Module Code : 4PHD05

Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission to a Doctoral degree programme a student shall possess a Masters degree in the subject she/he wishes to enrol for, or have the approval of Senate for conferment of status equivalent to such a degree.

Departmental Research Projects
Students are expected to participate in the ongoing research projects of the Department. We are currently
conducting research in the intersection of the domains of:

  • Software-Defined Wireless Ad-hoc Networks
  • Cloudlets for Mobile Cloud Computing.

The GUISET reference architecture has been previously developed in the Department. It relies on mobile web/cloud service technologies and standards to enable context-aware deployment of services while protecting personalisation
and privacy concerns of mobile user groups. We envisaged a GUISET broker that explores all service e-market places as potential sources of pay-per-click online services. Recently, we have been looking at ensuring that the GUISET engine takes advantage of the Mobile Cloud Computing environment, which envisages a combination of architectures. At one extreme end are Data Centre based solutions, at the other end are ad hoc mobile cloud; in between will be the Cloudlet concept. We are looking to use the SDN/NFV technologies as the basis for exploring
Small Data applications as well as secure and energy-efficient use cases of GUISET.

Examination
In consultation with the head of Department the degree may be awarded by dissertation ONLY