PhD student position in goal-oriented semantic communication

Ref REF 2022-0875

We live an era when sensing, communication, and computing technologies enable large-scale monitoring and control of our physical and virtual environment. Application examples are plentiful: sustainable food production, smart distribution of electrical energy, scalable health care, enhanced road traffic safety, to mention a few. The project aims acquire knowledge about fundamental limits and design principles for such goal-oriented wireless communication systems. Funding is provided by a prestigious grant from the Swedish Research Council, and supervision will be provided by Prof. Erik Ström (IEEE fellow) and Prof. Giuseppe Durisi.

Information about the department and the reserch
At the Department of Electrical Engineering, we conduct internationally renowned research spanning many fields and including information and communication theory, machine learning, and signal processing. We offer a dynamic, supportive, international research environment with about 150 employees from more than 20 countries, and an extensive national and international collaboration networks that encompasses both other academic partners and industry.

The position of Ph.D. student at Chalmers University of Technology is a full-time temporary employment with a competitive monthly salary and full social benefits. The position is limited to a maximum of four years plus a maximum of one year for teaching and other departmental duties. There are no tuition fees for Ph.D. studies at Chalmers. The starting date is tentatively mid to late August 2023.

After completing Ph.D. studies at Chalmers University of Technology, you will be in great demand from both Swedish and international industry. You will also have an excellent basis for further academic research. Candidate with any nationality are welcome to apply.

Major responsibilities
With the support of the PhD supervisors, you are expected to develop scientific concepts and to communicate the results of your research (verbally and in writing) in major journals and conferences. The position includes also teaching at the undergraduate and M.Sc. level and other departmental duties of up to 20% full time (the employment contract is extended beyond the 4 years, accordingly).

You should have a background in mathematics and digital communications with good grades in the core courses within these subjects. Knowledge of wireless communication and signal processing is meritorious. You should have obtained, or be close to obtain, a master's degree corresponding to at least 250 higher education credits in mathematics, electrical, engineering, computer science or related areas.

The ideal candidate for this position should be hungry for new knowledge, interested in performing theoretical-but highly relevant- research, and be interested to be a part of a diverse international environment. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20220709 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. 

Application deadline: February 19, 2023

For questions, please contact:
Erik Ström, Electrical Engineering

Giuseppe Durisi, Electrical Engineering

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Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!


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