PhD Position Radar Signal Processing for Next Generation Vehicular Networks
Automotives in next-generation vehicular networks will be equipped with advanced communication and multi-modal sensing capabilities. Existing radar sensing solutions, however, are not designed to leverage this connectivity and sensing infrastructure. The PhD project will address this gap by developing advanced signal processing algorithms that make the best use of the available infrastructure.
We have a full-time PhD vacancy focusing on distributed signal processing on radar data using the communication backbone network. The goal is to exploit vehicular connectivity to enhance perception in mixed traffic conditions where vehicles have varied sensing capabilities.
The candidate will be embedded in the research group of Dr. Geethu Joseph and will have close collaboration with colleagues from the section Signal Processing Systems and the department Microelectronics within the Faculty of EEMCS at the TU Delft and the Faculty of 3mE. The PhD candidates will also work in close collaboration with industry experts from NXP.
You should have:
- A Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems & Control, Engineering Physics, Applied Mathematics, or any field related to the lab’s research topics;
- A background in applied mathematics, particularly, linear algebra and probability;
- A solid understanding of statistical signal processing and optimization;
- A background in radar and wireless communication is desirable, but not mandatory;
- An experience in programming e.g., Python, MATLAB, R;
- A good command of English (verbal and written);
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
- Ability to work in a collaborative environment.
Doing a PhD at TU Delft requires English proficiency at a certain level to ensure that the candidate is able to communicate and interact well, participate in English-taught Doctoral Education courses, and write scientific articles and a final thesis. For more details please check the Graduate Schools Admission Requirements.
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Doctoral candidates will be offered a 4-year period of employment in principle, but in the form of 2 employment contracts. An initial 1,5 year contract with an official go/no go progress assessment within 15 months. Followed by an additional contract for the remaining 2,5 years assuming everything goes well and performance requirements are met.
Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2770 per month in the first year to € 3539 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.
The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.
For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service. This service provides information for new international employees to help you prepare the relocation and to settle in the Netherlands. The Coming to Delft Service offers a Dual Career Programme for partners and they organise events to expand your (social) network.
For more information about this vacancy, please contact Geethu Joseph at G.Joseph@tudelft.nl
For information about the application procedure, please contact Marjolein van er Heijden, HR Advisor, M.F.E.vanderHeijden@tudelft.nl