Ph.D. studentship in the area of Advanced Signal Processing Techniques for Cooperative Wireless Communications

The project focuses on the fundamental research problem of how to unify advanced channel coding and network coding operations in order to design cooperative communication protocols suitable for future wireless networks. The research will center on the joint design of distributed coding, higher-order modulation, signal shaping, relay processing, and resource allocation. Design techniques will center on state-of-the-art 'low-density' code constructions as these provide excellent performance advantages as well as low-complexity implementations.

The Ph.D. position is funded by a scholarship from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).

Potential candidates should hold a first or upper second class honours undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, computer science or a related discipline, and should possess strong mathematical, analytical and programming skills. Excellent writing and oral communication skills are also required. The project start date is September 2014. The fellowship covers PhD fees for EU students and includes a stipend of € 18,000 per annum for four years.

Applications consisting of a cover letter and curriculum vitae should be sent to Dr. Mark Flanagan (

Communications and Signal Processing Research webpage.