You are invited to join EEECS at Queen’s University Belfast!
The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS) at Queen’s University Belfast is among the leading EEECS departments in the UK with over 80% of research judged to be internationally excellent or world leading. We have over 200 staff members who teach, mentor, lead and conduct outstanding inter- and multi-disciplinary research drawn from the cornerstone of our future mission to enhance the way we use technology in communication, health services, data security and many other related areas.
The School is commited to recruiting within Computer Science and invite applications for various positions from lecturer to professor to shape the vision for Computer Science within the school and to take leadership in it's delivery. A successful candidate will undertake a competitive research program, or scholarship of teaching and learning that will compliment the ongoing initiatives within the school and across the faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. A successful candidate will also contribute to cutting edge educational programs within the school and contribute to the school's administration and outreach activity.
We particularly welcome candidates who seek flexible working or fractional appointments. This recruitment is inclusive and applications are welcomed and encouraged from candidates with diverse career paths and backgrounds, including those returning from a career break, family leave or working outside a research environment.
Our research delivers societal and economic impack while generating hundreds of jobs within the local economy. It enhances the way we use technology in communication, health services, data security and many other related areas. There are six core research themes within the School: Artificial Intelligence, Computing Systems, Cyber Security, Wireless Communications, Energy, Power and Intelligent Control and Education and Society. There is also a vibrant community of research and industry relationships through the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT), the Centre for Secure Information Technology and the Pioneer Research Program on Intelligent Advanced Manufacturing Systems (iAMS). The success of spin out companies as a result of the collaborations puts EEECS is in an excellent position to drive and influence the economy at a local, national and international level.
There are over 200 active industry partnerships, our research achieves societal and economic impact, while generating hundreds of jobs to the local economy. The industry is extensively involved in all our courses through embedded teaching, placements and/or scholarships. Most of our undergraduates spend a year long paid internship as part of their degree. On average, employment success rates for graduates from the School are greater than 85% within six months, a statistic not bettered by many others.
Our School is the largest and one of the most dynamic in the University. It is accredited with an Investors in People Silver Standard in recognition for our efforts in developing our people to excel and be deep thinkers and future leaders. We work in world class facilities, including a brand new £14m Computer Science Building, the ECIT Institute in the Titanic Quarter, and the Ashby Building.
Currently we have over 200 people engaged in research. These comprise Academics, PDRAs and PhDs who work alongside experienced engineers, business development and support staff whose role is to support innovation and research translation.
Our academic excellence is reflected in many prestigious Fellowships, medals and awards from the foremost national academies and international learned societies (notably the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Irish Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, IEEE, ACM and the IET).
All of our research is assessed against the rigorous standards of the UK Research Excellence Framework REF 2014 and our under graduate courses are professionally accredited by the IET and BCS.
Central to our culture is mentorship of younger staff towards international research leadership. This is reflected, in recent years, by the award of an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship, numerous Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowships, a Leverhulme Senior Fellowship, a Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Award, a UK Newton Fund Prize and a UKRI Future Leaders’ Fellowship. Recent awards include the New York Academy of Sciences UK Blavatnik Awards (2019, finalist), the IEEE Leonard G. Abraham Prize from the IEEE Communications Society (2017) and an Early Career Society Award from the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) in 2019. ECIT was a finalist and Grand Prize Winner of the Mobile World Scholar prize at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2018 and again in 2019.
Future Plan Belfast Region City Deal
EEECS has played a key role in developing the Belfast Region City Deal (BRCD) for which a Head of Terms agreement has recently been signed with the UK central government. City deals provide a city and its surrounding area certain powers and freedom to, among other things, take charge and responsibility of decisions that create economic growth in that region. This has a number of important themes and overall is worth up to £1-billion over a five-year period. One of the key themes within BRCD is “Digital Research and Innovation”.
An important objective is to build a very successful innovation model and to create a Global Innovation Institute (GII). The aim is to enhance Belfast’s role as a global destination for digital research and innovation. This will bring together key technologies such as wireless communications, cybersecurity, scalable computing and artificial intelligence and in doing so it will seek to promote cross-disciplinary activity through the use and application of these technologies in other sectors such as bioinformatics, creative technologies, manufacturing, health & life sciences, fin-tech and agri-food. These are all areas of research strength within the university and ones that are very relevant to national and regional economic priorities.
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We wish to further develop our comprehensive range of activities in the area of Data Science and invite candidates with a strong research and/or scholarship of teaching and learning track record to lead in one or more of the following topics:
machine learning; computer vision; cognitive science; natural language processing.
We wish to further develop our comprehensive range of activities in Computing Systems and invite candidates with a strong research and/or scholarship of teaching and learning track record to lead in one or more of the following topics:
computer architecture; operating systems and virtualisation; languages and compilers; network systems; architectures for reconfigurable computing or post-Moore computing.
We wish to further develop our comprehensive range of activities in Intelligent Systems with respect to the Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine self-learning networks and invite candidates with a strong research and/or scholarship of teaching and learning track record to lead in one or more of the following topics:
Machine learning for communications systems; Machine-to-machine connectivity; Internet of Things and Secure physical wireless connectivity.
We are growing our range of activities in Software Engineering with respect to research, industry engagement and education activities. We invite candidates who will proactively and successfully contribute to one or more of the following: research leadership; a demonstrable interest in working with industry; and a willingness innovative and inspiring ways to educate. Areas of particular interest are:
contemporary approaches to software development, e.g. agile, lean, design thinking; DevOps - education with a team-taught; Software Studio-style context - any of the areas of software engineering research e.g. requirements, design, testing, web and mobile application development.