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  Safeguarding Autonomous Systems, Key Generation for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
  Dr C Wang, Dr J Zhang
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The PhD studentship will focus primarily on the design of dependable autonomous systems whose behaviours can be verifiable. This will necessarily involve multi-disciplinary research in robotics, mechatronics, embedded systems, machine learning, verification and security.
  Autonomous wireless optical energy harvesting systems for smart homes and indoor applications
  Dr S Mohamed, Dr S Sinanovic, Dr R Ramirez Iniguez
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

SEBE-19-002. Smart homes and buildings are becoming more popular and widely deployed. One main attractive feature in them is their ability to save energy and reduce carbon footprint via energy harvesting and powering devices autonomously.
  Advanced RF device technologies for global wireless networks (EPS2020/38)
  Prof J Hong
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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PhD Type

The project aims to develop new concepts and novel designs of RF front-end components deploying emerging material and manufacturing technologies for global wireless networks.
  Cost-effective learning and signal processing for evolvable massive wireless communications
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Dr Y Ko, Prof AM Tyrrell
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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PhD Type

Due to the rapidly increasing demand for a huge data, we are in the transition region from 4G (LTE-Advance) systems to 5G and beyond 5G systems.
  Physical layer network coding for multihop wireless networks
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Prof A Burr
Applications accepted all year round

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The “Internet of Things” (IoT) involves very large numbers of wireless nodes embedded in appliances, vehicles, physical infrastructure, and our environment in general, for applications such as the “smart home” or “smart city”, all wirelessly connected to the core Internet.
  A Quantum Receiver for Classical Wireless Communication Systems
  Dr W. Popoola, Prof J Thompson
Application Deadline: 31 October 2020

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PhD Type

The aim of this study is to investigate Rydberg atoms as a receiver for classical digital communication systems. Rydberg atoms have very large radius and their valence electrons are very loosely bound.
  Machine Learning Solutions for Intelligent Reflecting Surface-Aided Secure Communications (EPS2020/45)
  Dr MA Khandaker
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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PhD Type

This project will investigate machine learning enabled security solutions in a programmable radio environment using intelligent reflecting surfaces for next generation wireless communication systems.
  Development of Integrated THz Transmitter Module for Wireless Communications and Imaging
  Prof Y Huang, Prof S Hsu
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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PhD Type

This project is part of a 4-year Dual PhD degree programme between the National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in Taiwan and the University of Liverpool in England.
  5G Wireless Communications from High Altitude Platform Networks
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Prof D Grace
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Taking into account the significant, ongoing high altitude platform projects by Google and Facebook, this project will examine how a network of high altitude platforms can be used to deliver 5G wireless communications.
  Energy-harvesting based MAC protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Dr P D Mitchell
Applications accepted all year round

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A plethora of energy-efficient MAC protocols have been developed for wireless sensor networks based on the assumption of readily available (if somewhat limited) battery power.
  Hybrid OFDM transceiver design and implementation for connected autonomous vehicles
  Dr P Karadimas
Applications accepted all year round

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Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) is a signalling technique that exploits orthogonal carriers to transmit information and enhance received signal diversity and consequently increase received signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).
  High-speed visible light communications using polarisation multiplexing (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MPEE/GHASSEMLOOY)
  Prof Z Ghassemlooy, Dr H Le Minh, Dr J Sathian
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The fifth generation wireless network aims to deliver high-quality services using different technologies, which includes millimetre wave and visible light communications (or LiFi).
  Design and performance evaluation of multi-element antenna systems for mobile handheld devices
  Dr P Karadimas
Applications accepted all year round

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Antennas are the corner stone of wireless communications as they are Antennas are the corner stone of wireless communications as they are responsible for transmitting and receiving the electromagnetic wave that carries the information message.
  Symmetric cryptographic key generation algorithms for secure connected autonomous vehicles
  Dr P Karadimas
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Secure data exchange between communicating vehicles is one of the greatest technical challenges pending to be addressed prior to mass production of fully autonomous vehicles.
  Optimised coded MIMO schemes with iterative decoding and detection
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Prof A Burr
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

A range of powerful error-correction coding schemes which can be iteratively decoded, including LDPC and polarcodes, have been introduced to recent wireless standards, and are capable of approaching closely to the Shannon capacity limit for wireless channels.
  Transmitter optimization techniques for physical layer security
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Dr K Cumanan
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Physical layer security has been recently recognized as a promising new design paradigm to provide security in wireless networks in addition to the existing conventional cryptographic methods, where physical layer dynamics of fading channels are exploited to establish secured wireless links.
  Quality assessment for light-field imaging
  Prof M Martini
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Among the recent media modalities enabling better immersive viewing experiences for the end-users, light field (LF) imaging is emerging.
  Massive MIMO and large Intelligence Surfaces for 5G and Beyond 5G networks
  Prof S Lambotharan
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Massive MIMO is seen as a revolution in wireless communications that can fundamentally overcome the problems of interference and fading and enhance data rates significantly.
  Design and performance evaluation of multi-element antenna systems for connected autonomous vehicles
  Dr P Karadimas
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Antennas are the corner stone of wireless communications as they are responsible for transmitting and receiving the electromagnetic wave that carries the information message.
  New waveforms for asynchronous 5G communications
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Prof A Burr
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Most current wireless systems, including the first release of the fifth generation (5G) standards, are based on OFDMA, because it is very effective for broadband transmission on multipath wireless channels.
  Fundamental Limits of Quantum Radio Sensors
  Prof J Thompson, Dr W. Popoola
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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PhD Type

Radio systems have been developed for over one hundred years, typically using antennas combined with electronic amplifiers and mixers.
  Cognition Assisted 5G Small Cell Networks
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Prof D Grace
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

This project will investigate how machine learning based artificial intelligence strategies can be used to control both the radio resources and network topology in small cell 5G networks, likely to be used in dense urban areas, when traffic is dominated by ultra-high definition video from vehicular users.
  Game theory based secure transmission techniques for physical layer security
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Dr K Cumanan
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Recently, physical layer based secrecy communication has received considerable attention due to its suitability for dynamic network configurations and distributed processing techniques.
  Implementation of soft-input, soft-output detectors and decoders using FPGA
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Prof A Burr
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Many emerging and current wireless communication standards, such as LTE and 5G New Radio, use iteratively-decoded error correcting codes, such as turbo-codes and LDPC, based on soft-input, soft-output (SISO) component decoders.
  The virtualised radio access network (vRAN)
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Prof A Burr
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

To implement the ultra-dense wireless access network required for fifth generation (5G) and beyond networks, the “cloud-RAN” and now the “virtualised RAN” paradigms have been developed.
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