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Junior Research Fellow (JRF) Under DST ASEAN-India Sponsored Project at BITS-Pilani: Apply by Oct 10: Expired

Applications are invited from eligible candidates to work as a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in DST ASEAN-India Collaborative R&D Scheme sponsored project at the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, BITS-Pilani, (Pilani campus), Rajasthan. 

Project Title

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Enabled Secure and Scalable Framework for Online Healthcare Applications

Project Duration

2 years

Project Investigators

Dr. Vinay Chamola, BITS-Pilani (Link) [Lead principal investigator]; Prof. Biplab Sikdar, NUS, Singapore (Link); and Prof. Huynh Thi Than Binh, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam (Link)

No. of Posts : 3 (details below)

  • Full-time JRF/PhD  position under the DST-ASEAN project mentioned above: 1
  • Full time PhD positions in any of the research areas related to  Machine learning, Internet of Things, Drones, Vehicular networks or Brain Computer Interface: 1
  • Part time positions in any of  of the research areas related to  Machine learning, Internet of Things, Brain Computer Interface, Drones, Vehicular networks: 1

Application Deadline

October 6, 2021

Project/ Position Description

1. JRF/PhD position under ASEAN project

This project is aimed at developing Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Enabled Secure and Scalable Frameworks for Online Healthcare Applications. 

The Junior Research Fellow (JRF) would get an opportunity to pursue PhD guided by the project investigators during his tenure. 

The candidate would work in the BITS IoT Lab (https://bitsiotlab.com/). He would get an opportunity to work on state of the art hardware like Nvidia Jeson Nano, Nvidia Xavier, Xilinx PYNQ-Z2 etc. 

As a part of the project, the JRF will also get fully funded opportunities for multiple visits to the National University of Singapore and Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam during his tenure. Additionally, the student will get an opportunity to pursue a fast track PhD (~ 3 years) with reputed SCI publications, and foreign internships. 

Fellowship 

Rs. 31,000/- per month + HRA as per DST norms *Note: Non GATE/NET candidates will be considered for Project Associate –I @25000/- pm + HRA

Essential Qualifications
  • M.E / M. Tech in Electronics Engineering/ Computer Science or Equivalent degree along with GATE/NET qualification. OR MSc in Electronics/ Computer Science/ Physics or equivalent degree with GATE/NET qualification.
  • Age <=30.
Desirable Qualification
  • Good written and spoken English, some experience of technical writing.
  • The candidate must have good prior knowledge and hands-on experience of Machine learning. 

2. Full time PhD positions in any of the research areas related to Machine learning, Internet of Things, Drones, Vehicular networks or Brain Computer Interface

The candidate would be considered for a full-time PhD position. The student will get a chance to pursue a fast-track PhD (~ 3 years) with reputed SCI publications, and foreign internships. 

Fellowship

Rs. 31,000/month. 

Essential qualifications
  • B.E. in Computer Science/ Electronics or related fields. Please note that candidates having B.E in domains like Civil Engg, Mechanical Engg. etc. are not eligible.
  • Additionally, the applying candidates should have a good academic record (70 % marks or CG = 7/10) in the following, (a) M.E/M.Tech. in Electronics/Computer Science or related domain. Being GATE/NET is not essential/ compulsory. 
  • The candidate should have good written and spoken English, some experience of technical writing. The candidate must have good prior knowledge and hands-on experience of Machine learning
  • Age <=30.

3. Part time PhD position in any of the research areas related to  Machine learning, Internet of Things, Drones, Vehicular networks, Brain Computer Interface

The candidate should be working professional. Additionally, he/she should have the following essential qualifications.

*Note: There is no fellowship associated with this position. 

Essential qualifications
  • B.E. in Computer Science/ Electronics or related fields. Please note that candidates having B.E in domains like Civil Engg, Mechanical Engg. etc. are not eligible.
  • Additionally, the applying candidates should have a good academic record (70 % marks or CG = 7/10) in the following, (a) M.E/M.Tech. in Electronics/Computer Science or related domain. Being GATE/NET is not essential/ compulsory. 
  • Age <=30.

How to Apply? (application process is same for all three positions)

  • Candidates should email their CV to the PI (vinay.chamola.nus@gmail.com) by 6th October 2021 with subject of the mail as ‘Application for JRF position – ASEAN Collaborative R& D project’ (irrespective of which position (1,2 or 3 mentioned above they are applying for. They may mention additional details if they wish to). 
  • They should compulsorily fill in their details through this link (candidate should log into Gmail and then open this link in a new tab to fill in details) 
  • Shortlisted candidates will be informed through email for the Online interview (Skype/ Google meet).
  • Students having their own funding (e.g. through UGC-NET/ CSIR-NET  and who wish to work on any of the above mentioned project areas may feel free to contact the PI. Candidates with UGC-NET funding or funding from any other sources would be considered for direct admittance to the PhD program under the PI.  

Notes

  • Selected candidate will be encouraged to join Ph.D. program of BITS-Pilani as per institute rules.
  • For any queries regarding the position, please feel free to email the PI (Dr. Vinay Chamola). 
  • If performance of candidate is found unsatisfactory, position can be terminated with 1-month notice. 
  • The interview will be online.

About Principal Investigator

Vinay Chamola (Senior Member, IEEE) (Google scholar: Link) received the B.E. degree in electrical and electronics engineering and the master’s degree in communication engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, in 2010 and 2013, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the National University of Singapore, Singapore, in 2016. 

In 2015, he was a Visiting Researcher with the Autonomous Networks Research Group (ANRG), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. He is currently the Director of the Internet of Things lab at BITS-Pilani, India (https://bitsiotlab.com/). He is also the co-founder and President of Medsupervision, a healthcare startup.

He has over 75 publications in high-ranked SCI journals, including more than 55 IEEE transactions, journal, and magazine articles. His research interests include IoT security, blockchain, UAVs, VANETs, 5G, and healthcare. He has received funding of more than 236 K USD as principal investigator as a part of various national and international projects.

He serves as an Area Editor of the Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier). He is also an Associate editor of the IEEE Internet of Things MagazineIEEE Networking LettersIET Networks, IET Quantum Communication and several other journals.

He has successfully guest edited various special issues in reputed journals/magazines like Computer Communications (Elsevier), IEEE Internet of Things Magazine and IET Intelligent transportation systems.

Dr. Vinay serves as a co-chair of IEEE GLOBECOM workshop 2021, IEEE ICIAfS 2021, IEEE ANTS workshop 2021, and also has been a TPC member in various conferences such as Sensorsnets 2021 (Vienna, Austria), IEEE COMSNETS 2021, IEEE ICBC 2021 (Sydney, Australia), IEEE ICC 2020 etc.

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