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MISL PhD studentships. Positions Filled.

24 Apr 2012

Applications for PhD research studentships are now solicited. The Cork Constraint Computation Centre (4C) ( and Mobile & Internet Systems Laboratory (MISL) ( are members of CTVR ( – a national telecommunications research centre funded by Science Foundation Ireland. The focus of our research is the design and optimisation of next-generation wireless and optical telecommunications networks. The CTVR team at 4C and MISL includes post-doctoral researchers and PhD students, together with three faculty members.

The holder of a studentship will be expected to pursue research within the overall scope of the CTVR project and specifically in one of the following sub-areas as they relate to next-generation wireless and optical telecommunications networks:

  1. Distributed reasoning and optimisation
  2. Wireless network planning and operations
  3. Transport protocols
  4. Mobility management
  5. Machine-to-machine communication

 Applicants should hold a good honours undergraduate or Masters degree in computer science or a closely related discipline such as engineering or mathematics. Ideally applicants will be able to demonstrate an interest in both theoretical and engineering skills – using analytical techniques to guide the creation and evaluation of novel engineering solutions for the challenging problems in next-generation networks. The successful applicant will receive total funding of approximately €18K per annum for up to four years and an annual contribution of €5500 towards tuition fees. The 2011/12 fee for an EU PhD student is €5770. These positions are available immediately and we welcome applicants of any nationality.

Applications by email to Ms. Caitriona Walsh (, and must include "PhD Studentship (CTVR)" in the subject line. Applications must include, in PDF format only:

  1. full CV;
  2. list of all modules and results from undergraduate;
  3. one-page abstract describing final year undergraduate project (if applicable);
  4. one-page abstract describing MSc project (if applicable);
  5. one-page abstract describing relevant work experience (if applicable);
  6. 300 word statement explaining interest in research, referring explicitly to one or more of the areas listed above.

Deadline: We will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled.(Positions now filled).

Mobile and Internet Systems Laboratory

Department of Computer Science, Western Gateway Building, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork, Ireland.