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The focus of this studentship is to develop network architectures and protocols that aim to reduce the power consumption of ICT networks. The PhD student will investigate the energy efficiency of a range of measures that improve the design of cloud computing networks, core network architecture and protocols to support the transmission of Big Data. The work will also consider energy efficiency in software defined networks and virtualization technologies that abstract the underlying network hardware facilitating scalability and automation.

The PhD student will develop appropriate mathematical models to capture the key characteristics of energy consumption in different architectures and will develop appropriate optimisation models and heuristics and implement the resulting algorithms on appropriate hardware platforms in test beds and in simulators.

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The PhD studentship will provide a good opportunity to work within the world class optical networking group in the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, and link with the industrial collaborators and academic partners on the different projects within the group.


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Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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Requirements

Applications are invited from candidates with or expecting a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2:1), high merit at MSc level or equivalent, in an Electronic Engineering or closely related discipline.

Funding

Value: This studentship, which is open to UK/EU students in the first instance, will pay the academic fees at the UK/EU rate (£3,975), as well as providing an annual stipend of £13,863.

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