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Fog-aided wireless networks for communication, caching and computing: theoretical and algorithmic foundations

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Sponsored by the European Research Council (ERC)

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship in the Centre for Telecommunications Research group in the Department of Informatics, King’s College London, to begin in September 2018 or January 2019.

The Project

The Centre for Telecommunications Research group at King’s College London can offer an outstanding student with a university degree a PhD studentship funded by a grant from the European Research Council (ERC) held by Professor Osvaldo Simeone. The successful candidate will work on a research project in the wide area of information theory, wireless communications and machine learning. The preferred start date is January 2018 and the duration is 3 years.


To apply, you must have an outstanding undergraduate or MSc degree in Electronic Engineering from a high-merit institution, and master all the subjects within the standard undergraduate engineering programme, and ideally be familiar with topics in information theory and machine learning. In addition, the successful candidate should be able to program with Matlab.


Information about the programme’s application procedure can be found on the Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions webpage:

Candidates should apply for a PhD in Informatics in the usual way through King’s myApplication system. To feasibly start in September 2018, candidates should ideally apply by mid-May 2018; while, for the January 2019 start date, applications should be received by mid-August 2018:

To facilitate internal procedures, once you have applied for this funding please email your name, surname and application ID number to Professor Osvaldo Simeone (), with a copy of your CV. Only successful candidates will be contacted.


If you have any queries concerning the research area of the project/PhD, please contact Professor Osvaldo Simeone ().

Useful contacts

Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2555

Accommodation Services
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1790

Student Advice and International Student Support
Student Advice Line: +44 (0)20 7848 7019

Funding Notes

The PhD studentship lasts three years and provides a stipend of £24,000 per annum, inclusive of a London allowance, from which tuition fees should be paid.

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