MSc Research Student, Dept of Computer Science

MSc Research Student, Department of Computer Science

The Mobile & Internet Systems Laboratory (MISL) conducts basic and applied research in computer networking for mobile/wireless and multimedia systems. Led by Prof. Sreenan, the laboratory is supported externally by several Irish and international companies, Enterprise Ireland, the EU, the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET), and Science Foundation Ireland.

Applications are now invited for the following position:  
M.Sc. Research Student (Handover in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks)

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) on a grant entitled “Utility-Based Models for Terminal-Oriented Handover in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks”. The overall goal of the project is to define a utility-based model for handover in next-generation mobile network environments, and to conceive and evaluate a new multi-network terminal-oriented handover algorithm. The holder of this position will conduct research on this topic leading to the award of an M.Sc. and will work under the joint supervision of Professor Cormac J. Sreenan and Dr. Ahmed Zahran.

Applicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree (1st or 2nd Class Honours) in computer science/engineering, a strong interest in the area of mobile/wireless networking, and excellent inter-personal skills. The successful applicant will receive a stipend of approximately €18500K per annum from which he/she is responsible for paying fees (the current fee for an EU student is approximately €4300 per annum). The position is available immediately and funded until March 31, 2009.

Applications by email to Dr. Ahmed Zahran

Applications must include (in PDF format only):

  1. full CV;
  2. brief statement explaining your interest in research and your suitability;
  3. names and contact details of two referees.

Please ensure that all emails have “SFI MSc position” in the Subject line.

Deadline: October 19 2007

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