Master Scholarships in Technologies for Embedded Computing, Cork Institute of Technology

Postgraduate Masters Position: Technologies for Embedded Computing (TEC) Centre
Research Opportunities
Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland is commencing an ambitious expansion of its Applied Research Programme through the establishment of a Centre of Excellence in Embedded Computing. The TEC Centre, supported by major research funding from Enterprise Ireland, will build significant research activities to support the growth of regional industry, including the creation of new enterprise, based directly upon the development of its research and development Programme.

The TEC Centre is currently seeking a highly motivated, resourceful people for the following research and development position within the TEC Centre. A successful candidate will become part of an ambitious team seeking to implement high impact applied research, development and exploitation programmes in collaboration with regional industry.

Postgraduate Masters Position

Project: Improving Energy Performance of Buildings using Distributed Communication and Advanced Control

The objective of this project is to investigate how the application of wireless sensor network-based energy monitoring, data management and optimal distributed control technology, can improve the energy performance of buildings and how the increased awareness of energy consumption can lead to savings through shifts in usage behaviour. The main outcome of this research will be the specification, analysis and implementation of efficient energy consumption modelling and optimisation algorithms for effective monitoring and control of (electrical) energy in buildings.

Profile of a Candidate:
A suitable graduate for this project is expected to have a good honours degree in electronic, computer engineering or equivalent at upper second class or first class level. Knowledge of control systems design and in particular optimisation theory and algorithms is essential. Experience with computer programming in C/C+ is also essential. Knowledge of wireless communications and in particular wireless sensor networks would be a distinct advantage.

Scholarship Details:
A successful candidate will be registered for a Masters degree by research and paid a grant of €15,000 per annum for up to 24 months.

For more information contact:

Dr. Marcin Cychowski
Technologies for Embedded Computing (TEC) Centre
Department of Electronic Engineering
Cork Institute of Technology
Rossa Avenue,
Cork, Ireland.
Tel: +353 (0)21 4326615
E-mail: marcin.cychowski[ at ]cit.ie

Via: Official Announcement