PhD posts - Communication and Internet Studies

Studies start in January 2022

Deadline for applications: Wednesday, 24 November 2022

Submit Application

Information from the Department Secretary

Τηλ.: 25002482, Φαξ.: 25829091

 

  • One (1) post in the following topic: “A holistic communication infrastructure for the Internet of Things”

Description: The aim of this dissertation is to analyse the various applications of ubiquitous computing in the Internet of Things, their requirements from the network communications infrastructure and how multiple networks (e.g. LPWAN, 5G etc.) can be integrated to provide the necessary service. Also, of interest are challenging environments where continuous connectivity may not always be feasible (e.g. rural areas, the sea etc.). The analysis will help to identify and resolve the open issues and enhance networked communications. The work for the above subject entails carrying out high level research that produces original results that advance knowledge in the corresponding scientific field.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a relevant field. The application of each candidate should include a detailed CV along with a brief description of their research interests (maximum 2 pages) written in English. (In exceptional cases candidates without a postgraduate degree can be admitted in the doctoral program, with a unanimous positive decision of the Departmental Council. However, this implies that additional ECTS from postgraduate courses must be completed.)

Funding: Depending on their field of expertise and qualifications, candidates may be offered teaching assistant positions in the department for lab-based courses. Moreover, funding is currently available through on-going research projects.

Research Advisor: Lambros Lambrinos, Assistant Professor, lambros.lambrinos@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post in the following topic: “Context awareness in the Internet of Things”

Description: This dissertation will study the existing and potential applications of the Internet of Things and how they interact between them, with their users and the surrounding environment (e.g. within a smart city). The study will examine both the software and hardware (e.g. mobile devices, sensors) supporting the applications in order to identify the role of context awareness and resolve the issues identified. The work for the above subject entails carrying out high level research that produces original results that advance knowledge in the corresponding scientific field.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a relevant field. The application of each candidate should include a detailed CV along with a brief description of their research interests (maximum 2 pages) written in English. (In exceptional cases candidates without a postgraduate degree can be admitted in the doctoral program, with a unanimous positive decision of the Departmental Council. However, this implies that additional ECTS from postgraduate courses must be completed.)

Funding: Depending on their field of expertise and qualifications, candidates may be offered teaching assistant positions in the department for lab-based courses. Moreover, funding is currently available through on-going research projects.

Research Advisor: Lambros Lambrinos, Assistant Professor, lambros.lambrinos@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post on the following topic: “Applications of Internet of Things (IoT) in Education

Description: This Ph.D. thesis work will lead to the design, development and empirical investigation of gamified mobile applications or web-based educational interventions that take advantage of Internet of Things (IoT) related technologies in formal education (primary or secondary). The thesis will focus on examining current and future applications of IoT to investigate ways in which they can be integrated in formal education in the context of STEM courses (or in informal learning contexts) so that they can have a positive effect on users’ learning and/or behavior and attitudes on socio-scientific issues or environmental issues or health issues.

Required Qualifications: To be considered, candidates should have an undergraduate degree in Education, Computer Science, Educational Technology, Interactive Multimedia or a related field, and a graduate degree in a related area. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate strong methodological and technical background and should be highly proficient in spoken and written English. The successful candidate will be interested in developing mobile apps for use with Android or iOS operating systems or web-based interventions that implement IoT and in evaluating their impact. The following will be considered as additional qualifications: a) experience in developing mobile apps or web-based interventions, b) experience with applications exploiting IoT, c) experience in submitting research proposals and/or participation in research projects, c) experience in experimental research, d) good knowledge of statistical analysis, e) teaching experience using inquiry learning in STEM topics. Applications are accepted either for full time or part time studies. The submission of a detailed CV, along with a brief (2 page) description of relevant background and research interests in English, to assess the fit with the proposed research topic is required.

Funding: Depending on their field of expertise and qualifications, candidates may be offered teaching assistant positions in the department for lab-based courses. Moreover, funding may be available through future research projects.

Research Advisors:

Iolie Nicolaidou, Assistant Professor, iolie.nicolaidou@cut.ac.cy

Lambros Lambrinos, Assistant Professor, lambros.lambrinos@cut.ac.cy

PhD posts - Communication and Internet Studies

Studies start in January 2022

Deadline for applications: Wednesday, 24 November 2022

Submit Application

Information from the Department Secretary

Τηλ.: 25002482, Φαξ.: 25829091

 

  • One (1) post in the following topic: “A holistic communication infrastructure for the Internet of Things”

Description: The aim of this dissertation is to analyse the various applications of ubiquitous computing in the Internet of Things, their requirements from the network communications infrastructure and how multiple networks (e.g. LPWAN, 5G etc.) can be integrated to provide the necessary service. Also, of interest are challenging environments where continuous connectivity may not always be feasible (e.g. rural areas, the sea etc.). The analysis will help to identify and resolve the open issues and enhance networked communications. The work for the above subject entails carrying out high level research that produces original results that advance knowledge in the corresponding scientific field.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a relevant field. The application of each candidate should include a detailed CV along with a brief description of their research interests (maximum 2 pages) written in English. (In exceptional cases candidates without a postgraduate degree can be admitted in the doctoral program, with a unanimous positive decision of the Departmental Council. However, this implies that additional ECTS from postgraduate courses must be completed.)

Funding: Depending on their field of expertise and qualifications, candidates may be offered teaching assistant positions in the department for lab-based courses. Moreover, funding is currently available through on-going research projects.

Research Advisor: Lambros Lambrinos, Assistant Professor, lambros.lambrinos@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post in the following topic: “Context awareness in the Internet of Things”

Description: This dissertation will study the existing and potential applications of the Internet of Things and how they interact between them, with their users and the surrounding environment (e.g. within a smart city). The study will examine both the software and hardware (e.g. mobile devices, sensors) supporting the applications in order to identify the role of context awareness and resolve the issues identified. The work for the above subject entails carrying out high level research that produces original results that advance knowledge in the corresponding scientific field.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a relevant field. The application of each candidate should include a detailed CV along with a brief description of their research interests (maximum 2 pages) written in English. (In exceptional cases candidates without a postgraduate degree can be admitted in the doctoral program, with a unanimous positive decision of the Departmental Council. However, this implies that additional ECTS from postgraduate courses must be completed.)

Funding: Depending on their field of expertise and qualifications, candidates may be offered teaching assistant positions in the department for lab-based courses. Moreover, funding is currently available through on-going research projects.

Research Advisor: Lambros Lambrinos, Assistant Professor, lambros.lambrinos@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post on the following topic: “Applications of Internet of Things (IoT) in Education

Description: This Ph.D. thesis work will lead to the design, development and empirical investigation of gamified mobile applications or web-based educational interventions that take advantage of Internet of Things (IoT) related technologies in formal education (primary or secondary). The thesis will focus on examining current and future applications of IoT to investigate ways in which they can be integrated in formal education in the context of STEM courses (or in informal learning contexts) so that they can have a positive effect on users’ learning and/or behavior and attitudes on socio-scientific issues or environmental issues or health issues.

Required Qualifications: To be considered, candidates should have an undergraduate degree in Education, Computer Science, Educational Technology, Interactive Multimedia or a related field, and a graduate degree in a related area. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate strong methodological and technical background and should be highly proficient in spoken and written English. The successful candidate will be interested in developing mobile apps for use with Android or iOS operating systems or web-based interventions that implement IoT and in evaluating their impact. The following will be considered as additional qualifications: a) experience in developing mobile apps or web-based interventions, b) experience with applications exploiting IoT, c) experience in submitting research proposals and/or participation in research projects, c) experience in experimental research, d) good knowledge of statistical analysis, e) teaching experience using inquiry learning in STEM topics. Applications are accepted either for full time or part time studies. The submission of a detailed CV, along with a brief (2 page) description of relevant background and research interests in English, to assess the fit with the proposed research topic is required.

Funding: Depending on their field of expertise and qualifications, candidates may be offered teaching assistant positions in the department for lab-based courses. Moreover, funding may be available through future research projects.

Research Advisors:

Iolie Nicolaidou, Assistant Professor, iolie.nicolaidou@cut.ac.cy

Lambros Lambrinos, Assistant Professor, lambros.lambrinos@cut.ac.cy