Open PhD Student Position

PhD position at INSA Lyon on the study of energy consumption measurements and optimization in 5G networks

  • Subject: Energy consumption measurements and optimization in 5G and beyond cellular networks
  • Dates: 3 years funding, starting date Spring 2022
  • Location: CITI-Inria, INSA Lyon, Campus LyonTech La Doua, 56 Boulevard Niels Bohr, 69603 Villeurbanne, France

We are inviting applications for one PhD student position on energy consumption in cellular networks at the CITI laboratory at INSA Lyon, in collaboration with Snef Telecom. The position is funded for three years, starting from Spring 2022 (precise date at the convenience of the candidate). The successful candidate will join the Agora research team at the Inria premises within the Campus LyonTech La Doua, in Lyon, France. The research activity will be carried out under the supervision of Razvan Stanica and a close collaboration with the engineering team from Snef Telecom.

The candidate will conduct research on the study of energy consumption in 5G and beyond cellular networks, with a focus on measurement and modeling. The general objectives of this PhD are the following:

  • Conduct the first independent study on mobile network energy consumption, considering both the radio access infrastructure and the user devices.
  • Propose clear and accurate models for the energy consumption of mobile networks, customizable to a number of scenarios, and ready to assist policy makers and regular citizens in estimating the environmental impact of mobile services.
  • Design and evaluate energy-aware network management solutions, in synergy with and taking advantage of recent zero-touch network and service management paradigms and associated network intelligence algorithms.
To that end, the canidate will have access to a cellular network platform based on the srsRAN software suite and to programmable-SIM smartphones. Experiments on the operational network of one major French mobile carrier are also foreseen.

Requirements for this position include:

  • MS or equivalent in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related areas
  • Strong background in wireless networking
  • Strong algorithm design and software implementation skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (French language skills are not mandadory, but they represent a plus)

For applications, please contact Razvan with the following information:

  • Short cover letter indicating the candidate's research interests, achievements to date and vision for the future
  • CV including a detailed list of projects realised by the candidate
  • Master level grades or equivalent information about the courses valdiated
  • Contact details of 1-2 referees