About the Project
Research theme: Data centres enable modern internet services and large-scale applications. They allow distributed systems to be deployed across hundreds of machines that are inter-connected by low-latency network fabrics. Recent advances in machine learning at scale, distributed ledgers and blockchain technologies and cloud computing are examples of the successful use of data centre computing. The goal of this PhD studentship is to investigate new designs for distributed systems and infrastructures for the next generation of data centre computing. You will work alongside industry and investigate open research challenges related to data centre computing. You will then develop new designs and implementations for future distributed applications that can take advantage of the unique hardware and networking capabilities of data centres, focusing on the domains of machine learning, blockchains or real-time big data processing.
The Department of Computing at Imperial College is one of the largest computing departments in the UK and is consistently ranked as world leading for computer science research. Well known for our work on across all areas of computer science, the British Research Excellence Framework ranks the Department at number one in terms of Research Impact.
Applications are expected to have a First Class or Distinction Masters level degree, or equivalent, in a relevant scientific or technical discipline, such as computer science, computer engineering or mathematics. Candidates who have only a Bachelor’s degree will not normally be considered. For candidates in possession of a Masters level degree at Distinction, we also assess prior undergraduate degrees, for which the normal departmental acceptance level is 2.1 UK equivalent or above.
The studentship will commence in October 2020 and will be available for up to four years, with a stipend equivalent to UKRI rates (approx. £17,285 tax free for 2020/21 and subject to change for future years), plus an industrial top-up stipend, subject to contract. This also covers full university tuition fees (at Home/EU level), and travel support for fieldwork, conferences and industrial visits.
You will be part of the Large-Scale Data & Systems (LSDS) research group. For further information see: https://lsds.doc.ic.ac.uk or email research related inquiries to Prof Peter Pietzuch ([Email Address Removed])
How to apply: Please forward your CV to Professor Peter Pietzuch [Email Address Removed] by 31st July 2020.
Applicants are advised to visit http://www.imperial.ac.uk/computing/prospective-students/courses/phd/ for general information on becoming a PhD student.
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