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High-speed secure optical communication (EPS2022/14)


   School of Engineering & Physical Sciences

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  Dr X Wang  No more applications being accepted  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

High-speed imaging is a powerful tool for capturing ultrafast transient phenomena in a variety of applications such as microfluidics, fluidic dynamics, combustion, and ballistics studies. Our research at AOCIL is focused on new high-speed imaging technology that can reach millions frames/s framerate at very low cost (http://home.eps.hw.ac.uk/~xw66/).

The project will research high-speed imaging technology that involves the following elements:

  • Computational imaging technique and Machine learning based signal processing.
  • Imaging system synchronisation and integration.
  • Optics design of high-speed camera system.
  • Applications of high-speed imaging technology in various fields.

We are looking for motivated candidates with strong physics/optics/image signal processing/electronics engineering/computer science/machine learning background.

Contact [Email Address Removed] for more details.

How to Apply

1. Important Information before you Apply

When applying through the Heriot-Watt on-line system please ensure you provide the following information:

(a) in ‘Study Option’

You will need to select ‘Edinburgh’ and ‘Postgraduate Research’. ‘Programme’ presents you with a drop-down menu. Choose Chemistry PhD, Physics PhD, Chemical Engineering PhD, Mechanical Engineering PhD, Bio-science & Bio-Engineering PhD or Electrical PhD as appropriate and select September 2022 for study option (this can be updated at a later date if required)

(b) in ‘Research Project Information’

You will be provided with a free text box for details of your research project. Enter Title and Reference number of the project for which you are applying and also enter the potential supervisor’s name.

This information will greatly assist us in tracking your application.

Please note that once you have submitted your application, it will not be considered until you have uploaded your CV and transcripts.


Funding Notes

There are a number of scholarships available which offer funding from between 3 and 3.5 years at an average stipend rate of £15,000 per year.
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