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Two PhD Positions Available in Trento, Italy

Applications are invited from those interested in pursuing a PhD in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) in Trento, Italy within the D3S group.  Two positions are currently available. D3S is a cross-institution group of researchers from both the University of Trento and the nearby FBK-IRST research center, whose projects are characterised by theoretical backing and practical applicability.

Trento is a vibrant city with a beautifully preserved historic center, consistently ranked at the top for quality of life in Italy.  It offers a variety of cultural and sports opportunities all year around, as well as excellent food and wine.

Applications must be filed online before 13h00 CET, 16 March 2011. More information about this exciting opportunity available here.

Data sets on WSN connectivity in the tunnel environment available

The D3S group in Trento, Italy has recently published a paper on ACM Trans. on Sensor Networks (TOSN) entitled “Not All Wireless Sensor Networks Are Created Equal: A Comparative Study On Tunnels”.

The paper analyzes the network characteristics of WSNs in road tunnels (with and without traffic) and compares them to vineyards, taken as a baseline representative of common outdoor deployments. The analysis is supported by a high number of experiments in real-world tunnels, carried out in the context of the TRITon project.

The datasets from the experiments are freely available to researchers on the D3S Web site.

PhD Student Position in WSN

We are glad to announce a PhD position at the University of Trento, Italy, for doing research in WSN within the D3S group. D3S is a cross-institution group of researchers from both the university and the nearby FBK-IRST research centre, whose projects are characterised by theoretical backing and practical applicability.

Examples of projects currently ongoing include TRITon, a project on road tunnel monitoring using WSNs, and ACube, a project where a pervasive computing environment equipped with audio, video, and other types of sensors provide support for elders and people with disabilities. New PhD students are invited to participate in ongoing projects to gain experience and insight into real systems, and to identify novel, challenging problems whose solutions break new ground.

Complete info about the call, the University, the city and previous research projects from this group are available here.

Applications deadline 20 April 2010

PhD in Dynamic Distributed Systems

The D3S group at the University of Trento and the FBK-IRST research center, both in Trento (Italy), is a cross-institution group of researchers involved in projects with both theoretical background and practical applications. The group has availability for researchers interested in pursuing a PhD in dynamic distributed systems, a label encompassing topics from WSNs to P2P networking.

A description of the position, application procedure, the group activities and a view of recent achievements is available here.

Applications must be filed online before 30 June 2009.