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  PhD in Electrical Engineering - Modelling of Electronic Attack in a complex EME


   College of Science and Engineering

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  Dr Shuja Ansari, Dr O Onireti  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

The James Watt School of Engineering of the University of Glasgow is seeking a highly motivated graduate to undertake an exciting 3-year PhD project entitled ‘Modelling of Electronic Attack in a complex EME’ as part of the £7m DTSL funded Electromagnetic Environment Hub bringing leading groups and industrial partners working towards next generation and generation after next science and technology research and capacity building.

Electronic attack (EA) is a crucial aspect of modern warfare, involving the use of electronic systems to disrupt, disable, or degrade an adversary's electronic systems. However, the complexity of the electromagnetic environment (EME) in which EA takes place poses significant challenges for effective planning and execution of electronic attack operations. The aim of this PhD project is to develop a comprehensive model of EA operations considering systems of systems and spanning over a wide spectrum used in complex EME. The main objectives of this PhD project include:

·      To identify and understand the key factors that influence the effectiveness of electronic attack in a complex EME, including environmental factors, adversary capabilities, and system characteristics.

·      To develop a comprehensive model of electronic attack that integrates these key factors, using a combination of mathematical models, simulations, and data analysis.

·      To validate the accuracy of the model by comparing its predictions to real-world data and experimentation results.

·      To use the model to simulate different scenarios and assess the effectiveness of different EA techniques and tactics in a complex EME.

Application for this scholarship is made by using the online system at the following link:

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Autonomous Systems and Connectivity

Please note that this application is to gain admission to our PGR programme, and an offer of admission may be issued before a decision on this Scholarship is made. Candidates applying for this Scholarship will most likely have an interview/discussion with the supervisor before any decision is made.

Candidates should have a first or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in any relevant area including Electronic and Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or Material Science, and the ability to demonstrate strong communication skills. Candidates with industrial experiences are also welcome.

Computer Science (8) Engineering (12)

Funding Notes

The studentship is supported by DSTL, and it will cover home tuition fees and provide a stipend at the UKRI rate (£17,688 per annum in session 2022/23) for 3 years.