Researcher for indoor location tracking using wireless IoT technology and visible light positioning

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 The "WAVES" research group is the expertise center of the Department of Information Technology of Ghent University/IMEC in Belgium for physical-layer research of advanced wireless networks.

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Researcher for indoor location tracking using wireless IoT technology and visible light positioning

Imec

Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.  

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference!

The job

The "WAVES" research group (http://www.waves.intec.ugent.be/) is the expertise center of the Department of Information Technology of Ghent University/IMEC in Belgium for physical-layer research of advanced wireless networks.

Indoor positioning and tracking systems have gained huge interest because of the many context-aware applications that have emerged lately. These applications are situated in domains such as the healthcare, the industry, and the cultural sector. The innovations taking place in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT) enable us with opportunities for indoor positioning.

Important research domains in the context of wireless positioning are:

  • Visible light positioning VLP, visible light communication VLC
  • Exploiting the polarization state in VLC
  • Angle-of-Arrival-based vs. Time-of-Arrival-based vs. RSSI-based positioning
  • Physical layer positioning using heterogeneous wireless technologies
  • Positioning with low-power wide area IoT networks using LoRa, SigFox technology designed to support Internet-of-Things applications

You

We are looking for enthusiastic candidates to perform research in the domains above in both national and international European projects. Candidates with a Master degree in Electrical engineering, Computer engineering, and Physics engineering qualify for this research job. Experience is not necessary but interest in wireless communications is a definite plus.

We

We offer a pleasant work climate within a young dynamic team and the possibility of obtaining a PhD.

Interested?

If you are interested in this job offer, please send your application letter and curr. vitae to:

Isabelle Van der Elstraeten

Ghent University

INTEC - WAVES

iGent, Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 15

9052 Gent, BELGIUM - Tel.: +32-9-2643321

e-mail: isabelle.vanderelstraeten@ugent.be

 

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