At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, one ore more PhD stipends in advanced Radio Resource Management (RRM) for Evolved 5G are available within the general study programme Wireless Communications. The stipends are open for appointment from April 1, 2021, or soon as possible thereafter.


Efficient service delivery of high bitrate services under bounded latency and reliability conditions is one of the goals for evolved 5G Radio Access Network (RAN). This is e.g. of high relevance for the emerging eXtended Reality (XR) and Cloud Gaming (CG) services, where enhanced QoS-aware radio resource allocation policies are needed to match the users’ throughput-latency-reliability requirements. And also relevant Remote-X use cases (i.e. remote control, remote teleworking). This is a particular hard problem for these demanding services that are composed of multiple data streams that are subject to time-variant QoS requirements as well constraints on inter-stream synchronicity. The PhD study will study such problems for the current 5G New Radio (NR) system, followed by migration towards evolved 5G (also known as early 6G) that may include further disruptive innovations. The PhD study is anticipated to cover the following aspects:

1) Design of novel QoS-aware RRM solutions for demanding services with bounded throughput, latency, reliability requirements (incl. XR/CG services).

2) Network deployments with mmWave usage will be in focus, assuming advanced base stations and terminals with sophisticated beamforming.

3) Aspects of different network architectures and related RRM innovation to unleash the full potential of those. Including benefits of e.g. edge computing, various flavor of centralized RAN, and advanced multi-TRP transmission/reception aspects for improved user- and network- performance.

4) System level performance assessment with high-degree of realism by means of simulations, potentially coupled with input from experimental testbed measurements.

Expectations for the candidate:

a) Knowledge and experience with wireless access networks, incl. radio propagation basics and Layer 1-3 radio protocols, is required
b) Knowledge and experience with basic RRM features such as dynamic link adaptation and packet scheduling
c) Knowledge of cellular technologies such as 5G New Radio
d) Experience with performance analysis and system-level simulations, including software programming skills (MATLAB and C++)
e) Analytical skills, including abilities to address complicated problems, division of those into manageable sub-problems, and related problem-solving skills are required
f) Creative mindset and curiosity to research and develop new solutions is required
g) A high level of written and spoken English is required

You may obtain further information from Professor Preben Mogensen, Department of Electronic Systems, phone: +4540503573, email: pm@es.aau.dk, concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Lisbeth Diinhoff , The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: ld@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 9589.

For more information of The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: www.phd.tech.aau.dk

The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.


Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.





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