Research Fellow in Intelligent Systems/the Internet-of-Things

Ulster University - School of Computing

The post is based in BT Ireland Innovation Centre (BTIIC) in partnership with Ulster University and at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things and Telecommunications. Costing an estimated £28.6 million, it will receive £9 million of funding from Invest Northern Ireland over the first five years. The new Research and Engineering Centre of Excellence will see BT and Ulster University jointly invest over £7 million in a research programme, with a view to creating 25 new research opportunities. During the lifetime of the project these researchers will work with BT Adastral Park Research Laboratories in Martlesham, Suffolk alongside BT Belfast Global Development Centre and there may also be opportunities to undertake an internship with BT. They will be expected to spend a substantial amount of time working alongside BT staff in BT Belfast Global Development Centre as well as at Ulster University.

The postholder will lead in research and development to enhance current tools and protocols with particular focus on key aspects, namely: an end-to-end IoT management framework to help mitigate complex vulnerabilities; situation assessment through IoT; trusting IoT for automated decision support; novel cryptographic solutions for IoT; future IoT security technologies and ultra-resilent 5G communications.

This position is fixed term for three years, with prospect of further extension.

This post is initially based at the Jordanstown campus.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 23 March ’18.

This project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund’s Investment for Growth and Jobs Northern Ireland 2014 – 2020.

We prefer to issue and receive applications via our on-line recruitment website at

Hard copy applications can be obtained by telephoning 028 7012 4072

The University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community, particularly from those with disabilities. Appointment will be made on merit.

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