PhD Offers

PALAEMON H2020 EU Project PhD contract – Embedded Video Analysis

**** RESEARCH CONTRACT IN THE H2020 EUROPEAN PROJECT - PALAEMON (A holistic passenger ship evacuation and rescue ecosystem.) **** ...

28 September 2019

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Incorporating privileged information in the context of deep learning for medical imaging

In this PhD project we aim to design an algorithm that is specifically designed for incorporating expert medical knowledge (privileged information) into the learning course of image classification dee...

20 December 2019

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Enhancing Radio Access Network Slicing via Machine Learning Predictions

Networks are currently required to dynamically adapt to meet the distinct requirements of diverse traffic classes. Emerging classes of traffic such as those generated by autonomous vehicles and variou...

20 December 2019

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Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

The proposed research looks at the previously identified challenges, particularly standardization and interoperability between networks and devices, and their application to Urban Computing and Indust...

20 December 2019

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Interaction paradigms for intuitive augmented reality

Augmented Reality (AR) is getting close to real use cases, which is driving the creation of innovative applications and the unprecedented growth of Head-Mounted Display (HMD) devices in consumer avail...

20 December 2019

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Transfer learning for Time Series Classification

During the last two decades, Time Series Classification (TSC) has been considered as one of the most challenging problems in data mining [2]. This is due to its’ large number of practical applicati...

20 December 2019

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Characterisation of VBM Algorithms for Processing of Medical MRI Image

Voxel-Based Morphometry (VBM) is the process of measuring volumetric changes in structural imagery. We propose to characterise different algorithms that measure the accuracy at the scale of gross morp...

20 December 2019

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Attack detection from models using machine learning

The PhD project tackles runtime detection of cyber attacks. It combines security by design with runtime security checking by using design models for runtime attack detection. Model2Defend proposes res...

20 December 2019

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Deep learning approach electricity consumption monitoring

Many stakeholders can benefit from knowing the energy consumption of different devices within a home. It helps users understand their bills, retailers to plan tariff systems and distributors to pla...

20 December 2019

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Data-Driven processes design for Real-Time Service Provisions in Urban Computing Environment

Urban computing uses ubiquitous computing technologies to gain a better understanding of how to improve our cities (Marciniak and Owoc, 2013). Urban Computing consists of four layers sensing, data man...

20 December 2019

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Investigate the use of deep learning to achieve an optimum eastern language learning experience in increased fluency of productive aural skills

This research aims to investigate the use of deep learning in speech recognition to enable an improved experience in learning an Eastern language (such as Punjabi). You will investigate the issues cur...

20 December 2019

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Computational analysis of style in traditional fiddle playing

The fiddle, dimensionally the same as a violin but played in a folk style, has been historically central to the traditional music of the British Isles and many European countries. Since the middle age...

20 December 2019

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Innovative virtual and augments simulations for medical education

The undergraduate medical curriculum relies on students learning a range of essential clinical skills that they will need to put into practise when they become qualified doctors. Many of the skills ca...

20 December 2019

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Enhancing audio signal processing chains in virtual environments

In multisensory systems, such as 3D applications and Virtual Reality, spatial cues describing the environment surrounding the user are carried through sound. Human hearing uses auditory stimuli to per...

20 December 2019

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Developing data assimilation and machine learning approaches to analysing complex multimodal biometric data towards a more personalised and adaptive mental health care

The PhD research will be to design and implement personalised adaptive computer-based interventions to support mental health issues, for example, in people experiencing anxiety disorders. These interv...

20 December 2019

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Design planning and modelling of urban area in mitigating the risk of flood and drought with the application of CFD

Overview: The rapid development of urban areas and climate change are becoming a major concern in threatening the increased intensity and frequency of flooding and drought. Such act ...

03 October 2019

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Effective communications for resilient water communities

Overview: The typical water consumer has low engagement with water, sewerage and related environmental services. This matters, because the water resource context is changing. There a...

03 October 2019

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Establishing the correlation between mixing speed and biogas production in anaerobic digestion

Overview: Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a widely used renewable energy technique to obtain biogas from biomass such as sewage sludge and other feedstock. Biogas production from AD is i...

03 October 2019

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The development of a framework to support the resilience of commercial properties to flooding

Overview: Government policy on flood risk and previous research on flood resilience have up to now mainly focused on residential properties. But greater attention is shifting to comm...

03 October 2019

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Using Virtual Reality games to encourage positive flood resilient behaviours among at risk property owners

Overview: Flooding is a global phenomenon which causes widespread devastation, economic damages and loss of human life (Jha, et al., 2012). The dramatic increase in average annual ec...

03 October 2019

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Assessing the potential of using new technologies to supplement flood warnings and exposure assessment in areas at risk of surface water flooding

Overview: There exist today a great many more data sources for flood monitoring and advances in technology which are now making it feasible for data to be used in a more dynamic way ...

03 October 2019

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The potential of constructed wetlands to reduce stormwater runoff and pollution

Overview: Storm water runoff typically contains and transports a wide range of pollutants, resulting in negative environmental effects with potential threats to ecosystems and health...

03 October 2019

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Numerical modelization of the physics of wetlands

Overview: Wetlands (i.e., marshes, bogs, and swamps) “are lands transitional between terrestrial and aquatic systems where the water table is usually at or near the surface or the ...

03 October 2019

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An integrated approach to improve hydraulic and hydrologic design of constructed wetlands

Overview: Subject description: The research subject Integrated Approach to Improve Hydraulic and Hydrologic Design of Constructed Wetlands includes the study of processes related to ...

03 October 2019

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Structural performance of cross laminated timber (CLT) buildings under dynamic load

Overview: Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) has become a widely used engineered timber product, and the primary structural material for Mass Timber Construction, an approach that is expec...

03 October 2019

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Investigation of flow and heat transfer in micro channels using nano-fluids

Overview: Cutting edge technologies are increasingly dependent on the safe dissipation of huge amounts of heat from very small areas. With the advancement of the semiconductor indust...

03 October 2019

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Blockchain adoption and its implications on Supply Chain Performance

Overview: Companies are facing difficulties in tracking products and getting information across multi-tiered global supply chains. For example, the 2013 Horse meat scandal revealed a...

03 October 2019

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Tall steel structure under wind load, fire and seismic force

Overview: This research project is a joint research collaboration between BCU and Chongqing Steel Structures as industrial partner, who specialize in the design and building of tall ...

03 October 2019

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Indoor air quality improvement and overheating prevention in new build residential developments in the UK

Overview: Thermal comfort, indoor air quality (IAQ) and overheating are important challenges facing the UK new build homes sector as a direct result of increased thermal insulation a...

03 October 2019

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Social Sciences – PhD

The School of Social Sciences supports a growing and vibrant community of PhD students. The PhD is an advanced postgraduate qualification, involving three or mor...

03 October 2019

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Professional Doctorate in Education – EdD

This course is now full for 2019/20.  Information about 2020/21 entry will be ...

03 October 2019

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Planning Research Degrees – PhD

A built environment PhD can be a pathway to a career in a wide range of related professions, especially in management roles – or in the academic world.  If you’re already ...

03 October 2019

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Media and Cultural Studies – PhD

Our Media and Cultural Studies PhD research degree will help you achieve a career in media research or academia. The PhD enables research into a broad range of interests wi...

03 October 2019

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Law – PhD

The School of Law supports a thriving PhD community, largely through its three main research centres: The Centre for American Legal Studies, The Centre for Human Rights and the ...

03 October 2019

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Health – PhD

The Doctor of Philosophy or PhD is recognised worldwide and is often an essential requirement for those wishing to follow an academic or research career in health or social care...

03 October 2019

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English Research Degrees – PhD

A PhD in English will help you to develop research skills that support professional practice, research and/or academic careers. You will work closely with a team of specialist a...

03 October 2019

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Engineering Research Degrees – PhD

An engineering PhD can be a pathway to a career in a wide range of related jobs, including in management roles – or in the academic world. If you’re already in such a role, ...

03 October 2019

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Education – PhD

Our Centre for the Study of Practice and Culture...

03 October 2019

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Doctorate of Business Administration (Part Time) – DBA

Our Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) course is intended to assist career professionals who wish to enhance, contribute to and transform practice. It is a professional doc...

03 October 2019

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Digital Media Technology Research Degrees – PhD

The School of Computing and Digital Technology welcomes enquiries relating to digital audio processing, digital image and video processing, animation and virtual environment, ...

03 October 2019

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Conservatoire Research Degrees – PhD

A PhD at Birmingham Conservatoire will help you create opportunities to develop research skills that support performance, composition or a scholarly career. Whether you are inte...

03 October 2019

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Computing Research Degrees – PhD

The School welcomes enquiries relating to the hardware of telecommunications, computer networks, games technology, electronic engineering and software engineering. Areas of rese...

03 October 2019

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Business Research Degrees – PhD

Birmingham City Business School have a long and successful history in the field of business research. The wide range of experiences, skills and specialisms within the faculty al...

03 October 2019

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Art and Design – PhD

A PhD in Art and Design will help you create opportunities to develop research skills that support professional practice, research and/or academic careers within the fields of a...

03 October 2019

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Exploring the Biological Foundations of Leadership Perceptions

The majority of studies developed to investigate leadership perceptions within the field of Implicit Leadership Theories have approached the phenomenon from a socio-psychological perspective. There ar...

03 October 2019

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How do students assess debt? A socio-cognitive investigation

This project will involve a systematic investigation into the cognitive and social factors that underpin students’ perception and appraisal of indebtedness. This is in order to examine how cognitive...

03 October 2019

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IoT smart framework and dynamic web platform for Integrated Knowledge Management in Urban Water Networks

The main objectives of the planned research are to investigate methodologies of connecting, integrating, updating and managing heterogeneous distributed systems efficiently. This includes semantic ann...

03 October 2019

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An evaluation of loosely-coupled non-linear deformable co-registration

Co-registration is an important step in image analysis tasks where information is extracted from a combination of sources. Medicine (monitoring tumour growth, treatment verification, and the compariso...

12 September 2019

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A grid engine based approach to multi-agent systems

Suited to distributed implementation, multi-agent systems offer the possibility of directly representing the individual components of an intelligent system; its autonomous behaviour and interactions w...

12 September 2019

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