PhD Studentship (Graduate Research Assistant) in Next-Generation Fixed-Mobile Convergence

University / Institute Multimedia University & Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Project Title Resource Allocation Techniques Toward Next-Generation Fixed-Mobile Convergence
Start Date Oct 01, 2019
Funding Agency Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE)
Contact Person / Email(s) Dr. Lee Ying Loong /
Contact Phone(s) +603-8312 5352
Nationality Requirements on Candidate(s) Open to all nationalities
Description Fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) has recently gained significant industry momentum with the Broadband Forum defining a new hybrid access network (HAN) architecture that enables converged network operators to offer their Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) subscribers simultaneous use of DSL and 3rd Generation Partnership Project access networks such as Long-Term Evolution (LTE), thus offering enhanced throughput and resiliency. This is particularly important in rural and remote areas where it is technically and economically prohibitive to deploy fiber or use more advanced DSL variants. However, HANs require proper inter-working and new resource allocation algorithms across different access networks in order to achieve optimal performance and efficiency. This research addresses the problem by investigating a new resource allocation framework for the HAN and developing cross-layer optimization techniques to execute efficient resource allocation.

1. Should have (or expect to achieve) a Master degree or First-Class Honours degree related to Telecommunications/Computer/Mathematics/Electronic Engineering/Networking.
2. A strong background in Mathematics (Optimization/Game Theory) and Programming is essential. Some knowledge in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and experience in journal publications are advantageous.
3. Must enroll as a full-time PhD candidate at the Faculty of Engineering, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia.
4. Good technical writing skills in English.
5. Demonstrate very high commitment and able to work independently.
6. Right sense of urgency, meticulous, and precise in work.
7. Passionate about quality research and scholarly publishing in high-impact journals.
8. Open to all nationalities.

In addition to tuition fees exemption, a monthly stipend of RM2,300 (with the option of top-up from MMU for administrative duties) will be available. The expected start date is the fourth quarter of 2019.

Interested candidates may send their enquires and CV to Prof. TC Chuah ( or Dr. Ying Loong Lee (
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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