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  Object Detection and Tracking Using High-Speed 3D Image Sensors
  Dr I Gyongy
Application Deadline: 29 June 2020

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3D image capture by existing LIDAR and Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensors is typically limited to relatively low frame rates due to bottleneck issues in the data readout and/or the necessity for optical scanning to cover a sufficiently large field of view.
  Control of seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) helps prevent asthma attacks – testing the feasibility of a patient-focussed mobile (M-) health intervention
  Prof J Schwarze, Prof A Sheikh
Application Deadline: 27 September 2019

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We are offering a PhD opportunity, based within the The Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (AUKCAR), in applied asthma research for the academic year 2019/20.
  PhD studentship in Cryptanalysis of Lightweight Symmetric-key Algorithms
  Dr V Velichkov
Application Deadline: 2 September 2019

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Lightweight cryptography (LC) studies the analysis and design of cryptographic algorithms for systems with constrained resources.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) Short pulse lasers for machining composite materials (Luxinar)
  Prof D Reid, Prof D Esser
Applications accepted all year round

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Project not available to non UK/EU applicants. The EngD is an alternative to a traditional PhD aimed at students wanting a career in industry.
  Additive Manufacturing of Novel Metal Microwave Components for Space Applications - An EPSRC iCase Project with Renishaw Plc. UK
  Prof J Hong
Applications accepted all year round

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RF/microwave components are essential for telecommunications and radar systems.
  EPSRC iCASE PhD Studentship on Additive Manufacturing of Novel Metal Microwave Components for Space Applications
  Prof J Hong
Applications accepted all year round

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An EPSRC iCase Studentship with Renishaw Plc. RF/microwave components are essential for telecommunications and radar systems.
  PhD studentship in NLP and statistical relational learning
  Dr V Belle
Application Deadline: 1 October 2019

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Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in natural language processing and statistical relational learning, to be based in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.
  Improving Fairness in Higher Education
  Mr D Hope, Dr D Kluth
Application Deadline: 8 September 2019

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Improving Fairness in Higher Education. University of Edinburgh Medical School. Project Description. In this project, a doctoral student will research fairness in higher education.
  LED-driven photocatalytic oxidation technology for water purification
  Dr E Chatzisymeon
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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This interdisciplinary project in collaboration with Scottish Water, our industrial partner, aims to provide a safe and reliable technology for the treatment of drinking water as well as for the effective treatment of natural organic matter and other organic substances.
  Data Driven Information Recovery in Sensor Systems
  Prof J Thompson
Application Deadline: 13 November 2019

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This PhD project will enable to researcher to study transformative technologies for rethinking how we sample and record data from a wide variety of sensors.
  Mathematical modelling of multicellular interactions in stem cell regulation and tissue regeneration
  Research Group: MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine
  Dr L Schumacher, Dr R Grima
Application Deadline: 14 September 2019

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*LAST-MINUTE APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR 2019*. Tissue regeneration is an emergent phenomenon at the scale of cell populations, and interactions between stem cells and the tissue they reside in are required to self-regulate this behaviour.
  Role of microglia and innate immune memory on CNS prion disease pathogenesis
  Prof N A Mabbott, Dr A Diack
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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Funding. This project is eligible for a University of Edinburgh 3.5 year PhD studentship. We seek an enthusiastic Ph.D. student with an appropriate immunology or neurobiology degree to study the influence of innate immune memory in microglia on the development of neuropathology during CNS prion disease.
  Understanding adsorption behaviour of materials for direct CO2 capture from the atmosphere – PhD in Chemical Engineering
  Assoc Prof M.W. van der Spek
Application Deadline: 1 November 2019

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The direct capture of CO2 from the atmosphere is a technology that will become essential to combat climate change. This can be done using either liquid solvents or solid adsorbents, where the solid adsorbents seem to present a number of advantages compared to solvents.
  What can big data tell us about outcomes of epilepsy?
  Research Group: Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
  Dr R Chin, Dr C Weir, Dr SB Bhattacharya
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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With a diagnosis of epilepsy comes questions about health, educational and social outcomes. For women there are specific questions about pregnancy outcomes.
  Control of seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) helps prevent asthma attacks – testing the feasibility of a patient-focussed mobile (M-) health intervention
  Prof J Schwarze, Prof A Sheikh
Application Deadline: 27 September 2019

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PhD Type

We are offering a PhD opportunity, based within the The Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (AUKCAR https://www.aukcar.ac.uk/) at the University of Edinburgh, in applied asthma research for the academic year 2019/20.
  Compartment fire-fighting and fire dynamics - Fire Service Research and Training Trust Scholarship
  Dr R Carvel, Dr R Hadden
Applications accepted all year round

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Fire Service Research and Training Trust Scholarship. Fire adapts to its environment. When a fire becomes established in a compartment within a building or structure, the fire behaviour depends upon the nature of the fuel, the airflow dynamics in the space and the heat exchange between the fire and its environment.
  Experimental and numerical investigation of methods to dynamically influence the permeability of fractured rock in the near field environment using thermal stress and fluid pressure.
  Dr C McDermott, Dr A Fraser Harris
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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This PhD will form part of a larger industry sponsored project developing smart pumping technology capable of delivering controlled location specific fluid pulses to rock.
  Multiscale modelling of shale gas flows
  Dr M Borg, Dr L Gibelli
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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PhD Type

The University of Edinburgh is seeking an excellent student to award a prestigious PhD scholarship to investigate the behaviour of methane gas inside porous rock media.
  I/O and storage for extreme scale multi-physics multi-scale simulations of aero engines
  Dr M Weiland
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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PhD Type

Engineering simulations, in particular multi-physics and multi-scale whole engine simulations, such as those targeted by the ASiMoV Prosperity Partnership…
  Improving pig health through advanced predictive techniques
  Dr C Gomes
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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SRUC and the University of Stirling are seeking a student to participate in a doctoral research project to explore the use of machine learning for improving the health and productivity of farm animals.
  Molecular mechanisms of break-induced replication
  Dr S Makovets
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Maintenance of genome stability is vital for the survival and propagation of all forms of life. DNA replication threatens genome stability as replication forks often stall, collapse and break.
  Robotic aided hazardous gas detection using laser absorption spectroscopy
  Dr C Liu, Dr A Stokes, Dr Y Yang
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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Toxic and hazardous chemical species, including but not limited to COx, NH3, NOx, H2S, SOx, and hydrocarbons, are ubiquitous, predominantly emitted by anthropogenic activities, and pose serious risks to human health and the environment.
  Advancing Knowledge on Subsurface Fugitive Gas Migration Associated with Geoenergy Activities
  Research Group: Institute of Petroleum Engineering
  Dr A Cahill
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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Geoenergy describes a range of energy technologies and sources that are derived from or interact with the geological subsurface. Historically, geoenergy relates to the extraction of conventional oil or gas which has provided the majority of global energy needs over the last 150 years.
  Novel platforms for integrated quantum devices based on rare earth doped insulating materials
  Dr M Mazzera
Applications accepted all year round

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We offer a 3-year PhD position for a talented, proactive, and strongly motivated candidate who will contribute building a new setup with potential for ground breaking scientific research in the field of solid-state quantum memories for quantum communication applications.
  Doctor or Engineering (EngD): Electro-optic devices for extreme LIDAR in highly dynamic environments
  Prof D Reid
Application Deadline: 30 January 2020

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Project Description. LIDAR / LADAR has become widespread in recent years, and uses pulse lasers to make time of flight measurements in order to build up a digital model of a scene.
  Development of 4D printed actuators with integrated temperature-controlled triggering system for defence applications
  Dr F Martinez-Hergueta
Application Deadline: 1 September 2019

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The interest in additive manufacturing is currently growing exponentially in industry. The technology could reduce the environmental impact associated with conventional manufacturing processes and transform the concept of smart materials as known today.
  Seismic history matching and machine learning, Edinburgh Time-Lapse Project
  Research Group: Institute of Petroleum Engineering
  Prof C MacBeth, Dr R Chassagne
Application Deadline: 1 October 2019

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PhD Type

The current oil and gas fields are now challenging to produce and the time for easy extraction is gone. More complex and accurate representations of the field with models are required to take any decision concerning field development.
  Chemical Probes for Clinical Optical Imaging
  Prof M Bradley, Dr A Megia-Fernandez
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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The EPSRC IRC Proteus (Proteus) - Multiplexed ’Touch and Tell’ Optical Molecular Sensing and Imaging - Lifetime and Beyond” is an Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration between the Universities of Edinburgh, Bath, Heriot Watt, Durham and Dundee.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD): Optical Fibre Sensing for Offshore Renewable Energy (Fraunhofer)
  Dr W N MacPherson, Dr Brian Sellar
Application Deadline: 30 December 2019

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Project not available to non UK/EU applicants. Project Description. Distributed optical fibre sensing is a topic of great industrial relevance.
  Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) in Construction
  Dr F Bosche, Dr S Smith
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Modern visualisation technologies like Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) / Mixed Reality (MR), along with Building Information Modelling (BIM), AI and Robotics are collectively revolutionising the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry.
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