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Research Next generation technologies with The Open University

Next generation (XG) technologies are characterised as intelligent, scalable, cheap, adaptive, interoperable, reconfigurable and dependable from a safety, privacy and security perspective. For example, next generation TV will offer more views rather than more pixels, greater interactive functionality with on-screen hyperlinks (like web pages) and seamless delivery to notebooks, mobile internet devices and smart phones. Similarly, cognitive radio networks, which are dynamically aware and adapt to their environment, will opportunistically exploit vacant parts of the very congested RF spectrum to provide faster and more robust connectivity. This is the exciting backdrop for the Centre for Research in Computing’s Next Generation Multimedia Technologies Research Group.

Qualifications available:

PhD or MPhil


For detailed information on current fees visit Fees and funding.

Entry requirements:

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent)

Potential research projects

  • Cognitive radio networks: Femtocells, cross-layer design
  • Distributed video processing (scalable multiview coding)
  • Green wireless communications
  • Intelligent digital signal processing
  • Mobile ad hoc networks (MANET)
  • RGB-D descriptors in multisensor navigation
  • Web technologies
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • 3D video inpainting
  • 4th generation/LTE security

Further information

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