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PhD Studentship Topic

Natural Computing / Computational Intelligence

A number of research topics are available, including in the following six interdisciplinary research areas:

Title 1: Novel Computational Intelligence Methods for Immune System Modeling and Analysis (in collaboration with the BBSRC Research Network on Immunology Imaging and Modelling, I2M)
Title 2: Novel Computational Intelligence Techniques for Real-world Problem Solving e.g. in the medical, defense or business (such as financial and telecommunications) industries - depending on the topic, this research could be in collaboration with the Harvard Medical School, MIT Media Lab, Boston, USA, and Sitekit Labs Ltd., Scotland.
Title 3: Multi-modal (audio-visual) processing methods to improve the next generation of telecommunications services (including intelligent avatars, remote health monitoring and interactive dialogue systems), and development of new speech processing (i.e. enhancement, analysis, synthesis and recognition) methods including for foreign languages (Arabic, Urdu, etc.) - in collaboration with the European Science Foundation (ESF) funded European Research Network (COST-2102).
Title 4: Neurobiologically inspired Cognitive Modeling and Control for Complex real-world industrial & medical applications (such as, robotic control, autonomous vehicle control, insulin regulation of blood sugar & diabetes etc.) - in collaboration with the Department of Computational Neuroscience, Sheffield University.
Title 5: Common Sense Computing (including intelligent agents, natural language processing, statistical machine learning, semantic data mining and multi-modal HCI methods) for developing Next Generation Intelligent Web Applications in e.g. e-health. e-health, e-tourism etc. (in likely collaboration with MIT Media Lab, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, and Sitekit Labs Ltd., Scotland)
Title 6: Non-linear Computational Intelligence based Signal Processing algorithms for challenging real world applications such as high-resolution detection and localization of multiple (non-stationary moving) targets and broadband signal separation (in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence in Signal Image Processing, Strathclyde University)

For further information on any of the above PhD research topics (or to propose any of your own ideas/suggestions), please contact Prof Hussain or visit his webpage as below.

Further Details

Contact: Prof Amir Hussain
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