Cyrille Duquet Graduate Scholarships
Master’s Program in Telecommunications
INRS-Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications

Objective Support students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies to pursue their master’s program at the Centre Énergie Matériaux et Télécommunications (EMT) of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS).
Eligibility Be a citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
Students already accepted at or enrolled to a full-time master’s program in telecommunications are not eligible.
How to
  • Cover/motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Undergraduate and Bachelor’s degree transcripts
  • Research proposal (1 page)
  • Reference letter from an external referee
  • Support letter from the designated supervisor at INRS
  • Academic excellence (academic record, undergrad studies duration and progress, scholarships and awards held)
  • Research ability or potential (relevant experience, publications and communications, reference/support letters)
  • Significance, feasibility, and merit of proposed research and its adequacy with the fields of expertise of the proposed supervisor
Scholarship support is limited to a lifetime maximum of two years.
Two scholarships are granted annually.
Value CAD 22,000 per year
Application Deadline Monday 17 August 2020*
Submit your application - after coordination with the Team Leader of the Wireless Lab* - to Mrs. Carolyne Hebert at the Postdoctoral & Graduate Studies Office (PGSO) of INRS at <carolyne.hebert@inrs.ca>.
Selection Process The selection committee, composed of professors involved in the telecom program at INRS, recommend scholarships for the applicants with the best qualifications according to the selection criteria described in the above section.
Scholarships Accumulation Award holders are a priori ineligible to receive any scholarship support from other granting agencies or from INRS. However, Cyrille Duquet will top up any graduate-level scholarship received from other funding agencies up to - without exceeding in total - CAD 22,000 per year.
Research Topics Topics of interest at the Wireless Lab include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Antenna-Array Processing
  • Beamforming, Smart Antennas & MIMO
  • CDMA, OFDM, UWB, Multi-Carrier, FDD & TDD
  • Channel Identification
  • Channel Sounding, Characterization & Modeling
  • Cognitive Radio & Wireless Cloud
  • Cooperative & Relayed Communications,
  • Distributed Computing
  • Embedded Systems, SDR & Prototyping
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Indoor Radio Positioning, Mapping & Navigation
  • Information-Theoretic Performance Analysis
  • Interference Mitigation Techniques
  • Internet of Things & Industry 4.0
  • IS95, 3G, WCDMA, CDMA 2000, 4G, LTE, 5G, 5G+ & 6G,
  • Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
  • Multiuser Detection
  • Parameter Estimation & Detection
  • PHY Layer
  • PHY-Layer Security
  • Radio Interface/Access Technologies
  • Radio Transceiver Designs
  • Remote Sensing, RADAR, SONAR & LIDAR
  • RF, mmWave, THz, FSO, OW & VLC
  • Signal Processing
  • Simultaneous Wireless Information & Power Transfer
  • Space-Time Processing
  • Standard-Compliant Link-/System-Level Simulations
  • Statistical Signal Processing
  • Synchronization
  • Target Detection, Localization & Tracking
  • Wireless Access Virtualization
  • Wireless Communications
  • Wireless Sensor Networks

* Should you opt for joining the Wireless Lab, you have to - prior to submitting your application to the PGSO (cf. above) - contact ASAP the Team Leader, prof. Sofiène Affes at <affes@emt.inrs.ca>, to seek his endorsement and coordinate with him ahead of the deadline. Please do so no later than Monday 17 August 2020.