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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
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
Memory based machine intelligence technique development
The purpose of this research project is to model the human brain and develop a memory mechanism based on next-generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms. The human brain can be modeled using d...
31/12/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Autonomous driving with intelligent sensing and advanced fusion
Autonomous vehicles as a future trend is emerging. Autonomous driving highly relies on advanced sensing systems consisting of diverse sensors to see the environment thereby achieving safe trajectory p...
31/12/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Advanced planar MIMO sparse imaging for target detection
Millimetre wave or THz imaging has been greatly developed for security detection and non-destructive testing. The imaging system with full electronic scanning of planar multiple-input and multiple-out...
31/12/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Reduce household food waste by using intelligent technology
Households are responsible for about 40 to 50 percent of total food waste. Reduction of household food waste would save the global economy over £190 billion and significantly reduce carbon emissions. ...
31/12/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Research on non-invasive blood glucose monitoring using microwave cavity
In recent years there has been a growing interest in self-monitoring of health issues using electronics. One key area is that of measuring blood glucose levels for, in particular, diabetic patients. T...
31/12/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Development of smart android middleware for reducing monetization through cyberattacks
The rapid growth of Internet of Things over the last few years and the working from home culture over the last 12 months as a result of Covid-19 have both contributed to the booming of the cybereconom...
31/12/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Analysis of the effect of Natural Flood Management measures in water levels
Experimental and numerical analysis of the effect of Natural Flood Management measures in water levels and validation for 2D/3D applicability. Natural Flood Management (NFM) has become a popular metho...
31/12/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Emotionally intelligent artificial conversational agents
Artificial conversational agents, can be embodied (physical robots or digital avatars on a screen) or not embodied (chat-bots or digital assistants). Agents may be able to converse but they can also a...
02/01/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
A sustainability analysis of sea ports
Port expansion is often cited as a key enabler for commercial activity and national or regional economic prosperity, whether in developed or developing nations. Demand for freight is increasing global...
10/11/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded