MSc Position in IPv6 testbed development & TCP testing Now Closed.

Applications are invited by well-qualified applicants for an MSc
position in the areas of IPv6 testbed development and testing of
new TCP congestion control variants.

TCP is known to perform poorly in high bandwidth-delay product paths
and this has led to a number of proposals for redesign of the
congestion control strategy, including Cubic TCP (currently enabled
by default in Linux), Compound TCP (proposed by Microsoft and under
review at the IRTF) and H-TCP (proposed by researchers at the
Hamilton Institute and implemented in Linux). This project will
build on initial evaluation work carried out at the Hamilton Institute
with a view to enhancing our understanding of the new issues raised
by these, and other, proposed changes and taking an active role in
the current IRTF/IETF review process.

IPv6 is a replacement for the Internet’s transport layer, which has
been developed by the IETF over the last 15 years. A number of
standards now make use of IPv6, including the Internet Messaging
System (IMS). The Hamilton Institute is to provide and support IPv6
test-bed connectivity between the partners of the IMS ARCS

Applicants should have a basic understanding of IP networking and
should have some familiarity with the configuration and use of Linux
or BSD systems. Good numerate and analytic skills will be essential,
and the candidate should be comfortable with scripting and programming.

The Hamilton Institute is committed to research excellence. These
posts offer an exciting opportunity for successful candidates to
tackle fundamental research problems within a stimulating multi-
disciplinary research environment with state of the art facilities
and strong links to the international research community.

MSc Stipend: €21000 (tax free)

To apply, candidates should submit a detailed CV, motivation letter,
and the names and addresses of two referees for letters of
recommendation to: Informal enquiries to Prof.
Doug Leith ( or Dr. David Malone (

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