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PhD position on Network Slicing for ITS with high mobility


The successful candidate will conduct both academic and experimental system
research toward 5G network slicing tailored for both critical and non-critical ITS services
including (1) safety applications for train control signaling as an ultra-reliable low latency
communication (uRLLC) service type, (2) infotainment applications for consuming multimedia
content for passengers inside the train as an extreme mobile broadband (xMBB) service type,
and (3) maintenance and monitoring applications for sensors and CCTV cameras as an massive
machine type communication (mMTC) service type. These services rely on (a) performance
isolation with different levels of sharing for each service, and (b) additional radio access
network (RAN) and core network (CN) functions such as mobility prediction, network-controlled
resource management, and service continuity. Particular focus will be also given to support
network slicing for moving cells to retain the service continuity considering a high-speed train
use-case, which will be carried out in collaboration with the considered railway company.
We plan to pursue an experimentally-driven research to validate the proposed approach and
methods using the facilities and platforms (OpenAirInterface1
and Mosaic-5G2
) available at
Eurecom. Performance evaluation will be done through simulation/emulation tools as well as
real-world experimentation in a small-scale deployment at Eurecom open5G Lab with the
support of the team in charge of the platforms.
Context: The research work will be carried out in close collaboration with Davidson Consulting
and their partners as well as a community of researchers and developers already working on
OpenAirInterface and Mosaic-5G platforms.
We are looking for candidates who are self-motivated and would like to conduct high quality
research, and publish in top venues. Candidates should have a Master's Degree (or an
equivalent degree) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a closely related area,
preferably with a focus on networking or communications. We also expect candidates to have
very good analytical skills (probability theory, mathematical optimization), background
knowledge in the area of wireless networking, and the understanding of the current technology
landscape (5G and 4G) as well as the key enabling technologies such as SDN/MEC/NFV. Good
C/Python/Matlab programming skills and experiences are a plus. A good level of written and
spoken English is mandatory (knowledge of French is not required). Finally, the selected
candidate will be well-organized to integrate and work in groups.
Application evaluation will start immediately and will continue until position is filled. Interested
individuals should submit:
1. One to two pages of research interests corresponding to thesis description.
2. Detailed CV including publication list.
3. At least two recommendation letters.
4. Transcripts of courses taken at graduate and undergraduate levels with grades.
Applications should be sent to and mentioning
the following reference: NS_Mobility PhD Position.
If you have any question or need more information about the position, we encourage you to
browse the web page ( or contact us directly.
EURECOM: EURECOM is an elite French graduate school and research center conducting high
quality research in the areas of Communication Systems, Data Science, and Digital Security.

Last modified: 2018-08-04 14:36:39