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IMDEA Networks offers a Research Internship program. Eligible candidates are students who are currently undertaking a B.Sc., M.Sc. or equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications, Telematics or a related field, and who wish to enhance their research potential developing the Science of Networks. Interns work closely with members of our research team, which allows them to acquire on-the-job training and gain valuable experience in computer networking science and technology.

The minimum expected internship duration is usually 3 months, but longer stays are accommodated depending on individual circumstances. Successful interns also receive a special consideration for future positions on our PhD Student team.

We also have a program in place for Visiting PhD Students from partner universities or research organizations to undertake an internship at IMDEA Networks under the direction of one of our faculty members. This program enables them to develop new skills and gain expertise in an enriching new environment.


Internship on beamforming using underwater acoustic communication systems

Research area

Design and evaluation of methods to perform direction-of-arrival estimation and adaptive beamforming using underwater acoustic communication systems.

Skills Required

  • General knowledge of physical layer direction of arrival estimation and beamforming algorithms.
  • Recommended some programming experience with languages such as Python, Matlab, C or Java.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish (optional)

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master students in Telecommunications and Signal Processing
  • Bachelor or Master students in Computer Science and Information Engineering

Experience

This position does not require prior experience on any particular topic. However, it may be helpful to have some knowledge of operating embedded Linux machines, Linux terminals and bash scripting. Some knowledge of lab equipment such as stabilized power supplies can also be very useful.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • The student will carry out algorithm development, simulations, and possibly experiments in the area of underwater acoustic signal processing.
  • By working closely with the lab personnel, the student will design, develop and test algorithms that are meant to be ported to and deployed on real systems.
  • Finally, the student will generate and process the results to obtain the desired metrics and show them graphically.

Benefits

  • Flexible part-time job. The number of weekly working hours and the duration of the internship are flexible. Initially, we suggest 30 hours per week and a gross salary of 400 €/month, for 6 months, extendable upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
  • We offer a stimulating, multi-cultural, innovative, research-oriented, and English-speaking working environment where collaborative working within groups plays a fundamental role.

Start Date

As soon as possible.

How To Apply

Interested applicants shall contact directly Dr. Paolo Casari (paolo.casari@imdea.org) attaching their CV.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications

Until the position is filled

Internship on localization methods for underwater acoustic communication systems

Research area

Design and evaluation of localization methods for underwater acoustic communication systems in challenged conditions.

Skills Required

  • General knowledge of localization algorithms in terrestrial radio systems.
  • Recommended programming experience with languages such as Python, Matlab, C or Java.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish (optional)

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master students in Telecommunications and Signal Processing
  • Bachelor or Master students in Computer Science and Information Engineering

Experience

This position does not require prior experience on any particular topic. However, it may be helpful to have some knowledge of Python programming environments, Linux terminals and bash scripting. Some knowledge of lab equipment will be a plus towards the implementation of the algorithms on real systems.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • The student will carry out algorithm development, simulations, and possibly experiments in the area of underwater acoustic localization.
  • By working closely with the lab personnel, the student will design, develop and test algorithms that are meant to be ported to and deployed on real systems.
  • Finally, the student will generate and process the results to obtain the desired metrics and show them graphically.

Benefits

  • Flexible part-time job. The number of weekly working hours and the duration of the internship are flexible. Initially, we suggest 30 hours per week and a gross salary of 400 €/month, for 6 months, extendable upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
  • We offer a stimulating, multi-cultural, innovative, research-oriented, and English-speaking working environment where collaborative working within groups plays a fundamental role.

Start Date

As soon as possible.

How To Apply

Interested applicants shall contact directly Dr. Paolo Casari (paolo.casari@imdea.org) attaching their CV.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications

Until the position is filled

Internship on the simulation of millimeter-wave wireless networking in ns-3

With the proliferation of mobile devices with data hungry applications, existing mobile networks and wireless local area networks (WLAN) technologies are becoming increasingly congested and overloaded. As a result, mobile network operators and telecommunications equipment vendors are considering leveraging the underutilized radio spectrum available between 30 GHz and 300 GHz, the so called the millimeter wave (mmWave) band, for next generation wireless networks. Wireless communication in this band is highly appealing since it provides extremely high capacity and thus allows for a several-fold increase in data rates and lower latencies. However, transmission in this band has specific signal propagation characteristics compared to existing technologies working in lower bands and thus requires major design changes for both medium access control (MAC) and physical (PHY) layers. Both the Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig) and the Wi-Fi Alliance took the initiative to leverage this wide spectrum and provide multi-gigabit per second communication in the 60 GHz unlicensed band. They introduced the WLAN IEEE 802.11ad amendment which provides very high throughput of up to 7 Gbps for short range communication for local area networks. This allows for a range of new high-rate applications, such as wireless docking stations, wireless storage, and instant file synchronization. Experimental evaluation of networking in this band is extremely costly and available hardware has very limited capabilities. Current research studies deduce network performance from individual 60 GHz links but cannot evaluate the behaviour of an entire network. In such cases, resorting to network simulation is a very useful alternative which abstracts implementation details while providing a good grade of realism.

In prior work [1,2,3], we implemented the first open source model for the IEEE 802.11ad. In this work, we plan to extend the model and support for new techniques which are intended to enhance wireless networking performance in the 60 GHz band for particular scenarios. The implementation of these techniques is optional in the consumer devices because of their complexity and most of the networking hardware vendors implement only the mandatory functions in their WLAN chipsets to reduce the total cost. Because of that, experimentation with these features is only possible within network level simulators.

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Research area

Simulation of wireless networking in the millimeter-wave band (60 GHz band) using network simulator (ns-3).

Skills Required

  • General wireless networking background.
  • Good knowledge on WiFi networks.
  • Good knowledge and experience in Linux OSs.
  • Excellent programming skills in C++.

Languages

  • English

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor or master students in Telecommunications
  • Bachelor or master students in Computer Science

Experience

This position does not require prior experience on any particular topic.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Extend the current ns-3 IEEE 802.11ad model [1,2] to support additional techniques as defined in IEEE 802.11ad amendment.
  • Add support for the first draft of IEEE 802.11ay amendment.
  • Write simulation scenarios for complex setups.
  • Write tests scripts to check code robustness.
  • Validate simulation results against real setups using 802.11ad compliant hardware.
  • Merge the ns-3 IEEE 802.11ad model into ns-3 mainline project.

Benefits

  • Flexible part-time job. The number of weekly working hours and the duration of the internship are flexible. Initially, we suggest 25 hours per week and a gross salary of 500 €/month. The amount will be adjusted according to the number of working hours agreed with the student.
  • We offer a stimulating, multi-cultural, innovative, research-oriented, and English-speaking working environment where collaborative working within groups plays a fundamental role.

Start Date

As soon as possible.

How To Apply

Interested applicants shall contact directly Hany Assasa (hany.assasa@imdea.org) attaching their CV and academic transcripts.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications

31 May 2018

Internship Student on data privacy and transparency

The student will be working with the research team of the Internet Analytics Group lead by Prof. Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez.

Research area

Design and development of user-friendly and advanced web data visualizations for privacy enhancement and transparency.

The projects will be carried out in the context of the Haystack project (https://www.haystack.mobi), a research effort done in collaboration with the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) in Berkeley.

Skills Required

  • General knowledge of data visualizations, SQL DataBases and RESTFul APIs.
  • Recommended programming experience with languages such as JavaScript, Python, SQL, Json and PHP.
  • Experience in graphic design / UI design is a plus.
  • Java knowledge and Android development experience is a plus.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish (optional)

Academic Qualifications

  • Final year student in Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Telematics Engineering or Information Engineering. Master’s students are also encouraged to apply.

Experience

This position does not require prior research experience on any particular topic. However, it requires development experience, specially in SQL-based DBs, JavaScript (specially visualization libraries such as D3.js) and web APIs. Having an interest in online privacy and data analysis will be positively evaluated.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • The student will carry out the design and development of user-friendly and intuitive JS-based visualizations for promoting mobile application transparency and user awareness.
  • The student will also design and develop a RESTFul API to enable public access to the dataset.
  • The student can also engage in research and development efforts performed by IMDEA Network’s Internet Analytics Group.
  • By working closely with the lab personnel, the student will design, develop and test algorithms that are meant to be ported to and deployed on real systems.

Benefits

  • Flexible part-time job. The number of weekly working hours and the duration of the internship are flexible. Initially, we suggest 20 (or 30 hours) per week and a gross salary of 400 (or 600 €/month), for 3 months, extendable upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
  • We offer a stimulating, multi-cultural, innovative, research-oriented, and English-speaking working environment where collaborative working within groups plays a fundamental role.
  • The project can be used for a PFG or as a Master’s dissertation project.

Start Date

As soon as possible.

How To Apply

Interested applicants shall contact directly Dr. Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez (narseo.vallina@imdea.org) attaching their CV.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications

Until the position is filled