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PhD topics for research students

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

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Design Guidelines for Musemedia – multiple sensorial media
Mulsemedia - multiple sensorial media - makes possible the inclusion of layered sensory stimulation and interaction through multiple sensory channels. The recent upsurge in technology and wearables pr...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Artificial intelligence technology development for medical applications
In this project, advanced deep learning algorithms will be developed for medical data (e.g. biomedical signals, images, sound, touch, pressure, etc.). The sensors will be studied, signal processing me...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Differential expression patterns and transport characteristics of aged cells
Ageing is associated with a number of diseases and manifests itself at the organ level (e.g. the morphological changes in the skin) as well as cellular level. Cellular function is dependent on correct...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Deep Learning for Video Compression
This project will firstly examine and analyse deep learning techniques particularly in the context of their applicability to ultra high resolution (4K/8K) image/video compression. The project will loo...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Experimental and numerical characterisation and modelling of viscoelastic/viscoplastic crack growth in adhesive joints
Adhesive bonding is a widely used technique in the aerospace and automotive industry, whose advantages with respect to more conventional connections of structural components include the great reductio...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Budding yeast as a model for sudden cardiac death
Sudden unexpected cardiac death is responsible for about half of all heart disease deaths. It is an unexpected death caused by a change in heart rhythm. The underlying mechanisms are still not fully u...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
The impact of chromosomal rearrangements on the genome organisation of leukaemia cells.
Chromosomal rearrangements are a hallmark of leukaemia. It is well known that specific chromosomal rearrangements are associated with certain leukaemia subtypes and that can predict clinical outcome. ...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Differential expression patterns associated with the development of systemic sclerosis
Systemic sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune rheumatic disease, characterised by excessive scarring and fibrosis which causes thickening and tightening of the connective tissues of the skin and damage t...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
The gendered experience of body image in physical activity spaces
There is a growing concern over young people’s body image and the detrimental impact that a negative body image can have on well-being, including physical activity participation. Although there is a t...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Use of inertial sensors for fall prediction in older people
Falls in older people are a common cause of morbidity, mortality and loss of function. The physiological changes to the motor and sensory functions caused by ageing combined with the presence of other...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded