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PhD Scholarship in Physical Layer Security for 6G Networks
Programme of Electrical Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
École Nationale Supérieure de l'Électronique et de ses Applications (ENSEA), France

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship in physical layer security for sixth-generation (6G) wireless networks. The scholarship is jointly funded by PUC-Rio and ENSEA and the successful candidate will spend 50% of the thesis at each partner. The focus of the study will be in the area of physical-layer security for 6G wireless networks. Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- High-precision localization, trust and trustworthiness, resilience and privacy in 6G.
- Authentication and secret-key generation at PHY aided by machine learning and statistical signal processing.
- Context awareness enabled physical layer security for 6G.

Deadline for applications: 28th November
Start date: early March 2022

This is an exciting international opportunity for a candidate with (or expecting) an MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or related areas who wishes to pursue a PhD programme and obtain a double doctoral degree. The requisite for the application is to have very good grades (GPA > 70%), dedication and passion for research. A good knowledge of English is also required. The successful candidate will equally split her/his time between PUC-Rio in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and ENSEA in Greater Paris, France. The successful candidate will attend international conferences and collaborate extensively with international and industrial partners.
Both institutes are committed to diversity and social inclusion. Application is open to everyone and the scholarship is about R$ 2600 per month in Brazil and about 1750 Euros in France.

How to apply: Applicants should send an up to date detailed CV with photo, a one-page personal statement, transcripts, full contact details of 2 referees and publications to:
Prof. Arsenia Chorti, ENSEA -
Prof. Rodrigo C. de Lamare, PUC-Rio -

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Nov. 28, 2021