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Advancing the sustainability of cities – Understanding the impacts of urban light pollution on freshwater ecosystems

Supervisory Team.   Dr. Andrew Vowles and Prof. Paul Kemp. Project description. The world has undergone wide-scale urbanisation in recent decades, and the percentage of people living in cities is predicted to grow from 30% in 1950 to 68% by 2050. Read more
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Project: Thriving Cities - PhD Research Opportunity in Public Health & Health Policy

THRIVING CITIES PROJECT. This exciting international PhD will focus on the emergence of ‘thriving city’ initiatives that have developed in recent years in Europe and North America to promote the mental health and wellbeing of their residents. Read more

Self-Adaptive Vehicle Tracking using Transfer Learning and Bayesian Inference within Smart Cities

This project is part of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Geospatial Systems. The successful candidate will be co-supervised by academics from within the School of Engineering at Newcastle University and work alongside our external partner Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL). Read more

Distributed Artificial Intelligence for Collective Decisions in Smart Cities

  Research Group: School of Computing
Can you envision a more inclusive and direct democracy for our digital society empowered by an ethically-aligned AI and blockchain? The Distributed Systems and Services group at University of Leeds has an opening for a PhD candidate position in the lab of Distributed and Intelligent Social Computing Systems. Read more

Novel compression strategies for emerging visualisation modalities for smart cities and immersive environments

Neuromorphic vision sensors enable the acquisition of scenes with limited energy requirements and low data rate, only acquiring information on what changes in the scene, with a behaviour similar to the one of the human eye. Read more

Passive cooling in cities: a multi-scale modelling approach

Passive cooling (e.g. Natural ventilation) is regarded as an important building technology to reduce energy consumption, overheating risk and promote sustainability in the built environment. Read more

Personal Data Store, Smart Cities Data Marketplaces, and Sensing as a Service for Internet of Things [Self-Funded Students Only]

The Internet of Things envisions the creation of an environment where everyday objects (e.g., microwaves, fridges, cars, coffee machines) are connected to the Internet and make users’ lives more productive, efficient, and convenient. Read more

The aerodynamics of skyscrapers: tall building clusters and the urban environment

By 2050 our cities will host 68% of the world’s population, compared to the current 54%, and 33% in the 1960s. This increase is often accomplished by the proliferation of tall buildings (TBs) that maximise the provision of housing and commerce using a limited street-level footprint. Read more

Spatial variations of the urban boundary layer – what are the feedbacks from anthropogenic heat fluxes?

The next generation of weather models will have high resolution sub-km modelling. These will be used to inform critical decisions about how cities operate day-to-day into the future. At this scale, the different neighbourhoods of a city can be distinguished. Read more

Culture, Media & Creative Industries PhD

About Culture, Media & Creative Industries PhD. Culture, Media & Creative Industries at King's carries out world-leading research across the field of culture, media and the analysis of particular creative industries. Read more

PhD position in the Restoration of Soil Microbial and Invertebrate Biodiversity in Urban Greenspaces

Exposure to soil biodiversity in urban greenspaces can promote human and wildlife health by impacting their microbiomes. However, the development of soil biodiversity following aboveground restoration is poorly understood, as are the pathways through which people are exposed to this biodiversity. Read more

PhD studentship in sustainable mechanosynthesis of green battery materials

Applications are sought for a funded joint PhD position joint between the University of Birmingham (UoB) and Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) in Berlin. Read more

NHS hospital trusts readiness towards resilience automatization using digital technologies - A collaborative PhD project with Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

About Anglia Ruskin University. ARU is an innovative global university with 39,400 students from 185 countries. We've once again been named as one of the top 350 institutions in the world in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 – and one of the top 40 universities in the UK. Read more

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