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Research Associate in Joint Coding Designs for Error Correction

School of Computing and Communications
Salary:   £25,504 to £29,541
Closing Date:   Sunday 20 October 2013
Interview Date:   Wednesday 06 November 2013
Reference:  A797

We invite applications for a post-doctoral Research Associate position to work on the project “Network error control for Rapid and Reliable Data Delivery (R2D2)”, which will be funded by EPSRC under the First Grant scheme. The R2D2 project aims to tailor error control techniques to the upcoming 4G broadband technologies and develop novel paradigms to satisfy the increasing demand for streaming and downloading for high quality media in next generation communication networks.

You will be required to investigate and develop joint designs of channel coding at the physical layer and network coding at the application layer. Joint designs rely on the iterative exchange of information between the physical layer and the application layer, and can achieve a clear performance gain over non-iterative designs on wireless channels. The research will also involve exploration of “immediately-decodable” network coding methods, which provide deterministic guarantees on the worst-case delay and are of critical importance to delay-sensitive applications.

You must have completed or nearing completion of a PhD in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or a related subject with a focus on information and coding theory. Post-doctoral research experience is not essential. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate experience and an avid interest in the implementation of iterative decoding algorithms and the design of Raptor codes or Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) codes. Familiarity with network coding and fountain coding principles will be an advantage. You will be expected to be self-motivated, successfully work as part of a team and take research initiatives within the project. You should demonstrate a proven publication record and have the capacity to lead research publications in high impact journals and top-tier conferences.

The School of Computing and Communications offers a highly stimulating environment for research and career development. You will join an ambitious team and you will be expected to contribute to the strengthening of its research profile and collaborate with the project partners.

This post is full-time and fixed term for 18 months starting from February 2014.

Please direct informal enquiries to Dr Ioannis Chatzigeorgiou (


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