FUNDED PHD STUDENTSHIP FOR SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2007
Industrial CASE Studentship with BTExact: Design principles for Autonomic Systems.
Computer Science Supervisor: Prof. Mike Holcombe (firstname.lastname@example.org) from whom further details can be obtained.
Applications should be made as soon as possible through the University’s normal PhD application process.
The goal of the project is to derive and develop Design Principles and Algorithms for “adaptive/intelligent infrastructure”. We already know that the nature of such solutions will be very different to typical systems today, and that our “toolbag” of techniques needs augmenting from other sources including inter-disciplinary solutions and unconventional – with respect to computer science – areas, such as biology and complexity science.
This project will draw on
BT has a long-standing relationship with researchers and supervisors within the Dept. of Computer Science at the University of Sheffield and their interdisciplinary collaborators, including providing members of the Industrial Advisory Board, and providing industrial supervision of projects.
We are looking at methods for
developing autonomous solutions to complex, decentralised
and dynamic problems using our insights into how natural systems solve such
problems. Recent modelling at