Full time/ fully funded PhD Studentship in Computing for Sustainability

We’re looking for outstanding students with a passion for exploring how computing can promote environmental sustainability to join our group! Funding for up to 3.5 years, commencing October 2017. Deadline 29th May 2017.

Addressing major societal challenges including rising energy demand and resiliency in the face of environmental change, will require massive transformations in how we use energy and resources.

The energy impacts of IT systems is increasingly significant to the planet, and these impacts are increasing exponentially. How can we understand and transform this energy footprint? Smart environments offer considerable potential for rethinking how and when energy is used to support everyday life. How can we shift and reshape energy demands in the home or be used to support better but lower energy ways of living?

We create innovative ubicomp systems to explore this problem experimentally with end-users. See examples from our previous published work studying energy impacts of IT in the home, network impacts of mobile devices, direct vs. indirect energy in cooking, and creating smarter environments for managing indoor temperature.

Our group draws on a multi-disciplinary literature, so we welcome applicants from computer science or a related area, with interests ranging from software systems (ubicomp), human-computer interaction (HCI), and data rich/ sensor systems (pervasive data science).

The studentship covers £14,475 annual stipend plus tuition fees at the Home/EU rate (currently £4,121). Overseas students are welcome to apply, but are to independently fund additional fees required.

Please make informal contact to Prof. Adrian Friday or Dr. Mike Hazas, ideally sending a CV to discuss possible research directions and your suitability.

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