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2 PhD positions on 5G technology

Delft University of Technology and KPN, the leading fixed and mobile telecom operator in The Netherlands, have started a collaboration, called NExTWORKx. …

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Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 40 uur
€ 2222 - € 2840 per maand


Delft University of Technology and KPN, the leading fixed and mobile telecom operator in The Netherlands, have started a collaboration, called NExTWORKx. Goals of this collaboration include excellent academic research into both fundamental properties and implementation of the next generation telecommunication networks. In the first phase of the collaboration, 6 PhD students, daily supervised by experts in both TUDelft and KPN, will focus on themes that are relevant for KPN in order to design and manage the network of the future using promising technologies as Artificial Intelligence (AI), 5G and Blockchain. A weblink to the press release is


In particular, 2 PhD openings are defined on the following themes:

1. 5G for Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC) for Smart Industry Applications

Mission-critical applications (e.g. autonomous and remotely controlled robots) require ultra-reliable and low-latency communications in often extremely challenging environments. Technological and network management solutions (access control, scheduling, device-to-device communications, link adaptation and edge computing) need to be designed.

Background: telecommunications, electrical / computer engineering, queueing theory / stochastic processes
Supervisors: Remco Litjens and Piet Van Mieghem (NAS)

2. 5G resilience through network programmability

To enable autonomous, self-healing 5G networks by leveraging current advances in network programmability and artificial intelligence.

Background: network programmability (incl. software-defined networking, programmable data-planes, and network functions virtualization) and algorithmics (incl. AI)

Supervisors: Fernando Kuipers and Koen Langendoen; Embedded Software group

More information: https://fernandokuipers.nl/LOIS/, http://www.es.ewi.tudelft.nl/


We are looking for brilliant PhD candidates with a strong interest to the join a university-company collaboration on future Networking. The specific desired background per theme is listed above.

Because of project definitions, we are looking for EU citizens.


The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit graduateschool.tudelft.nl/ for more information.

Additional information

To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV along with a letter of application by August 15,, 2018 to Lotte Ophey at HR-EEMCS@tudelft.nl, with a clear choice for only 1 of the six themes above.

When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number EWI2018-22b.