Applications are invited for a joint PhD position in the School of Computer Science and Statistics (SCSS), Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the Research Centre CONNECT. TCD is the top ranked University in Ireland, and CONNECT is the world leading SFI Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications.

Topic: The next generation of wireless networks need to employ forward-looking solutions such as network function virtualisation technologies, software-defined network architectures, and mobile edge computing platforms. At TCD we are working at the nexus of these game-changing ideas, developing an experimentally-validated network design framework that leverages machine learning and AI techniques. Special emphasis is given on emerging services such as rich-media applications, intelligent transportation applications, and industry automation.

Environment: The successful applicant will join CONNECT and TCD, and collaborate with Drs. G. Iosifidis, N. Marchetti, and M. Majid (Nokia Bell Labs). CONNECT is a national research centre that brings together world-class expertise from ten Irish academic institutes and over 35 companies including large multinationals, SMEs and start-ups. SCSS and CONNECT have an active international visitor programme and provide the opportunity for international and industry exchange visits during the course of the PhD. Moreover, in our structured PhD programme leading international researchers provide specialist postgraduate modules to support our research students.

Candidate Profile: Graduates applying for this position should have the following:

Strong motivation to tackle challenging research problems
B.Sc., M.Sc. or equivalent in Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
Strong interest in applied mathematics; prior research experience is a plus.
Excellent academic results (first-class honors or equivalent)
Very good level of spoken and written English

Applications from excellent candidates in related topics will be also considered.

Stipend: These postgraduate scholarships are open to Irish, EU and international students and carry a stipend of €18,500 (tax free).

Application: To apply, candidates should submit a detailed CV and the names and contact details of two referees for letters of recommendation to Prof. G. Iosifidis, email: Position to remain open until filled.