Simula Research Laboratory AS is a publicly owned research institute located outside Oslo, Norway. It is a multi-cultural organization, employing about 150 individuals from 30 countries. Simula is conducting ICT research in the fields of communication technology, scientific computing and software engineering. Simula's main objective is to generate new understanding and create vital knowledge about fundamental scientific challenges that are of genuine value for society. This is achieved through high quality research, education of graduate students, industry collaboration, technology transfer and commercialization. www.simula.no
Centre for Resilient Networks and Applications (CRNA) at Simula focuses on robustness and security of ICT infrastructures. This implies research on networks and applications with the aim of making them resilient with respect to failures and changing environment. The Networks department works on resilience in communication networks and applications from a measurement perspective, through prototyping and through theoretical studies.
We are looking for a full time Ph.D. student in the Networks department of the CRNA. The successful candidate will be involved in `Modeling Mobile Broadband Networks- (MEMBRANE) project funded by Norwegian Research Council. MEMBRANE focuses on machine learning approaches and proposes to develop models that can capture the relationship between the performance and reliability parameters and the underlying network factors that affect them. Hence, revealing the key factors that are required to accurately describe and predict the performance and reliability of mobile networks in general and mobile video in particular.
The project will be led by Dr. Özgü Alay in close collaboration with research groups at New York University, USA (Prof. Yao Wang), IMDEA Networks, Spain (Prof. Joerg Widmer) and University of Thessaly, Greece (Prof. Antonios Argyriou). Research visits to these groups are expected during the project. Upon successful completion, The Ph.D. degree will be awarded by University of Oslo.
The Ph.D. position is for three years and the successful candidate is expected to:
- Design and execute a set of experiments to measure the performance and reliability parameters of MBB networks
- Analyze the data collected from the experiments using statistical and data analytics tools
- Derive machine-learning based models using the collected measurement data in order to capture the network characteristics of MBB networks and further extend these models to consider the performance of mobile video
-Excellent opportunities for doing high quality research, as part of a highly competent and motivated team of international researchers.
-Nice office facilities located close to the Oslo fjord and 10 minutes drive from the centre of Oslo.
-An informal and including working environment.
-A competitive salary.
-Simula strives to achieve a good balance between male and female employees, and women are particularly encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit the following:
-Cover letter explaining the candidate's background, qualifications and research interests
-Curriculum vitae (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
-Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
The application deadline is as soon as possible, but no later than May 1st 2016.
The application MUST be submitted in PDF format and all files needs to be combined into one single PDF-document in the order specified by the list above. To avoid misplacement, please make sure to include your first and last name in the filenames of all documents that you send us.
We are interested in how you first came to learn about this position - please let us know in your cover letter.
For more information, please contact Dr. Özgü Alay (ozgu(ä)simula.no, +4798485362)