PhD position in data science and AI for networks Networks Data Science group

Deadline for receipt of applications: June 14th, 2023 23:59 AoE (15 June 2023, 14:59h Europe/Madrid Time)

The Networks Data Science group ( at IMDEA Networks Institute has an opening for one PhD student in the area of mobile network traffic analysis and intelligence. The successful candidate will contribute to ongoing activities of the group, by (i) analyzing massive service-level Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) collected in operational 4G/5G networks, (ii) drawing insights on their dynamics and long-term evolution as 5G deployments spread out, and (iii) using the results to support the design of practical AI solutions for the automation of network functionalities.

The position offers:

  •  hands-on training in telecom big data analysis
  •  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 big data analysis and/or applied AI for telecoms
  •  fluency in written and spoken English
  •  enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research.

Inquiries on the position can be directed to the group head, Dr. Marco Fiore, via email at

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

This position could be co-financed by the project PCI2022-133013 (ECOMOME: ENERGY CONSUMPTION MEASUREMENTS AND OPTIMIZATION IN MOBILE NETWORKS), funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 and the European Union “NextGenerationEU”/PRTR.

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 Student positions [2023]
  2. Deadline for receipt of applications: June 14th, 2023 23:59 AoE (15 June 2023, 14:59h Europe/Madrid Time)
  3. If necessary choose as supervisor Marco FIORE