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Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships

Distributed in-network computing for iot-enabled wireless mixed reality applications

Reference number: 14004
Supervisors: Rodolfo Coutinho and Yousef Shayan

Program description

The symbiotic design of wireless Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile mixed reality (MR) technologies will enable transformative applications in social sciences, humanities, engineering, and arts and will have a profound impact benefiting society. Users will interact with smart systems, where IoT-enabled sensors (e.g., cameras, lidars, microphones) will provide context information from the environment in a real-time manner and mixed reality technologies, such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) will provide users with enhanced information and immersive experiences. This research program will model the distributed in-networking computing problem considering heterogeneous IoT/MR tasks and in-networking computing entities (e.g., edge servers, programmable routers, DSPs, and FPGAs), develop FPGAs-based edge computing devices and implementation of computer vision algorithms on them for object detection and classification, and MR content delivery, and design and development of software-defined networking (SDN) architecture for the distributed management and resource allocation of FPGA edge devices for enabling mobile MR applications.

Academic qualifications required

PhD in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields. Experience in Software-Defined Networks, Network Function Virtualization, Edge Computing and IoT.

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at Concordia
  • Priority will be given to postdoctoral fellows who have obtained their PhD from another university although in exceptional cases Concordia graduates may be considered
  • Applicants must adhere to the postdoctoral fellow eligibility criteria outlined in Concordia University’s Postdoctoral Policy


Horizon position is expected to be filled as soon as possible but no later than March 1, 2024.

Submission process

  • All documents must be submitted to Rodolfo Coutinho
  • Please include the reference number with your application

Application checklist

  • One to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above 
  • Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain (maximum 5 pages)
  • Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to Rodolfo Coutinho


The prestigious two-year Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $50,000 per year plus benefits and full access to Concordia’s services, including GradProSkills.

Concordia University is a vibrant research and teaching environment, with state-of-the-art research facilities and many research centers. Concordia is located in Montreal, Canada, a diverse and creative city, often ranked as offering one of the best quality of living experiences in North America.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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