Postgraduate Research Opportunity: Edge Computing in Wireless Networks

University of Leeds

Funded PhD project: Worldwide (International, UK and EU)
Value: UK and EU applicants will be eligible for funding which covers the cost of fees and provides a maintenance grant paid at standard Research Council rates (£14,553 in session 2017/18). Funding duration is 3 years.
International applicants will be eligible for an award paying tuition fees and £12,000 maintenance, and the opportunity to do paid tuition work of up to £3,000 per year. Partially-funded awards are also available which cover the cost of £17,000 towards fees.
Number of awards: 1
Deadline: 31/01/2018
Supervisors: Contact Dr Ahmed Lawey to discuss this project further informally.

Project description

The School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Leeds is offering this opportunity to conduct a PhD research in the area of edge computing. Edge computing is an exciting new paradigm in ICT that brings computational resources into the edge of the network, closer to the end users. The goal is to enable edge nodes to execute user applications in real time and improve the quality of service.

The focus of this project will be on edge computing in wireless networks. Thus, smart cities can be empowered with applications that has the potential in the areas of healthcare, smart transportation, and smart grids. The research includes, but not limited to: optimizing the seamless distribution and migration of virtual machines, resilience, user mobility, and wireless channel impact. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply several tools and techniques to address the research questions, including mathematical modeling, queueing theory, real time heuristics and anticipatory networking. It is expected that the successful candidate will be highly committed, write conference and journal papers, and support MSc research students.

Entry requirements

Applications are invited from candidates with or expecting a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2:1), and/ or a Master's degree in a relevant subject such as (but not limited to) electronic or electrical engineering.

Additional requirements:
• Strong background in wireless networks and cloud computing.
• Skilled in mixed integer linear programming.
• Good knowledge in queueing theory.
• Good knowledge in developing heuristics/algorithms.
• Good communication skills, oral and written.

How to apply

Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the university's website. Please state clearly in the research information section that the PhD you wish to be considered for is the ‘Edge computing in wireless networks’ as well as Dr Ahmed Lawey as your proposed supervisor. In the funding section, please state 'School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering international scholarships' as your sponsor.

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University’s minimum English Language requirements.

We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates.  All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.

If you require any further information please contact the Graduate School Office
e:, t: +44 (0)113 343 8000.

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