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Postdoc Optimized routing & scheduling for ultra-low latency services

Research / Academic
Delft

Description:

The current Postdoc project will focus on optimal scheduling and routing of heterogeneous traffic with end-to-end requirements, given the graph of the network. This study, motivated by the new 5G telecommunication and IoT paradigms, will use stochastic modelling and queuing theory, in addition to simulations that will complement the mathematical analysis. A first goal is to derive an optimal scheduler, followed by a performance evaluation of available scheduling rules with respect to the optimum. Finally, restricted by end-to-end delays in a network, we investigate which routing strategy, next to a scheduling discipline per hop/router, for a multitude of delay-intolerant flows may result in the best, network-wide solution.

Future machine-to-machine communications will need a) a set of mechanisms to guarantee the Quality of Service (QoS) requirements for industrial communications and control networks and b) the accommodation of heterogeneous traffic (i.e., industrial control traffic with stringent time/jitter bound, rate-constrained traffic with max latency requirement and best-effort traffic) on a single, resilient, Ethernet-based network.     

Requirements:

We are looking for a brilliant postdoc who has experience in stochastic modelling and queuing theory. The ideal candidate is multidisciplinary, well-versed in probability theory, algorithms and network science. A background in telecommunications is an advantage, as well as an open mind for a university-company collaboration on this novel 5G theme.     

Salary Benefits:

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Work Hours:

38 - 40 hours per week

Address:

Mekelweg 2