Fully-funded PhD Studentship in Long-Lived Wireless Sensor Networks - Providing Better Energy Solutions for Refugees
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|| Fully-funded PhD Studentship in Long-Lived Wireless Sensor Networks - Providing Better Energy Solutions for Refugees
|| University of Coventry
|| United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
|| Europe and Central Asia
|Type of job
|| Energy Access
|Language of description
|| Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship (part of the CU Global Challenges Research programme) working to understand energy needs and providing new technical solutions for displaced populations in Rwanda and Nepal.
This Studentship will be based within an EPSRC-funded project called HEED-Refugee. The successful applicant will be investigating sensors and server failure modes in wireless networked sensor systems in refugee camps. You will develop both theoretical and practical solutions for preserving network life. These solutions will account for the application level data needs and the viability of the deployed network as an informational decision-enabling tool in specific real-life settings.
You will work within an interdisciplinary team of scientists, project collaborators and fellow doctoral researchers who are exploring ways to provide better energy solutions for refugees.
Reducing energy consumption of wireless sensor nodes extends battery life and/or enables the use of energy harvesting and makes feasible many applications that might otherwise be impossible due to cost or maintenance requirements. The area of low-power long-lived sensor-based systems has seen many developments over the past few years, with a proliferation of sensor network deployments that provide a basis for studying network longevity and the development of solutions to address component failures.
This interdisciplinary project – crossing engineering and computer science - focuses on developing and testing solutions for extending the life of sensor networks that have been designed to monitor the utility and efficacy of energy interventions in several refugee camps (from mobile lanterns to micro-grids).
Depending on your background, the project will have a variable weight on theoretical and/or practical contributions to the field of computer science.
All Coventry University Global Challenges Research Studentships include £15,000 bursary plus tuition fees - UK/EU/International.
Start date January 2019
Closing date 4pm November 1st 2018
Interview dates: Will be confirmed to shortlisted candidates
Enquiries may be addressed to Professor Elena Gaura firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply on line please visit: https://pgrplus.coventry.ac.uk/
All applications require full supporting documentation, a covering letter, plus a 2000-word supporting statement showing how the applicant’s expertise and interests are relevant to the project.
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