PRiME: Fully Funded PhD Studentships1st December 2014
The PRiME Project at the University of Southampton is offering 2x 3.5 year fully-funded PhD Studentship. Candidates with an excellent qualification in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics or a related discipline are encouraged to apply. Applications must be received by the end of June 2015; however, you are encouraged to apply early, as we will award the scholarship as soon as a suitable candidate has been found).
The PRiME Project
PRiME (www.prime-project.org) is a high-profile UK funded interdisciplinary project led by Southampton and bringing together four universities (Southampton, Imperial College, Manchester and Newcastle) with expertise in the research areas of low-power, highly-parallel, reconfigurable and dependable computing and verified software design. Working in collaboration with five companies (ARM, Imagination Technologies, Altera, Microsoft Research and Freescale), PRiME is tackling the challenge of developing the theory and practice of future high-performance embedded systems utilising many-core processors.
PRiME is led by Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi at the University of Southampton. The University's Department of Electronics and Computer Science, one of the largest and most distinguished in the UK, has an international reputation for education, research and enterprise as evidenced by the successful ARM-ECS Research Centre. With over 400 PhD students conducting research into areas of electronics and computer science, Southampton is a vibrant environment for postgraduate research.
We are offering 2 PhD Studentships for 3.5 years with an expected start date of October 2015 to carry out research in all hardware and software aspects of PRiME research. This will include, but not limited to, areas of energy-efficient and reliable hardware architectures, run-time management algorithms, operating systems for mobile systems, modelling and performance analysis and profiling tools. A collaborative approach to research will be vital within PRiME and candidates will be expected to work closely with researchers from partner institutions, including visits to industrial collaborators' sites and internships.
The 3.5yr studentships offered include tuitions fees (UK and EU students) and provide an annual tax-free stipend of at least £13863 pa to cover living costs (EU students may be eligible, see the eligibility rules).
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h-index of 1010th October 2013
One of the ways that academics can judge the 'impact' of their research, is by the number of citations that their papers get - in other words, the number other researchers have found a particular paper useful. One of the metrics that is increasingly used to turn this list of numbers into a meaningful statistic for an individual is the h-index.
Put simply, an academic's h-index means that h of their papers has been cited at least h times.
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Recipient of an IEEE Award12th September 2013
I am the recipient of a prestigious "Region 8 IEEE Outstanding Branch Counselor and Advisor Award" for my continued support of the University of Southampton's fantastic IEEE Student Branch.
The IEEE grant these annual awards to approximately 10 outstanding individuals around the world who, through their work as Counselors and Advisors, exemplify the Institute's commitment to the educational, personal, professional, and technical development of students in IEEE related fields of interest [sour... [more]