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PhD topics for research students

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

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Description
Supervisor
Application Deadline
Funding
A Systems Approach to Promoting Sustainable Bioeconomy through International Development of Novel Biorefinery System Concepts
Background At present, most industries are heavily relying on fossil fuels and this has caused severe damage to the environment. Transitioning from a fossil based economy to a more sustainable, renewa...
31/03/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Energy and CO2 Awareness during Software Design and Development
An ever-critical topic is the emergence of Green Software Engineering and how software engineering influences the environment. This project aims to advance the state of the art by defining an approach...
01/05/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
A Machine Learning Approach for Migrating to Microservices
This project aims to advance the state of the art by defining an approach that uses machine learning techniques to automate the migration of monolithic software into microservice architecture. The pur...
07/05/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Environmental tax policies for net zero strategy and social welfare
There is an increasing drive among the governments in many countries to decarbonise their economies. Environmental tax policies are the most prominent among the tools that have been commonly used to a...
31/12/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Arts in health in the self-management of chronic respiratory disease
Arts in Health participation is recognised by the World Health Organisation as being beneficial to holistic health outcomes. Such interventions include singing and dancing, both of which have relevanc...
31/12/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
IoT techniques for disaster prediction and prevention
IoT techniques can be applied in many fields, including disaster prediction and prevention. In developing countries, it may be economically unfeasible to purchase and establish a centralised system. H...
31/12/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Advanced robust probability regression for face recognition
Robustness in statistics can be defined as "the ability of an inferential statistic or procedure that is reliable, resistant, and avoidable. The pioneering work of robust statistics was primarily crea...
31/12/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Advanced robust deep learning
Deep neural networks have recently achieved great success and classification, where the Loss function is an indispensable part of deep learning. Various kinds of loss functions such as mean square err...
31/12/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
MIMO antenna array for 5G handset applications
Antennas for 5G smartphones, tablet PCs require multiple-bands operation for efficient spectrum utilization and robust links. Multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) arrays meet the demand on multiple f...
31/12/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Emotion detection from brain activity
The purpose of this research project is to investigate the emotion mechanism in the human brain. Firstly, human brain architecture will be studied and a 3D model of the brain will be developed. Then, ...
31/12/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded