PhD studentship on Advanced Communication and Networking in Connected Vehicles

University of Sussex

Type  Postgraduate Research


Connected vehicle is a research area of significant importance in our increasingly mobile, intelligent and interconnected world. With multiple disciplines and emerging technologies, revolutionary changes and improvements have been done to our transportation systems, which will significantly enhance our travel experience in safety, efficiency, and eco-environment and make our mobility more enjoyable, comfortable, and sustainable.

Current research activities in the design of connected vehicles include large-scale distributed sensors networks, advanced in-vehicle, Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication systems, cooperative communications technologies, heterogeneous networks, and networked electric vehicle, etc.

This project will focus on innovative research in radio signals access and resources allocation, protocol and QoS solutions of vehicular networks to tackle the challenges and shape the next generation 5G communication technologies for connected vehicles.

Eligibility summary

Applicants should have at least a good 2:1 bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) relevant to their area of study.

Detailed eligibility criteria

The Scholarship includes a three year stipend at a standard rate (currently £14,553 per annum) and, in addition, fees at the UK/EU rate. Since the scholarship only covers fees at the UK/EU rate, overseas applicants are kindly requested to state in their application how they propose to cover the difference between UK/EU and overseas fees (for more details visit:


Clearly state the title of this studentship in the Finance Section of your PhD application. For further information on how to apply online, including entry requirements, please visit:


Research webpages:


For enquires about the project contact Dr Zhengguo Sheng:

For general enquires about the application process contact:


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