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Applications invited for a PhD Position, Computer Science Department. Position Filled.

6 Sep 2011

A PhD position on the research topic “Co-Design of Wireless Sensor Networks” is available at the Department of Computer Science, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland, supervised by Prof. Gergory Provan and Prof Cormac Sreenan.  This position is for 4 years and is part of The Telecommunications Graduate Initiative ( This will provide an enhanced student learning experience, including access to a range of purpose-built educational modules in important topics in telecommunications.

The project addresses the need for novel solutions to designing sensor/actuator networks to perform well-defined tasks. For example, designing a sensor network to monitor an oil rig can be greatly influenced by knowing the types of data to be collected, the frequency of collection, the impact of adverse weather, etc. The co-design task thus is the process of designing the software necessary to conduct the task at the same time as the sensor/actuator network, such that optimal performance of the entire embedded system can be obtained.

The candidate should have (or be about to obtain) a good honours degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject, and have competent programming skills.

Full applications must include, in PDF format:

  •  Full CV;
  •  list of all modules taken and results from undergraduate/postgraduate course(s);
  •  short summary of any relevant projects or work experience; 
  •  300 word statement explaining interest in research.

Closing Date for Applications: 30th September 2011

To apply: please apply to the website, and also email email Prof. Gregory Provan using Subject: TGI PhD

Contract Type: fixed term whole-time 

Job Type: Research 

Start Date: 1st October 2011

Salary: c. €16,000 per annum (tax-free) plus €5,000 per annum allowance towards student fees


TGI is funded by the Higher Education Authority under the Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions( PRTLI) Cycle 5 and co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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Mobile and Internet Systems Laboratory

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