PhD Studentships in Edge Computation and the Future of Transport
Thanks to generous support from Rakuten Mobile, we're looking to appoint two PhD students to work on a new research project to develop highly decentralised models for edge computation, leveraging modern network transport protocols and new programming models to manage edge compute infrastructure at scale.
The students will work with Jeremy Singer and I at the University of Glasgow, in cooperation with Rakuten Mobile in Tokyo.
- The first PhD studentship will focus on the future of network transport protocols, including extensions to QUIC to support real-time media, NAT traversal, discovery and effective use of peer-to-peer data connections, and in the evaluation of the security and effectiveness of such mechanisms.
- The second studentship will consider asynchronous, type-safe, programming models, APIs, and runtime support for effective peer-to-peer communication and discovery, with an emphasis on gossip protocols and named data or named function networks.
Both studentships are part of a larger project developing scalable, asynchronous, distributed programming models for edge computation, state synchronisation, and node management; and improving network transport protocols and their APIs to help make effective use of network resources. By leveraging these innovations, we aim to prototype next generation edge management tools to simplify operation of large-scale edge compute infrastructure, as found in 5G networks, to support emerging low-latency applications and services.
The funding provides a stipend to cover living expenses, and will pay fees at the UK student rate. Please contact me for further details or apply online.