IIT-CNR

Scouting for Research Engineers

2023-06-27
Salva tra i preferiti

The Ubiquitous Internet Research Unit of IIT-CNR (Pisa, Italy) is scouting for talented Research Engineers to be involved in the development of the Italian node of the European ESFRI SLICES Research Infrastructure.

Abstract

Digital Infrastructures, as the future Internet, are a cornerstone of the digital transformation of our society. Although some important work has been done on these topics, the stringent need for a test platform to support the research in this domain as a scientific instrument is an urgent concern. SLICES ambition is to provide a European-wide test platform, providing advanced compute, storage and network components, interconnected by dedicated high-speed links. This will be the main experimental collaborative instrument for researchers at the European level to explore and push further the development of the future Internet.

Beyond-5G/6G pervasive networks in the SLICES italian node

We are looking for Research Engineers to complement the research team working on SLICES. The Italian node of SLICES, and in particular the site at CNR, will be a complex infrastructure supporting experimentally-driven research on the following topics: (i) human-centric beyond-5G pervasive networks; (ii) advanced end-to-end slicing; (iii) vehicular networks; (iv) edge computing; (v) decentralised AI in pervasive environments. Successful candidates will work on developing cutting edge technologies in the (beyond-)5G domain, also integrating open source components maintained by ONF, such as AetherSD-CoreSD-RAN, as well as other 5G reference components for SLICES, including OpenAir Interface.

The candidates are expected to work in the framework of the SLICES European project, and therefore they will be deeply involved in the definition and development of technical solutions to interconnect the SLICES CNR site with the other nodes and sites of SLICES at the European level, as well as the deployment of the integrated infrastructure across the EU sites.

Candidate profile

Ideal candidates should have or about to obtain a MSc degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Communications Engineering, or closely related disciplines. Experimentally-driven approaches and experience on the development and use of state-of-art NFV/SDN technologies and frameworks  for network virtualisation, management and programmability (like, OpenStack, Kubernetes, ONOS/OpenDaylight, ETSI MANO)  will be a significant plus. 

Good written and spoken communication skills in English are required.

Contacts

Andrea Passarella andrea.passarella@iit.cnr.it

Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=sesKnygAAAAJ&hl=it&oi=ao

Raffaele Bruno raffaele.bruno@iit.cnr.it

Scholar profile https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=sjN4vKkAAAAJ&hl=en

Claudio Cicconetti claudio.cicconetti@iit.cnr.it

Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=sTVmHWUAAAAJ&hl=en

Reference Projects and Funding

The topic is also linked to the newly-funded projects in the framework of the national recovery and resilience plan (PNRR), and in particular in the framework of the SoBigData.it Research Infrastructure project, and the RESTART Extended Partnership programme.

Moreover, SLICES is currently and has recently been funded also at the EU level by a series of H2020 and Horizon Europe Projects:

Ubiquitous Internet Research Unit

The Ubiquitous Internet RU is part of the Institute for Informatics and Telematics of CNR, located in Pisa, Italy. Pisa hosts the biggest CNR campus in Italy, and is the home of three prestigious Universities, the University of Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore, S. Anna School of Advanced Studies. Pisa research institutions have a long heritage of excellence in Computer Science, dating back from the first Italian computer (CEP, 1961) and the first Italian connection to the Internet (1986).

The activities of the Ubiquitous Internet Research Unit range over multiple topics related to the design and analysis of the Next Generation Internet (NGI) networking and computing systems, including edge computing, Internet of People, decentralised AI, human-centric networked systems, online/mobile social networks, data centric and self-organising networks.  Verticals of interest include Industry 4.0, digital health, energy efficiency, smart mobility. The RU has a strong track record of successful activities in national and European projects, from FP6 to Horizon Europe (HE), which is reflected in the many international collaborations in EU and USA activated by the researchers of the RU.

Currently active reference projects include:

  • AI and BigData: H2020 HumanAI-NetSoBigData++CHIST-ERA SAI (Social Explainable AI)
  • Edge computing & decentralised AI: HEU RE4DYH2020 MARVEL,
  • Next-Generation Internet Infrastructures: ESFRI-SLICESHEU SLICES-PP, H2020 SLICES-DSSLICES-SC
  • Quantum Computing & Networking: H2020 HPCQS, PON-MIUR QUANCOM
  • PNRR projects: FAIR (topic: foundations of AI), SoBigData.it (topic: BigData analytics and beyond 5G pervasive networks), MOST (topic: sustainable mobility), RESTART (topic: beyond 5G/6G networks), NQSTI (topic: quantum Internet), ICSC (topic: BigData analytics and quantum computing), THE (topic: Digital health solutions), SERICS (topic: Misinformation and Fakes)

Please refer to the publication records of the contact persons for each topic for more specific information.

Alumni

Over the years, the UI research unit has hosted several successful PhDs and Post-docs, who are now working at prestigious institutions and industries. Below a shortlist of the most recent alumni:

Expressions of interest

If interested in discussing one of the described topic, please send to the provided contact person(s):

  • a complete CV, including the exams taken during the University degrees (including the MSc final degree), with grades, and a link to the MSc. Thesis
  • a 1-page statement showing motivation and understanding of the topic
  • at least one contact person(s) who could act as reference(s)

This material, and any request of information, should be sent to the reference contact point(s) with subject: "Research Engineer scouting: SLICES”.

Expressions of interest will be continuously considered upon reception. The very final date for sending EoIs is 4th December 2022, but the topic may be closed earlier, depending on the received EoIs. Interested people are strongly encouraged to send expressions of interest as soon as possible.

General information about topics and IIT positions.

IIT regularly opens formal calls for research fellowship and research engineers. The topic of this scouting is among the current and future interests of the Institute, and specifically of the Ubiquitous Internet Research Unit. The scouting process is intended to advertise this topic in view of the calls. It is planned that IIT will formally open such positions shortly, aiming at starting the activities in Q1 2023. Details may vary. 

Salaries depend on the expertise of the candidate and the specific contract.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the reference person for the topic as soon as possible, following the provided instructions.

Dettagli del lavoro

Titolo
Scouting for Research Engineers
Datore di lavoro
Sede
Via Giuseppe Moruzzi, 1 Pisa, Italia
Pubblicato
2022-10-19
Scadenza candidatura
2023-06-27
Salva tra i preferiti

Istruzioni per candidatura

If interested in discussing one of the described topic, please send to the provided contact person(s):

  • a complete CV, including the exams taken during the University degrees (including the MSc final degree), with grades, and a link to the MSc. Thesis
  • a 1-page statement showing motivation and understanding of the topic
  • at least one contact person(s) who could act as reference(s)

This material, and any request of information, should be sent to the reference contact point(s) with subject: "Research Engineer scouting: SLICES”.

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