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  Energy system modelling of decentralised energy system transitions: integrating technical, economic and social dimensions
  Dr A Maheri
Application Deadline: 21 June 2020

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Cities and municipalities are crucial areas of focus due to the large and growing populations living in them. But they are also complex dynamic systems, which present challenges to energy system modellers.
  Multi-objective Optimisation of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems
  Dr A Maheri, Dr S Sriramula
Applications accepted all year round

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In planning and sizing of hybrid energy systems the conflicting objectives cost and performance are to be optimised simultaneously via a multi-objective optimisation process [1-2].
  General Practice contracts: The impact of contract changes on General Practices in Scotland
  Dr V Watson, Dr R Schulz, Prof P Murchie
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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In the UK, most GP Practices are run as private businesses that contract with the Government to provide general medical care to the population of patients who are registered with them.
  Who Counts? Understanding and enabling synergies between routine mortality data and data systems inform and rural primary health systems in South Africa
  Dr L D'Ambruoso, Prof P Byass
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Described as the single most critical development failure of the past 30 years, in Africa and Asia the majority of births, deaths, and causes of deaths are never recorded.
  AI for sustainability in food supply chain and pricing
  Research Group: Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group
  Dr L Babu Saheer, Dr C Luca, Dr J Zarrin
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group. https://auth-authoring-prod.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/computing-informatics-and-applications.
  Deep-learning for semantic-based information extraction from natural language
  Research Group: Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group
  Dr A Fatima, Dr C Luca
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group. Proposed supervisory team. Dr Arooj Fatima ([email protected]).
  Ontological modelling for data analysis
  Research Group: Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group
  Dr C Luca, Dr A Fatima
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group. Proposed supervisory team. Dr Cristina Luca ([email protected]).
  Remote sensing and advanced spectral analysis for coaching and rehabilitation
  Research Group: Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group
  Dr D Vicinanza, Dr J Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group in collaboration with the Exeter Biomechanics Research Team (ExBiRT), University of Exeter.
  Security threat intelligence
  Research Group: Cyber Security and Networking Research Group
  Dr A Winckles
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Cyber Security and Networking Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/cyber-security-and-networking-research-group.
  Impact of olfaction intensity and valence in immersive multisensory 3600 VR: a Quality of Experience investigation
  Prof G Ghinea
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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Brunel University London (BUL) is recruiting to EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentships effective 1 October 2020.
  Modelling the movements of goods between locations and countries
  Dr D Groen
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this project is to create an agent-based model that mimics the movement of goods between locations and trading individuals in a given country-specific setting.
  Combinatorial optimisation, operational research, graph theory, algorithms
  Dr RMR Lewis
Applications accepted all year round

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In this project you will learn about different methods for tackling combinatorial optimisation problems using both exact and approximate (heuristic) algorithms.
  Game Theory; exploring novel reinforcement learning algorithms and/or other techniques from machine learning
  Dr V Knight
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will aim to build on research by exploring novel reinforcement learning algorithms and/or other techniques from machine learning (such as deep learning).
  Generative Adversarial Networks for Rare Event Augmentation
  Prof O Jones, Dr V Knight
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will produce synthetic data generation methods for creating synthetic data in data-limited situations, allowing the user to subsequently apply modern data intensive techniques, and hence make better decisions.
  Metaheuristic Methods for Probabilistic Graphical Models
  Dr D Gartner
Applications accepted all year round

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Metaheuristic Methods for Probabilistic Graphical Models. The aim of this project is to develop approaches for learning probabilistic graphical models that can be used for classification problems and to explore causal relationships between attributes.
  VC International Scholarship in Development of a platform for healthcare operations management underpinning strategic, tactical and operational decisions
  Dr D Gartner, Prof P Harper
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Please see eligibility criteria before applying. A graphical user interface will be developed in close collaboration with NHS practitioners (physicians, nurses and managers) to support decision making.
  VC International Scholarship in Optimal tidal power generation
  Prof O Jones
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Please see eligibility criteria before applying. New developments in turbine design and construction methods for tidal barriers mean that tidal power generation is becoming more cost effective.
  Improved Computer Modelling for Slow Decomposition Processes PhD
  Dr C Stennett, Prof J Akhavan
Application Deadline: 12 June 2020

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Current world-wide computer modelling of energetic materials, while well developed, is deficient in the area of the simulation of low-temperature, slow-rate chemical decomposition.
  Fully-Funded Doctoral Studentship in Discovering Equations from Data in Biotechnology and Biotherapeutics
  Dr R Carvalho
Applications accepted all year round

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The project will investigate methods to automatically extract governing equations from large datasets in Biotechnology and Biotherapeutics in collaboration with industrial partners.
  PhD opportunity in Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems Design and Analysis
  Dr M-A Cardin
Applications accepted all year round

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I am always looking for excellent candidates to pursue PhD studies in my research group, focusing on the theme of Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems Design and Analysis at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London.
  City-scale big data in urban mobility
  Dr H He
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Application details. Reference number. ABCE20/HH. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 31 May 2020.
  Developing countermeasures for work-related road safety
  Dr M Quddus
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Application details. Reference. UKCRIC/Highways. Start date of studentship. October 2020. Closing date of advert. 7 June 2020. Interview date.
  EPSRC-funded PhD studentship on developing internal benchmarking methodologies and their application to improving the cost, quality and environmental performance of water and wastewater systems
  Prof D Saal
Application Deadline: 8 June 2020

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Application details. Reference number. SBE-DSMN20. Start date of studentship. 01 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 8 June 2020.
  Automated assessment and feedback in mathematics
  Dr I Jones
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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This project will involve a research student investigating how to improve the assessment and feedback offered by the STACK online assessment system.
  Deep Learning algorithms, reasoning and interpretation
  Dr G Cosma
Application Deadline: 1 September 2020

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Deep learning is a subset of machine learning in artificial intelligence (AI) that is capable of learning from data.
  Source-code similarity detection using deep learning
  Dr G Cosma
Application Deadline: 1 September 2020

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Deep learning is a subset of machine learning in artificial intelligence (AI) that is capable of learning from data.
  Big data in energy
  Dr E Barbour
Application Deadline: 5 July 2020

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With current energy systems generating ever-increasing amounts of data, there are new opportunities arising both in terms of economics and sustainability.
  Energy Efficient UAVs-aided Wireless Communication Networks
  Dr K Rabie
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Project summary. This project will focus on the energy efficiency of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)-aided wireless communication networks.
  BioVision: bio-inspired computer vision using deep architectures (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/CIS/BELATRECHE)
  Dr A Belatreche, Dr F Khelifi
Applications accepted all year round

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The primate visual system outperforms the existing automated vision systems in almost all measures.
  Developing a holistic data analytical model for reducing workload on doctors in NHS General Practices by safely shifting significant workload to other competent professionals (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/CIS/ALI)
  Dr A Ali, Dr S Khan
Applications accepted all year round

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Primary care is critical to the effectiveness and sustainability of the health system in the UK. This is recognised in the current transformation of healthcare that aims to provide care and treatment in the community rather than through hospital-centric services.
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