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Climate Change Mitigations with IoT Techniques

Applications are invited for our EPSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentships that will support six (6) research projects starting 1 October 2022. One of these projects is “Climate Change Mitigations with IoT Techniques led by Dr Take Itagaki in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Successful applicants will receive an annual stipend of £18,062 including outer London allowance plus payment of their full-time tuition fees for a period of 42 months (3.5 years).

You should be eligible for home (UK) tuition fees but there is a limited number of studentships (no more than two) available to overseas applicants, including EU nationals, who meet the entry criteria.

The Project

IoT Techniques can be applied for many fields, including Disaster Prediction and Prevention, and Climate Change Mitigations. In developing countries, it may be economically infeasible to purchase and establish a traditional measurement system. With a help of IoT and other IT based methodologies, a prediction/notification system could be established with less economical burdens. For this PhD, the student is expected to design such a system and perform simulations to establish a proof of concept.

Please contact Dr Take Itagaki at take.itagaki@brunel.ac.uk to find out more.

 

Eligibility

You will have or will receive an undergraduate degree classified at 1st class or 2:1 (honours) in an engineering, or physical sciences related subject. A postgraduate masters degree may be an advantage. Where appropriate, applicants must have English language proficiency to an overall score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Skills and Experience

You should have knowledge in Climate Change, Wireless Communication, Network Communication, and Microprocessors. Skills in MATLAB, programming in C and/or C++ is required. You should be a highly motivated individual and possess a strong sense of curiosity. The ability to study independently, think critically and collaborate with others is essential.

How to apply

Email the documents below as a single PDF file to cedps-studentships@brunel.ac.uk by 16:00 on Friday 3 June 2022. Please state the name of the project supervisor in your email.

  • Your up-to-date CV;
  • Your 300-word personal statement setting out why you are suitable for this position;
  • Your Undergraduate/Postgraduate Masters degree certificate(s) and transcript(s);
  • Your English Language qualification of IELTS 6.5 overall or equivalent, if applicable;
  • Two references, one of which can be provided by a member of Brunel University academic staff.

Interviews will take place in June 2022.

Meet the Supervisor(s)


Take Itagaki - Dr Takebumi ITAGAKI obtained a BEng from Waseda University (Japan) and a PhD in Engineering/Music from University of Durham (UK) in 1998. In 2000, he moved to Brunel University London as a Lecturer in Engineering. He contributed towards the several EU-IST FP5/FP6 research projects, including the SAVANT Project as the prime contractor and administrative coordinator, and the INSTINCT Project as the project manager. He was coordinating the EU CIP PSP Project DTV4All. His expertise include: Digital TV system (DVB, ISDB), Digital Signal Processing, Parallel Processing, Computer Music and Computer Architecture. Currently, he is one of the coordinators of ITU-T Focus Group Audio Visual Accessibility – Working Group D.