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PhD Student for DFG focus program 1397 ´COIN – Communications in Interference Limited Networks´ (EN)

At TU Dresden, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Communication Technology, the Vodafone Chair of Mobile Communications Systems is offering for immediate start a position as

Member of academic staff / PhD Student (E 13 TV-L)

fixed term for 2 years, extension planned. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG).
The research will be directed towards the design of spatial precoding filters in cooperative cellular multi-antenna systems. It will cover information-theoretic aspects, principles of system design and digital signal processing under hardware constraints. The research activities are embedded in the DFG focus program 1397 ´COIN – Communications in Interference Limited Networks´.
Tasks: Your research tasks will include development of spatial precoding algorithms, which are robust against impaired channel knowledge. The methods shall be designed for the application in cooperative cellular communications systems under practical requirements. The results shall be published at international conferences and in distinguished journals.
Working in an international team of experts, the researcher will get the opportunity to contribute to the development of next generation wireless systems, gain valuable project experience and connect to academia as well as industry partners. Further scientific qualification (Ph.D. thesis) is desirable.
More information about the Vodafone Chair can be found online at
Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.
Please submit your application documents, including a letter of motivation, Curriculum Vitae, and certificates until 24.04.2014 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Institut für Nachrichtentechnik, Vodafone Stiftungsprofessur für Mobile Nachrichtensysteme, Herrn Prof. Dr.-Ing. G. Fettweis, 01062 Dresden, Germany, or as a single pdf file to (Please note: We are currently not able to receive electronically signed and encrypted data.), Subject: ´SPP_COIN, Application, your_surname´.

Full Doctorate

Duration of the program: 24 months

Working Language: English or German

Language of the Doctoral Thesis: English or German

Subject Requirements (Qualification)
excellent university degree in electrical engineering, information technology, computer science, physics or mathematics; enthusiasm for sciences and sound mathematical skills to analyse and solve complex tasks in the field of wireless communications; profound experience in programming digital signal processing algorithms (MATLAB, C++); excellent communication and organizational skills, including the eagerness to cooperate effectively with team members; very good language skills in English, knowledge of German is an advantage. Experience with convex optimization theory would be advantageous.

Host institution:

University / Organisation advertising the position

Technische Universität Dresden
01069 Dresden

Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Communication Technology, Vodafone Chair of Mobile Communications Systems

Coordinator / Supervisor of the Doctoral Thesis
Herr Prof. Dr. Gerhard Fettweis

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