Promotion in Ingenieurswissenschaften, Informationstechnologie und Computer Sciences

Promotion in Ingenieurswissenschaften, Informationstechnologie und Computer Sciences

Forschungsschwerpunkte

Innerhalb der Ingenieurswissenschaften, Informationstechnologie und Computer Sciences gibt es verschiedene Möglichkeiten der Spezialisierung. Folgende Forschungsbereiche lassen sich unter anderem diesem Studienfeld zuordnen.

Engineering:

  • Aerospace Engineering & Aviation
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computational Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
  • Digital Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic & Telecommunications Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Health Technology
  • Manufacturing, Materials & Mechatronics Engineering
  • Machine Learning
  • Mechanical & Automotive Engineering
  • Minerals and Energy Resourcing Engineering
  • Renewable Energies

IT und Computer Science:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biosystems & Computational Biology
  • Computer Architecture & Engineering
  • Data Mining & Databases
  • Distributed Computation
  • Graphics
  • High Performance Computing
  • Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Information Technology
  • Internet of Things
  • Networks & Distributed Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Security
  • Software Engineering
  • Theory & Algorithms

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Auswahl möglicher Forschungsprojekte in Australien

PhD Engineering

University:University of Sydney
Faculty:Faculty of Engineering
Project Start Date:30.11.2022
Application Deadline:31.12.2022
Supervisor Name:Craig Jin, craig.jin@sydney.edu.au
Location (City/Campus):Sydney / Camperdown
Project Description:

The Computing and Audio Research Lab at the University of Sydney, Australia has a fully funded PhD position open in augmented reality for the visually impaired, in partnership with ARIA LLC.

Applicants with a strong background in psychoacoustics and audio signal processing and computer science or similar programs are encouraged to apply.

We take a broad view of auditory sensory augmentation as comprised of three parts:

(1) sensors and machine artificial intelligence extract information for a targeted objective;
(2) this information is rendered via the auditory channel as sound;
(3) we enable efferent feedback control via hand/wrist or other sensors.
Experiments are run using motion capture and the latest AR/VR/XR equipment. The challenges are to convey navigation, social, or symbolic information via the auditory channel in perceptually consistent and meaningful ways.


The project's aims include:

(1) Establishing a psychoacoustic simulation environment to support rapid development and evaluation of novel auditory sensory augmentation paradigms,
(2) Adapting computational imaging technologies to propose novel methods for auditory sensory augmentation,
(3) Characterising and calibrating auditory sensory augmentation paradigms via simulation, controlled lab experiments, and user trials,
(4) Developing auditory sensory augmentation algorithms to best make use of incoming machine vision sensor information, and
(5) Supporting development of the high-level sensory augmentation algorithms and the full sensory augmentation pipeline.

The Research Environment:
Embedded in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, the Computing and Audio Research Lab (CARLab) is focused on auditory sensory augmentation, machine hearing, and morphoacoustics (morphoacoustics.org). We employ audio signal processing and machine learning techniques to develop new concepts and understandings that will provide new technologies for auditory sensory augmentation and machine hearing.

CARLab offers specialised acoustic facilities (anechoic chambers, semi-anechoic chamber, loudspeaker arrays, linear and spherical microphone arrays, AR/VR/XR platforms). You will have access to mechanical and electronics workshops and a pool of technical staff to help realise your research ambitions. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with Project ARIA’s engineers and make use of their extensive development and testing facilities. The University of Sydney offers a rich academic setting in a world-class city, and CARLab has strong ties to a network of nearby and international academic and industrial collaborators.

Funding Information:Fully-funded Phd Scholarship covering tuition fees and stipend
Admission Requirements:

Successful candidates will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • Interest in developing novel auditory sensory augmentation systems and working with AR/VR/XR simulation environments
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with one or more of psychoacoustics, computer science, software engineering, audio signal processing, sound design and engineering
  • Hands-on experience with Python, Matlab, C++, and one or more video game simulation environments would be an asset
Categories : PhD Engineering | SYD Projects
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University:Deakin University Melbourne
Faculty:Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI)
Project Start Date:Ongoing
Application Deadline:Ongoing - open
Supervisor Name:Prof. Robin Doss
Location (City/Campus):Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong
 
Project Description:

Deakin University seeks to hire four outstanding PhD candidates within the School of Information Technology. The successful candidates will participate in the activities of the Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CSRI) and work within the Security and Privacy Research in IoT (SPYRIT) lab. The SPYRIT lab focuses on theoretical advances for cyberspace, network and systems security for the Internet of Things (IoT). This includes research topics such as the design and development of secure protocols, IoT security, cyber physical systems security, Blockchain security, privacy-preserving techniques, and others. The 4 PhD positions will contribute to a project on "CyberSafe Connected Vehicles: Secured and Robust Cooperative Automotive Systems". The project will develop underlying technologies, techniques and tools for the realisation of secure, trusted, and robust cooperative automotive systems. The proposed program of research will develop a framework comprising associated technologies and a methodology for secure automotive computer systems, based on a securely connected automotive software platform, that enables the connected vehicle to cooperate with external services and other vehicles in a secure, trusted and safe way. Successful candidates should have the ability to: - Conduct world-class research and write a doctoral dissertation in one of the following topics: 1. Communication security in connected and autonomous vehicles 2. End-to-end secure firmware and software updates 3. Decentralised authentication schemes and intrusion detection mechanisms 4. Security and privacy aspects for the next generation of connected and autonomous vehicles - Disseminate results through scientific publications and presentations The offer - The University offers a 3-year PhD scholarship of AU$27,596 per annum (tax exempt). Top-up scholarships for an amount of $10K to $23K per annum will be available for exceptional applicants. - You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a dynamic and growing centre. Student Eligibility - A First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) or Master degree (with research component) in computer science or mathematics - A proven interest in computer security and/or related topics - Excellent written and oral English skills - Commitment, team worker, self-motivated and a critical mind - Strong academic performance, programming and mathematical skills Applications should be written in English and include the following documents:
1. Cover letter indicating the research area of interest and your motivation
2. Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, work experience, list of publications (if any)) 3. A research statement addressing the topic of the position (max 1 page). Note that, you must choose one of the four topics given above.
4. A short description of your Master work or Honours thesis (max 1 page)
5. Transcript of grades from all university-level courses taken
6. Contact information for 3 referees For further inquiries please contact: Prof Robin Doss (robin.doss@deakin.edu.au)

Funding Information:

The University offers a 3-year PhD scholarship of AU$27,596 per annum (tax exempt). Top-up scholarships for an amount of $10K to $23K per annum will be available for exceptional applicants.

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

Special Requirements:

Student Eligibility - A First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) or Master degree (with research component) in computer science or mathematics - A proven interest in computer security and/or related topics - Excellent written and oral English skills - Commitment, team worker, self-motivated and a critical mind - Strong academic performance, programming and mathematical skills

The GOstralia! Research Centre in cooperation with Deakin University award exclusive PhD scholarships open to all faculties. More information

Categories : PhD Engineering | DEAK Projects
University:University of Melbourne
Faculty:Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Project Start Date:negotiable
Application Deadline:ongoing
Supervisor Name:Dr Rachael Moses, e-mail: rachael.moses@unimelb.edu.au
Location (City/Campus):Parkville Precinct
 
Project Description:Humans heal in a different manner to rodents, so we need to start using more representative wound healing models to replicate the tissue architecture and wound healing cascade observed in human dermal wound healing. This exciting PhD opportunity involves developing a 3D infected chronic wound model, comprised of culturing dermal chronic wound fibroblasts, which are obtained from venous leg ulcers and epidermal keratinocytes in a complex 3D model system, allowing the strong paracrine feedback system to occur between the two cell types, as occurs in the native skin environment. This model will be utilising mostly animal-free-origin products, in a move away from typically animal-derived components used in tissue culture, resulting in reduced ethical implications and reduced variability across experiments, due to batch-to-batch variability associated with animal-derived products. This model will use a synthetic hydrogel (PeptiGel®) from Manchester BIOGEL to replace the typically used Matrigel; this PeptiGel® can be tailored to include additional components, including collagen, laminin and fibronectin.

This project involves working within the Sloan/Moses lab at The University of Melbourne, benefitting from their extensive 3D model experience. Dr Moses has been awarded a number of grants and prizes recently to further develop this work, with a strong background in wound healing, in vitro 3D models and novel pharmaceutical screening. Professor Sloan has long standing expertise in developing novel in vitro / ex vivo organ 3D culture model systems for tissue regeneration/engineering and testing novel therapeutic agents, along with advancing the 3Rs in biomedical research and bioengineering. Dr Farrugia has a strong background in biomaterial development and characterisation, and wound healing, including in vitro models, with an additional focus on the development of new therapies. Dr Liam Sharkey is a bacteriologist specialising in antibiotic resistance with a particular focus on Staphylococcus aureus, a common cause of chronic wound infections. He has experience with in vitro models of S. aureus biofilm formation and the genetic manipulation of clinical S. aureus strains. This project benefits from collaboration with industrial partners assessing novel pharmaceuticals on these models; these natural pharmaceuticals have previously been assessed by Dr Moses through a variety of other 2D wound healing studies.

This project will involve a variety of laboratory-based techniques including tissue culture, 3D models, bacteriology, histology, immunostaining, H&E staining, confocal imaging, translational research, bioinformatics, biostatistics, research management, oral presentation skills, and scientific writing skills.
Funding Information:RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information
Categories : PhD Health Sciences | PhD Engineering | PhD Bio, Chemie | MELB Projects
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University:Deakin University Melbourne
Faculty:Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI)
Project Start Date:Ongoing
Application Deadline:Ongoing - open
Supervisor Name:Alfred Deakin Professor Saeid Nahavandi (IEEE Fellow)
Location (City/Campus):Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong
 
Project Description:

The Institute of Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI) currently offers PhD scholarship to a student who is ready to enrol on a full-time basis for conducting cutting-edge research into Intelligent Systems at Deakin University. About Deakin University and IISRI Deakin University is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, and consistently ranks number one on student satisfaction and employment. Deakin offers a personalised experience, enhanced by innovative digital engagement. We lead by creating opportunities to live and work in a connected, evolving world. The Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI) contributes to the research and development (R&D) of robotics, haptics, and human machine interfaces. IISRI has more than 80 researchers who use their R&D to provide practical solutions to real world problems and develop commercial-ready products and services. As a result, IISRI has been successful in the delivery of numerous industry-based research projects with major national and international organisations. IISRI has the largest number of haptic devices in the Southern Hemiphere for research and development. Complimented by the worlds most advanced fleet of haptically enabled robots (Kuku, ABB based, UR5, UR10) and autonomous mobile platforms. In addition, IISRI has delivered several major haptically enabled teleoperatve system and autonomous robots to major automotive companies, and Department of Defence. Our research collaboration reaches world class Universities, Harvard, MIT, Standford, Imperial College, Trinity, IIT (India) and Cambridge University For further information on IISRI research, please contact Alfred Deakin Professor Saeid Nahavandi (IEEE Fellow) email Research Topic Autonomous systems, robotics and haptics, human-machine interface, system modelling and analytics The student will have opportunities to work closely with our industry collaborators in undertaking challenging real-world problems.

Funding Information:

The PhD scholarship will cover 3 years full-time studies. The stipend is offered on a competitive basis with extra allowance and subsistence for outstation data collection, field work, and/or meetings.

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

Special Requirements:

This scholarship is available to a domestic or an international student who is able to start his/her candidature immediately. The applicant is expected to have a Master degree with a research component, or a first-class or second-upper honours Bachelor degree, from a recognised university.

Categories : PhD Engineering | DEAK Projects
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University:Deakin University Melbourne
Faculty:Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI)
Project Start Date:Ongoing
Application Deadline:Ongoing - open
Supervisor Name:Prof. Douglas Creighton
Location (City/Campus):Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong
 
Project Description:

The Institute of Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI) currently offers an industry-funded PhD scholarship to a student who is ready to enrol on a full-time basis for conducting cutting-edge research in the transport/rail sector at Deakin University, together with our industry partner, Downer EDI Rail. About Deakin University and IISRI Deakin University is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, and consistently ranks number one on student satisfaction and employment. Deakin offers a personalised experience, enhanced by innovative digital engagement. We lead by creating opportunities to live and work in a connected, evolving world. IISRI’s research covers state-of-the-art technologies in modelling and simulation, machine learning, big data, visualisation and optimisation of complex systems. The institute delivers industry research, development and commercial ready outcomes to support innovation across a variety of models including Industry 4.0 and Virtual Factory. Further information on IISRI research can be obtained via www.deakin.edu.au/iisri. Research Topic Investigate state of the art machine learning technologies for condition-based maintenance, diagnostics and prognostics for future industry 4.0 transport control centres. The student will have opportunities to work closely with our industry collaborators at Downer EDI Rail in undertaking challenging real-world problems in the rolling stock sector.

Funding Information:The PhD scholarship will cover 3 years full-time studies. The stipend is offered on a competitive basis with extra allowance and subsistence for outstation data collection, field work, and/or meetings with industry collaborators.
Special Requirements:

This scholarship is available to a domestic or an international student who is able to start their candidature immediately. The applicant is expected to have a Master degree with a research component, or a first-class or second-upper honours Bachelor degree, from a recognised university. Prior to lodging an application, the applicant is strongly encouraged to contact the following IISRI staff to discuss the specified research topic and related matters.

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

Categories : PhD Engineering | DEAK Projects
University:University of Sydney
Faculty:Faculty of Engineering
Project Start Date:30.11.2022
Application Deadline:31.12.2022
Supervisor Name:Craig Jin, craig.jin@sydney.edu.au
Location (City/Campus):Sydney / Camperdown
Project Description:

The Computing and Audio Research Lab at the University of Sydney, Australia has a fully funded PhD position open to support real-time magnetic resonance imaging (rtMRI) and analysis together with acoustic-phonetic analysis. A particular focus for the imaging/acoustic processing and analysis is to support a study of the developmental trajectory of tongue control.

This project is conducted in collaboration with University of York, Macquarie University, and the Discipline of Speech Pathology at the University of Sydney. Applicants with a strong background in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or similar programs are encouraged to apply.

This research seeks to develop rtMRI capabilities for vocal tract analysis in Australia, expand our knowledge of the morphoacoustics of the vocal tract and assist with improved understanding and techniques within the field of Speech Pathology.

Challenges arise to validate, correlate, and relate the imaging and acoustic data obtained from vocal tract rtMRI (VT-rtMRI). We will be creating, collecting and analysing an Australian speech database. Research areas of interest are statistical and machine learning techniques to assist with the data analysis and processing. In particular, VT-rtMRI offers the ability to form an improved understanding of the relationship between articulation, acoustics and perception.

The project's aims include:

Characterising the relationship between dynamic tongue configuration and speech acoustics, and how this relationship changes as the participants grow,
Developing computational imaging and acoustic analysis technologies for establishing these links including novel methods for processing rtMRI images of the vocal tract, and
Supporting development of tools to support rtMRI vocal tract imaging and analysis.

The Research Environment:
Embedded in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, the Computing and Audio Research Lab is focused on signal processing and machine learning approaches to support morphoacoustic and auditory sensory augmentation research.

It offers rich collaboration and supervision spanning multiple departments and universities: (Amelia Gully, forensic and acoustics, University of York), (Kirrie Ballard, Speech Pathology, The University of Sydney), (Michael Proctor, speech production, perception, and phonological organisation, Macquarie University), (Luping Zhou, medical imaging and machine learning).

We will conduct our research using imaging facilities at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

Funding Information:Fully-funded Phd Scholarship covering tuition fees and stipend
Admission Requirements:

Successful candidates will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline,
  • Interest in developing acoustic and imaging analysis systems for VT-rtMRI,
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Experience with one or more of acoustics, audio signal processing, imaging, image processing and/or computer vision,
  • Hands-on experience with MATLAB, Python, and Deep Learning frameworks would be a strong asset.
Categories : PhD Engineering | SYD Projects

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