New PhD opening in the School of Computer Science and Statistics (SCSS), Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the SFI CONNECT research centre

Applications are invited for a joint PhD position in the School of Computer Science and Statistics (SCSS), Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the Research Centre CONNECT. TCD is the top ranked University in Ireland, and CONNECT is the world leading SFI Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications.
Topic: The next generation of wireless networks need to employ forward-looking solutions such as network function virtualisation technologies, software-defined network architectures, and mobile edge computing platforms. At TCD we are working at the nexus of these game-changing ideas, developing an experimentally-validated network design framework that leverages machine learning and AI techniques. Special emphasis is given on emerging services such as rich-media applications, intelligent transportation applications, and industry automation.
Environment: The successful applicant will join CONNECT and TCD, and collaborate with Drs. G. Iosifidis, N. Marchetti, and M. Majid Butt (Nokia Bell Labs).  CONNECT is a national research centre that brings together world-class expertise from ten Irish academic institutes and over 35 companies including large multinationals, SMEs and start-ups. SCSS and CONNECT have an active international visitor programme and provide the opportunity for international and industry exchange visits during the course of the PhD. Moreover, in our structured PhD programme leading international researchers provide specialist postgraduate modules to support our research students.
Candidate Profile: Graduates applying for this position should have the following:


  • Strong motivation to tackle challenging research problems
  • B.Sc., M.Sc. or equivalent in Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
  • Strong interest in applied mathematics; prior research experience is a plus.
  • Excellent academic results (first-class honors or equivalent)
  • Very good level of spoken and written English


Applications from excellent candidates in related topics will be also considered.
Stipend: These postgraduate scholarships are open to Irish, EU and international students and carry a stipend of €18,500 (tax free).
Application: To apply, candidates should submit a detailed CV and the names and contact details of two referees for letters of recommendation to Prof. G. Iosifidis, Position to remain open until filled.
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IWCMC 2018 tutorial in Limassol, Cyprus

Merim Dzaferagic and I gave a tutorial titled ‘5G and IoT Networks Meet Systems Science’, co-authored also by Irene Macaluso and Majid Butt, at IWCMC 2018 conference in Limassol, Cyprus.

The tutorial went very well and especially Merim did super and he had a lot of interaction with the attendees. Young PhD students grow fast 😉

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Visit @National Air and Space Museum

On 26 May 2018 I visited the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington D.C. Finally I could meet in person some of the dreams of my childhood, such as the Apollo mission module and capsule. What a day, I will treasure these memories for long time 🙂

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IEEE ICC 2018 tutorial

On 24 May 2018, along with my colleagues Prof Majid Butt and Dr Irene Macaluso, I gave the tutorial ‘Complex Systems Science meets 5G and IoT Networks’, at IEEE ICC in Kansas City, MO, USA. Good interaction with the audience and nice discussion overall.

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Summer school on 5G in India

From 07-17 May 2018, I taught a summer school titled ‘Evolution of Wireless Communication towards 5G’ under the Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) programme at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.

Great interaction with highly motivated and kind research students and professionals. Fantastic hospitality from the IIT Kharagpur family. The first IIT to be established, IIT Kgp is a premier education and research institution in India, with a lovely campus.

Special thanks to Prof Suvra Sekhar Das and his team for inviting me, and organizing everything so smoothly.


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My research team’s annual workshop

From 20-22 September I had a workshop with my research team in Killarney.

We discussed the progress of the research in my team in our different areas of focus: PHY layer, radio resource management, and complex systems approach to 5G networks.

We also brainstormed how we can push the boundaries of the field of communication science and engineering for the next 5-10 years.

We had fun while doing science. And yes, that’s possible…

Here is a Killarney remake of the Solvay picture. Hopefully our work can have at least a tiny bit of the impact the Solvay guys had…

Here we are exploring the unknown…in the Killarney national park.

Brains that storm.

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Greetings from Japan

Hi from Japan,

Where I’m spending six weeks on a research visit at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo:

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