PhD Studentship in Future Communication Networks and Cloud Computing

Imperial College London - Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the topics of future communication networks and cloud computing infrastructures with a start date in October or November 2016. The work will be part of the new UK/US ITA project with collaboration with world-leading researchers in the fields. Information about the previous ITA project can be found at The studentship will be based within the Communications and Signal Processing Group in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London.

The studentship includes a living stipend of £16,500/year and the UK/EU tuition fees, plus an allowance for travel and subsistence for attendance of conferences and project meetings. The studentship is intended to last for three years, subject to performance evaluation and availability of research funding, which will be assessed on an annual basis. Exceptional PhD applicants from outside of the UK/EU will be considered only if they have other financial resources to pay for the overseas portion of their tuition fees. A successful candidate should have a strong background in analytical and mathematical skills, such as optimization techniques, and stochastic and probability models, plus good knowledge in communication networks and/or computer systems. The applicant is expected to have a 1st class MEng or MSc degree with distinction (or equivalent) preferably in electrical engineering. Strong candidates with a degree in computer engineering, computer science, mathematics, or related subjects will also be considered. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Prospective candidates may contact Professor Kin K. Leung ( directly for further information.

Prospective candidates from the EU may check the following webpage for the most recent updates on the College’s policy regarding the EU referendum.

To apply, please send a detailed CV (including the names of two referees) and a covering letter explaining your current interests and relevant background to Ms Charlotte Grady by email to Please note that the successful candidate will be asked to submit a PhD research application to the Registry at Imperial College to ensure they have met the College’s admissions criteria.

Applications will continue to be considered until the studentship position is filled.

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