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Research Degrees

PhD research student applications are welcomed by the HCI 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 HCI with your ideas. 

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

  • Digital Financial Services
  • Mobile Money/ Currencies
  • Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Interactions
  • Video Production
  • Family and Domestic Technologies
  • In-vehicle Interactions

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

Description
Supervisor
Application Deadline
Funding
Intelligent, Interpretable and Adaptive Design of Steel Structures using Deep Learning and NLP
The overall aim of this research is to develop a smart design assistant which is able to intuitively perform the design of complex steel structures to Eurocode Standards. Design errors are common, cos...
04/10/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Disruptive Digital Experiences
Digital experiences deliberately go beyond simply communicating information - they seek to strongly engage, involve, and emotionally affect the user using digital means. A huge array of interactions a...
15/09/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Brain wave analysis and modelling with graph signal processing
Brain wave analysis and modelling is an increasingly important research area, not least because of its applications in bio-medicine, rehabilitation, and next-generation human-computer interfaces. This...
30/05/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Digital Stone: Robotic Construction of a Masonry Arch Bridge
Stone bridges and buildings were widely built up until the 1920s. They last for hundreds - and in many cases thousands of years, for example those built by the Romans. With 80% lower carbon emission c...
31/12/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Using deep learning for weed detection
Although the deep learning area has made a major breakthrough in the latest developments, there are still numerous challenges that have to be resolved when working with real-world data. In this partic...
30/04/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
User experience in Extended Reality environments and applications
Extended Reality (XR), which covers Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR), is already in the rise with applications from manufacturing to health to gaming, to name but ju...
01/04/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Exploring the potential of serious games to enhance user engagement with real-world applications
Serious games, which are defined as digital games that do not have entertainment as their main focus, have been shown to be an effective platform for improving training, education or modifying objecti...
31/12/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Development of personalised services and applications for healthcare
The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a reality and is increasingly getting more integrated in our everyday lives. Its interplay with Mobile Computing is a key ingredient in this. Smartphones are e...
31/12/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Building Information Model Development Using Generative Adversarial Networks
Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN’s), are an approach to generative modelling using deep learning methods, such as convolutional neural networks. Generative modelling is an unsupervised learning ta...
01/05/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Energy and CO2 Awareness during Software Design and Development
An ever-critical topic is the emergence of Green Software Engineering and how software engineering influences the environment. This project aims to advance the state of the art by defining an approach...
01/05/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded