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Early Stage Research Position

Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya
Country of Position: 
Contact Name: 
Xavier Mestre
Subject Area: 
Machine Learning for Signal Processing
Start Date: 
10 April 2019
Expiration Date: 
30 April 2019
Position Description: 

CTTC is seeking to hire an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) to join the WindMill project. The project offers an excellent research and training programme:

  • Opportunity to join a network of leading Universities, research institutes and companies in the field of wireless communications and machine learning.
    • The ESR is primarily hosted by CTTC with stays in partner institutions (secondments).
    • Training programme including regular summer and winter schools to build technical skills as well as soft skills.
    • The salaries are very competitive and complemented by mobility or family allowance.

The ESR will be enrolled in the Signal Theory and Communications PhD programme at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Further information about the PhD project is below:

Title: Analysis and synthesis of machine learning algorithms in large dimensional settings

Objectives: (1) Analyse the behaviour of state-of-the-art manifold learning algorithms under a high dimensional observation scenario; (2) Innovative solutions that improve their performance in this asymptotic regime, with special emphasis on wireless communications applications such as user clustering in distributed massive MIMO deployments.

Expected Results: An analytical study of the asymptotic behaviour of the most common classification algorithms based on Machine Learning, which will draw guidelines on how to improve the performance of these algorithms in when the number of features is large compared to the sample size.

Candidate Profile:

  1. An undergraduate degree and Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science. Strong background in mathematics is required. Background in wireless communications and/or machine learning is an advantage.
  2. Excellent written and verbal communication, as well as presentation skills.
  3. Highly proficient English language skills.
  4. Excellent organisational skills, creative, innovative, independent thinker
  5. Motivation to collaborate in an interdisciplinary international team.
  6. Motivation to participate in training programs.
  7. Ability to travel and work in and outside Europe.

Eligibility Requirements

All candidates must meet the following requirements to be considered for this post:

a)       Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) shall at the time of recruitment by the host organisation be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited.

b)      At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status (under the 1951 Geneva Convention and the 1967 Protocol) are not taken into account.

Further information and applications at: http://www.cttc.es/career/call-5-2019-1/

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