A PhD Position in Autonomic Communications is available supported through a University College London Impact Scholarship and through the European Union FP7 research project UniverSelf – Autonomics for Future Networks. Given that there is an award of 3 years home fees and stipend costs, we are looking to recruit a high caliber PhD student to work in this emerging area of crucial importance. Please note that overseas applicants are NOT eligible.

PhD Project Description

The autonomic communications area encompasses relevant models and architectures, tools and techniques and enabling technologies and brings together algorithms for distributed decision making supported through real-time data, context-awareness, lightweight cognitive operation and policy-based systems, among other areas. The PhD student will work partly in the context of the UniverSelf project team and will benefit from the relevant ongoing research that will provide a supporting environment and additional stimuli.

Candidate Requirements for PhD position in UCL

The studentship available will be supported by both UCL through the Impact Scholarship scheme and the UniverSelf project (Autonomics for Future Networks). UniverSelf is looking at a Unified Management Framework that will support self-management capabilities of both fixed and wireless networks. In this context, we are looking for candidates with excellent computer and/or electronic engineering background and analytical skills. Experience of research, design/development and evaluation on network management, distributed systems, Linux, Java, C/C++ or similar would be desirable.

Funding Opportunities University College London

The studentship is available for three years and covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate, plus a stipend at c. £15,500 pa (tax free), increasing with inflation. We are looking for the prospective student to start in October 2011. As such, a selection may be made before the closing date of the 20 September 2011.

Application Procedure

Applicants must fulfill the normal academic requirements for postgraduate study. In order to accelerate the process, a detailed CV including qualifications, experience and the names of two referees to be potentially contacted together with a one page research statement should be sent by email to Prof. George Pavlou (g.pavlou@ee.ucl.ac.uk) with subject “UniverSelf studentship”. Selected applicants will be instructed to apply formally through admissions.

Further details on the project can be found on University College London website.

Please note, application deadline to the PhD Position in Autonomic Communications, University College London, UK is 20 September, 2011.

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