PhD position in 6G data-driven network planning and configuration

Wireless Networking Group

Deadline for receipt of applications: December 30th, 2023 23:59 AoE (31 December 2023, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)

IMDEA Networks’ Wireless Networking Group headed by Prof. Joerg Widmer invites applications for a fully funded PhD position in the area of data-driven network planning and configuration for future 6G networks. The successful candidate will contribute to the ongoing activities of the group in conducting comprehensive mobile network measurements, data collection, and analysis in diverse urban locations. The research will employ advanced measurement tools, statistical analysis, and AI to derive insights into current network performance, enabling improvements and optimizations. Particular emphasis will be devoted to ensure explainability and reliability of the AI models developed. The project’s expected outcomes are to contribute valuable data and knowledge to enhance the deployment and operation of current 5G and future 6G networks.

The position offers:

  • hands-on training in 5G/6G mobile networks architectures and protocols
  • hands-on training in applying AI models in practical network environments
  • a unique opportunity to work with large-scale real-world measurement data
  • a vibrant, collaborative, multi-cultural and English-speaking environment
  • the prospect to publish at top-tier venues in networking
  • the high quality of life of the region of Madrid, Spain, where we are based.

The position requires:

  • a degree in Computer Science or related field, with a solid academic record
  • excellent programming skills
  • a strong interest in applied AI for telecoms
  • at least one of (a) experience with network systems or (b) strong AI know-how
  • fluency in written and spoken English
  • enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research.

Inquiries on the position can be directed via mail to the supervisor, Dr. Joerg Widmer (

Candidates shall submit by the call deadline a CV, a motivation letter, and two reference letters through the IMDEA Networks Institute hiring portal, at:

Equal Employment Opportunity:

IMDEA Networks Institute aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore qualified female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Until a balanced ratio of men and women has been achieved at the institute, preference will be given to women if applicants have similar qualifications. IMDEA Networks Institute actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants are not to be discriminated against in personnel selection procedures on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion or ideology, age, sexual orientation (anti-discrimination). People with disabilities who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply

  1. Remember to select the following option: PhD: PhD Student positions [2024]
  2. Deadline for receipt of applications: December 30th, 2023 23:59 AoE (31 December 2023, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)
  3. If necessary choose as supervisor Joerg WIDMER