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PhD topics for research students

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

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Effects of environmental heat stress on respiratory health
Climate change dictates that global average environmental temperatures are going to increase in the 21st century and heatwaves are going to become more frequent, intense and long-lasting. Respiratory ...
Self Funded
Toward automated vehicle control beyond the stability limits via active drifting control
Professional drivers in drifting competitions demonstrate accurate control over a car's position and sideslip while operating in an open-loop unstable region of state space. Could similar approaches h...
Self Funded
Cultivating virtual embodiment using non-invasive brain stimulation
Virtual embodiment (VE) sense of embodiment is the feeling of one’s own body in relation to its environment. It is related to a sense of self and is considered as the starting point of having self-ide...
Self Funded
Autonomous robots for non-disruptive inspection of utility and sewage systems
Traditional manual maintenance of pipelines which requires digging of ground to get access to pipelines is ineffective because of safety issues, high cost and limited human vision. Thus, serious fault...
Self Funded
Swarm of multiple co-operative and autonomous low-cost robots for search and rescue
Search and rescue (SAR) services work with extreme caution in a disaster scene as unstable rubble are dangerous for the potential survivors and the rescue workers. To reduce the risk SAR robots have b...
Self Funded
Design and Development of a Capsule Robot for Medical Applications
A capsule robot has potential applications in medical diagnosis (e.g. capsule endoscopy) and treatments. In 2000, Given Imaging introduced the capsule endoscope which has many advantages over traditio...
Self Funded
Deep learning-based autonomous diagnosis of gastrointestinal tract cancers
Gastrointestinal (GI) tract cancer is the leading cause of all cancer deaths. Deep learning-based diagnosis of GI tract diseases has the potential to revolutionise diagnostic speed, accuracy, and cost...
Self Funded
Natural Language Processing for Public Health Surveillance
The sale of sugary products is still strong, despite the recommendations to reduce their consumption. When children consume too much sugar, they can suffer from obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovasc...
Self Funded
Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing Based FinTech prediction
Financial markets including stocks and forex constantly fluctuate. Apart from individual company performances, various external factors such as human psychology of the masses, local and international ...
Self Funded
Using Machine Learning to Simulate Macroscopic phenomena for Fluid Dynamics
Macroscopic dynamic phenomena involving free and solid boundaries exist both in nature and industrial environments and are often associated with incidents of potentially high industrial impact. Such d...
Self Funded