PhD Projects

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PhD Projects at ECIT

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UNDERTAKING A PHD IS A HIGHLY REWARDING EXPERIENCE

Here at ECIT you will have the opportunity to work with some of the most passionate researchers in their field.

The School currently has over 130 PhD students from 40 countries worldwide, and therefore enjoys the many benefits that this brings to its research community. Many PhD studentships attract scholarships and top-up supplements.

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Our Research Programmes

Both the MPhil and PhD programmes provide the opportunity to acquire an extensive training in research techniques.

Develop and refine appropriate research skills and learn to carry out significant, high-quality, original research in your specified area. You can find out more about the features of our programmes on our Research Programmes page:

Our Research Programmes

PhD Opportunities for commencement in 2018

We are currently seeking applications for the commencement in 2018 of the following research projects: 

DSSC RESEARCH CLUSTER

 

Proposed Project Title and Purpose

Supervisor

Peering inside the ‘black box’: Understanding and refining deep neural networks with cognitive science  Dr Barry Devereux
Understanding the brain and its diseases: building an ontology for the clinical neurosciences.  Dr Barry Devereux
Predicitive analytics in an ICU by processing streams of physiological data in real-time  Dr Charles J Gillan 
Personalised video content summary and composition from ultra-large-volume video data driving by deep learning  Dr Yang Hua
Energy-Efficient, Robust and Secure Data Storage Using Data Mining and Analysis   Dr. Georgios Karakonstantis
Energy-Quality Scalable Processors under Dynamically Varying Operating Conditions  Dr. Georgios Karakonstantis
Implementation of a smart energy-efficient data analysis system for food safety and authenticity  Dr. Georgios Karakonstantis
On Analysing Urban Mobility Data for Smart Cities  Dr Cheng Long

Spatio-Temporal Analytics on Sports Data

 Dr Ivor Spence

Crowd analysis using Deep Neural Networks

 Dr. Jesus Martinez del Rincon   

CONTINUOUS DEEP HUMAN POSE ESTIMATION FOR VIDEO SEQUENCES

 Dr. Jesus Martinez del Rincon  

Cyber-Physical AI on Embedded/Edge/Cloud Architectures.

 Dr. J. McAllister

FPGA-based Artificial Intelligence

 Dr. J. McAllister

FPGA-based Sparse Graph Analytics

 Dr. J. McAllister

Quantum Computer Architecture

 Dr. J. McAllister

Deep relational reinforcement learning

 Dr. Vien Ngo

Human-robot collaboration as end-to-end learning 

 Dr. Vien Ngo

Meta Learning for Deep Reinforcement Learning and Robotics

 Dr. Vien Ngo

Planning and Representation Learning under Uncertainty for Motor Primitives and Robotics

 Dr. Vien Ngo

The Science of Virality in Social Media

 Dr Deepak Padmanabhan

Gentleman AI

 Dr Deepak Padmanabhan

Striking Features for Similarity Search

 Dr Deepak Padmanabhan

Making sense of cancer data 

 Prof. Neil M. Robertson

Byzantine Paxos to Solve Consensus in Blockchain Technology

 Dr Hans Vandierendonck 

Future Directions in Graph Analytics

 Dr Hans Vandierendonck 

Parallel Subgraph Matching

 Dr Hans Vandierendonck 

Mining Graphlet Statistics From Online Social Networks

 Dr Hans Vandierendonck 

LEEWAY – Lean Efficient Edge-based WorkloAd DeploYment on the Internet

 Dr Blesson Varghese

RAMEN: RApid Migration at the Edge of the Network

 Dr Blesson Varghese

High performance software for analysis of mass spectrometry data applied to challenges in Global Food Security

  Dr Charles J Gillan 

 

CWI Research Cluster

 

Proposed Project Title and Purpose

Supervisor

Sporadic access control and artificial Intelligence for future robotic systems Dr Youngwook Ko

Enabling A Wireless Forensic Technology For Secure Machine Type Communications

Dr Youngwook Ko

Low-latency communications in the 5G era Dr Michalis Matthaiou
Antenna array design for mm-wave massive MIMO  Dr Michalis Matthaiou
Anonymous Wireless – Building a Privacy Enabled Internet of Things Professor William Scanlon
Wearable Biosensing Using mm-Scale Medical Implants Professor William Scanlon
Wideband millimetre wave imaging antenna Dr. Dmitry Zelenchuk
Automotive radar sensor antenna system  Dr. Dmitry Zelenchuk
Cell-Free Massive MIMO: User-Centric Ultra-Dense Networks Dr. Hien Quoc Ngo
Massive MIMO in Machine-Type Communications Dr. Hien Quoc Ngo
Novel Injection Locked Transceivers for RFID and Healthcare Dr Neil Buchanan
Retrodirective antennas for secure terrestrial applications Dr Neil Buchanan
Self-Healing Low-Cost Integrated Transceiver Circuits For Outer Space Applications Dr Mury Thian
Novel Rectenna for Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Transmission Dr Mury Thian
Millimetre-Wave Intelligent Transportation Systems Dr Simon Cotton
Millimetre-Wave Wearable Communications Dr Simon Cotton
Adaptive Wearable Antennas for Medical Applications Dr. Gareth Conway
Advanced Artificial Surfaces for Wearable Wireless Medical Systems Dr. Gareth Conway
Antennas for millimetre wave imaging Prof. Vincent Fusco 
Long distance Wireless Power Transfer Prof. Vincent  Fusco 

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