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Who we are:

  • A young, international team of people working on cutting edge problems related to Internet of Things and Next Generation Wireless Networks


What we are offering:

  • The opportunity for first hand experience with working in research
  • Work with European peers from universities and companies on innovative prototypes
  • Work with Slovenian technology companies on joint projects
  • Travel to summer schools and other educational events to broaden your knowledge
  • Flexible working hours, monetary compensation, stimulating and friendly environment
  • Possibility of continuing studies by pursuing a MSc or PhD in a technology oriented team


What we are looking for:

  • Self-motivated students, eager to learn and do hands-on work for developing prototypes
  • Open minded people willing to integrate and contribute to the team
  • Problem solvers rather than problem seekers
  • Students having technical background able to independently develop code (C, C++, Java, etc.)


How the first meeting/interview looks like:

  • We analyze student data (CV, references, ...)
  • Student estimates the approximate available time per week
  • Student thinks about what he/she would like to achieve during the time at SensorLab (i.e. build experience, make diploma, make a school project, etc.)
  • Discuss existing projects that fit the student’s profile


Next steps:

  • Mutually agree on a topic
  • Define each other's expectations
  • Define communication rules (meetings, emails, ...)
  • Define the first deadline to achieve
  • Periodically discuss and update on the progress


If you are attracted by what we offer and you think you fit in what we look for, don’t hesitate to contact us!


You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.”  ~Wayne Gretzky


As part of activities in the FP7 CREW project the Department of Communication Systems at JSI installed two VESNA SNE-ESTHER devices in London. SNE-ESHTER is a radio receiver for the UHF band designed at JSI based on the VESNA sensor platform. Installed devices will be used for advanced spectrum sensing, contributing to the large scale Ofcom TV White Spaces pilot. One device was installed on the roof of a building in the King's College London Strand campus and the other on the roof of Queen Mary University London. Long term measurements will be used to support the experimentation with advanced, so called cognitive radio devices, as secondary users in currently unused parts of the spectrum.

Marko Pesko, Miha Smolnikar, Matevz Vucnik, Tomaz Javornik, Milica Pejanovic-Djurisic and Mihael Mohorcic published a paper titled "Smartphone with augmented gateway functionality as opportunistic WSN gateway device" in Wireless Personal Communications journal. They described how a Samsung phone connected via Bluetooth to a VESNA sensor node can act as a gateway to a wireless sensor network.

Chapter "Low-cost testbed development and its applications in cognitive radio prototyping" written by our colleagues Tomaž Šolc, Carolina Fortuna and Mihael Mohorcic has been published by Springer in the book  "Cognitive Radio and Networking for Heterogeneous Wireless Networks" from the Recent Advances and Visions for the Future series.

Jernej and Klemen talked with Nickola Naous about our new VESNA sensor node design. Read about The engineers behind the WSN Vesna on the IoTMonkey blog.

The CREW project entered a continuous open access phase. You can test your cognitive radio networking solution on 5 differrent testbed islands and advanced radio components, including our LOG-a-TEC testbed and the VESNA sensor network platform.

In cooperation with Adria Mobil we are developing a motorhome for the future. Adria Moving Lab is equipped with intelligent sensors that allow the vehicle to adapt to its user. This way we can optimize the use of consumables like fuel and water and exploit renewable sources of energy like solar power. The prototype has been unveiled at the Institute Jožef Stefan open days in April 2014.

Our paper "Trends in the development of communication networks: Cognitive networks" is the 10th among the 25th most cited articles published since 2009, extracted from Scopus, see all on the Elsevier web site.

Check the "Cognitive radio experimentation with VESNA platform" presentation by Miha Smolnikar at the School on Applications of Open Spectrum and White Spaces Technologies.

We are looking for a C programmers that would join the team developing the VESNA platform. Candidates that have previous experience with electronic circuit design, operating systems or open source projects will have priority.


We are constantly open for talented, open minded and hard working undergraduate students, interns and MSc/PhD candidates. Read more.

[ more highlights ]


Dynamic composition of communication services

Carolina Fortuna

Orchestrating Virtual Wireless Networks from Shared Resource Pools
Luiz DaSilva

VESNA in Kognitivni Radio

Tomaž Šolc

[ more videolectures ]


SensorNetwork testbed
Mash-up demo.


GSN demo

[ more demos ]

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