Postdoctoral Research Fellow Data Coding and Distribution for Storage Networks
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Adaptive Communications Networks Research Group
Ref No. R05/176/98
Ã‚Â£19,460 to Ã‚Â£21,640 per annum (Pay Award Pending)
Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral ResearchFellow in the School of Engineering and Applied Science which wasawarded a grade 5 for its research in the most recent UK ResearchAssessment Exercise. The successful applicant will join the AdaptiveCommunications Networks Research Group in the Electronic Subject Group,and will be involved in the EPSRC funded project "Optimised DataStorage Caching with High Availability Data Delivery within aDistributed Storage Network". The research is in collaboration with andsupported by the project partner Xyratex, a leading storage networkindustry.
The project is focussed on a novel distributed storage architecturewhich addresses the concerns over scalability, reliability and speed inboth wired and wireless environments. The investigation will includethe introduction of a combined strategy for properly controlling packetloss, efficiently distributing data objects over the storage nodesthrough intelligent caching, and subsequently ensuring reliable andspeedy delivery of high-quality data to mobile computer users. Theresearch fellow will work closely with the principal investigator andother researchers involved on code construction, data distributionalgorithms, networking protocols and modelling of distributed storagesystems.
Applicants should have a good honours degree in ElectronicEngineering, Computer Science or a related discipline, and haveobtained, or are about to obtain, a PhD in Digital Communications,Computer Networks or a related discipline. The successful candidateshould also have strong mathematical and computing skills. Researchexperiences in information theory, channel coding, source coding andnetworking protocols, and evidence of a publication record aredesirable.
For informal enquiries please contact Dr. X. Peng via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The post is available from 1st October 2005 for a period of 3 years.
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Closing date for applications: 15 August 2005