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Using SDN and NFV in Optimisation of 5G Traffic

  • 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

Applications are invited for a 4-year PhD studentship in the Centre for Telecommunications Research group in the Department of Informatics, King’s College London, ideally to begin between 1 October 2018 and January 2019.

The Centre for Telecommunications Research group at King's College London offers a position to an outstanding student with a university degree for a PhD studentship funded by an EPRSC and British Telecom grant held by Dr Toktam Mahmoodi and Professor Mischa Dohler. The successful candidate will work on a research project in the wide area of 5G mobile networks, and home broadband services. The preferred start date is between October 2018 and January 2019, and the duration is 4 years. However, the position will be filled by receiving the first excellent candidate.


To apply, you must have an outstanding undergraduate or MSc degree in Electronic Engineering or Computer Science from a high-merit institution, and master all the subjects within the standard undergraduate programme, and ideally be familiar with topics in Network Theory (e.g. Queuing, Graphs, and Statistics). In addition, the successful candidate should be able to program, e.g. with some maths related software (such as Matlab) to be able to produce empirical results to support or contradict the theory.
The PhD studentship is open to both Home and EU citizens, or to those who have settled status in the UK and have been resident in the UK for three years prior to the start of the studentship.


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 October 2018, candidates should have received an unconditional offer by June 2018:

To facilitate internal procedures, once you have applied for this funding please email your name, surname and application ID number to Dr Toktam Mahmoodi (), 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 Dr Toktam Mahmoodi, the Primary Investigator/PhD Supervisor ().

Useful contacts
Postgraduate Admissions
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 7000

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 in duration and will cover Home/EU tuition fees and provide a stipend of £18,000 per annum, inclusive of a London allowance.

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