Postdoc Position in Wireless Edge Computing for Emerging Applications

Royal Institute of Technology School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Postdoc Position in Wireless Edge Computing for Emerging Applications

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

Computing at the edge of wireless networks is emerging as a key technology for future networked services and applications, in the areas of digitization of industry, smart transportation and healthcare or infrastructure management. Many of the services edge computing needs to support are data driven and involve distributed learning and inference.

The objective of this project is to develop mathematical modelling and optimization techniques that are suitable to characterize the performance and to assist the resource management of these wireless edge computing systems. Special focus will be on large-scale networked systems for distributed learning.

The successful applicant will join the recently started Digital Futures project on Decision-making in Critical Societal Infrastructures, led by Prof. Viktoria Fodor.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Works in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline (With some exceptions for special reasons such as periods of sick or parental leave, kindly indicate if such reason exists in your resume).
  • The successful applicant is expected to have research expertise within mathematical modelling and optimization of wireless networks, using advanced modelling or optimization methodologies.
  • Knowledge of cloud or edge computing technologies and basic knowledge of machine learning techniques is an advantage.
  • Good programming, simulation or emulation skills are also necessary.

Preferred qualifications

Knowledge and skills that are meritorious for the position

  • Research expertise
  • Teaching abilities
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality
  • Collaborative abilities
  • Independence

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency

Trade union representatives

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Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages long.
  • Contact information for two references.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2021-0979
Viktoria Fodor,
Natasha Kapama,
Published 12.Apr.2021
Last application date 17.May.2021 11:59 PM CET