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PhD student projects

PhD students are a very welcome addition to our research community and we are happy to engage them in excellent research alongside our academic staff members. Below you will find a list of some of the currently available research activities for PhD students. 

Please contact the supervisors listed below to discuss each project in more detail and for help with developing a suitable research statement for the project.

AI system for historical handwritten text recognition (HTR)
Libraries around the world digitise the historical handwritten documents to preserve historical past and educate the people about the cultural heritage. However, a reliable optical character recogniti...
Self Funded
AI (Artificial Intelligence) enabled autonomous robots for non-disruptive inspection of utility and sewage systems
Traditional manual maintenance of pipelines which requires digging of ground to get access to pipelines is ineffective because of safety issues, high cost and limited human vision. Thus, serious fault...
Self Funded
Development of a miniature capsule robot for capsule endoscopy
A capsule robot has potential applications in medical diagnosis (e.g. capsule endoscopy) and treatments. In 2000, Given Imaging introduced the capsule endoscope which has many advantages over the trad...
Self Funded
Ambient Vibration-Based Calibration of Finite Element Models of Bridges
Objective: The primary objective of this project is to develop a novel method for calibrating Finite Element models of bridges using ambient vibration data and drone imagery. This method will leverage...
Self Funded
Bridging the Gap: Integrating Neural Radiance Fields and Micro-drones for Enhanced 3D Volumetric Finite Element Analysis
Objective: The central objective of this project is the innovative deployment of Neural Radiance Fields (NeRFs) and micro-drones in the process of 3D volumetric Finite Element modelling of bridges. Th...
Self Funded
Few-Shot Medical Segmentation Using Deep Learning
We are seeking a highly motivated and talented candidate for a self-funded PhD position in the field of Few-Shot Medical Segmentation using Deep Learning. This opportunity is ideal for individuals wit...
Self Funded
Explainable prediction modelling for early detection of risks in multiple long-term conditions using health records data
 Multiple Long-Term conditions (MLTC) are a major healthcare challenge associated with high service utilization and expenditure. In the project, the candidate will help develop robust and explainable ...
Self Funded
Development and Validation of Security Metrics and Predictive Models for Blockchain Ecosystems
Background: Blockchain technology is a transformative innovation that has the potential to disrupt various sectors including finance, healthcare, and governance. However, with its growing adoption, se...
Self Funded
Optimising end to end delay in 5G and Beyond networks
End to end delay is an important aspect in communication networks considering diverse applications ranging from healthcare to gaming. End to end delay is due to propagation, transmission, queuing and ...
Self Funded
Design and implementation of Explainable Trustworthy Artificial Intelligent System
Currently, the output of AI does not indicate the route or process the model has taken to obtain that output. So, the developers that developed the model will not be able to concisely conclude nor exp...
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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