simulations and development of test facilities for validation.

The project is closely linked to a national and two international research projects within the area.

The candidate must have a master’s degree in engineering specializing in telecommunication or similar degree. In addition, experience with time sensitive networks, network measurements and software implementation will be seen as an advantage. Good communication skills in English are required.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Henrik Wessing, Associate Professor Michael Berger, Associate Professor Sarah Ruepp, Associate Professor Ying Yan.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.

The primary workplace is DTU Fotonik, DTU Lyngby Campus, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Lector Michael Berger, Network Technologies and Service Platforms group, tel. +45 4525 3853

and email: .

You can read more about the Department of Photonics Engineering on

Please submit your online application no later than June 1, 2017. Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file.

The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

Ansøgningsfrist d. 01.06.2017

Ph.d. & forskning
Teknik & Teknologi
Data & analyse
Forskning & Udvikling
IT - Netværk & Telekomm.
IT - Software

Opslag oprettet d. 16.05.2017, sidst opdateret d. 16.05.2017

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