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PhD in Engineering: Communication-Control Co-Design for Real-Time Wireless Control Systems

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Sunday, March 03, 2019
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

The School of Engineering in University of Glasgow is seeking a highly motivated graduate to undertake an exciting 3.5-year PhD project entitled “Communication-Control Co-Design for Real-Time Wireless Control Systems” within the division of Electronic & Nanoscale Engineering

Real-time wireless control is one of the essential features to enable many emerging applications, e.g., industrial automation, self-driving vehicles and drones, remote surgery and healthcare, and smart grid. Unfortunately, the performance of today’s wireless control systems is lagging far behind in their ability to support these applications. This PhD project is to investigate the fundamental design capa¬bilities needed to realize real-time wireless control, with primary emphasis given to communication-control co-design because both commu¬nication and control systems have strong dynamics and interdepen¬dencies, and they tightly interact with each other. In particular, we will be interested in cooperative communication and predicative control. The goal is to provide integrated solutions to provide high performance real-time wireless control.

This project will be a part of the research being conducted in School of Engineering, which targets a wide range of applications and scenarios emerging in the networks of the future. The multiple disciplinary research among communication, control, and computing will be conducted to break the bottleneck of high-performance wireless control.

The PhD student will be co-supervised by academic faculties from robotics and computer science. The student will also benefit from industry collaboration with world leading industrial automation companies.

PhD applicants must hold at least a first or upper second-class honors Bachelors or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or computer science (or a related discipline), and should possess strong mathematical, analytical and programming skills. Excellent writing and oral communication skills are also required.

Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Funding Notes

The studentship is supported by the School, and it will cover home tuition fees (est. £4,324 in session 2018/19) and provide a stipend per annum for 3.5 years (est. £14,999 in session 2018/19). Applicants from all nationalities are welcome, though it should be noted that international applicants will need to provide the remainder of the international tuition fee.

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