PhD Studentship: Tuition fee scholarship: Quality of Experience modelling and management for WebRTC applications
London South Bank University
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||Not specified|
|Placed on:||29th July 2016|
|Closes:||31st October 2016|
The School of Engineering (Division of Computer Science & Informatics) invites applications for a full-time three-year PhD studentship at London South Bank University starting in October 2016.
The candidate will carry out research in:
1 Design and development of QoE Models for WebRTC applications
2 Design and development of building blocks for web-browsing quality monitoring tools
The scholarship provides tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and research costs.
With the HTML5 and WebRTC initiatives of W3C and IETF standardisation groups we are reaching a stage at which browsers will not only be used to send and receive textual data but also real time audio and video content. This facilitates web applications to natively integrate real-time media, increasing their scope and possibilities considerably.
Research will be undertaken in the following:
* QoE Modelling for WebRTC: QoE can be defined as the overall acceptability of an application or service strictly from the user’s point of view. The PhD Student will design, develop and validate QoE Models for WebRTC Applications.
* QoS control: In the context of WebRTC, QoS control mechanisms will be specified and evaluated theoretically and in practice with the aim of achieving the expected QoE levels without causing overload or congested networks whilst also optimizing user experience.
The studentship will be awarded on the basis of merit for three years of full-time study. Overseas candidates are welcome to apply, but non-EU students will be required to pay the gap between home and international tuition fees.
Candidates Selection Criteria
- Undergraduate degree with at least 65% as a final grade in a relevant science subject, or in a related field
- Experience in collaborating effectively in teams
- Experience in prioritising activities and tasks to accomplish goals within the set deadlines
- Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills for specialist and non-specialist audiences
- Excellent interpersonal skills including clear and concise written and verbal communication; an ability to negotiate compromises and resolve conflict amicably; and an ability to apply these skills to the building and maintenance of effective working relationships with partners from a variety of professional backgrounds.
- Eligibility to work in the UK
- MSc/MRes (at Merit or Distinction level) in a relevant science subject (Computer Science or Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Mathematics), or in a field related to the project subject
- Familiarity with advanced statistics
- An ability to work independently with initiative at a high level of self-motivation
- Ability to prioritise tasks to achieve project goals and meet deadlines
- Ability to problem-solve, innovate or adapt
- High level, across-the-board attentiveness to detail
Candidates must apply as follows:
- Register and create an account with UKPASS
- Select London South Bank University as the Institution
- Choose ‘P052657-Computing Science and Informatics’
- Select October 2016 as preferred start date and ‘FT-PhD-36’ for attendance
- Complete the application form
- Attach a covering letter indicating your particular research interests in the field of the proposed doctorate (in the section requesting a research proposal)
- Identify the scholarship you are applying for.
- See our how to apply page for further information.
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