Projects in Computer Engineering

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At STC research center we offer an education called Master by Research (MBR) in Electronics. The Master by Research programme targets those who are highly motivated to develop skills and knowledge for future career in academic, industrial or public R&D. This is also an excellent preparation for future doctoral studies.

MBR is a study programme where the students start up their own project, which after two years will lead a Master's thesis. The students will be a member of a research group at STC and carry out research closely supervised by a professor and other members of the research group.

Only a few students will be admitted to MBR. If you have shown excellent results in your Bachelor studies and are self-motivated to further specialize in your field academically, this is something for you.

Master by Research in Computer Engineering

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Research group: Communication Systems and Networks

Available Master-by-Research Projects for 2018 in the CSN Research Group

The research group in Communication Systems and Networks is performing world-class research in the area of low-power wireless communication targeting the telecom, industrial automation and automotive industries. Research topics include wireless sensor networks, Internet-of-things, machine learning, security, wireless networks, cellular networks, interference detection and mitigation.

We are currently looking for students interested in working on one of the following projects:

  • Wireless Edge Caching and Computing
  • Distributed spectrum sensing for low-power wireless communication
  • Low-latency wireless communication for future wireless networks
  • Interference detection and mitigation in Massive IoT Networks
  • Security and privacy for IoT
  • Machine learning for future wireless networks
  • WiFi/LTE-Unlicensed coexistence

We are looking for highly motivated, independent and responsible students. It is expected that the applicants have a strong knowledge in at least one of the following areas: Information and communication theory, mathematics (optimization, linear algebra, number theory, and statistics), network calculus, and programming (Contiki, TinyOS, Matlab, C/C++, ns-3.  You will be working in a dynamic environment with excellent researchers.

If you want to apply to the program, please visit Please note that in addition to your application you must also submit an e-mail stating your interest in the program. Describe your previous background relevant to the subject and attach your Bachelor’s thesis or similar individual projects that you wish to refer to. This material should be sent as PDF to the head of programme Mikael Gidlund, The subject of the e-mail should be "TPDTA application".

Application: Please send your application in PDF by email to Prof. Mikael Gidlund ( The application must include:

For more information about entry requirements.

Research group: Realistic 3D

The Realistic 3D research group focused on multi-dimensional signal processing and imaging, and our research topics include 3D video, plenoptic imaging, visual quality assessment and more. The research implies understanding and investigating different topics employing Image Processing, Computer Vision, Optics, Virtual and Augmented Reality, GPU programming, Visualization, and more. The research is often carried out in close collaboration with industrial partners.

As a Master by Research you are a member of our research group with close contact to all members and topics. You get a detailed overview of our research area and, together with your supervisor, will choose your own specialization. While you mostly will work independently, you have access to all the expertise and equipment in the group. Furthermore we provide weekly supervision meetings to ensure that you are comfortable with the programme and your own progress. . Short term stays at industrial partners may be part of your individual schedule if your selected specialization is requested within an ungoing research project.

We are looking for highly motivated, independent and responsible students. You should have strong knowledge in scientific programming, e.g. Matlab, C/C++, OpenGL, or OpenCV, and one of the following areas: signal/image processing, computer graphics, or computer vision. These skills are essential for our work and you will be provided with advanced courses to deepen your knowledge in these topics. Experience from 3D related work or image/video processing is beneficial but not required.

Prof. Mårten Sjöström
+46 10 142 88 36

STC Research Centre


Sensible Things that Communicate, STC, develops sensor-based systems and services in electronics and computer science with a focus on industrial IT and digital services. STC is a part KK-Environment funded by the Knowledge Foundation. STC works closely to the research centre FSCN at Mid Sweden University.


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