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PhD topics for research students

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

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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
SPH/FEM coupling for transient analysis
We are seeking a PhD student with appropriate background to work on the development of methods for the coupling of total Lagrangian SPH (Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics) methods to FEM (Finite Element M...
Self Funded
Improvement of Eulerian form of SPH
This is proposal for a PhD project on reformulation of the Eulerian form of the Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (ESPH) method and the development of methods for stabilisation of ESPH. This is intended f...
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
Control of IC Engine Emissions with Addition of Hydrogen
Utilisation of hydrogen gas mixtures as means of controlling engine exhaust emissions through combustion improvements or aftertreatment systems enhanced performance. Experimental study using fully equ...
Self Funded
Arts Therapies effectiveness with specific populations: a mixed methods study
Arts therapies are being developed in a range of private and public contexts around the globe. There is growing evidence that arts therapies support people's communication, emotional expression, socia...
Self Funded
Ballistic impact response of multi-layered shields
In an optimal design, more often than not, an initial configuration of a structure must be modified several times to provide the optimal arrangement. The objective of the project is to develop and use...
Self Funded