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PhD on information theory for joint communication and sensing

PhD on information theory for joint communication and sensing

Aanstellingsfunctie(s)
Promovendus
Irène Curie Fellowship
Nee
Faculteit(en)
Electrical Engineering
FTE
1,0
Sluitdatum
01/02/2024
Aanvraagnummer
V36.7060

Functieomschrijving

We are recruiting a PhD researcher to work with Dr. Hamdi Joudeh on information theory for joint communication and sensing (JCAS). This is a full-time position for four years and will be based in the Information and Communication Theory (ICT) Lab within the Electrical Engineering (EE) Department at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

General Motivation and Research Topic

The integration of radio communication and sensing services in the same network infrastructure will be a key feature of next generation wireless technology. It is envisaged that wireless transceivers will be able to communicate with active devices, and simultaneously detect, localize, and track passive targets within their vicinity; all using the same spectrum and hardware resources. This emerging JCAS paradigm, currently at the frontier of wireless research, will revolutionize a broad range of applications, from automotive and transportation to healthcare and environmental monitoring.

This PhD position is focused on developing a principled information theoretic framework for JCAS. The goal is to establish fundamental performance limits and trade-offs; and provide guiding principles for the design of efficient and reliable JCAS-enabled wireless systems.

Academic and Research Environment

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is one of Europe’s top technological universities, situated in the heart of one of Europe’s largest high-tech innovation ecosystems. Research at TU/e is characterized by a combination of academic excellence and a strong real-world impact. This impact is often obtained via close collaboration with high-tech industries. 

Research related to this position will be carried out in the ICT Lab within the EE Department, under the supervision of Dr. Hamdi Joudeh.

Functie-eisen

  • MSc degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related fields.
  • Background in information theory, communication theory, wireless communications, and detection and estimation theory (statistical signal processing).
  • Knowledge of radar signal processing and/or coding theory is desirable.
  • Proficiency in English (written and verbal).

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:

  • Full-time employment for four years, with an intermediate evaluation (go/no-go) after nine months. You will spend 10% of your employment on teaching tasks.
  • Salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, paid pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale P (min. €2,770 max. €3,539).
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • High-quality training programs and other support to grow into a self-aware, autonomous scientific researcher. At TU/e we challenge you to take charge of your own learning process.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • An allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A Staff Immigration Team and a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) for international candidates.

Informatie en sollicitatie

About us

Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow. 

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Information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more?
Please contact the hiring manager dr. Hamdi Joudeh, Assistant Professor, h.joudeh[at]tue.nl.

Visit our website for more information about the application process or the conditions of employment. You can also contact HRServices.flux[at]tue.nl.

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Application

We invite you to submit a complete application using the apply-button.
The application should include:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae.
  • A very brief cover letter explaining your motivation and suitability for this position.
  • Copies of diplomas and transcripts (with course grades).
  • MSc thesis and relevant submitted or published papers (if applicable).
  • Contact information of two references.

We look forward to receiving your application and will screen it as soon as possible. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.

Starting date: As soon as possible from 1 January 2024.