Fully Funded PhD Scholarships in ICT – Norway

Applications are invited for Fully Funded Scholarship (PhD Research Fellow) in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at the Department of ICTFaculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder, Norway.


The herein announced position will be part of the Intelligent Signal Processing & Wireless Networks (WISENET) Center. The expertise of the researchers in the WISENET Center spans multiple areas in machine learning, artificial intelligence, telecommunications, signal processing, optimization, and electronics. The center is in rapid expansion, having at present seven PhD students and three postdoctoral researchers working on cutting-edge research projects. WISENET Lab is committed to achieving International Research Excellence.

A large number of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are expected to serve millions of people worldwide for construction, agriculture, surveillance, search-and-rescue, food delivery, and grocery shopping. Both the private and public sectors have been investing billions of dollars in the past few years, and it is expected that these investments will keep increasing exponentially in the future. But before the era of UAVs can commence, numerous technical challenges need to be addressed. The applicant’s research goals will focuses on wireless communications for UAVs as well as detection and tracking of possibly non-cooperative UAVs.


Successful applicants will receive the following benefits:

  • Annual salary of NOK 479 600
  • Professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • A positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund


To be eligible for Fully funded Scholarships, an applicant must:

  • Have Master’s degree in a related area (e.g. Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Communications Engineering, Control Engineering, Aeronautics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Mathematics, Computer Science) 
  • Background and/or experience in some of the following areas of interest:
    • Linear algebra, calculus, and optimization
    • (Statistical) signal processing and/or statistics
    • Machine learning and/or artificial intelligence
    • Wireless communications
    • Programming in MATLAB, Python, C/C++, and/or Java
    • Experience with USRPs, SDRs, mote-like IoT devices, RF measurements and Testbed setup
    • Circuit design using FPGAs (LabView, Verilog or VHDL)
  • Proficiency in English language (spoken and written)


To apply for Fully Funded PhD Scholarships in ICT, an applicant must submit the following documents with application:

  • Justification (maximum 1 page) of the experience and background in the areas of interest
  • Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic degrees, up to and including both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or CEFR certificate
  • Publication list or links to the applicant’s scientific publications (if any)

Scholarships link

Publish Date:
Institute Name: University of Agder
Degree/Course: PhD
Deadline: September 01, 2019
Country: Norway
Course Start:
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