Our staff are nationally and internationally renowned in a variety of areas of Telecommunications. We provide opportunities for Telecommunications research with a particular emphasis on mobile and personal communication techniques and networks. The CTR's research was initially concerned with architectures and protocols for wireless ATM networks, but quickly evolved towards work on protocols, mechanisms, architectures, and applications for IP-based broadband radio access networks. Some specific current research topics of the Institute of Telecommunications include Cognitive Radio and Networks, Advanced Radio Access Techniques and Applications, Protocol Stack Reconfigurability, Energy-efficient Wireless Networking, the Future Internet, Audio and Speech Technologies and Biomedical Signal Processing.
Our graduate students are an integral part of the academic life of the Institute of Telecommunications. All research students are provided with a dedicated work area, computing facilities, access to laboratory facilities, photocopying, and support for conference attendance. You will attend a School induction course, and also the Institute induction meeting. All students receive the College Guidelines for students and supervisors when they enrol and your supervisors will help you in developing research techniques as well as advise on relevant training throughout your studies. You will usually work within a group and be supervised by two academics. As part of this supervision you will take part in a monitoring exercise every six months. Our research groups hold frequent seminars throughout the year given by external speakers which our graduate students are encouraged to attend. In addition a number of seminars are given by our third year PhD students.
Receiving the appropriate training and support is vital in successfully completing a research degree, and King's has the highest completion rates in England (HEFCE 2007). All research students are required to attend the training provided by the School. Other training needs are assessed on an individual basis, in discussion with your supervisors. Some students are given the opportunity to work as laboratory demonstrators for undergraduate classes.
Head of group/division
Professor Hamid Aghvami
King's College London
PhD - three years full-time, four-six years part-time.
Many of our students continue in academia, either as post-doctoral researchers or lecturers. Others work in industry.
Year of entry 2013