The School has long-standing research collaborations with hospitals and medical centres worldwide developing new approaches to the diagnosis and monitoring of neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. The current focus is on providing an objective assessment of movement disorders and cognitive decline through the analysis of patients’ responses to conventional clinical assessments, including figure-copying and movement tasks. The aim of this PhD is to explore new approaches to applying AI and white-box machine learning techniques to provide both an accurate assessment and informed understanding of the patient’s condition.
Candidates should have (or expect to obtain) a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2.1) or equivalent in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Music Technology or a closely related subject.
How to apply:
Applicants should apply via the University’s online application system at https://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/apply/. Please read the application guidance first so that you understand the various steps in the application process.