Next-generation 6G cellular systems will provide unprecedented capabilities in
order to serve dependable data communication streams, as for example
originating in industrial automation. While this application domain has
received some attention in 5G, cyber-physical networking capabilities will be
at the heart of upcoming 6G systems. This will be facilitated by data-driven
methods that can be leveraged in end-to-end contexts providing predictable
Our research group has a decade-long track record in leading academic research
with real-world impact in the area of industrial wireless networking. We are
looking for an outstanding individual interested in integrating with a strong
KTH-internal team as well as with external stakeholders in order to shape
future 6G networks. We typically combine fundamental research work
(leveraging methods from communication and queuing theory) with experimental
testbed development and trials. Candidates with a strong track record in
either of these domains (with respect to wireless networking) are encouraged
to submit applications. Solid command of machine learning theory and/or
practical skills is a plus.
Third-cycle subject: Electrical Engineering
Supervision: Professor James Gross
What we offer
The possibility to study in a dynamic and international research
environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities
from all over the world.Read more
A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to
KTH's Doctoral student salary agreement.
A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive
in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity
as well as study environment.
Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher
Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance
with either of the following:
passed a second cycle degree (for example a master's degree), or
completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of
which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially
admission to third-cycle studies in Electrical Engineering requires the
applicant to have completed courses equivalent to at least 120 higher
education credits from second-cycle studies or higher in the subject
Electrical Engineering or other subjects deemed directly relevant to the
specialization in question. These requirements will also be considered
fulfilled by applicants who have acquired the equivalent knowledge through
other means. Normally, a master's degree in the relevant research domain
fulfills these requirements.
In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English
equivalent to English B/6, read more here
In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented
and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be
assessed upon their ability to:
independently pursue his or her work
collaborate with others,
have a professional approach and
analyse and work with complex issues.
The successful candidate has a strong background in wireless communications,
mobile networks, and edge computing for industrial applications. Furthermore,
candidates are expected to demonstrate experience in theoretical research on
mobile networks leveraging communication theory and/or queuing theory.
Additional experience in experimental research on mobile networks, and/or
machine learning applications to wireless networks is a plus.
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on
Target degree: Doctoral degree
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral
student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what
corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed
doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain
tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a
doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be
renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.
Contact information KTH's website.
Doctoral section (Students' union on KTH Royal Institute of
Contact information section's website.
Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is
the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in
accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.
Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST
(Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).
Applications must include:
CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue
research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they
relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and
certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above).
Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not
issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified.
Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents,
please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
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question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.
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