Saturday, August 6, 2016

PhD Positions in Telecommunications Engineering at UNSW, Australia



PhD positions available in Telecommunications Engineering

The UNSW Australia School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications is seeking high quality students to conduct research leading to degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the area of “Enhancing Internet of Everything Content Acquisition, Distribution, and Security Using Software Defined Networking” as part of Australian Research Council Linkage Project LP150100666 with industrial partner Cisco Systems Australia Pty Ltd.

The scholarship covers tuition fees and provides a tax-free stipend of AU$26,288 p.a. over 3.5 years. Several types of scholarship are available, including Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarships which are open to Australian citizens or permanent residents, and International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) which are open to international applicants. Scholarship details are available at https://research.unsw.edu.au/postgraduate-research-scholarships .
Elite students who hold a Bachelor of Engineering or Science in electrical engineering, telecommunications or computer science (must be equivalent of an Australian 1st class Honours degree or 85% grade average) and demonstrated aptitude for research may be competitive for these PhD scholarships. Complete the self-assessment at https://research.unsw.edu.au/hdr-self-assessment-tool and check English language requirements at https://www.unsw.edu.au/english-requirements-policy . It is essential that you have a deep understanding of network protocols and algorithm design and analysis. It is desirable that you have a knowledge of or interest in: machine learning, optimisation, Content Distribution Networks / Content delivery networks (CDNs), and the Internet of Things (IoT).
If you are likely to be eligible for entry, then email the self-assessment results, a CV detailing your education history and academic achievement (e.g. publication list, project funding obtained etc.), academic transcripts, and contact details of at least two academic referees to Dr Tim Moors (t.moors@unsw.edu.au) with the subject line “Linkage PhD scholarship” by 10 August 2016. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in person or via Skype video conference, leading to full applications being submitted by 18 August 2016 (international applicants). Successful applicants must start their PhD studies in Sydney Australia by 27 February 2017.
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Faculty of Engineering is the top-ranked engineering school in Australia, and is ranked in the top 50 engineering schools worldwide according to ARWU/SJTU.

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