University of Exeter funding: Smart Network Operation and Mainten

Smart Network Operation and Maintenance for Cloud and Edge Computing, Computer Science – PhD (Funded) Ref: 3561

About the award

Supervisors

Dr Jia Hu, University of Exeter
Prof Geyong Min, University of Exeter

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a PhD studentship to commence in September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,009 for 3.5 years full-time.  The student would be based in Computer Science in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Streatham Campus in Exeter.

The technological evolution of smart devices and wireless communications is driving the emergence of novel computationally intensive services and applications such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and mobile healthcare. This project will develop data-driven smart network operation and management solutions for cloud and edge computing using machine learning methods in order to better support the emerging services and applications. Theoretical models and simulations/experiments will be developed and conducted for evaluating the performance of the proposed solutions.

This award provides annual funding to cover the tuition fees.  For students who pay UK/EU tuition fees the award will cover the tuition fees in full, plus at least £15,009 per year tax-free stipend.  Students who pay international tuition fees are eligible to apply, but should note that the award will only provide payment for the international tuition fee and no stipend.

Entry requirements

Applicants for this studentship must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK, in an appropriate area of science or technology. 

The applicant is expected to have a degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related subjects. The applicant should have hands-on experiences in computer programming, mathematical modelling and machine learning.  Knowledge in computer networking and wireless commutations is desired.

If English is not your first language you will need to have achieved at least 6.0 IELTS and satisfy the PhD admission requirements by the start of the project.  Alternative tests may be acceptable (see http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/english/).

How to apply

In the application process you will be asked to upload several documents. 
• CV
• Letter of application (outlining your academic interests, prior research experience and reasons for wishing to undertake the project).
• Research proposal
• Transcript(s) giving full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained (this should be an interim transcript if you are still studying)
• Two references from referees familiar with your academic work. If your referees prefer, they can email the reference direct to stemm-pgr-admissions@exeter.ac.uk quoting the studentship reference number.
• If you are not a national of a majority English-speaking country you will need to submit evidence of your proficiency in English.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 15 June 2019.  Interviews will be held on the University of Exeter Streatham Campus the week commencing [17 June 2019.

If you have any general enquiries about the application process please email stemm-pgr-admissions@exeter.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)1392 722730 or +44 (0)1392 725150.  Project-specific queries should be directed to the main supervisor.

Summary

Application deadline:15th June 2019
Value:£15,009 per year for 3.5 years
Duration of award:per year
Contact: PGR Admissions Office +44 (0)1392 722730 / 5150 stemm-pgr-admissions@exeter.ac.uk