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PhD Studentship in Designing Cyber-Physical Systems

Imperial College London - Dyson School of Design Engineering

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: London
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £16,777 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 30th July 2018
Closes: 30th September 2018

Location: South Kensington Campus, London

Applications are invited for a research studentship in the area of Designing Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) leading to the award of a PhD degree, to begin in October 2018 or soon after.

* Specific areas of interest include: Cyber-physical Systems, Internet of Things, Wireless Communications and Security, Electronics, Sensor Systems, Optimal Design and Control, Verification, Design Automation, AI/ML.

* Aim: Society will come to depend on autonomous networked embedded sensors, actuators and systems that monitor, control and augment a range of physical systems, processes, and environments. As such, we must develop methods and tools that facilitate efficient design, production, deployment and maintenance of trustworthy technologies interfaced with physical systems. This studentship will explore pressing multidisciplinary challenges in the (co-)design of CPS with a view to making a fundamental contribution to the emerging field of CPS engineering, the scope of which will narrow as the research progresses.

* Funding & Eligibility: The studentship is fully supported (bursary and fees at the UK/EU rate) by an EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership ( To be eligible for funding, there must be no restrictions on how long you can stay in the UK and you must have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years. More information on eligibility can be found here:

* Research environment: You will work with a passionate and dynamic team of innovators and researchers in the Dyson School of Design Engineering ( The School was formed in 2014, building on the long-standing design and engineering expertise at Imperial as well as the world-renowned Innovation Design Engineering programme run jointly by Imperial and the Royal College of Art. You will benefit from collaboration across departments in the Faculty of Engineering and internationally, and contribute to numerous ongoing research projects.

* Required skills: We are seeking candidates with a strong undergraduate and/or Masters degree (first class or upper second class) in engineering, computer science or a closely related field. Excellent engineering analysis, programming, communication and collaboration skills are desirable.

For informal inquiries or to apply, please contact Dr David Boyle at, together with a CV and covering statement explaining your interest.

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