The proposed PhD involves the study of cognitive radio (CR) networks under the viewpoint of designing bio-inspired learning approaches that allow adaptive methods for analysis and decision to evolve under the environmental operating conditions. Focus will be on signal processing methods used at physical level telecommunications to both analyze (e.g. adaptive mode identification, MISM methods) and decision making (e.g. adaptive MIMO beam-forming techniques) within an embodied radio framework. Distributed estimation and decision methods will be studied within the context of application of CR to telecommunication systems using advanced wide band modulation techniques like OFDM, MC-CDMA, CDMA in mobile multi-antenna scenarios. Possibility will be open during the PhD to join on going funded research projects when available within the joint labs ISIP40 has with industries (e.g Technoaware, Telecom, ligurian industrial district SIIT).
The successful candidate must hold a Master degree or equivalent qualifications (Laurea Vecchio Ordinamento or Laurea Specialistica degree for Italian applicants) in one of the following fields : * Telecommunication Engineering * Electronic Engineering * Information Engineering Computer Science (or Laurea degree in Informatica) The candidate must have basic knowledge in the following topics: * Signal Processing * Communication Systems * Pattern Recognition * C/C++ programming Fluency in spoken and written English is also a requirement