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UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
DEPARTMENTS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND
ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

INTENT TO HIRE
ONE OR TWO RESEARCH SPECIAL SCIENTISTS POSITIONS

The Departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Cyprus intent to hire one or two special scientists for the research project MOTIVE (MObile Terminal Information Value addEd Functionality). The project will be funded by the E.U.'s IST Programme of FP6 and is expected to start in January 2006. The positions are initially for six (6) months, with the possibility of renewing their contract for the two (2) years of the project.

MOTIVE envisions that future mobile terminals will transparently store, pre-process and upload to the network (for further processing) historical information about the monitored data. The main objective of the project is to demonstrate the value of such concept by enhancing existing processes and enabling the provision of new context aware services. The project will investigate three key areas:

  • Integrated End-to-End User Experience Monitoring: revealing terminal, network, service and application performance as experienced by the end user, so as to aid fault management, network configuration or even application design corrective actions.
  • Ubiquitous Terminal Assisted Positioning: Exploiting historical information collected while in idle mode (e.g. received signal strength from various radio access technologies) so as to increase the accuracy of positioning techniques, both outdoors and indoors.
  • Anonymous Mobile Community Services: Querying for impersonalized information that resides in a community of terminals while respecting user anonymity and privacy. For instance, the retrieval of road traffic condition as determined by the terminal velocity in that area.

Suitable candidates should have a first degree in Computer Science or Engineering, Electrical Engineering or in other related disciplines. A specialised postgraduate degree in related fields, previous research experience in related fields, and participation in funded research projects will be considered an advantage.

For further information contact

Anyone interested in these positions should send a CV together with a short description of their research interests and background (in Greek and/or English), to Christos Panayiotou (christosp@ucy.ac.cy).

   
  last updated December 12, 2005