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PhD Scholarship in Physical-Layer Security for IoT Networks

Programme of Electrical Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in collaboration with Ecole National Superieure de l'Électronique et de ses Applications (ENSEA), Cergy, France and the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil.

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in physical-layer security techniques for Internet of Things (IoT) networks as part of the ELIOT project that involves PUC-Rio, ENSEA and University of São Paulo (US). This studentship is funded by the CNPq/CAPES research councils in Brazil. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

- Novel precoding and multiple-access techniques for physical-layer security in IoT networks
- Secrecy-key generation
- Resource allocation

Deadline for application: 30 June 2019
Start date: mid August 2019

This is an exciting international opportunity for a candidate with (or expecting) an MEng or MSc with First Class Honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or related areas. Amongst the key technical disciplines are an excellent level of mathematics, development of algorithms and design of wireless communictions systems. The successful candidate will be based at PUC-Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will colaborate and visit ENSEA in France, and is expected to attend international conferences and collaborate extensively with international experts.

The studentships are open to everyone, cover the tuition fees, and give a stipend of about US$ 750 per month for 4 years subject to an annual increase. Additional funding might be available with industrial projects and requires extra 4-6 hours per week.

Applicants should send an up to date CV with photo, a one-page personal statement, full contact details (including email addresses) of 2 referees, transcripts and publications to:

Prof. Rodrigo C. de Lamare, PUC-Rio -
Prof. Arsenia Chorti, ENSEA -

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Rio De Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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June 30, 2019