For the Broadband & Broadcast division in Erlangen, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is currently seeking a
Student Assistant / Intern or Bachelor- / Master - Thesis for the Topic: Mobility in Mobile / Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) in 5G environments

The Broadband & Broadcast (BB) department is active in the areas of mobile communications, satellite communications, Internet-of-Things and automotive communication systems. We take new concepts and algorithms from theory, implement them and test them in simulations and in prototypes in our labs and in the field. For instance, we operate a commercial LTE-Advanced testbed network, which we use to check the interoperability of our prototypes with the LTE standard. In short, the BB department establishes a bridge between communication theory and its employment in practice.

Cloud computing creates the possibility for mobile devices to offload high-performance tasks to servers located in the cloud. Taking autonomous driving as an example, low-latency and redundancy requirements need to be fulfilled to enable offloading of computing tasks. The concept of mobile / multi-access edge computing (MEC) brings the necessary computing power closer to the user equipment (UE). MEC enables the task processing nearby the devices where data is generated or consumed. The communication of UEs, MEC and cloud servers can be complemented by integrating Software-Defined Networking (SDN).

Fraunhofer IIS is currently setting up a 5G network including MEC functionality to enable, next to simulation and laboratory experiments, tests of technologies in a real environment. The work focuses on research and development of technologies for mobility scenarios in serviceoriented MEC environments, especially the network communication of mobile users and edge

Your responsibilities:

  • Research on MEC, NFV and SDN technologies
  • Development of simulations and/or setup of MEC testbed(s) based on modern technologies
  • Assistance in research for publications

What we expect from you

  • You study computer science or similar
  • You are very interested in working on new/“edge” technologies
  • You are interested and/or have knowledge in Cloud- and Edge Computing and Software-Defined Networking
  • You have knowledge in virtualization, networks, cloud-computing concepts and/or system-level simulations
  • You have skills in programming (e.g. Python, C/C++)

What you can expect from us

  • An open and cooperative working environment
  • Collaboration in interesting and innovative projects
  • Many opportunities to gain practical experience

Applications are possible in German and English. Please include a cover letter, your CV and your latest transcripts of records (as PDF) and quote ID number 48200. Address your application to Nina Wörlein.

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