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Senior Research Associate in Networked Systems

Communications and Information Systems Group (CISG)

As part of our work in the EU funded 5G-MEDIA project, the UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Communications and Information Systems Group invites applications for one (1) postdoctoral research position in Intelligent Networked Systems.

Machine learning is changing many aspects of our lives including the way we communicate with each other. In the 5G-MEDIA project we are developing protocols and algorithms that increase network performance and user quality of experience using machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques.

We are looking for a talented postdoctoral researcher to join our team and help us fulfil the projects’ goals, producing quality research, design, development and implementation work and publishing high quality research papers.The successful candidate will work within an established research team in the Communications and Information Systems Group led Prof Miguel Rio and Dr David Griffin.

Applicants are required to have a PhD in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering or a related field. They also need to have knowledge and/or hands-on experience in all of the following areas:


  • Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and network routing
  • Machine learning techniques including neural networks, deep learning and reinforcement learning
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Optimization techniques including linear regression, linear programming and mixed integer linear programming
  • Edge-/fog-computing;
  • Resource management and congestion control.


Algorithm design skills are essential as is a good publication record. The work will involve the design of new models, algorithms and protocols, some of which will need to be implemented in the projects’ testbeds, an effort that will be led by the successful candidate.

The position is initially for 3 month from June 2018. Further funding to support the post may be available.

 The candidates are required to relocate to London.

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. The Senior Research Associate post is Grade 8, salary range £43,023 - £50,753 per annum inclusive of London Allowance which is currently £3,031 per annum.

Interested applicants are encouraged to make Informal enquiries about the post to Prof Miguel Rio (  and Dr David Griffin  (


All applications should be submitted via UCL online recruitment system.

Job Reference 1725696

You can also download a copy of the advert and job description.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Vicky Coombes ( quoting reference 1725696

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