fortiss is the research institute of the Free State of Bavaria for the development of software-intensive systems with headquarters in Munich. The scientists at the institute cooperate in research, development and transfer projects with universities and technology companies in Bavaria, Germany and Europe. The focus is on research into state-of-the-art methods, techniques and tools for the development of software- and AI-based technologies for dependable, secure cyber-physical systems such as the Internet of Things (IoT). fortiss is organized in the legal form of a non-profit limited liability company. Shareholders are the Free State of Bavaria (majority shareholder) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.

Student Assistant - Deterministic Wireless Multipoint Networking – Industrial IoT (m/f/d)

The IIoT competence center of fortiss focuses on the development of computational and networking architectures for advanced IoT applications and use-cases in sectors such as Mobility, Smart Cities, Manufacturing, etc. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Edge computing, in particular decentralised edge architectures; wireless IoT; deterministic wireless networking; dynamic container orchestration; information-centric networking; Edge AI.
We are looking for 1 motivated student to support the work under development in our DetNetWiFi project, focus on the integration of deterministic wireless mechanisms in manufacturing environments. The main purpose of the project is to research a holistic approach (OSI layers 2 and 3) for time-aware scheduling and service management to support advanced IoT applications (such as AR/VR) in manufacturing environments. The student will work on the development of Multi-AP coordination and uplink Random Access coordination mechanisms.

Your tasks:
  • Support the analysis and development of mechanisms for bringing determinism into IIoT wireless/wired environments.
  • Setup and configure hardware and software components of an IIoT prototype involving wireless and wired equipment on the IIoT Lab.
  • Implementation, performance evaluation, and support for the demonstration of novel concepts on the fortiss IIoT Lab.
Your profile:
  • Completed Bachelor's degree and currently enrolled in a Master’s degree or in a PhD degree in computer science, information systems or similar.
  • Practical experience in programming languages such as Java, C, C++.
  • Practical experience with the wireless MAC Layer.
  • Knowledge in IoT and Time Sensitive Networking is preferential.
  • Good understanding on the Linux kernel and drivers.
  • Excellent communication skills in English .
Our offer:
  • An exciting and inspiring open research environment.
  • An international and dynamic work environment involving highly motivated students, researchers.
  • Close collaborations with industrial leaders.
Did we catch your interest?
Please submit your application with a motivational statement, a detailed CV, a current transcript of records, and a list of references that can be contacted (minimum 3). Recommendation letters are a plus.

Job-ID: IIoT-LAB-S-05-2021
Contact: Prof. Dr. Rute C. Sofia