PhD Fellowship in Time Sensitive Communication and Applications 2018, Technical University of Denmark


October 01, 2017


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PhD position in Time Sensitive Communication and Applications

The Technical University of Denmark invites application for a PhD project in the area of Time Sensitive Networks and applications. The project is placed within the Communication Technology Section at DTU Fotonik.  
The goal of this PhD project is to study the increasing focus on latency and delay variations in communication infrastructure driven by applications with visual content and the growing real-time M2M communication (IoT).
The project will be experimental oriented and targeting a generic platform that exploits solution of both physical and logical origin and latency parameters in the full range from nanoseconds to milliseconds.

The main topics the researcher will tackle within the project are: 

  • Understand and formally describe physical and logical bounds in existing communication systems for example from signal propagation, signal processing and protocol interaction.
  • Identify generic areas for latency optimization and control.
  • Focus on both large scale international infrastructure and smaller scale systems such as datacenters.
  • Build experimental setup to demonstrate and document solutions for latency control and management validated by real applications, e.g. within real-time visual or M2M communication.


The candidate must have a master's degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in engineering. A solid background communication technology, protocols, network architecture, performance optimization and similar is important. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are a must.


The assessment will be made by Section Head Professor Lars Dittmann and relevant supervisors.  

Salary and appointment terms

The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current Danish rules for Ph.D. degree researchers. The period of employment is 3 years.

Possible supervisors and point of contact 

  • Professor Lars Dittmann, Network technology and service platforms,
  • Professor Søren Forchhammer, Coding and Visual Communication Technology,
  • Professor Leif Oxenløwe, High speed Optical Communication,

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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Publish Date
September 08, 2017
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