Network Function Virtualisation Resource Management using Artificial Intelligence and Dig Data
Network Function Virtualisation requires a Management and Orchestration system to manage the allocation of computer, storage and communication resources between tenant of the cloud network. As the demand for computer, storage and communication resources changes the parameters of the Virtual Network Functions Instances need to be modified. This can be done from the network administrator's Openstack Horizon interface or from Command Line Interface but this is time-consuming.
This research project uses an Openstack API to autonomously change the autonomously change computer, storage and communication resources allocated to tenant based on existing big data of user behaviour and artificial intelligence predicted future demand. This demand must be modelled in order to emulated the behaviour of for example vehicles on the road network or trains on the rail network or automated guided vehicles in a factory or warehouse.
Suitable for Communication Network students with an aptitude for IP networking and software engineering.
How to apply
If you are interested in applying for the above PhD topic please follow the steps below:
- Contact the supervisor by email or phone to discuss your interest and find out if you woold be suitable. Supervisor details can be found on this topic page. The supervisor will guide you in developing the topic-specific research proposal, which will form part of your application.
- Click on the 'Apply here' button on this page and you will be taken to the relevant PhD course page, where you can apply using an online application.
- Complete the online application indicating your selected supervisor and include the research proposal for the topic you have selected.
This is a self funded topic
Brunel offers a number of funding options to research students that help cover the cost of their tuition fees, contribute to living expenses or both. See more information here: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/Research-degrees/Research-degree-funding. The UK Government is also offering Doctoral Student Loans for eligible students, and there is some funding available through the Research Councils. Many of our international students benefit from funding provided by their governments or employers. Brunel alumni enjoy tuition fee discounts of 15%.