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Master thesis position in Security Requirements Analysis and Technology Evaluation for Smart Grids

Department of Communications and Networking
Teaching and research positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has been ranked the 9th best young university in the world (Top 50 under 50, QS 2018) and one of the world’s top technology challenger universities (THE 2017), for its outside-the-box thinking on research collaboration, funding and innovation. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 4000 employees of whome close to 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in the capital area of Finland. With 37% of our academic faculty coming from outside Finland, we are a highly international community with strong academic standing.


At Aalto, high-quality research, art, education and entrepreneurship are promoted hand in hand. Disciplinary excellence is combined with multidisciplinary activities, engaging both students and the local innovation ecosystem. Our main campus is quickly transforming into an open collaboration hub that encourages encounters between students, researchers, industry, startups and other partners. Aalto University was founded in 2010 as three leading Finnish universities, Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, were merged to strengthen Finland’s innovative capability.

Department of Communications and Networking at Aalto University invites applications for 

Master thesis position in Security Requirements Analysis and Technology Evaluation for Smart Grids

Interested in making an impact on security solutions for the future electric energy systems?

Evolving smart grids combine electric power grid technologies with advanced information and communications technologies to create sustanaible energy systems. In electric power grids, critical control related communication has  typically been carried over dedicated communications links. Going forward, smart grids will more extensively utilize the flexibility provided by public layer 3 and 5G networks. This will introduce a security challenge which has to be addressed.

Your role and goals

You will analyse and model the formal and practical requirements that are applicable to smart grid information systems and  networks. This includes:

  • Identifying current and potential future power grid security requirements. This activity covers current existing smart grid security standards like IEC 62351, latest research publications and power grid operator interviews
  • Security threat analysis
  • Evaluation of alternative existing security technologies for the use case

Your network and team

You will work under Professor Raimo  Kantola’s supervision. Your instructor will be Doctoral Candidate Seppo Borenius. You will co-operate with team members from multiple Aalto University departments, in particular from the Department of Communications and Networking and from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation. Power grid operators will provide user perspctive to the requirements and to the evaluation of different technology alternatives.

Your experience and ambitions

We expect applicants to have:

  • Genuine interest in smarts grids and security solutions
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, computer science or power systems
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English

Ready to apply?

If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our recruitment system by using "Apply now!" link below, no later than May 10, 2019.

To apply, please share the following application materials with us:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Study transcripts
  • Recommendation letter(s) from previous supervisors or employers

The position will be filled as soon as possible and will last for 6 months. A part-time internship position leading to the thesis is also possible.

If you wish to hear more about the position, you can reach out to Doctoral Candidate Seppo Borenius [email protected]  (research related information) or HR Coordinator Katja Korpinurmi [email protected] (application process, practical arrangements).

Two Master thesis positions in Policy Control for 5G and the Internet

Department of Communications and Networking
Teaching and research positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has been ranked the 9th best young university in the world (Top 50 under 50, QS 2018) and one of the world’s top technology challenger universities (THE 2017), for its outside-the-box thinking on research collaboration, funding and innovation. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 4000 employees of whome close to 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in the capital area of Finland. With 37% of our academic faculty coming from outside Finland, we are a highly international community with strong academic standing.

 At Aalto, high-quality research, art, education and entrepreneurship are promoted hand in hand. Disciplinary excellence is combined with multidisciplinary activities, engaging both students and the local innovation ecosystem. Our main campus is quickly transforming into an open collaboration hub that encourages encounters between students, researchers, industry, startups and other partners. Aalto University was founded in 2010 as three leading Finnish universities, Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, were merged to strengthen Finland’s innovative capability.

Department of Communications and Networking at Aalto University invites applications for

Two Master thesis positions in Policy Control for 5G and the Internet

Are you a passionate developer of user friendly tools and IP security? Are you passionate about experimental networking research?

In these positions you will have a chance to create new tools for our innovative system of cooperative security for the future Internet, 5G and 6G security and trust and facilitate the use of IP and mobile networks in critical use cases. The tools are tailored to the use cases, so that using the cooperative security will be easy and user friendly.

Our group has developed a concept of cooperative firewalling that allows controlling all flow admittance by policy. We have also the first version of the security policy management system and the first tools for policy sourcing (see GitHub/Aalto5G and re2ee.org). The architecture uses Software Defined Networking and is virtualized. The development environment is virtualized Linux, the same what most cloud companies use.

In these positions you can create new tools and verify them in the use cases such as Smart Grid or Smart Campus making use of our 5G test network in Finland.

Cooperative security assists the end systems in the Internet using cloud-based firewalling, communications security policy management, centralized or distributed reputation and trust management etc. The goal is to achieve a substantially higher level of end system security overall compared to state of the art. The solutions are best suited to improve the security of low power and inexpensive (Industrial) Internet of Things or battery powered mobile devices as well as protecting all end systems from Distributed Denial of Service attacks. The solutions are needed to achieve ultra-high reliability targeted in 5G as well as protected access to any kind of critical systems. You will work in a use case (or vertical) project on top of the 5G test platform. The developed tools should be usable in the 5G test network we are building in Otaniemi (5GTNF). Aalto has a 5G frequency license for research and education in the 3.5 GHz band and we are upgrading our current LTE and NB-IoT network with 5G gNBs now.

Your role and goals

You will work under Prof. Kantola’s supervision and will be instructed by other members of staff to create and integrate the developed tools that can be used by other research groups with whom we cooperate in Finland and elsewhere. You will co-author publications on your results.

The positions will be filled as soon as possible and will last for 6 months. A part-time internship leading to the thesis is also possible.

Your network and team

In the 5G projects we cooperate with companies like Nokia, Ericsson, F-Secure. One use case is Smart Grid security. You may also partipate in the 5G Force platform project that is at the hearth of the 5G and Beyond research program funded by Business Finland.

Your experience and ambitions

We expect you to be skilled in Python programming and in developing container software as well to have experience in open source software publishing. We expect you to be passionate about experimental networking research. You have an opportunity to create experimental software that many other Universities and research institutes will use and develop further and be a co-author of publications to come on tools for cooperative Internet security.

Ready to apply?

If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our recruitment system by using "Apply now!" link below, no later than May 5, 2019.

To apply, please share the following application materials with us:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Study transcripts
  • Recommendation letter(s) from previous supervisors or employers

If you wish to hear more about the position, you can reach out to Professor Raimo Kantola [email protected] (research related information) or HR Coordinator Katja Korpinurmi [email protected] (application process, practical arrangements).

About Finland

As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. Two years in a row Finland has been named the happiest country in the world in a study by the United Nations. For more information about living in Finland, please visit our information pages for international staff: https://www.aalto.fi/aalto-university/international-staff-guide

Postdoctoral Researcher position in Cooperative security for 5G and the Internet

Department of Communications and Networking
Teaching and research positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has been ranked the 9th best young university in the world (Top 50 under 50, QS 2018) and one of the world’s top technology challenger universities (THE 2017), for its outside-the-box thinking on research collaboration, funding and innovation. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 4000 employees of whome close to 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in the capital area of Finland. With 37% of our academic faculty coming from outside Finland, we are a highly international community with strong academic standing.

At Aalto, high-quality research, art, education and entrepreneurship are promoted hand in hand. Disciplinary excellence is combined with multidisciplinary activities, engaging both students and the local innovation ecosystem. Our main campus is quickly transforming into an open collaboration hub that encourages encounters between students, researchers, industry, startups and other partners. Aalto University was founded in 2010 as three leading Finnish universities, Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, were merged to strengthen Finland’s innovative capability.

Department of Communications and Networking at Aalto University invites applications for

Postdoctoral Researcher position in Cooperative security for 5G and the Internet

Are you a passionate developer of Internet and mobile network security? Are you passionate about experimental networking research?

In this position you will have a chance to make an impact on the future of the Internet, 5G and 6G security and trust and facilitate the use of IP and mobile networks in critical use cases.

Our group has developed a concept of cooperative firewalling that allows controlling all flow admittance by policy. We have also the first version of the security policy management system and the first tools for policy sourcing (see GitHub/Aalto5G and re2ee.org). The architecture uses Software Defined Networking and is virtualized.

In this position you can refine and further develop the ideas, the architecture and the implementation and verify the concepts in Industrial Internet use cases that we are now pursuing making use of our 5G test network in Finland.

Cooperative security assists the end systems in the Internet using cloud-based firewalling, communications security policy management, centralized or distributed reputation and trust management etc. The goal is to achieve a substantially higher level of end system security overall compared to state of the art. The solutions are best suited to improve the security of low power and inexpensive (Industrial) Internet of Things or battery powered mobile devices as well as protecting all end systems from Distributed Denial of Service attacks. The solutions are needed to achieve ultra-high reliability targeted in 5G. You will work in the context of a number of 5G related projects we are participating in. The software should be usable in the 5G test network we are building in Otaniemi (5GTNF). Aalto has a 5G frequency license for research and education in the 3.5 GHz band and we are upgrading our current LTE and NB-IoT network with 5G gNBs now.

Your role and goals

You will instruct Master students, integrate the components into a package of experimental software (or running code) that can be used by other research groups with whom we cooperate in Finland and elsewhere. You will produce high profile, signature publications on our results.

The position will be filled as soon as possible and will last for 2 years.

Your network and team

In the 5G projects we cooperate with companies like Nokia, Ericsson, F-Secure. One use case is Smart Grid security. You would lead the security task a nationally funded Smart Grid project. You will also partipate in the 5G Force platform project that is at the hearth of the 5G and Beyond research program funded by Business Finland.

Your experience and ambitions

We expect you to be skilled in Python programming and proficient in developing container software as well to have experience in open source software publishing. Skills in C-programming are a bonus. We expect you to be able to attract and inspire students to work with you towards common goals. You will also participate in teaching and instructing B.Sc and M.Sc theses and smaller student projects. We expect you to be passionate about experimental networking research. You have an opportunity to create experimental software that many other Universities and research institutes will use and develop further and be an author of signature publications to come on cooperative Internet security.

We highly appreciate if you have previous publications in the area of Internet security and a good GitHub profile, indicative of your software development skills.

Ready to apply?

If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our recruitment system by using "Apply now!" link below, no later than May 5, 2019.

To apply, please share the following application materials with us:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Research statement 
  • Recommendation letter(s) from previous supervisors or employers

If you wish to hear more about the position, you can reach out to Professor Raimo Kantola [email protected] (research related information) or HR Coordinator Katja Korpinurmi [email protected] (application process, practical arrangements).

About Finland

As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. Two years in a row Finland has been named the happiest country in the world in a study by the United Nations. For more information about living in Finland, please visit our information pages for international staff: https://www.aalto.fi/aalto-university/international-staff-guide

Developer or Researcher - Deterministic Networking for the Future Mobile Networks

Department of Communications and Networking
Teaching and research positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

Job Background

To accommodate Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (URLLC), the concept of Deterministic Networking (DetNet) is gaining lots of momentum among the communities of researchers and industrials working on both wired and wireless networks. The main objective of DetNet is to provide a network with the following features: i) deterministic Quality-of-Service (QoS) (e.g., bounded latency and delay variation -jitter-, and zero congestion loss) for critical services such as tele-surgery, industry automation and autonomous vehicles; ii) coexistence of critical and best-effort services; iii) ultra-reliable packet delivery considering equipment failure; iv) high scalability to support large-size networks; and v) flexibility and dynamicity to configure the network and reserve/release resources on a per flow basis. To achieve such goal, DetNet relies on the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) paradigm and Time-Sensitive Network (TSN) standards. On the one hand, SDN enables the programmability of the network. On the other hand, TSN defines layer-2 forwarding planes. Future  cellular networks are expected to largely benefit from DetNet. The research on the adoption of DetNet in mobile transport networks is in its infancy and a myriad of challenging open issues lie ahead.

Job Requirements

We are looking for highly-motivated developers, young researchers and experienced postdoc researchers who are willing to conduct high-quality research works, developing efficient approaches and methods that leverage DetNet, SDN, TSN, Operations Research, and AI to enable URLLC services in the future mobile networks. Depending on the job level, candidates should have either Master or Ph.D. degree in a related field with a focus on artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and networking and communications. We expect that candidates should have good analytical skills including, but not limited to, optimization, artificial intelligence and queuing theories (e.g., network calculus). We expect that the candidates have expertise in programming languages (Python, C/C++, Java), cloud environments (Kubernetes, OpenStack), simulators (CARLA, ns-3), open source tools (Automotive Grade Linux, pache libcloud, Open Source Mano, K8s and Jenkins), and different SDN technologies (e.g., OpenDayLight and ONOS). Candidates applying for postdoc positions should have a good publications record in very good journals and conferences.

Research Group

The MOSA!C Lab is led by Prof. Tarik Taleb. The lab belongs to the Communications and Networking Department, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University. It consists of a group of highly-enthusiastic researchers with strong hands-on programming skills and expertise in different areas relevant to mobile networking, cloud computing, Internet of Things, and UAVs. The lab is involved in a number of research projects funded by different industries, Business Finland, The European Commission, and Academy of Finland. MOSA!C Lab conducts high-quality research with high industrial applicability and contributes to open source projects.

How to Apply

Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using "Apply now!" link below. Please include the following documents in English:

  • Motivation letter
  • Research vision on the topic
  • Detailed CV including the list of publications, developed tools and softwares
  • At least 3 recommendation letters

The evaluation of the applications will start immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Please note that incomplete applications will not be regarded.

The initial contract is for 12 months, extensible based on performance. We wish you would be able to start as early as possible.

About Finland

As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland please visit our information pages for international staff: https://www.aalto.fi/aalto-university/international-staff-guide

2 Doctoral Candidate Positions in the area of Deep Learning

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate Positions

Target degree: Doctor of Science (Technology)

Study time: Four years (when studying full-time)

Supervisor: Prof. Yu Xiao (mobilecloud.aalto.fi)

Starting date: August 1st, 2019

Site of Research: Mobile cloud computing group (mobilecloud.aalto.fi), School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University

Research areas: Deep learning

Optional topics: deep video analytic, AI-driven edge computing, deep learning for mobility analytic

We are looking for doctoral students to work for the 5G-MOBIX (5G for cooperative & connected automated mobility on x-border corridors) project. Funded by the European Commission, 5G-MOBIX applies and evaluates 5G core technological innovations to autonomous driving use cases across cross-border and urban test sites around Europe and Asia. The industry consortium includes about 100 partners from telecom (e.g. Telefonica, China Mobile, Nokia, etc.) and automotive (e.g. Ford, Daimler, Sinotruck, etc.), plus public authorities.

The candidate must have a master’s degree (or equivalence) in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, cognitive science or in a related study with excellent results.  The candidate must have a high motivation for research, and enjoy working in an international and cross-disciplinary team.

For the candidate qualified for the current position, an official Aalto University application process for doctoral studies will be accomplished. Hence, before preparing his/her application for the current call a candidate should ensure that the corresponding formal requirements will be fulfilled:  https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoralelec/How+to+apply#Howtoapply-granting

Skills and qualities required to apply

  • Familiar with basics of deep learning and neural networks
  • excellent programming skills, preferable in multiple languages
  • good practice of applied mathematics, e.g. optimization and statistics
  • good written and oral communication skills in English
  • good organization skills
  • rigorous thinking
  • ability to work independently
  • research experience in the field of computer vision, data mining and edge computing is considered a plus

Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using "Apply now!" link below, no later than May 15, 2019. Please include the following documents in English:

  • Application letter 
  • CV 
  • Transcripts of studies
  • Recommendation letter(s) from previous supervisors or employers
  • Proof of English proficiency

Further information: Assistant Professor Yu Xiao, [email protected] (research related information) and HR Coordinator Katja Korpinurmi [email protected] (application process, practical arrangements)

About Aalto University and Finland

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has been ranked the 9th best young university in the world (Top 50 under 50, QS 2018) and one of the world’s top technology challenger universities (THE 2017), for its outside-the-box thinking on research collaboration, funding and innovation. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 4000 employees of whome close to 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in the capital area of Finland. With 37% of our academic faculty coming from outside Finland, we are a highly international community with strong academic standing.

At Aalto, high-quality research, art, education and entrepreneurship are promoted hand in hand. Disciplinary excellence is combined with multidisciplinary activities, engaging both students and the local innovation ecosystem. Our main campus is quickly transforming into an open collaboration hub that encourages encounters between students, researchers, industry, startups and other partners. Aalto University was founded in 2010 as three leading Finnish universities, Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, were merged to strengthen Finland’s innovative capability.

As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland, please visit our information pages for international staff: https://www.aalto.fi/aalto-university/international-staff-guide

 

 

Developer or Researcher – 5G-based UAV Traffic Management & Control

Department of Communications and Networking
Teaching and research positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

Job Background

5G is touted as the generation of mobile networks that will support dedicated use-cases and provide specific types of services to satisfy simultaneously various customer demands. A recent study expects that the 5G mobile system should handle 100 times data traffic comparing to the circulated data traffic nowadays. Unlike the “one-fit-all” type of 4G architecture, 5G is anticipated to consider diverse business demands with often-conflicting requirements. One important use-case of the 5G system is Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (URLLC) that require ultra-low latency and very high reliability. One important application of URLLC is the beyond line of sight (BLOS) control of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), whereby UAVs and their on-board Internet of Things (IoT) devices would be controlled remotely beyond line of sight by leveraging cellular networks and multi-access edge computing (MEC). URLLC use cases require high reliability, with a block error rate (i.e., BLER) lower than 10-9, and a low latency between 1-10 ms. 5G system should be also optimized to support the requirements of UAV services by taking into account the amount of traffic generated by the on-board IoT devices and the remote control of UAVs. Artificial intelligence (AI), such as deep neural networks and reinforcement learning techniques, would be widely used for processing the sensed data and making the decisions about the placement of different UAV controllers at the cloud and MECs. For this reason, AI, MEC and 5G will play a crucial role in enabling URLLC use-cases, particularly BLOS management of UAVs.

Job Requirements

We are looking for highly-motivated developers, young researchers and experienced postdoc researchers who are willing to conduct high-quality research works, developing efficient approaches and methods that leverage artificial intelligence, MEC and 5G technologies (e.g., network slicing, network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN)) for providing efficient UAV management system. Depending on the job level, candidates should have either Master or Ph.D. degrees in a related field with a focus on artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and networking and communications. We expect that candidates should have good analytical skills including, but not limited to, optimization, artificial intelligence and queuing theories. We expect that the candidates have expertise in programming languages (Python, C/C++, Java), cloud environments (Kubernetes, OpenStack), open source tools (Apache libcloud, Open Source Mano, K8s and Jenkins), and different SDN technologies (e.g., opendaylight and ONOS). Candidates applying for postdoc positions should have a good publications record in very good journals and conferences.

Research Group

The MOSA!C Lab is led by Prof. Tarik Taleb. The lab belongs to the Communications and Networking Department, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University. It consists of a group of highly-enthusiastic researchers with strong hands-on programming skills and expertise in different areas relevant to mobile networking, cloud computing, Internet of Things, and UAV. The lab is involved in a number of research projects funded by different industries, Business Finland, The European Commission, and Academy of Finland. MOSA!C Lab conducts high-quality research with high industrial applicability and contributes to open source projects.

How to Apply

Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using "Apply now!" link below. Please include the following documents in English:

  • Motivation letter
  • Research vision on the topic
  • Detailed CV including the list of publications, developed tools and softwares
  • At least 3 recommendation letters

The evaluation of the applications will start immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Please note that incomplete applications will not be regarded.

The initial contract is for 12 months, extensible based on performance. We wish you would be able to start as early as possible.

About Finland

As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland, please visit our information pages for international staff: https://www.aalto.fi/aalto-university/international-staff-guide

 

 

Developer or Researcher – Self-Driving Vehicles

Department of Communications and Networking
Teaching and research positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

Job Background

Recently, autonomous driving has gone from “maybe possible” to “definitely possible” thanks to the emerging technologies that are developed within the framework of multi-access edge computing (MEC) and 5G era. In December 2018, Google has officially started the commercialization of self-driving-car services in the suburbs of Phoenix. In fact, in an autonomous driving system, each vehicle would use a combination of devices including sensors, cameras, and radar to travel between different locations without human intervention, and by detecting and preventing both static and dynamic obstacles. The concept of autonomous vehicles promise many benefits for future transport but also brings significant challenges. Sensors onboard cars provide a huge amount and variety of data. The challenge is to exploit these data by exploring artificial intelligence (AI), such as deep neural networks and reinforcement learning techniques for making the right decisions in a reliable fashion within a short time. For enabling fully/partially self-driving cars, we need to enable different types of communications including V2I (vehicle-to-infrastructure) and V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle) communications. Indeed, a single fully self-driving car is able to daily generate around 4000 GB of data, whereby the cameras should transmit at a rate of 20-60 Mbps, radar upwards of 10 kB/s, sonar 10-100 kB/s, GPS producing 50 kB/s, and LIDAR ranging between 10-70 MB/s. Definitely, 4G system, with speeds of about 12 Mbps and latency of 50ms, is not able to satisfy the requirements of fully/partially self-driving car services. Therefore, fully/partially self-driving car services will require an unfailing, robust and omnipresent wireless network that has extensive coverage, high data transfer speeds, and low latency. For this reason, AI, and MEC and 5G will play a crucial role in enabling fully/partially self-driving car services.

Job Requirements

We are looking for highly-motivated developers, young researchers and experienced postdoc researchers who are willing to conduct high-quality research works, developing efficient approaches and methods that leverage AI, MEC and 5G technologies to enable different automation levels of self-driving vehicles. Depending on the job level, candidates should have either Master or Ph.D. degrees in a related field with a focus on artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and networking and communications. We expect that candidates should have good analytical skills including, but not limited to, optimization, artificial intelligence and queuing theories. We expect that the candidates have expertise in programming languages (Python, C/C++, Java), cloud environments (Kubernetes, OpenStack), simulators (CARLA), open source tools (Automotive Grade Linux, pache libcloud, Open Source Mano, K8s and Jenkins), and different SDN technologies (e.g., OpenDayLight and ONOS). Candidates applying for postdoc positions should have a good publications record in very good journals and conferences.

Research Group

The MOSA!C Lab is led by Prof. Tarik Taleb. The lab belongs to the Communications and Networking Department, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University. It consists of a group of highly-enthusiastic researchers with strong hands-on programming skills and expertise in different areas relevant to mobile networking, cloud computing, Internet of Things, and UAV. The lab is involved in a number of research projects funded by different industries, Business Finland, The European Commission, and Academy of Finland. MOSA!C Lab conducts high-quality research with high industrial applicability and contributes to open source projects.

How to Apply

Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using "Apply now!" link below. Please include the following documents in English:

  • Motivation letter
  • Research vision on the topic
  • Detailed CV including the list of publications, developed tools and softwares
  • At least 3 recommendation letters

The evaluation of the applications will start immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Please note that incomplete applications will not be regarded.

The initial contract is for 12 months, extensible based on performance. We wish you would be able to start as early as possible.

About Finland

As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland please visit our information pages for international staff: https://www.aalto.fi/aalto-university/international-staff-guide

 

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