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Research degrees

PhD research student applications are welcomed by the IMS Research Group all year round.  Research students are valued members of our thriving, research-intensive team. We are particularly interested in supervising students' research in any of the broad range of topics listed above. Please note that the topic list is not exhaustive, so feel free to contact a member of IMS with your ideas. 

Some candidate PhD topics that group members are interested in supervising in the future may include, but are not limited to:

  • Delivering Student Centred Learning via Collaborative Digital Game-based applications.
  • Robot-Human Interaction
  • Virtual and mediated realities in Health care
  • Depth sensing technologies for automated falls prevention interventions and assistive equipment prescription.
  • 3D visualisation technologies to support clinicians and patients in carrying out falls prevention interventions
  • Physiological response based video summarisation
  • Multisensorial media-cues in e-learning.
  • Designing Web Content for Enhanced User Experience on an Internet-Connected Television Device
  • Olfactory-Enhanced Multimedia: A User’s Perspective
  • Self-beliefs in the Introductory Programming Lab and Game-based Fantasy Role Play
  • Improving patient education of falls risks via intelligent ‘human-like’ 3D gaming applications.
  • Sensor-based video summarisation
  • Delivering Student-Centred Learning education via intelligent gaming applications.
  • Exploring the value of intelligent robot-based assessments compared with traditional human-based assessment methods in higher education.

See below a list of available PhD projects in Computer Science that includes projects in our area:

Description
Supervisor
Application Deadline
Funding
Autonomous 5G Networks
5G Networks are expected to support many use cases ranging from autonomous vehicles, e-health, industry 4.0, entertainment, transport, smart cities etc. which will place a wide range of technical requ...
All year round

Self Funded

Self Funded
Exploring the potential of human-like computing methods and applications in education or healthcare
Intelligent, ‘human-like’ applications, 3D games, and interfaces are becoming more common in our everyday lives, and as an important area of focus within the fields of Multimedia / Human-Computer Inte...
All year round

Self Funded

Self Funded
Software Architecture Recovery and Consistency of Mobile Applications
Project Summary: Mobile applications are being developed by new platforms such as Android with their own programming languages, e.g., Java version for Android. Currently, mobile applications are small...
All year round

Self Funded

Self Funded
Identifying Micro-service architectural erosion or inconsistency
Micro services are becoming popular amongst technology providers, transportation industry etc. These not only claim to provide solution to the traditional problems such as agility, saleability, mainta...
All year round

Self Funded

Self Funded
Novel machine learning methodologies for human action correction in videos
The goal of this research is to motivate patients with disabilities to get better in a faster, easier and fun way. It will apply artificial intelligence methods to a software that turns traditional ph...
All year round

Self Funded

Self Funded
Mapping Software Systems based on Domains
This project is based on inter-disciplinary research: on the one hand, it is a Computer Science project, where a good understanding of software programming is needed. On the other hand, it is a Biolog...
All year round

Self Funded

Self Funded
Designing interactions with digital money
The PhD will explore how people use and interact with money to explore how digital systems can be designed for more effective and suitable purposes. This topic could cover consumer payment systems, pe...
All year round

Self Funded

Self Funded
Development of machine learning methods to redesign protein dynamics
Protein function is often coupled with conformational changes. This project is aimed at developing machine learning methods to inform protein design. The student will be required to design, develop an...
All year round

Self Funded

Self Funded
Artificial intelligence technology development for medical applications
In this project, advanced deep learning algorithms will be developed for medical data (e.g. biomedical signals, images, sound, touch, pressure, etc.). The sensors will be studied, signal processing me...
All year round

Self Funded

Self Funded
Design Guidelines for Musemedia – multiple sensorial media
Mulsemedia - multiple sensorial media - makes possible the inclusion of layered sensory stimulation and interaction through multiple sensory channels. The recent upsurge in technology and wearables pr...
All year round

Self Funded

Self Funded
Investigating methods and applications of citation context analysis
Traditionally, scientometric/text-mining approaches have treated the content of scientific articles and their citations as distinct units of analysis. The term “citation context” refers to an approach...
All year round

Self Funded

Self Funded
Neuromorphic-computing models and its applications
Neuromorphic-computing models are the ones that can simulate human brains architecture and connections. It is composed of large numbers of neurons and nonlinear connections. The developed deep neural ...
All year round

Self Funded

Self Funded
Optimisation methods for (deep) neural networks
A machine learning algorithm can be viewed as a mapping between inputs and outputs, with the scope of optimising and tuning the parameters that describe it so that the performance is improved. The los...
All year round

Self Funded

Self Funded
Deep Learning for Video Compression
This project will firstly examine and analyse deep learning techniques particularly in the context of their applicability to ultra high resolution (4K/8K) image/video compression. The project will loo...
All year round

Self Funded

Self Funded
Comparative studies and benchmarking machine learning algorithms
Machine learning algorithms are employed in a myriad of applications in almost any domain, being it industrial, commercial, scientific or academic. Many techniques have been developed to tackle such a...
All year round

Self Funded

Self Funded
Machine learning for biometric identification
Biometric identification aims to recognize people's identity through the use of signals or images from which one can extract features that are distinctive to each person. This PhD project will focus o...
All year round

Self Funded

Self Funded
Geometric deep learning
Deep learning has had tremendous success in a variety of applications. Nevertheless, many data don’t follow a euclidean underlying structure: for example social networks, sensor networks, types of bra...
All year round

Self Funded

Self Funded
Multi-fidelity Modelling of Electronics Cooling
Electronics cooling is critical to the reliable performance of a vast array of todays technologies including datacentres, electric vehicles, avionics, telecommunictions to name only a few. Pertinent t...
All year round

Self Funded

Self Funded
 

Fully-funded studentships

Our funded studentships become available at different times of the year. Please keep checking our page regularly to see the latest funded opportunities. We also advertise all our funded studentships as soon as they become available on the @BrunelResearch twitter account.

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