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Energy Efficient and Load Balanced Workload Allocation in IoT-Edge-Cloud Computing Using AI

EPSRC DTP PhD Studentships: Specific Project Advert

Applications are invited for our EPSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentship for the project “Energy Efficient and Load Balanced Workload Allocation in IoT-Edge-Cloud Computing Using AI” starting 1st October 2021. Successful applicants will receive an annual stipend (bursary) of £17,609, including inner London weighting, plus payment of their full-time tuition fees for a period of 36 months (3 years).

The majority of studentships are available to applicants who are eligible for home (UK) tuition fees but a limited number are available to overseas and EU nationals who meet the academic entry criteria.

The Project

You will join the internationally recognised researchers in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. This project will investigate energy efficiency and load balancing of edge nodes (ENs) that minimizes the latency and queuing delay in an IoT-edge system. This project will employ one of the AI techniques for load balancing and energy efficiency in IoT-edge systems. The AI will be used in such proposal should be fast, robust and simple, which plays a key role in reducing queuing time and energy consumption.

Please contact Professor Hamed Al-Raweshidy at Hamed.al-raweshidy@brunel.ac.uk to arrange an informal discussion about the project.

Eligibility

Skills and Experience

Applicants will be required to demonstrate their skills and experience of programming using Python, C++, MATLAB, AI, Communications and computer Engineering, Hardware implementation and good mathematical analysis.

You should be highly motivated, able to work independently as well as in a team, collaborate with others and have good communication skills.

Academic Entry Criteria

You will have or be expected to receive a 1st class or 2:1 honours degree in Electronic, Electrical or Computer Systems Engineering or a similar discipline. A masters degree is not required but may be an advantage. 

If applicable, you should hold an English Language proficiency qualification of or equivalent to an overall score of IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all sections).

How to apply

Please submit the documents below) to cedps-pgr-office@brunel.ac.uk by Noon on Friday 4 June 2021. Interviews will take place in June/July 2021.

  • Your up-to-date CV;
  • Your personal statement (300 to 500 words) summarising your background, skills and experience;
  • Your Undergraduate/Postgraduate Masters degree certificate(s) and transcript(s);
  • Your English Language qualification, if appropriate;
  • Contact details for TWO referees, one of which can be a member of Brunel University academic staff.

Remember to state the title of the project at the top of your personal statement.


Meet the Supervisor for this Studentship

Hamed Al-Raweshidy - Hamed Al-Raweshidy is professor of Communications Engineering and has been awarded BEng and MSc from University of Technology/Baghdad in 1977 and 1980 respectively. He completed his Post Graduate Diploma from Glasgow University/ Glasgow/ UK in 1987. He awarded his PhD in 1991 from Strathclyde University in Glasgow/UK. He was with Space and Astronomy Research Centre/Iraq, PerkinElmer/USA, Carl Zeiss/Germany, British Telecom/UK, Oxford University, Manchester Met.University and Kent University. Professor Al-Raweshidy is currently the Director of the Wireless Networks and Communications Centre (WNCC) and Director of PG studies (ECE) at Brunel University, London, UK. He published over 370 papers in International Journals and referred conferences. He is the editor of the first book in Radio over Fibre Technologies for Mobile Communications Networks. He has acted as Guest editor for the International Journal of Wireless Personal Communications. He is a member of several Journal Editorial Boards such as Journal of Wireless Personal Communications. Professor Al-Raweshidy acts as a consultant and involved in projects with several companies and operators such as Vodafone (UK), Ericsson (Sweden), Andrew (USA), NEC (Japan), Nokia (Finland), Siemens (Germany), Franc Telecom (France), Thales (UK & France) and Tekmar (Italy). He is a principal investigator for several EPSRC projects and European project such as MAGNET EU project (IP) 2004-2008. He is a member of several International Conference Advisory Committees and Technical Program Committees such as VTC, PIMRC, GLOBECOM, WPMC and IST. He has organised several Workshops on Wireless Technology in Europe and Japan. He is on the EPSRC peer Review College /UK and Review Panel for EU Commission, Hong Kong and Cyprus. He has been invited to deliver research lectures in Delft University (Holland), Chalmers University (Sweden), University of Valenciennes (France) and Aalborg University (Denmark). He is PhD external examiner for several British universities such as Oxford, UCL, Leeds, Kings College, Cardiff, New Castle, Strathclyde and Surrey. He is a member of NETworld 2020 Network which is the top Technology Platform in Europe and it advise European Commission for research directions in communications for the next 10-15 years. He has been invited to give a lecture at EU Commission (Future Internet/2010), Photonics21/ 2010 in Brussels. He is an MSc course external examiner for Kings College London / University of London. He is a reviewer for several Governmental Agencies such as Cyprus, Greece, Holland, UK and Hong Kong. His current research area are beyond  5G and 6G such as C-RAN, Near and Far Edge, IoT with AI, M2M and Radio over Fibre.