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Deep Learning for Inverse Scattering Problems


   College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences

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  Dr S Shaw  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

Applications are invited for our EPSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentship for the project “Deep Learning for Inverse Scattering Problems” starting 1 April 2022. Successful applicants will receive an annual stipend (bursary) of £17,609, including inner London weighting, plus payment of their full-time tuition fees for a period of 36-months (3 years).  

Applicants must be classified as a home (UK) tuition fee paying student to be eligible for this studentship.  

The Project

This exciting research project is focused on inverse scattering. When an incident probing electromagnetic, acoustic or elastic field is launched into a medium that contains an object, that object will disturb the field and scatter it. This disturbance can be detected, and this project will explore the use of Deep Learning to use these detected signals to determine the shape of the object.

Please contact Dr Simon Shaw at [Email Address Removed] to arrange an informal discussion about the project.

Skills and Experience

You will be required to demonstrate knowledge of elliptic partial differential (e.g. Helmholtz) equations, experience in scientific computing (e.g. Matlab, Python, C/C++), and experience in the configuration and use of off the shelf software.  You should be highly motivated, able to work independently as well as in a team and be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

Academic Entry Criteria

You will have or be expected to receive a 1st class or 2:1 honours degree in mathematics or another subject with substantial mathematical content. A postgraduate masters degree is not required but may be an advantage.

How to Apply

Please submit the documents below as a single PDF file by email to [Email Address Removed] by 14:00 on Monday 28 February 2022.  

  • Your up-to-date CV;
  • Your personal statement (300 to 500 words) summarising your background, skills and experience. Please state the name of the project supervisor at the top of your personal statement;
  • Your Undergraduate/Postgraduate Masters degree certificate(s) and transcript(s);
  • Your English Language qualification of IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all sections) or equivalent, if applicable;
  • Contact details for TWO referees, one of whom can be a member of Brunel University academic staff.

Interviews will take place in early/mid-March 2022


Funding Notes

Successful applicants will receive an annual stipend (bursary) of £17,609, including inner London weighting, plus payment of their full-time tuition fees for a period of 36 months (3 years).
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