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Computing With Words – Modelling and Optimisation of Industrial Processes

   Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

About the Project

Computing With Words (CWW) is inspired by the human ability to perform a wide variety of physical and mental tasks as well as make perception-based rational decisions. This remarkable human ability is not hindered by imprecision in the decision environment or any situation of partial truth.

This project will be in the general area of CWW, focusing on Computational Intelligence (CI) algorithms and techniques (such as Granular Computing, Type-2 Fuzzy Logic, Rough Sets, Perception-based logic, context-aware computing etc.). Nature-Inspired multi-criteria optimisation techniques may also be considered as methods for optimising CWW and human-centric structures. The application area will involve industrial processes, in particular those associated with materials manufacturing and processing in the sector of aerospace, structural materials as well as automotive and energy, in collaboration with our industrial partners. For example, CWW techniques may be used to develop model-based non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) methods, evolving process models as well as plant/process monitoring and optimisation techniques.

Funding Notes

This is a self-funded research project.
We require applicants to have either an undergraduate honours degree (1st) or MSc (Merit or Distinction) in a relevant science or engineering subject from a reputable institution.
Prospective candidates for this project should have an interest in Computational Intelligence, human-centric systems, or Artificial Intelligence and good programming skills, ideally in MATLAB and/or C/C++.
Full details of how to apply can be found at the following link:
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Applicants can apply for a Scholarship from the University of Sheffield but should note that competition for these Scholarships is highly competitive: View Website

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