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PhD Studentship in a cloud system for distributed engineering and computational resources

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  • Full or part time
    Prof K Chao
    Prof A James
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Eligibility: UK/EU/International
Tuition Fees + Bursary £15000 per year
Three years fixed term

PI: Prof Kuo-Ming Chao:

And Prof Anne James:


The topic of this PhD is based around cloud and internet of things. It will build on work completed at the university as part of a recent EU project. CLEM (Cloud E-learning for Mechatronics) is a proprietary cloud platform developed via a collaboration amongst a number of universities in a recent EU project, is specially tailored to gather heterogeneous and distributed mechatronic devices in a common pool. The resources in CLEM are not as transferable as typical computational resources, due to the properties of mechatronic devices and their operation such as physical facets, incoherent control interfaces, human attentions required for health and safety, irreplaceable at runtime, prone to disruptions, materials placement needed and manually positioning coordinates of machines. Due to these considerations, CLEM does not adopt traditional cloud operating systems, but it has a resource management system and scheduling system to connect and control distributed resources. Each remote resource is associated with a physical server machine. So the platform does not fully take advantage of a typical cloud operating system such as virtual machine and instance management functionalities and computational resource provision.


The computing department at Coventry University offers world-leaving research in computer science and informatics. Our strengths are in the fields of Distributed Systems, Computational Intelligence, Serious Games and Cybersecurity. Members of national and international teams, our professors, readers and senior academics work with industry to reach new heights of discovery in computer science creating innovations that benefit society and solve global problems. We are seeking top quality graduates to help us in this quest. Excellent supervision in a nurturing, vibrant research environment will be offered to successful candidates in order that they can reach their highest potential when pursuing the PhD programme.

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