Internet and Internetworking


Fully funded PhD position in 5G mobile networks

The Networking Research Lab (NRL) is offering a fully funded PhD scholarship in 5G mobile networks. The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Qiang Fu, and work with industry sponsors Spark (Telecom NZ) and Harmonic Analytics.

The candidate will conduct research within the following areas:

*Core Networks and Radio Access Networks utilising the technologies such as

-Content/Information Centric Networking (ICN)

-Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV)

-Software Defined Networking (SDN)

-Self-Organising Networks (SON)

-Cloud RAN

*Resource management (resource block scheduling)

*Cross-layer optimisation

*Networking mechanisms for 5G mobile networks to support:

-Multimedia applications (IPTV, VoLTE, Video Streaming, AR/VR)

-Machine-to-machine communications

-Vehicular networks

-Social networks

Essential criteria:

*Strong programming skills in C/C++ or Java

*Strong motivation for developing practical networking solutions

*Good knowledge of computer networks

Desirable criteria:

*Good knowledge of cellular systems

*Good analytical background in modelling and optimisation

Contact person: Dr. Qiang Fu,