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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
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...
31/01/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Cultivating virtual embodiment using non-invasive brain stimulation
Virtual embodiment (VE) sense of embodiment is the feeling of one’s own body in relation to its environment. It is related to a sense of self and is considered as the starting point of having self-ide...
31/05/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
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...
31/12/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Swarm of multiple co-operative and autonomous low-cost robots for search and rescue
Search and rescue (SAR) services work with extreme caution in a disaster scene as unstable rubble are dangerous for the potential survivors and the rescue workers. To reduce the risk SAR robots have b...
01/01/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Design and Development of a Capsule Robot for Medical Applications
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 traditio...
01/12/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Deep learning-based autonomous diagnosis of gastrointestinal tract cancers
Gastrointestinal (GI) tract cancer is the leading cause of all cancer deaths. Deep learning-based diagnosis of GI tract diseases has the potential to revolutionise diagnostic speed, accuracy, and cost...
01/05/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Natural Language Processing for Public Health Surveillance
The sale of sugary products is still strong, despite the recommendations to reduce their consumption. When children consume too much sugar, they can suffer from obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovasc...
01/05/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing Based FinTech prediction
Financial markets including stocks and forex constantly fluctuate. Apart from individual company performances, various external factors such as human psychology of the masses, local and international ...
01/05/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Using Machine Learning to Simulate Macroscopic phenomena for Fluid Dynamics
Macroscopic dynamic phenomena involving free and solid boundaries exist both in nature and industrial environments and are often associated with incidents of potentially high industrial impact. Such d...
31/01/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Developing computational models to understand the evolution of bidirectional catalysts in biology
Proteins are complex biological macromolecules coordinating a plethora of biological functions in the cell. Some proteins, i.e. enzymes, catalyse biological reactions. While some of these reactions ar...
31/05/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
 

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