KTH Royal Institute of Technology
KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.
Information and Communication Technology
The PhD position is connected with a project called "AI4Green: Artificial Intelligence for Green Mobile Networks". AI4Green focuses autonomous management of both radio access and core networks, together with processing and storate resources at data centers while keeping in mind the emergence of new architectures and the development of smart grids. This includes:
- Analysis of mobile traffic data collected from mobile networks
- AI-based Network optimization using data (Traffic prediction, resource reallocation, self-healing)
- Intelligent detection of faults and anomalies in mobile networks
- Risk-sensitive resource management that takes into account the end-to-end path considering data centers, storage, computation, radio and core network resources at the same time.
- Design of smart, autonomous and parameter-free base stations that learn from the environment and activate the relevant energy saving features when needed with the optimized parameter settings
This PhD position covers multi-disciplinary skills and at the end the student will develop knowledge and become expert covering the intersection of all these areas: data analytics, machine learning, communication systems, mobile networks, optimization of communication systems. Having background and experience in one or more of these areas is an advantage.
What we offer
The possibility to study in a dynamic international research environment in close cooperation with industries and advanced universities the world over.
Life-long network through KTH's Alumni organization.
A personal study plan to support your development within your areas of interest.
A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement.
Work and study in Stockholm, one of Europe´s fastest growing capitals, which is close to both nature and the sea.
Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.
Develop skills in an interdisciplinary environment combining data analytics, artificial intelligence and communication systems.
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
passed a degree at advanced level,
completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.
English proficiency in reading, writing and speaking,
Msc degree in Electical Engineering, Computer Science, Communication Systems or equivalent
In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:
ability to independently pursue his or hers work,
ability to collaborate with others,
have a professional approach and
analyse and work with complex issues.
background in: machine learning, data analytics or communication systems.
Target degree: Doctoral degree
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
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Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
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Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.
Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).
Applications must include the following elements:
CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs agreement
SalaryMonthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions1
Cicek Cavdar, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tysse Norlindh Falk, +46(0)8-790 60 00
Last application date17.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET