Ph.D positions

1. Compressed Sensing and Applications in Information Processing

The Heisenberg Communications and Information Theory Group at the Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, is seeking an outstanding PhD student in the field of Compressed Sensing (CS) and 5G Wireless Networks (Internet of Things, Tactile Internet, Security, Massive MIMO etc.) as well as other intriguing and interdisciplinary applications in information processing (data analysis, machine learning etc.). In the dissertation the student will develop and mathematically analyze new schemes for which CS techniques will become instrumental. Within the research the student is expected to expand the information theory of security and establish a close link to mathematical foundations of CS.

The student’s dissertation will be supervised by PD Dr Gerhard Wunder, Heisenberg Fellow. The position is part of the new priority program “Compressed Sensing in Information Processing” and the research will be carried out in close collaboration with the research group Quantum Information Theory of Prof. Eisert (http://www.physik.fu-berlin.de/en/einrichtungen/ag/ag-eisert/index.html). There will be also close links to the Communications and Information Theory Chair of Prof. Caire (http://www.tu-berlin.de/?id=141179) and the Applied Functional Analysis Chair, Institute of Mathematics, of Prof. Kutyniok (http://www.tu-berlin.de/?108957) at the Technische Universität Berlin. For details on this program please visit https://www.ti.rwth-aachen.de/SPP1798/. Moreover there will be close international interdisciplinary collaboration as part of new international EU-funded projects.

Applicants must possess a master degree in electrical engineering or similar. Applicants with strong quantitative skills in network information theory and mathematics will be given preference. To be considered please send a short cover letter outlining your background, a detailed CV including possibly some references, and all relevant certificates to wunder@zedat.fu-berlin.de.

 

2. Cyber Physical Networking

The Heisenberg Communications and Information Theory Group at the Freie Universität Berlin supervised by PD Dr Gerhard Wunder, Heisenberg Fellow, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, is offering a PhD position (full time) in the field of Cyber Physical Networking for next generation wireless networks.

The PhD student should have a master in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or similar and a strong background in Communication and Information theory (e.g. Network Coding). Basic knowledge in numerical optimization and control theory as well as some experience with existing wireless standards is highly welcome. The PhD student is expected to implement advanced algorithms for CPN so that a profound knowledge of @Matlab is mandatory. The position is closely related to the new priority program SPP CPN SPP 1714 “Cyber-Physical Networking” and the research will be carried out in close collaboration with well-known groups from the control theory society within the priority program. The position requires good communication skills and the ability (and desire) to cooperate with interdisciplinary partners.

3. Physical Layer Security in the Internet of Things, Tactile Internet, and Fog Networks

Soon to come