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PRiME PhD opportunities released

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PhD in Power-efficient, Reliable, Many-Core Embedded systems

Electronics & Computer Science,

University of Southampton,

Location: Highfield Campus
Closing Date: 30th September 2014

Fully funded 3 ½ year PhD studentship. Annual stipend of £13726 pa. (open to UK and EU applicants)

2 PhD studentships in Power-efficient, Reliable, Many-Core Embedded systems (PRiME)

PRiME (www.prime-project.org)  is a high-profile UK funded interdisciplinary project lead by Southampton and bringing together four universities (Southampton, Imperial College, Manchester and Newcastle) with world-leading expertise in the complementary 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 is one of the largest and most distinguished in the UK, and has an international reputation for education, research and enterprise as evidenced by the successful ARM-ECS Research Centre www.arm.ecs.soton.ac.uk/ .  With over 400 PhD students conducting research into areas of electronics and computer science, Southampton is a vibrant environment for postgraduate research www.southampton.ac.uk/postgraduate/ .

We are offering 2 PhD Studentships for 3.5 years with an expected start date of October 2014 to carry out research in all hardware and software aspects of PRiME research. This will include, but not limited to, investigations within the areas of energy-efficient and reliable hardware architectures, run-time management algorithms, operating systems for mobile systems, modelling and performance analysis and profiling tools for many-core systems. A collaborative approach to research will be vital within PRiME and candidates will be expected to work closely with researchers from partner institutions, this will include visits to industrial collaborators sites and internships. The studentships offered include tuition fees and an annual stipend (currently £13,726 pa).

Candidates with an excellent qualification in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics or a related discipline are encouraged to apply early. You are encouraged in the first instance to send your CV and a short (1-page max) description of your academic achievements, expertise and interests in the design and validation of embedded system to Andy Mallett, PRiME Project Manager at info@prime-project.org

PRiME PhD opportunities may also be available at the other collaborating universities. For further information please enquire to the relevant email below;

Newcastle University:                    Professor Alex Yakovlev                              Alex.Yakovlev@newcastle.ac.uk

University of Manchester:              Professor Steve Furber                              steve.furber@manchester.ac.uk

Imperial College London:             Professor George Constantinides             g.constantinides@imperial.ac.uk