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Scholarships Announced

Funding is available for 2 PhD scholarships in two areas; Business Process Mapping and Value Chain Optimisation

The National Institute of Technology Management and the Department of MIS at UCD have been awarded funding by Science Foundation Ireland as part of the Centre for Science, Engineering and Technology: the Centre for Telcommunications Value-Chain-Driven Research ( UCD is one of 8 collaborating institutions and will be working closely with the newly formed Bell Labs Ireland ( on the theme of Value Chain Optimisation.

Funding is available for 2 PhD scholarships in the following areas:

Business process mapping - documenting and modelling the business processes involved in the telecommunications value chain, from Original Equipment Manufacturers, through Contract Equipment Manufacturers, network operators, end users and service providers. The aim of this work is to develop a business process model to aid in the strategic analysis of the telecommunications industry and its markets. Applications are invited from candidates with a background in Management Information Systems, management consulting and the telecommunications industry.

Value chain optimisation - quantitative modelling and analysis of the telecommumications value chain in order to model business areas such as manufacturing and outsourcing management, inventory planning and control, network design and evolution and demand forecasting. Applications are invited from candidates with a background in Management Science, Industrial Engineering, mathematical modelling and simulation and the telecommunications industry.

Both posts will be based in the Department of Management Information Systems ( at UCD Business Schools, working closely with project partners, in particular the Cork Constraint Computation Centre ( and Bell Labs Ireland.

Scholarships will be awarded to suitable candidates on acceptance onto the PhD programme for a duration of at least three years and will be to the value of €25,000 per year plus PhD registration fees.

If you are interested, please contact Michael MacDonnell (