PhD research student applications are welcomed by the BSEL 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 below. Please note that the topic list is not exhaustive, so feel free to contact a member of BSEL with your ideas.
Some candidate PhD topics that group members are interested in supervising in the future may include, but are not limited to:
- Software Architecture
- Software Fault Analyses
- Understanding of Defects in Software
- Refactoring and Bad Smells
- Effort Estimation in Software Projects
- Search Based Software Engineering
- Human Aspects of Software Engineering
- Metrics and Patterns in Software Projects
- Data Analytics for Software Engineering
See below a list of available PhD projects in Computer Science that includes projects in our area:
Additive manufacturing and sustainability
The Additive Manufacturing and 4D Printing Research group conducts research on novel use of materials, design guidelines and the societal impact of using 3D Printing.
This is a self-funded topic and t...
Automatic computational fluid-dynamics
Computational fluid-dynamics (CFD) is undergoing a revolution from steady to high-fidelity unsteady methods. A key time limitation to running CFD is in setting up a case to be run and processing data...
CFD modelling of plasma flow control
Active flow control can be utilised to modify fluid flow in advantageous ways without performance penalties of passive flow control. For example, to delay boundary layer separation, or alter noise ge...
Can AI based robot car win the race
A modern Formula 1 race is a breathtaking display of engineering precision. Yet the popularity of the sport arguably has less to do with the performance of the cars than with the skill and daring disp...