Announcing NExTWORKx

On behalve of our research group Network and Architectures Services at TU Delft, I am proud to announce NExTWORKx: a research collaboration between the Delft University of Technology and Koninklijke KPN N.V.!

NExTWORKx: A KPN and TU Delft research collaboration.

What is NExTWORKx?

NExTWORKx is an intensive research collaboration between a large Dutch telecommunications company and the technical university in Delft, The Netherlands. We have formulated a cutting-edge research program that aims to develop first-rate technologies in areas of 5G, blockchain and artificial intelligence. With the collaboration, both parties aspire to further develop the new disruptive technologies that have recently been seeing exponential growth in their application. Intensive collaborations between industry and academia such as this are quite unique in The Netherlands.

For the official press release, you can visit KPN’s press page.

What topics will be researched?

Our collaboration covers a broad range of research topics. These include topics on network science, control theory, artificial intelligence, information theory, robustness / reliability of networks, and Blockchain-inspired technologies.

How will the collaboration work?

For the initial stage of the collaboration, we will hire six PhD candidates. These PhD candidates will work part of their time at TU Delft, and part of their time at KPN. Supervision will also be shared between professors at the TU Delft and expert engineers at KPN. The candidates will truly operate in the middle of an exciting collaboration, and facilitate knowledge flow in both directions.

Our hiring process will start within the next few weeks. If you are interested in applying, keep an eye on the vacancies on my website, as well as the vacancies on Network and Architectures Services’ website.

How are you involved?

I have contributed to formulating one part of the research program, and I will continue to provide academic support for it. In particular, I will become the daily supervisor of one of the PhD candidates. If you are interested in working with me or want to know more about my involvement, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Jaron Sanders received in 2012 M.Sc. degrees in Mathematics and Physics from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, as well as a PhD degree in Mathematics in 2016. After he obtained his PhD degree, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Jaron Sanders then worked as an assistant professor at the Delft University of Technology, and now works as an assistant professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology. His research interests are applied probability, queueing theory, stochastic optimization, stochastic networks, wireless networks, and interacting (particle) systems.