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As part of the strategic expansion of research in Communications at University of Valencia, the recently created Group of Information & Communication Systems (GSIC) is growing rapidly, with the key objective of becoming an internationally recognized and transnational research group. The mission of this group is: a) to perform both theoretical and applied research, b) to provide education and training in both undergraduate and graduate level and c) to perform technology transfer to both established and start-up companies.

A position as PhD student is now available at GSIC through an European Project from the 7th Framework Programme. The research work to be carried out will concentrate on the area of “Sensor Networks for Dynamic and Cognitive Radio Access”. Cognitive radio is an emerging wireless communications concept in which a network or a wireless node is able to sense its environment, and especially spectrum holes, and change its transmission and reception chains to communicate efficiently without interfering with licensed users. Cognitive radio thus aims to improve the way the radio spectrum is utilized. This project will cover theoretical work, algorithms, as well as selected applications.

GSIC is now seeking applications from highly motivated students for this position. The ideal candidate will have a Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science Degree with a good background on Communications, Signal Processing and Software design. Good communication and inter-personal skills will be positively valued. The selected candidate, if necessary, will also enroll in a high level (English-taught) research-oriented Interuniversity Master Program entitled “Advanced Sciences of Modern Telecommunications”, which has been formally endorsed by top universities in the U.S. and Europe.

Applications should include:

1) Cover letter with a statement of purpose and research interests.

2) CV including your academic performance (grades), potential technical reports or publications and contact information of at least 2 professors from your institution.

Enquiries and applications by e-mail to:
Dr. Baltasar Beferull-Lozano (Head of GSIC),

Closing date for receipt of applications: May 31 2008

Research Project: SEnsor Network for Dynamic and cOgnitive RAdio Access (SENDORA)
Salary (net): 1100 € / month (+ medical insurance)
Length of position: 3 years (with possible extension)
Host Team: Group of Information & Communication Systems (GSIC), Univ. of Valencia

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