SnT is a leading international research and innovation centre in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services. We play an instrumental role in Luxembourg by fueling innovation through research partnerships with industry, boosting R&D investments leading to economic growth, and attracting highly qualified talent.
The SPARC group in SnT is pursuing research on wireless communications and radar signal processing in partnership with national and international academic and industrial collaborators. Updated information about the recent activities of SPARC can be found here: www. radarmimo.com/
We're looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you've come to the right place!Your Role
The group has been working on next generation radar sensors in different applications, including automotive, autonomous vehicles, in-cabin monitoring, occupancy sensing, drones, multi-copters, gesture recognition, smart buildings, smart street lighting, smart factories, healthcare and robotics. The emerging radar sensors that are in use by the group, are using multiple input multiple output (MIMO) technology and can be connected to build distributed and co-operative sensing networks. SPARC group has further expanded its research to integrated sensing and communications, weather radar systems and metacognitive radars,. To develop the signal processing techniques, the group researchers are using real data captured by the available radar modules at the lab, or the custom built MIMO radar with flexibility of changing the transmit waveform and signal processing units on the fly. Its members have been involved in a number of seminal papers in the area of waveform optimization, vital signs monitoring, joint radar and communications, sparse arrays, interference modeling, 4D radar imaging, distributed sensing, and tracking. SPARC has also collaborating with long term industry partner IEE S.A (www. iee.lu) , University of Naples Federico II, US Airforce Laboratories, TU Berlin and TU Munich among others.
To augment the current research and investigate interesting novel problems identified in the aforementioned areas, the SPARC group is looking for a Doctoral candidate to work in any of the aforementioned applications of next generation radar networks. The research would be based on radar signal processing principles and would involve system modelling, use of optimization or data-driven methods for system optimization and an elaborate performance analysis. The PhD would focus on one of the following:
Qualification : The candidate should possess (or be in the process of completing) a master degree or equivalent in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or Applied Mathematics or Physics with electromagnetic background.
Experience : The ideal candidate should have good theoretical background in a number of the following topics:
Development skills in MATLAB/ python/ LabView is required and exposure to latest communication and radar technologies, linear algebra and Tensors are desirable. Exposure to HW prototyping using USRPs and experience with radar sensors (FMCW, CW, pulse, ...) would be a plus.
Language Skills : Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.Here's what awaits you at SnT
But wait, there's more!
Students can take advantage of several opportunities for growth and career development, from free language classes to career resources and extracurricular activities.In Short
The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 38028 (full time)How to apply
Applications in English should be submitted online and include:
All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.
The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.About the University of Luxembourg
University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University's faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.Further information
For further information, please contact us at:
Bhavani.Shankar@uni.lu or Mohammad.Alaee@uni.lu