The Internet forms the backbone of today's economy and society. However, the energy consumption of the Internet is getting out of hand: it is projected to consume one fifth of global energy by 2025! This huge energy consumption also makes the Internet vulnerable to failures of its energy resources, for example due to low solar panel productions.
Therefore, our goal in this collaborative project between Computer Science, Mathematics and Integrated Circuit Design (Electrical Engineering) is to make the Internet energy-efficient and resilient towards energy failures.
We are looking for three PhD students in this interdisciplinary project who will work on one of the following related topics:
Focus is on the energy efficiency of wireless access networks, particularly WiFi and 5G. You will design and develop resource allocation algorithms for WiFi/5G networks to ensure high energy efficiency by finding the best operation parameters such as frequency, bandwidth, and antenna configurations. While the underlying hardware, so-called software-defined radios, facilitate this flexible operation by tuning various parameters of a wireless device, these different operation settings will lead to different energy consumption and latency figures that must be considered in resource allocation. You will investigate how to use the state-of-the-art networking paradigms and protocols to decrease the energy footprint of wireless access networks.
This PhD is part of the Design and Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS) group and supervised by dr. Suzan Bayhan and prof. Geert Heijenk.
Focus is on how the structure of the internet network and its energy supply affects internet outages. Different types of internet links (wireless/wired) and energy sources react differently to failures. Therefore, you will first create realistic mathematical models of 5G and its energy supply that take this into account, using random graph models. You will then investigate how this model reacts to probabilistic energy failures: what happens when some energy resources break down with some probability? Finally, you will investigate how to make 5G more robust against energy shortages. For example, can we predict which part of the internet will break down when an energy resource fails? And can we use optimization to find alternative paths for wireless signals to prevent these internet outages?
This PhD is part of the Mathematics of Operations Research group, and supervised by dr. Clara Stegehuis and prof. Nelly Litvak.
This PhD student would work towards circuit and system level development of low power solutions in a fully programmable Software Defined Radio application for mainstream communication devices such as in WiFi and 5G. Various building blocks such as filters, mixers, N-path circuits would be optimized from the perspective of power consumption with an aim for achieving programmability. We have access to advanced CMOS fabrication technology nodes for realizing the design solutions envisaged in this project to actual test-chip prototype and a well-equipped laboratory for evaluation of the test-chips.
This PhD student will be based at the Integrated Circuit Design Group, chaired by Prof. Bram Nauta
The deadline to apply is August 7, 2020. The selection procedure includes an assessment, interview and scientific presentation. Interviews can already take place before the closing date when good candidates are found. The starting date can be as early as possible after the appointment.
The application should include:
For more information, please contact dr. Suzan Bayhan (PhD student 1, firstname.lastname@example.org, or dr. Clara Stegehuis (PhD student 2, email@example.com. For information about PhD3 vacancy, please contact dr. Harijot Bindra firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer 4-year, full time research position on a highly relevant topic, in a dynamic and international environment. The University of Twente (UT) offers excellent working conditions, an exciting scientific environment, and a green and lively campus with lots of sports facilities and an international scientific community!
The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.
The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) comprises three disciplines that shape Information and Communication Technology. ICT is more than communication. In almost every product we use mathematics, electronics and computer technology and ICT now contributes to all of societies' activities. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. The research which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+, CTIT and MIRA.
|Titel||3 PhD students on interdisciplinary project involving Integrated Circuit Design, Computer Science and Mathematics|
|Employer||University of Twente|
|Job location||Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB Enschede|
|Gepubliceerd||juni 9, 2020|
|Sluitingsdatum||augustus 7, 2020|
|Vakgebieden||Informatica,   Informatiewetenschappen,   Algebra,   Algoritmen,   Statistiek,   Logica,   Kunstmatige intelligentie,   Kunstmatige neurale netwerken,   Computers en samenleving,    and 31 more. Computerarchitectuur,   Computercommunicatie (netwerken),   Computer Graphics,   Cyber Security,   Toepassing van computers bij wiskunde, natuurwetenschap, techniek en geneeskunde,   Toepassing van computers in sociale wetenschap, kunsten en geesteswetenschappen,   Data Mining,   Gegevensstructuren,   Databases,   Distributed computing,   Interactie tussen mensen en computers,   Informatiesystemen (Bedrijfsinformatica),   Besturingssystemen,   Parallel Computing,   Programmeertalen,   Quantumcomputers,   Softwaretechniek,   Berekeningstheorie,   Analyse,   Toegepaste wiskunde,   Getaltheorie,   Kansrekening,   Geometrie en topologie,   Computationele wetenschappen,   Computationele wiskunde,   Game design,   Big Data,   Machinaal Leren,   Machine Vision,   Computer Vision,   Stochastiek  |