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Department of Computer Science

Scheduling, Resource Management and Decision Making for Cloud / Fog / Edge Computing

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  • Competition Funded Project (Students Worldwide)

This research project is one of a number of projects at this institution. It is in competition for funding with one or more of these projects. Usually the project which receives the best applicant will be awarded the funding. Applications for this project are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full department and project details for further information.

Project description

In modern Cloud / Fog / Edge computing systems there are various heterogeneous machines or devices that typically handle large volumes of data and computation. In such environments, allocation of work onto resources becomes a significant challenge for their efficient and effective use. For example, a certain allocation approach may no longer be a good option if there is a change in the load of these resources (or a change in data sizes, network traffic, monetary cost or other application aspects). The idea of this project is to study problems in the field of managing resources (from actual scheduling to decisions involved in the use of resources), stemming from typical (often data- or compute-intensive) applications, workloads and platforms. The project should propose and evaluate resource management (or Scheduling, Decision Making) solutions and algorithms that explore the various trade-offs and deliver cost-effective solutions for the use of the multiple resources.

Person specification

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Applicants will be required to evidence the following skills and qualifications.

  • You must be capable of performing at a very high level.
  • You must have a self-driven interest in uncovering and solving unknown problems and be able to work hard and creatively without constant supervision.


Applicants will be required to evidence the following skills and qualifications.

  • You will have good time management.
  • You will possess determination (which is often more important than qualifications) although you'll need a good amount of both.


Applicants will be required to address the following.

  • Comment on your transcript/predicted degree marks, outlining both strong and weak points.
  • Discuss your final year Undergraduate project work - and if appropriate your MSc project work.
  • How well does your previous study prepare you for undertaking Postgraduate Research?
  • Why do you believe you are suitable for doing Postgraduate Research?