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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.

Description
Supervisor
Application Deadline
Funding
Naturalness of autonomous vehicles
Problem Statement Naturalness and simplicity are well known prerequisites of success in product, system and service design. Autonomous vehicles have, however, few precedents in human history and are t...
01/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Automotive crowdsourcing
Problem Statement Among innovation experts crowdsourcing is considered to be a highly cost effective manner for businesses to connect with their customers, identify new design concepts and outsource w...
01/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Mathematical modelling of epistasis in proteins using network analysis and statistical learning
Proteins are biopolymers composed of repetitive units (residues) from a set of 20 amino acids that form complex three-dimensional topologies. Protein topologies/structures undergo conformational chang...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Novel approaches for complex nonlinear equation systems
In this project, we aim to investigate a novel method that works by transforming a system of equations into a multiobjective optimisation problem (MOO). The method tries to overcome the following issu...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Design human-like machine learning
A study of the publications available via PubMed alone (a database of 26 million references to biomedical publications), shows that only four machine learning models (linear regression, Bayesian reaso...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Deep Learning for Personalised Remarketing
For over a decade, our group (led by Dr. Yongmin Li) has been working in an extensive area of artificial intelligence and data science. Recent projects include medical imaging, bioimaging, AI-assisted...
07/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Natural Language Processing for Tax Assessment
For over a decade, our group (led by Dr. Yongmin Li, Email: Yongmin.Li@brunel.ac.uk) have been working in an extensive area of artificial intelligence and data science. Recent projects include medical...
07/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Artificial Intelligence and Data Science: Medical Imaging
For over a decade, our group led by Dr. Yongmin Li has been working in an extensive area of artificial intelligence and data science. Recent projects include medical imaging, bioimaging, AI-assisted t...
07/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Investigating KAT2A as a novel therapeutic target in neuroblastoma
The Pina lab is looking for a highly-motivated, technically-able and independent-thinking candidate to undertake a PhD project researching the role of histone acetyl-transferase KAT2A in neuroblastoma...
28/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Heat adaptation in older/elderly individuals
Whilst traditionally heat adaptation has been a priority for athletes and occupational workers ahead of exposure to hot/hot-humid environments, forecast increases in the frequency and intensity of hea...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded