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   Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

Over the last couple of decades sensing devices have become ubiquitous in modern life. For example, low-cost cameras have been integrated into nearly all mobile phones and active sensors, such as radar or ultrasonics, are now commonplace in automobiles, while complex imaging systems are used in medicine to monitor the health of patients. The combination or fusion of these sensors to realize a particular task is achieved using signal processing techniques. The focus of this PhD project will be to model and explore physical phenomena, observed by various sensors, using signal processing concepts. Successful candidates will develop algorithms and techniques to investigate the properties of a system or environment obtained from multiple sensor measurements. Examples of current projects include: 3D radar imaging algorithms, radar-based navigation, motion correction in biomedical imaging and the development of algorithms to utilize and manage sensor arrays.

Applicant information:

Applications are open to students that have, or expect to obtain, a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) or higher in electronic engineering, computer science, physics, applied mathematics, or related areas. The applicant should be able to demonstrate a high level of mathematical and programming ability, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. Additional desirable skills include prior knowledge in digital signal processing. The successful candidate will join the Microwave Integrated Systems Laboratory at the University of Birmingham with opportunities for international collaboration and partnerships with industry.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send a CV and a statement outlining their interest and how their relevant experience would make them a strong candidate for the project to Dr. Christopher Gilliam at .

Computer Science (8) Engineering (12) Mathematics (25)

Funding Notes

The studentship will cover UK tuition fees and monthly stipend at UKRI rate for 3.5 years. International applicants from outside the UK will need to secure additional funding to cover the difference between international and UK fees.

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