Funding: Funded PhD Project (UK and EU students only)

Project code: SMDE4610220

Department: School of Mechanical and Design Engineering

Start dates: October 2020

Closing date: 23 February 2020

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD to commence in October 2020.

The Project

The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Technology, and will be supervised by Dr Ya Huang, Dr Andrea Bucchi and Professor Hui Yu.

Candidates applying for this project may be eligible to compete for one of a small number of bursaries available; these cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for three years and a stipend in line with the UKRI rate (£15,009 for 2019/2020). Bursary recipients may be eligible for £1,500 for project costs/consumables.

The work on this project will:

  • Implement existing stereo-vision pipelines of epipolar search approach, and variational surface shape model based dense 3D reconstruction of moving wave
  • Develop physics wave model to simulate in detail wave-induced load on the vessel
  • Modify the variational approach to a sparse surface wave model by incorporating a statistical model of hydrodynamics in the optimisation functionals for matching to allow real time estimation of wave propagation parameters

Entry Requirements

General admissions criteria

You’ll need an upper second class honours degree from an internationally recognised university or a Master’s degree in Robotics, Computer Science, Electronics, Mechanics, Mathematics, Physics or a similar discipline. In exceptional cases, we may consider equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Find out more about the project, the Supervisors and how to apply

Funding Information

Funding applies to:

UK and EU students.

Application Deadline:

23 February 2020

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