Monthly Archives February 2014

Wireless researcher Andrés Laya is one of the project members involved in the recently started research project M2MRISE. We talked to him about this exciting new undertaking:

What is this new project about?

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Researchers Andrés Laya, Jan Markendahl and Vlad-Ioan Bratu, based in KTH Kista, Wireless@kth

The M2M RISE project is all about bringing the vision of a “network-society” closer to reality. We have been working in understanding the challenges in connecting everything, from streetlights to appliances and we want to work on better ways to connect and take advantage of the information that can be obtained.

We want to go further in understanding the technical implications, since is it fundamentally different to connect computers and smartphones than to connect sensors, appliances and alarm systems, just to give some examples. Us humans are used to download heavy data, including pictures and videos. But this is not the case for machine-to-machine communications, where status data, measurements and alarms are the things to transmit.

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The KTH School of Information and Communication Technology seeks two PhD students in the areas

  1. Techno-economic analysis and design of wireless systems and services for Internet of things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication,  (detailed information)  and
  2. Techno-economic analysis and design of infrastructure and spectrum sharing solutions for wireless communication systems (detailed information).

Both positions are associated with salaried Doctoral student positions. Deadline for application for both positions is March 17, 2014.   More information about the positions and detailed instructions for application is found by following the links above.

Published in the Sunday edition of the Sweden’s biggest morning newspaper, Dagens Nyheter (DN), was an article by journalist and science editor Maria Gunther, on 5G and the Metis project. The article featured, among others, Wireless@kth scientific director Jens Zander, and gave a great summary of the five challenges that the 5G technology needs to handle.

Read the article (in Swedish) here: Bilar, kläder och brödrostar kopplas upp i 5G.pdf

DN subscribers can also read the article online.