Research Assistant Professor

first_imgJob DescriptionVirginia Tech welcomes applications and nominations for a researchfaculty position for the ranks of Research Assistant Professor,Research Associate Professor, or Research Professor in 5G cellularcommunications and security. The successful candidate(s) will serveas a key contributor to the state-wide Commonwealth CyberInitiative (CCI). Virginia is uniquely positioned to demonstrateglobal leadership in secure cyber physical systems (CPS), includingunderlying cybersecurity technologies. The rank will be determinedbased on the applicant’s credentials and experience. TheCommonwealth’s strengths include an unrivaled density of IT talent,industry, and venture capital, creating a highly fertileenvironment for innovation and tech-based economic growth. Tosupport the CCI research efforts, this position will providescience and engineering support in the development of innovative 5Gnetwork architectures and testbed experiments in collaboration withacademic, commercial and government researchers using the CCI 5Gsecurity testbed.The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) is a state-funded $20M/yeareffort calling on higher education institutions and industry tobuild an ecosystem of cyber-related research, education, andengagement in Virginia.CCI will create a Commonwealth-wide ecosystem of innovationexcellence in CPS with an emphasis on trust and security. CCI willensure Virginia is recognized as a global leader in secure CPS andin the digital economy more broadly for decades to come bysupporting world-class research at the intersection of data,autonomy, and security; promoting technology commercialization andentrepreneurship; and preparing future generations of innovatorsand research leaders. CCI will build on Virginia’s strong base ofresearch excellence, innovative and diverse higher educationsystem, vibrant ecosystem of venture capital investment andhigh-growth firms, and unparalleled density of cybersecuritytalent.CCI must address two challenges: today’s workforce gap andtomorrow’s economy. They are different facets of the same problemand opportunity. To focus only on today’s workforce challenge is tomiss an opportunity to diversify the economy. Today’s assessment isa look in the rear-view mirror. Conversely, to focus only on thefuture economy is to ignore the fact that the basis for thateconomy is threatened by the workforce gap.For a detailed description of CCI’s vision and plan forimplementation, see the blueprint:https://vt.edu/cci-blueprintThe 5G research faculty member will possess a thoroughunderstanding of cellular system design and will have a strongpublication record in one or more specific research focus areas incellular communication and security. A particular background indesign and implementation of virtualized software and hardware of5G core and RAN systems is highly desired. The research facultymember will participate in and demonstrate excellent capabilitiesin electrical engineering subjects such as RF, digital, and analogdesign. This position requires that the faculty member maintain astrong active 5G security research program, preferably incollaboration with cellular security researchers from Virginia Techand from other academic institutions in the CCI consortium. Thefaculty member is expected to network and write proposals andwhitepapers to solicit funding to support their ongoing 5G researchportfolio, preferably in collaboration with other CCI researchers.As a critical member of the research team, this position may beexpected to contribute to sponsored research programs as eitherPrincipal Investigator (PI) or Co-Principal Investigator. Thisposition will report to the Director and Research Professor,Intelligent Systems Laboratory.To provide technical initiative in all phases of productdevelopment for RF systems, the candidate will perform thefollowing functions:• Devise initial concepts for new laboratory program efforts• Assume significant project responsibility and carry it throughvarious stages of development per established schedule asrequired• Work with program schedulers to ensure that lab experiments arebeing executed efficiently• Ensure that all documentation is accomplished and in properform• Assist management in developing proposals for new technicalprograms which will lead to new or improved products• Maintains a high level of technical competence and awareness ofstate-of-the-art technologyThe ideal candidate for the research faculty role will excel incollaborative team environments, possess a strong mix ofexperimental and analytical skills, and the ability to communicatecomplex technical ideas.Required Qualifications• A PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics orrelated field• Possessing knowledge of 4G and 5G cellular networks• Possessing strong skills in software and hardware implantationsof 5G cellular systems in a research environment• Demonstrated problem-solving and lab debugging skills• Hands-on experience with Linux or similar operating systemsutilized in cellular network and cloud virtualization (e.g.OpenStack, Akraino)• Familiarity with using management and orchestration software formodern 5G systems (e.g. Open Source MANO, ONAP)• Possessing knowledge of cellular and RF testing equipment forphysical-layer and Layer 2/3 lab experiments• Possessing familiarity with the fundamentals of radio propagationand antennas•Capable of serving as supervisor and instruct undergraduate,graduate students and junior researchers using the 5G testbed• Good communication skills and experience giving professionalpresentations at academic conferences and to potentialsponsors• Being knowledgeable and capable of complying with ITARregulationsPreferred Qualifications• Wireless communications knowledge, such as: OFDM, LTE, 802.11,Bluetooth, ZigBee• Experience with AI and ML methods for research and operation ofmobile radio systems and cellular core network systems• Experience with AI and ML GPU hardware and software tools• Experience in working in one or more startup companiesSalary InformationCommensurate with experience and credentials.Review DateJanuary 6, 2020 Review of applications will continue until theposting is closed.Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechVirginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed toteaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealthof Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of UtProsim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated toInclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, andexcellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice thePrinciples of Community, which are fundamental to our on-goingefforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a communitythat nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. VirginiaTech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join ourcommunity in preparing leaders for the world.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodationplease contact the hiring department.Advertised: December 18, 2019Applications close:last_img read more

End of the line for Hotpoint

first_imgAfter 30 years of service to the Premier County it’s reported that hurling kit manager John “Hotpoint” Hayes has been told his services are no longer needed.The 42 claims he was informed of the decision at a meeting with County Board chairman Michael Bourke and vice-chair John Devane at Semple Stadium on Sunday.Hotpoint has been working with Tipp teams since 1988 on a voluntary basis – the players are understood to have been told about his departure early this week. The move is said to be part of a backroom shake-up by Tipp manager Michael Ryan. Photo © Tipperary GAAlast_img

80% of lands remain unoccupied – Minister

first_imgThe Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan has announced that the ministry is changing the manner in which it allotted house lots after findings revealed that thousands of house lots allocated since 2000 remain unoccupied in several schemes across the country.Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan told a media conference on Thursday that the trend was worrying and alarming, as he explained that billions of dollars were expended to prepare the schemes for occupancy, but progress has been slow over the last decade.Communities Minister Ronald BulkanHe took the opportunity to remind the general public that is one of the main reasons why the Ministry through the Central Planning and Housing Authority (CH&PA) scaled back on the allocation of house lots and began the construction of housing units that will be readily available for occupancy.Minister Bulkan also revealed that between 2000 and 2015, from an approximate total of 66,000 house lots allocated, some 28,000 or 40 per cent remain unoccupied. “It makes no sense investing these huge sums of money for a rate of occupancy that is as low as 20 per cent,” the Minister said.The Minister reported that during 2011 and 2015, some 38 new schemes were developed boasting a total of 20,000 house lots but to date 80 per cent of those lots remain unoccupied. A total $12.8 billion was pumped into their development and $16 billion is now required to complete infrastructure works.Besides this, from a total of 4927 interviews conducted in 2017, the CH&PA only issued 1131 house lots with Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) accounting for the majority of 3122 interviews and 513 allocations.Bulkan questioned the sustainability of the model of housing development used under the previous Administration. He also reiterated that Government’s thrust to build housing units, provides more immediate form of occupancy, something they will continue to build on.Meanwhile, Chairman of the CH&PA, Elsworth Williams, made a commitment to meet with applicants in the system to ensure they are provided with housing in a timely manner. “We are going to continue this year to meet with those persons who have been in the system for all these years and have not been allocated their house lots. We have started last year and we want to continue.”It was also revealed that 1131 lots were allocated in 2017. In Region One (Barima-Waini), 52 lots were allocated; Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), 28 lots were allocated; Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), 27 lots were allocated; Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), 513 lots were allocated; Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), 20 lots were allocated; Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), 99 lots were allocated; Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), 132 lots were allocated ; and in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), 201 lots were allocated.Since last year, the CH&PA had promised to embark on a plan to repossess unoccupied house lots that have been issued to persons but have remained vacant. The CH&PA had finalised the list of defaulters and has commenced sending out letters to landowners, informing them of Government’s move.However, the CH&PA had noted that it will treat differently those defaulters who were allocated lots in areas that they could not access because of lack of adequate infrastructure. In fact, those persons allocated lots to areas that are without proper infrastructure are being advised that they can wait until infrastructure is put in, to begin to construct or they can visit the Ministry and be reallocated to an area where there is infrastructure.Late last year, the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC) announced plans to work towards identifying areas for new land development schemes in this year. Commissioner Trevor Benn said the GL&SC has been challenged to open new areas for houselot distribution as a result of limited resources.last_img read more