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Research Degrees

PhD research student applications are welcomed by the BSEL Research Group all year round.  Research students are valued members of our thriving, research-intensive team. We are particularly interested in supervising students' research in any of the broad range of topics listed below. Please note that the topic list is not exhaustive, so feel free to contact a member of BSEL with your ideas. 

Some candidate PhD topics that group members are interested in supervising in the future may include, but are not limited to:

  • Software Architecture
  • Software Fault Analyses
  • Understanding of Defects in Software
  • Refactoring and Bad Smells
  • Effort Estimation in Software Projects
  • Search Based Software Engineering
  • Human Aspects of Software Engineering
  • Metrics and Patterns in Software Projects
  • Data Analytics for Software Engineering

See below a list of available PhD projects in Computer Science that includes projects in our area:

Description
Supervisor
Application Deadline
Funding
Development of smart android middleware for reducing monetization through cyberattacks
The rapid growth of Internet of Things over the last few years and the working from home culture over the last 12 months as a result of Covid-19 have both contributed to the booming of the cybereconom...
01/03/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Artificial intelligence experimental design for healthcare data
The PhD research will investigate efficient ways of applying artificial intelligence in healthcare. Artificial intelligence and, in particular, machine learning algorithms have proved extremely effici...
07/07/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Mathematical modelling of epistasis in proteins using network analysis and statistical learning
Proteins are biopolymers composed of repetitive units (residues) from a set of 20 amino acids that form complex three-dimensional topologies. Protein topologies/structures undergo conformational chang...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Novel approaches for complex nonlinear equation systems
In this project, we aim to investigate a novel method that works by transforming a system of equations into a multiobjective optimisation problem (MOO). The method tries to overcome the following issu...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Design human-like machine learning
A study of the publications available via PubMed alone (a database of 26 million references to biomedical publications), shows that only four machine learning models (linear regression, Bayesian reaso...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Deep Learning for Personalised Remarketing
For over a decade, our group (led by Dr. Yongmin Li) has been working in an extensive area of artificial intelligence and data science. Recent projects include medical imaging, bioimaging, AI-assisted...
07/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Natural Language Processing for Tax Assessment
For over a decade, our group (led by Dr. Yongmin Li, Email: Yongmin.Li@brunel.ac.uk) have been working in an extensive area of artificial intelligence and data science. Recent projects include medical...
07/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Artificial Intelligence and Data Science: Medical Imaging
For over a decade, our group led by Dr. Yongmin Li has been working in an extensive area of artificial intelligence and data science. Recent projects include medical imaging, bioimaging, AI-assisted t...
07/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Design of Experiments for Network Science
Design of Experiments (DOE) is a research area within statistics that allows scientists to maximise the amount of information derived from an experiment. Developed (significantly by RA Fisher) initial...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Exploring the potential of human-like computing applications for education or healthcare
Intelligent ‘human-like’ and emotionally intelligent applications, such as 3D games and mobile phone applications are becoming more common in our everyday lives, and also as an important area of focus...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded