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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
Funding
A Machine Learning Approach for Migrating to Microservices
This project aims to advance the state of the art by defining an approach that uses machine learning techniques to automate the migration of monolithic software into microservice architecture. The pur...
Self Funded
Advanced planar MIMO sparse imaging for target detection
Millimetre wave or THz imaging has been greatly developed for security detection and non-destructive testing. The imaging system with full electronic scanning of planar multiple-input and multiple-out...
Self Funded
Development of smart android middleware for reducing monetization through cyberattacks
The rapid growth of Internet of Things over the last few years and the working from home culture over the last 12 months as a result of Covid-19 have both contributed to the booming of the cybereconom...
Self Funded
Artificial intelligence experimental design for healthcare data
The PhD research will investigate efficient ways of applying artificial intelligence in healthcare. Artificial intelligence and, in particular, machine learning algorithms have proved extremely effici...
Self Funded
Geometric deep learning
Deep learning has had tremendous success in a variety of applications. Nevertheless, many data don’t follow a euclidean underlying structure: for example social networks, sensor networks, types of bra...
Self Funded
Machine learning for biometric identification
Biometric identification aims to recognize people's identity through the use of signals or images from which one can extract features that are distinctive to each person. This PhD project will focus o...
Self Funded
Comparative studies and benchmarking machine learning algorithms
Machine learning algorithms are employed in a myriad of applications in almost any domain, being it industrial, commercial, scientific or academic. Many techniques have been developed to tackle such a...
Self Funded
Development of machine learning methods to redesign protein dynamics
Protein function is often coupled with conformational changes. This project is aimed at developing machine learning methods to inform protein design. The student will be required to design, develop an...
Self Funded
Identifying Micro-service architectural erosion or inconsistency
Micro services are becoming popular amongst technology providers, transportation industry etc. These not only claim to provide solution to the traditional problems such as agility, saleability, mainta...
Self Funded
Designing interactions with digital money
The PhD will explore how people use and interact with money to explore how digital systems can be designed for more effective and suitable purposes. This topic could cover consumer payment systems, pe...
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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