PhD position in Opportunistic Architectures Lab

Opportunistic Architectures Lab

Deadline for receipt of applications: July 1, 2024 23:59 AoE (02 July 2024, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)

The IMDEA Networks’ Opportunistic Architectures Lab lead by professors Vincenzo Mancuso and Marco Ajmone Marsan invite applications for multiple PhD positions in the following areas:

  • Performance evaluation of cyber-physical systems and online gaming enabled by intelligent cellular architectures.
  • Performance evaluation and experiments with enhanced radio environments, e.g., with reconfigurable intelligent surfaces.
  • Design of energy-sustainable applications (e.g., for extended reality, online gaming, etc.) assisted by edge computing in wireless cellular networks.

As a member of the team, the PhD students will be involved in cutting-edge research, will participate in the national and international research projects with academic and industrial partners, and will perform analytical and experimental work with other team members and international collaborators.

The position offers:

  • Working in a vibrant, collaborative, multi-cultural and
  • English-speaking environment
  • The expectation to publish at top-tier venues in networking

Skills Required:

  • Excellent analytical, technical and problem-solving skills
  • Very good knowledge of network protocols and architectures and/or methodologies for data analytics
  • Very good organization and communication skills
  • High proficiency in programming and English

Academic Qualifications:

  • BSc or MSc in computer science, telecommunication engineering, electrical engineering, or a related field


  • Experience in developing analytical models and/or tools for statistical analysis of data
  • Experience in developing machine learning applications

This contract is part of the project PID2022-140560OB-I00 (DRONAC) funded by MCIN/AEI /10.13039/501100011033/ and by the ERDF, A way of making Europe.

This contract is cofounded by the subproject “Inteligencia de red para soporte de sistemas ciberfísicos (AEON-CPS)” with reference No. TSI-063000-2021-38, part of AEON Project, funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation and the European Union-NextGenerationEU through the Spanish Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan (PRTR).

This contract can be cofounded by the ESF only during those periods in which the contract is not funded by other European funds that may be incompatible with the ESF.

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: July 1, 2024 23:59 AoE (02 July 2024, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)
  3. If necessary choose as supervisor Vincenzo MANCUSO