University of Leeds

The School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds has over 100 years experience in both world class research and teaching and was rated the top electronic and electrical engineering department in the UK in the UK government 2008 research excellence framework (REF). Within the school, the communication networks and systems research group research focuses on energy consumption in ICT networks, next generation IP networks, WDM networks, optical wireless systems and networks, ad-hoc networks and vehicular networks.

Prof. Jaafar Elmirghani is the principle investigator of the INTelligent Energy awaRe NETworks (INTERNET) project. INTERNET,, is a five year EPSRC-funded project which aims to reduce the energy consumption of ICT networks. In addition to the academic partners - University of Leeds and University of Cambridge - different companies are engaging their expertise to ensure success including: BT, Ericsson, Telecom New Zealand, Cisco, BBC, Solarflare, Broadcom, Avago, and Oclaro. INTERNET focuses on establishing the limits on ICT performance taking into account energy consumption and developing new architectures, protocols, algorithms and components to provide enhanced performance. The project also investigates innovative methods of deploying renewable energy in ICT networks.

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