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  • Human emotion sensing and recognition from multiple modalities 
  • Human brain modelling and sensing for artifical intelligence and health applications
  • Development of advanced autonomous driving systems based on machine learning and multi-modality fusion
  • Spiking Neural Networks for next generation AI and its application
  • 3D image processing, reconstruction, recognition algorithm development and its applications in intelligent HCI
  • Neuromorphic-computing models (software & hardware) and its applications
  • Artificial intelligence technology development for big data (e.g. finance, healthcare, education, etc.)
  • Deep learning and dynamic modelling for continuous emotion recognition
  • Deep learning for sematic image segmentation and its applications
  • Real-time time series event detection and pattern recognition algorithm and its implementation
  • Internet of Things (IoT) system design and implementation
  • Intelligent detection and monitoring systems for high speed railway applications

If you are interested in doing a PhD or Postdoc under my supervision related to any of the above topics, please feel free to send me an email with your CV and your brief proposal. Please also regularly check the PhD funding opportunities and other scholarships, studentships and bursaries at Brunel (It will be regularly updated). There is a special PhD scholarship (2+2) for Chinese students. 

PhD projects for research students

Research supervision

Current Research Students as first supervisor

Current Research Students as second supervisor

  • Ahmad Ibrahim Abdallah Alshdaifat (PhD, with Prof M Abbod)
  • Sarfraz Hussain (PhD, with Prof M. Li)

Former Research Students

  • Bodor Almatrouk (PhD, First supervisor, with Dr M. R. Swash, "Disparity Estimation and Enhancement from Holoscopic Elemental Images", Completed in 2024)
  • Sebin Jung (PhD, First supervisor, with Prof  S, Qin and Prof M. Li, "Assistant System Design and Development for the Elderly Driver Using Emotion and Heart Rate Sensing", Completed in 2024)
  • Nicole Hooker (PhD, Second Supervisor, with Prof K. Hone, "Negotiation skills training intervention based on automated recognition of human emotion and nonverbal behaviour", Completed in 2022)
  • Kareem Mohamed Sherif Ali Sayed Ali (PhD, Second Supervisor, with Prof J. Cosmas, "Contextually and Identity Aware 5G Services", Completed in 2022)
  • Babak Hosseininezhad Rahi (PhD, Second Supervisor, with Prof M. Li, “View-Invariant Gait Person Re-identification with spatial and temporal attention”, Completed in 2022)
  • Zeng Fan  (PhD, First supervisor, with Dr J Rudlin, "Various Modulated Hybrid Pulse Compression for Advanced Ultrasound Technology and Its Non-destructive Testing Applications", Completed in 2022)
  • Ivars Dzalbs (PhD, Second Supervisor, with Dr T. Kalganova, “OptPlatform: Metaheuristic Optimisation Framework for Solving Complex Real-world Problems”, Completed in 2021)
  • Chuqi Cao (PhD, Second Supervisor, with Dr M. R. Swash, "Holoscopic 3D Perception For Autonomous Vehicles", Completed in 2021) 
  • Juvaria Syeda (PhD, First supervisor, with Dr J Rudlin, "AI based Automated Detection, Measurement and Classification of Pits and Cracks on Rail Axles for Microscopic Visual Inspection in Non-Destructive Testing", Completed in 2020)
  • Ioannis Intzes (PhD, First Supervisor, with Prof J. Cosmas, "Improvements in Image Compression and RFTransmission forWireless Capsule Endoscopy", Completed in 2020)
  • Baobing Zhang (PhD, Second Supervisor, with Prof M. Li, "Gaussian Process Based Transfer Learning for Online Multiple-Person Tracking and Building Blocks for Deep Learning", Completed in 2020)
  • Monica Simone Mendes Pereira (PhD, Second Supervisor, with Prof. K. Hone, "Communication Skills Training Intervention based on Automated Recognition of Human Emotion and Non-verbal Behaviour", Completed in 2020.)
  • Yi Liu (PhD, Second Supervisor, with Dr M. R. Swash, "Micro-gesture Recognition based on Horoscopic 3D Imaging System", Completed in 2020.)
  • Fan Zhang  (PhD, First Supervisor, with Dr N. Boulgouris, "Music Emotion Recognition Based on Feature Combination, Deep Learning and Chord Detection", Completed in 2019.)
  • Jingxin Liu  (PhD, First Supervisor, with Prof A. Nandi, "Brainwave-Based Human Emotion Estimation using Deep Neural Network for Biofeedback", Completed in 2019.)
  • Rui Qin  (PhD, First Supervisor, with Dr A. Mousavi, "Automatic Recognition of Human Behaviour in Sequential Data", Completed in 2019.)
  • Cheng Xu (PhD, Second Supervisor, with Prof J. Cosmas, "Enhancement and Performance Analysis for 3D Beamforming Systems", Completed in 2018.)
  • Yona Falinie (PhD, First Supervisor with Dr L. Gan, "Artificial Intelligence System for Continuous Affect Estimation from Naturalistic Human Expressions", Completed in 2018.)
  • Asim Jan (PhD, First Supervisor, with Prof A. Khan, "Deep Learning Based Facial Expression Recognition and Its Applications", Completed in 2017.)
  • Chao Liu (PhD, Second Supervisor, with Prof A. Nandi, "Consensus clustering framework for analysing fMRI datasets", Completed in 2017.)
  • Saeed Turabzadeh (MPhil, First Supervisor, "Automatic emotional state detection and analysis on embedded devices", Completed in 2015.)
  • Zhechen Zhu (PhD, Second Supervisor, with Prof A. Nandi, "Automatic classification of digital communication signal modulations", Completed in 2014.)