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PhD topics for research students

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

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Developing Squeeze-Film Levitation
Squeeze-film levitation (SFL) is a means of separation and non-contact movement of one surface over another, e.g. conveying and bearings. Consequently, there is no wear, almost no friction (except for...
Self Funded
Optimisation methods for (deep) neural networks
A machine learning algorithm can be viewed as a mapping between inputs and outputs, with the scope of optimising and tuning the parameters that describe it so that the performance is improved. The los...
Self Funded
Novel machine learning methodologies for human action correction in videos
The goal of this research is to motivate patients with disabilities to get better in a faster, easier and fun way. It will apply artificial intelligence methods to a software that turns traditional ph...
Self Funded
Multiscale Simulation of Fluid Dynamics
A project at the interface between Physics and Engineering, molecular simulation has the potential to provide new insights into the field of fluids dynamics, a vital and very active research area esse...
Self Funded
The use of a principle-based approach to rule making in consumer law
Consumer law is based on prescriptive standards that have pushed firms to ignore consumer needs to the benefit of a compliance box ticking exercise. The project seeks to unpick how best to change the ...
Self Funded
Intelligent Mobile Robotics System
Research on a six legged mobile robotics which is currently used in the research labs. The robot can be equipped with sonar sensors, vision system and communication system. In mobile robot research, t...
Self Funded
Multi-Agent Learning on Sensory data for Autonomous Systems
In many real world applications data is not static but arrives in data streams. On-line learning methods suits these applications by adjusting the learning policy incrementally as soon as new data arr...
Self Funded
Supervisory Control System Using Wireless Network
In this project a supervisory control system will be developed to support Wireless Sensor Network (WSN). WSN are increasingly used in a multitude of applications such as environmental and structural h...
Self Funded
Granular Computing for Power Electronics Circuits Optimisation
Granular computing is an emerging computing paradigm of information processing. It concerns the processing of complex information entities called information granules, which arise in the process of da...
Self Funded
Intelligent coordination of end-users energy demand for the sustainable next-generation energy network
As part of energy demand and sustainability of future energy grid, energy generation, transmission and distribution; a more systematic and proactive approach for the next-generation electric grid is n...
Self Funded