We are always on the lookout for bright and motivated people to join the team, either as a PhD student or as a member of research staff.
Current PhD Opportunities
We are always interested in PhD applications from excellent candidates, who have an interest in conducting research in the ARM-ECS research centre. Please contact us, attaching a CV, if you are interested.
Off and On Again: Optimising Intermittently-Powered Systems
Based primarily at ARM, Cambridge
ARM: James Myers and Stephan Diestelhorst
University of Southampton: Alex Weddell and Geoff Merrett
Powering billions of Internet of Things (IoT) nodes will be a significant challenge: batteries increase cost, environmental impact and maintenance. Energy harvesting (EH) scavenges power from sources such as light, vibration, or temperature difference. EH sensor nodes are now being deployed with a battery topped up to smooth out temporal variations in EH and ensure reliable operation. A recent competing approach proposes nodes with no energy storage, which only operate when power is available, maintaining their state in non-volatile memory (NVM) between intermittent power cycles. Such systems either use a purely software approach (taking regular program state checkpoints in NVM) or purely hardware (with all state being in NVM). This project proposes to explore and demonstrate a HW/SW co-design strategy to maximise the amount of useful computation per power-cycle through optimising software structures and the use of NVM.
The 3.5 year studentship offered includes both tuition fees (UK/EU students) and an annual tax-free stipend of £17000 pa for living costs (EU students will almost certainly be eligible, see www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/eligibility).
30th June 2017 (may close sooner, as and when a suitable candidate is found)
EPSRC iCASE in 3DIC Design Methodologies for the Internet of Things
This scholarship is available to UK and EU applicants (subject to eligibility criteria, see www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/eligibility), providing fees and an enhanced tax-free stipend. Closing date for applications is 30th June 2016. More information can be downloaded here
Current Post-Doctoral/Research Fellow Opportunities