The D3S group at the
University of Trento, Italy, invites applications for a post‐doctoral research position in wireless sensor networks (WSNs).
We are seeking a candidate to conduct research in the context of a funded 3‐year project, starting in 2014, aimed at large‐scale monitoring of the environment, and of the wildlife dwelling in it. To this end, the project employs a mixture of static and mobile (animal‐borne) WSN nodes, which are used in synergy with other monitoring technologies, such as on‐board low‐resolution cameras and remote sensing. As such, the project tackles several open research problems, for instance: protocols supporting opportunistic delivery of data (including camera snapshots) from the mobile WSN nodes; programming approaches enabling users to easily tailor the WSN to their application needs; models and methodologies guiding the integrated acquisition and use of the multi‐scale data provided by remote sensing and on‐ground WSNs.
The successful candidate is expected to propose ideas and lead scientific efforts on the project research topics, and to coordinate the related activities of junior members of the team. The language of the research group is English.
D3S has a successful track of bringing research results into real‐world, long‐term, operational WSN deployments. Examples are the structural health monitoring of a medieval tower, and the closed‐loop control of lighting in a road tunnel, which received Best Paper Awards at IPSN (2009 and 2011) and PerCom (2012).
The Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science is a leading and fast‐growing research institution, characterized by a young and international faculty and by a large, international student population. Indicators for scientific production place the department among the top in Europe. Trento is a vibrant city with a beautifully preserved historic center, consistently ranked at the top for quality of life in Italy. It offers a variety of cultural and sports opportunities all year around, as well as excellent food and wine.