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PhD topics for research students

Find below a list of currently available self-funded PhD topics.

We encourage all students to contact the supervisor or the alternative contact person for more information and an informal chat to discuss the process of applying and preparing your research statement. For more information on how to apply click here.

Radio frequency Orbital Angular Moment (OAM) wave generation
Electromagnetic waves carry energy and momentum and are capable of carrying orbital angular momentum (OAM). Unlike plane waves, OAM carrying beams have twisted wave fronts and it is possible to genera...
Self Funded
Ambient Vibration-Based Calibration of Finite Element Models of Bridges
Objective: The primary objective of this project is to develop a novel method for calibrating Finite Element models of bridges using ambient vibration data and drone imagery. This method will leverage...
Self Funded
IoT techniques for disaster prediction and mitigation
IoT techniques can be applied in many fields, including disaster prediction and mitigation by early warning systems. Due to the climate changes, torrential rain and unseasonable high temperature becom...
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Bridging the Gap: Integrating Neural Radiance Fields and Micro-drones for Enhanced 3D Volumetric Finite Element Analysis
Objective: The central objective of this project is the innovative deployment of Neural Radiance Fields (NeRFs) and micro-drones in the process of 3D volumetric Finite Element modelling of bridges. Th...
Self Funded
Few-Shot Medical Segmentation Using Deep Learning
We are seeking a highly motivated and talented candidate for a self-funded PhD position in the field of Few-Shot Medical Segmentation using Deep Learning. This opportunity is ideal for individuals wit...
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Explainable prediction modelling for early detection of risks in multiple long-term conditions using health records data
 Multiple Long-Term conditions (MLTC) are a major healthcare challenge associated with high service utilization and expenditure. In the project, the candidate will help develop robust and explainable ...
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Development and Validation of Security Metrics and Predictive Models for Blockchain Ecosystems
Background: Blockchain technology is a transformative innovation that has the potential to disrupt various sectors including finance, healthcare, and governance. However, with its growing adoption, se...
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Optimising end to end delay in 5G and Beyond networks
End to end delay is an important aspect in communication networks considering diverse applications ranging from healthcare to gaming. End to end delay is due to propagation, transmission, queuing and ...
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Pattern Reconfigurable Antennas for future wireless communication systems
Wireless communication systems expanding at a very high rate with high capacity requirements. Social media applications and life style choices have resulted in very high data rates. Frequency re-use t...
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Design and implementation of Explainable Trustworthy Artificial Intelligent System
Currently, the output of AI does not indicate the route or process the model has taken to obtain that output. So, the developers that developed the model will not be able to concisely conclude nor exp...
Self Funded