PhD student in security for backscatter communication
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The Department of Information Technology has a leading position in research and education. The Department currently has about 300 employees, including 120 teachers and 110 PhD students. More than 4000 students study one or more courses at the department each year. More info: http://www.it.uu.se.
The overall contribution of this project is to enable secure battery-free Internet of Things networks based on backscatter communication by leveraging cooperation among devices. Focus of the research is to derive general methods and building blocks to reduce device complexity, enable security, and to improve reliability and predictability of backscatter networks. Among the expected achievements are prototype implementations to demonstrate and evaluate the research results.
The candidate must have a Master of Science in computer science or electrical engineering, or equivalent. The ideal candidate for the position has a solid background in wireless communication and information security.
As for all PhD students, a genuine interest and curiosity in the subject matter and excellent analytical and communication skills, both oral and written, are required.
The position is for at most five years, and includes department duties (mainly teaching) at a level of at most 20%, as well as course participation. The candidate will be expected to teach in English or Swedish.
Further experience with hardware/radio-frequency design, low-level programming of distributed systems is helpful.
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.
The application should include a description of yourself, your research interests, reasons for applying for this particular PhD position and past experience (max. 3 pages), a CV, copies of relevant university degrees and transcripts, relevant publications, a copy of your MSc thesis (or a summary in case the thesis is ongoing) and other relevant documents (eg, TOEFL test results). Candidates are encouraged to provide up to 3 letters of recommendation and contact information to reference persons. We would also like to know your earliest possible date for starting.
About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.
For further information about the position, please contact: Prof. Christian Rohner, Division of Computer Systems, E-mail: email@example.com.
Please submit your application by 20 May 2022, UFV-PA 2022/852.
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Placement: Department of Information Technology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/852
Last application date: 2022-05-20
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