City:  Erlangen
Date:  Jul 31, 2022

Student Assistant / Internship - Decentralized extreme edge IoT Demonstrator Network Management

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 000 employees work with an annual research budget of 2.9 billion euros. 

Within the research project digital signal processing with artificial intelligence (DSAI) the Fraunhofer IIS has a decent view to the field of network orchestration for distributed machine learning tasks on the extreme edge. The objective is to develop a new technique to give access to idle resources on small devices and ask ourselves how to improve technical benchmarks like availability, latency or channel utilization as well as social benchmarks like privacy, green communications or even user experience related to state of the art wireless IoT-communications


You like to design and realize a network management for a demonstrator with distributed and heterogeneous components using decentralized approaches?


Then have a look at our offer!


What you will do

  • You detect and track available wireless devices (raspberry 4) due communication protocols (WiFi, Bluetooth, ...)
  • You combine distributed IoT Devices to a sovereign and decentralized ad-hoc network
  • You distribute tasks and data over these devices in a singlehop manner
  • You extract relevant network data and provide them by an API
  • Optional: You develop a multihop capable adaptation


What you bring to the table

  • You are currently studying electronics and information engineering, computer science or a similar field
  • You have programming skills in Linux (preferred) or similar
  • You have experience in routing (OSI Layer 3) and network programming
  • You are able to scheduling procedures
  • You have the ability to work independently


What you can expect

  • Open and friendly team work
  • Networking with scientists
  • Varied tasks with room for creativity
  • Active contribution in applied research
  • Interesting an innovative projects
  • Mentoring program »josephine©« for talented female students

More information about our employer offers on our website:

Weekly working hours are determined by agreement, minimum are 10 hours per week. The duration for an internship is at least three months. You can reduce your hours before exams and increase them during semester breaks. You can flexibly determine the working days. After your studies, you have the option of working with us full or part time.


Felix Kreyß ( will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this position.

We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity.


With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 


Interested? Apply online now (PDF: cover letter, CV, transcripts). We look forward to getting to know you!


Questions? Please contact


Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 


Requisition Number: 14563                Application Deadline:


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