One or more PhD Stipends in Integration of Internet of Things (IoT) Communication with Data Mining and Blockchain-based Transactions (8-18049)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, one ore more PhD stipends in Integration of Internet of Things (IoT) Communication with Data Mining and Blockchain-based Transactions are available within the general study programme Wireless Communications. The stipends are open for appointment from 1 September 2018 or soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

A number of wireless Internet of Things (IoT) systems are currently in the focus of the academic and industrial research. One important aspect is the design and performance of the communication protocols, while another one is the use and processing of the data collected through the IoT systems. A third important development related to the IoT systems is the blockchain technology, as it allows decentralized interaction among devices and execution of smart contracts. 

The objective of the PhD positions is to carry out cross-disciplinary research at the intersection of IoT communication with data mining and IoT communication with blockchain, or even the intersection of all three aspects. Specifically, the research will be oriented towards the optimization of the core communication technology to conform to the communication requirements of data mining and blockchain applications. The research related to blockchain will involve experimental part. The positions are financed partly by the ERC project WILLOW, dedicated to the fundamentals of massive and ultra-reliable wireless communications. The positions are also partially supporeted by the newly started project SEMIOTIC, funded by DFF (Independent Research Fund Denmark) and dedicated to integration of data mining and communication in IoT systems.

The successful candidate should have a M. Sc. in Electronics, Computer Science, Data Science or related areas. The candidate should possess knowledge of communication systems and networks, programming and simulation, and statistics. Experience in one or more of the following areas is a plus: (1) data mining, (2) machine learning, (3) experimental work with wireless systems, (4) blockchain and smart contracts.  

You may obtain further information from Petar Popovski, Department of Electronic Systems, phone: +45 9940 9897, email: , concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master's degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Technical Doctoral School of IT adn Design in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Lisbeth Diinhoff , The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: , phone: +45 9940 9589.

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We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.


Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

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Wed Aug 01 00:00:00 CEST 2018

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