PhD Search Results


  • Funded PhD – PhD in Cancer Systems, Biology/BioInformatics

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Darran O'Connor, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


    Additional requirements

    The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:

    Essential

    • BSc (grade 2.1 or above) in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics or related subject with substantial quantitative component, e.g. physics, engineering, computer science
    • Excellent computational skills including experience of using statistical software packages, e.g. R, STATA or SAS
    • Extensive experience working in a Unix environment
    • Interest in applying mathematics to problems in health-related fields
    • Scientifically competent
    • Effective communication style – excellent English (for candidates who do not speak English as their first language: an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 or above)
    • Strong organisational and administrative skills
    • Ability to make decisions and meet deadlines
    • Ability to work on one’s own initiative as well as in a multidisciplinary, team environment

    Desirable

    • MSc in systems biology or bioinformatics (or other relevant discipline)
    • Experience of programming in R, STATA, SAS, Python or C/C++
    • Experience with molecular networks in biology and their modelling
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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: Included in Funding (EEA*) Part Time: Included in Funding

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: Included in Funding Part Time: Included in Funding

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    Bench Fees Full Time: Included in Funding Part Time: Included in Funding

    Project Summary

    The aim of this project is to develop a novel decision support tool for Her2+ breast cancer.

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  • An Innovative and Multi-disciplinary Systems Medicine Project to Case-specifically Optimise Anti-cancer Treatments

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Markus Rehm, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Key to the personalisation of anti-cancer therapies are tools that allow to evaluate which drug treatments are likely to be effective. However, reliable markers for cancer cell responsiveness to chemotherapeutics often do not exist. Therefore, novel approaches that allow the prediction of drug responsiveness on a case-by-case basis are required. Impressive progress in this respect...

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  • Analysis of Non-clinical Respiratory Data for the Presence of Pathologically Striking Artefacts as Precursors to COPD and its Exacerbations with Mobile IT Technology

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Kevin McGuigan, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


    Additional requirements

    Relevant undergraduate disciplines for this project include:
    Medical Physics, Physics, Respiratory Medicine, Computational Science, Engineering

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD) is a common, largely under-diagnosed, complex of various individual symptoms that is associated with significant invalidity, morbidity and mortality. Caused by chronic inflammation or emphysemas of the lungs due to smoking, air pollution, and genetic prevalence, the breathing of the patient becomes increasingly laboured over time . This disease carries...

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  • Computer Music Systems and Languages

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Victor Lazzarini, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    The Sound and Digital Music Research Group is Ireland’s most active team in the area of Music Technology, Digital Audio and Computer Music research. We have a long list of publications in international journals and events. The group’s PI, Dr Victor Lazzarini, is a world leader in Audio Programming. Computer Music Languages have...

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  • Automated Retrieval and Analysis of Clinical Prediction Rules

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Tom Fahey, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Clinical Prediction Rules (CPRs) are used by clinicians to assist them in diagnosis (likelihood of presence/absence of a condition) or prognosis in a patient and have been shown to assist in clinical decision making and improve the process and outcome of clinical care. As an initial stage of incorporating CPRs from research into actual...

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  • EEG Media Analytics

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Tomas Ward, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.


    Additional requirements

    Specify minimun educational requirements and any particular knowledge/skills required/desirable

    Eligibility: Applicants should hold a minimum of an honours bachelor’s degree at 2:1 level or equivalent in a relevant subject such as electronics, computer, communication engineering, computer science, biomedical engineering, physics, or mathematics.

    Candidates should also have a strong interest in neurophysiology, signal processing and machine learning.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    We live in a data rich world, where almost everything we do results in a data record being created and stored somewhere. Our vision is to create a healthier, safer, more productive world by empowering a data-driven society to enable better decisions by individuals, communities, business and governments. The Insight Centre for Data Analytics...

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  • Automatic Classification of Gate Penalties in Olympic Canoe/Kayak Slalom

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Ringwood, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.


    Additional requirements

    The candidate should have a good degree in electronic engineering or a closely related discipline. The project will involve the development of both electronic hardware and software and the candidate must also have a good mathematical ability, in order to design a classifier that can distinguish between genuine pole ‘hits’ and pole movement due to other ambient disturbances. The creation of a professional user interface to the system is also required.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The Dept. of Electronic Engineering at Maynooth University is involved in a wide range of research projects which combine the use of sensor technology with computational intelligence to solve a range of real-world problems. Many people will be familiar with the use of ‘Hawkeye’ which is used to provide an independent assessment of line...

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  • Digital Predistortion for RF Power Amplifier using Sparse Sampling

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Ronan Farrell, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.


    Additional requirements

    This work would be highly attractive to students with a deep interest in digital signal processing and a background knowledge of electronic circuits.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Predistortion is a technique that allows you to correct for errors in a device by modifying the signal before it enters the design. For example if the device always makes things too large, you make the input slightly smaller so that it comes out at the right value. This is a very valuable technique...

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  • Reconfigurable Radios for White-Space Spectrum

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Ronan Farrell, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Spectrum is a rare and finite resource and the spectrum regulators understand that existing spectrum is not being used efficiently and they are beginning to allow existing spectrum to be used by other radio systems – provided that they do not interfere. One of the challenges of achieving this is to have radios that...

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  • Evolving Intelligent Behaviour in Cooperating Robots

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Achieving intelligent and effective cooperation between multiple robots in a dynamic environment is a challenging problem, particularly when robots have limited computational power and sensing abilities. In addition, unlike simulations, robots operating in a real environment must also contend with communication difficulties and inaccurate or incomplete sensory data. This project will investigate the integration...

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  • Biologically Inspired Robot Motion Planning and Execution

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Low cost robots typically have limited computational power and sensing abilities. As a consequence motion planning and execution on such robots is often implemented in a rather simple manner which uses different control strategies for different movements and has an inability to plan or execute movements which humans take for granted. This project will...

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  • Analog Sound Synthesis Using Programmable Analog Array ICs

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Joseph Timoney, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Up until about 5 years ago it appeared that digital synthesizers and audio equipment would completely replace the older analog models as the quality and speed of the algorithms and processing technology was improving exponentially. Analog equipment was to become an expensive speciality product. However, recent years has seen a significant return of analog...

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  • Clean Slate Radio

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Software Defined Radio (SDR) is motivated primarily by the need for flexibility and reconfigurability in a multi-standard wireless communications platform that avoids unnecessary redundancy. Unfortunately, SDR solutions today are complex, expensive, and typically consume significantly more power than a dedicated hardware design for a given level of performance. Much of the reason for this...

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  • Novel Sound Synthesis Algorithms Using Time-varying Filters

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Joseph Timoney, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Sound synthesis is the science of creating oscillators. That is, essentially building algorithms that generate sound, either to mimic a known sound such as a guitar, or to design something completely new. A new, exciting approach for musical sound synthesis has arisen from recent work on time-varying allpass filters that are driven by particular...

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  • Mobile Network in the Cloud

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Today’s mobile network consists of a mix of technologies including 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile, WiFi and new network architectures which include very small (pico and femto) mobile cells. The complexity of such a mixed network is difficult for mobile operators to manage, optimise, and scale. Much of this complexity relates to the network’s...

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  • Specification and Verification for Reflective Software

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rosemary Monahan, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Reflection and dynamic adaptation are increasingly important techniques in software architecture, allowing a software system to choose and change implementations of services at run-time. From distributed systems to middleware, a range of software and framework architecturesnow use reflection at run-time, generating significant challenges for traditional software engineering techniques based on a static model of...

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  • Scaling the Mobile Network for Massive Transactions Per Second

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    In a mobile network there is signalling overhead associated with making each connection (for a voice call, SMS, or smart phone app update). The explosion of smart phone popularity coupled with apps which frequently transfer small amounts of synchronisation data has greatly increased the number of signalling transactions per second that must be handled...

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  • Higher Level Automatic Differentiation

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Barak A Pearlmutter, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Higher Level Automatic Differentiation. We are adding first-class exact derivative-taking operators with guaranteed complexity properties to programming languages, and making these systems very fast. This involves compiler work but also theoretical work in lambda calculus, type theory, etc.

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  • Calculus of Machine Learning

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Barak A Pearlmutter, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Derivation and implementation of many machine learning algorithms is currently a manual process. This project is to use higher level languages, as well as type theory and first-class differentiation operators, to make a compositional system able to express and implement broad classes of algorithms both very succinctly, and very efficiently.

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  • Theoretical Neurobiology and Challenges to Optimality

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Barak A Pearlmutter, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    The brain holds mysteries we wish to unravel. Why do we sleep? Why does losing a leg often result in phantom limb precepts? Why does loss of vision often lead to non-psychotic high-level episodic visual hallucinations while loss of hearing often leads to continuous low-level auditory hallucinations? Why does Deep Brain Stimulation often ameliorate...

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  • Impact-Based Modelling and Design of Mobile Telecommunication Networks

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Ronan Farrell, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    One of the greatest challenges in design future mobile phone networks is predicting how the network will be used. Our group has accessed to the usage records for a complete network – comprising of voice, text and data records. Our objective is to construct a usage model for a telecommunications network – based on...

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  • Similarity Based Matching for Reuse of Software Specification

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Diarmuid O'Donoghue, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    This project brings together the work of two research groups: Software Verification from the Principles of Programming research group and Analogy (Case Based Reasoning) from the Cognitive Science research group. The Grand Challenges Exercise, an enterprise of the UK Computing Research Committee revived the challenge of the construction and application of a verifying compiler....

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  • Non-Mendelian Inheritance in Evolutionary Computation

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Diarmuid O'Donoghue, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Evolutionary strategies effectively explore complex problem spaces, but have fundamental difficulty in dealing with constraints on these spaces. We are developing an EC framework for solving constrained optimisation problems, making use of ancestors to repair errors introduced by the evolutionary process. Thus, we are exploring a very particular form of non-Mendelian inheritance within evolutionary...

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  • Transformation and Control Strategies for Multi-product Production Systems Subject to High Demand Fluctuation

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Paul Young, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    The goal of this project is to understand the challenges in managing a factory to maintain an agile response to rapid changes in customer demands while minimising costs. Some of these challenges include rapid rescheduling of activities in response to the new demands, the shortening and control of inventory supply lines, the understanding...

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  • Development of Intelligent Finite Element Software Using Java

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Bryan MacDonald, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.


    Additional requirements

    This project would suit a candidate with an interest in computer programming, finite element analysis and computer aided design.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    The objective of this project is to produce a cross-platform finite element software that has inherent intelligence. The purpose of this software is to streamline the finite element analysis process by making the software more intuitive. Current software available for finite element analysis is platform dependant and has been built in an ad-hoc manner...

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  • Massively Parallel Ray Tracing for Ad-hoc Network Simulation in Urban Environments

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Conor Brennan, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The increased requirements for capacity in tandem with the need for greatly enhanced energy efficiency in modern wireless communication systems are placing increased demands on the quality of wave propagation information used in system modelling. New and emerging energy_efficient...

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  • MEMS and Image-Based Sensor Fusion for High-Accuracy Robotic Rotation and Position Sensing

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Derek Molloy, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    In robotics, MEMS (Microelectromechanical systems) such as accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers are popular devices for determining orientation and for developing inertial measurement units (IMUs). Each device type on its own has accuracy problems; for example, accelerometers suffer from high-frequency noise, gyroscopes are subject to measurement drift etc. It is therefore necessary to build sophisticated...

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  • RoboticsActive RGB+D-Based Navigation and Target Tracking for Unstable Robotic Platforms

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Derek Molloy, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Unstable robotic platforms (e.g. two-wheeled, ballbot or Quadracopter robots) have particular challenges in maintaining stability and position; however, they also offer excellent mobility and shock stability. They offer solutions to particular types of real-world problems in medical care, building information and security, videography etc. Many of these applications involve sophisticated interactions with humans and...

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  • Reputation-based Solution for Always Best Connected Users in Heterogeneous Wireless Environment

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Gabriel Miro Muntean, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The ‘Always Best Connected’ vision is built around the scenario of a mobile user seamlessly roaming within a multi-operator multi-technology multi-terminal multi-application multi- user environment supported by the next generation of wireless networks. In this heterogeneous environment, users equipped with multi-mode wireless mobile devices will ...

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  • Energy-optimal Adaptive Scheme for Wireless Communications with Mobile Devices

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Gabriel Miro Muntean, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    There has been an exponential increase in the number of smart-phones/high-end mobile devices over last 5 years. The number of multimedia and visual-intensive applications in high-end devices is raising dramatically, as well the complexity of the hardware with which these devices are equipped. However the battery...

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  • Cross-Layer Design and Optimization in Next Generation Mobile Networks

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Gabriel Miro Muntean, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Design an optimal next generation network solution with focus on physical layer, link layer and radio resource allocation. The overall motivation is to provide an adaptive solution to offer enhanced QoS support for network data transfer, especially for multimedia content. OFDM based WiMAX, but also LTE-advanced are envisaged. Project Goal: Develop novel mechanisms for high...

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  • Mobile Cloud Solution for High Quality Multimedia Network Applications

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Gabriel Miro Muntean, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The amount of multimedia content delivered to diverse user population holding various device types, most mobile over heterogeneous networks has increased dramatically. Consequently increased flexibility and better user satisfaction in the presence of mobility is a must for the success of any quality-oriented multimedia-based application. Project Goal: Develop a Mobile Cloud Solution designed for quality-oriented...

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  • Financial Distress Prediction

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Heather Ruskin, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Operation dynamics of firms, and internal dependencies and stresses, leading to detractions from optimal performance and stability, can be modelled using hybrid Artificial Neural Networks and complementary tools, such as Bayesian analysis. The aim is to build a model, which can be used as a basis for corporate Financial Distress Prediction and to test...

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  • Development of Fast and Accurate Algorithms for Simulating Circuits and Systems

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Marissa Condon, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.


    Additional requirements

    The candidate should have a first-class honours degree and/or a Masters degree in a relevant engineering discipline or in mathematical physics/applied mathematics. A strong background in mathematics, numerical analysis and circuit and system theory is required. Knowledge of matlab and C++ is desirable. Familiarity with simulation tools such as PSPICE is also advantageous.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Fast, accurate and reliable simulation tools are essential for circuit designers. However, with the enormous progress of technology and the higher levels of integration, many new challenges have emerged for researchers developing circuit simulation tools. The research proposed for this project is concerned with the development of fast and accurate algorithms for simulating...

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  • Full Wave EM Wave Propagation Modelling for Optimal Wireless System Deployment

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Conor Brennan, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The increased requirements for capacity in modern wireless communication systems are placing increased demands on the quality of wave propagation information used in system modelling. New and emerging technologies such as ad hoc networking, MIMO systems and ...

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  • Development of Multi-carrier Optical Systems for Increased Spectral Efficiency

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Liam Barry, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology has been used effectively since the early 1990s to meet the constantly increasing demand for bandwidth brought about by the emergence of the Internet. Further increases in total throughput can only be achieved now by increasing the per channel data rate using more spectrally efficient advanced modulation formats, and...

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  • Design of Lightweight Absorbers for Radar Cross-section Reduction of Wind Turbines

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Conor Brennan, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The growth of the wind_energy sector has been well_documented in recent years and there is every indication that this source of electrical power will grow in importance in the years ahead, However, the placement of wind_farms must not impact adversely on existing infrastructure. ...

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  • Characterisation of Novel Optical Devices for Photonic Systems

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Liam Barry, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology has been used effectively since the early 1990s to meet the constantly increasing demand for bandwidth brought about by the emergence of the Internet. Further increases in total throughput can only be achieved now by increasing the per channel data rate using more spectrally efficient advanced modulation formats, and...

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  • Efficient Computation of Random Rough Surface Scattering for Incorporation into Ray-tracing Propagation tools

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Conor Brennan, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The ability to accurately model electromagnetic wave scattering from randomly rough surfaces underpins research in remote sensing and wireless communications amongst others. Increasingly researchers are turning to full_wave models of rough surface scattering which implicitly include all high order scattering effects and as such provide high accuracy. Such methods have historically only been applied...

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  • Using Sensors to Monitor Quality of Life in People with Dementia

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Alan Smeaton, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Dementia is becoming one of the most prevalent diseases for the older generation, with consequential impact on overall costs as well as the human impact. The CLARITY centre is already running three externally-_funded projects on using sensors to help those with dementia to live fuller, more independent lives, based around keeping...

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  • Data Analytics and Causation

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Martin Crane, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Analysis of patterns in time series data from multiple sensors, both ‘virtual’ and physical, may be mined for hidden information. This information often takes the form of causal links between external significant events (or ‘shocks’) and signatures in the data, identification of which can lead to valuable further insight. The aim is thus to...

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  • Environmental Monitoring Using Crowd-sourced and Participative Sensing

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Alan Smeaton, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Environmental monitoring in urban settings is an expensive activity but is an essential part of living in cities. At the moment, sensing of practically all of our environmental factors is done by local or government authorities or agencies who sense, monitor and sometimes report back to us, information on things like traffic volume, noise...

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  • Contagion Spread and Intervention: Pollution/Epidemics

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Mr Ray Walshe, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Whether information diffusion, communication networks, disease or pollution spread, a key focus of modelling systems with multiple units or agents is the characterisation ofemergent behaviour. For land-surrounded water masses, such as lakes, a key issue is the growth of algae, which disrupt the local ecosystem and extinguish competing organisms, fish and so on. Algal...

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  • Social Network Discovery – Spatio-Temporal Event Modelling

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Heather Ruskin, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Network changes can be considered to be caused by event occurrence in any event-based social network (EBSN). Assessment of network robustness is thus crucial to modelling such networks prior to consideration of their dynamics, with issues including data sparsity and how to represent relationships. Once the time element is introduced, co-occurrences among individual (agents)...

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  • Cloud Security on Handheld Devices

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Mr Ray Walshe, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Concerns relating to security in the cloud are well documented. This project looks at a special case to examine data security on mobile/handheld devices. These devices form part of the cloud provided service which is subject to Service Level Agreement(s). In a loss of connectivity situation, the device is now isolated from the cloud...

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  • Social Trending and Contextualisation

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Heather Ruskin, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Whether information diffusion, communication networks, disease or pollution spread, a key focus of modelling systems with multiple units or agents is the characterisation ofemergent behaviour. In social trending the dual challenge is that the tools must be refined enough to contextualise the results and only highlight significant events, but also efficient enough to process...

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  • Cloud Metrics for Measuring SaaS

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Mr Ray Walshe, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Each business has its own Business Processes and in-house systems. Migration to the cloud can be simplified by analysing the business model, identifying key metrics and recommending best solutions. This project will research the key performance metrics per sector and provide a business intelligence framework to support SaaS and Migration for Small to Medium...

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  • Data Curation

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Heather Ruskin, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Determining ‘data value’ to an organisation or investigative study is non-trivial with a wealth of data generated on monthly, weekly or more frequent basis. Extraction of useful information at point of use is thus not a ‘one-shot’ effort, given evolution of need, archiving costs and so on and must be based on critical evaluation,...

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  • Hybrid Clouds: The Case for Partitioning into Public–Private

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Mr Ray Walshe, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    The most flexible cloud solution to enterprise needs is the hybrid cloud which balances private legacy systems, on-premise private cloud, off-premise private cloud and off-premise public cloud. This project researches the possible combinations and will identify best practice for public-private cloud deployment scenarios. A cost benefit analysis of private vs public is required and...

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  • Data Management for Analytics

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Heather Ruskin, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Analytical systems and data warehousing environments can be assessed using the concept of Information Manufacturing Systems. From an information sharing viewpoint, quality of exchanges and lifecycle features follow concepts of Information Architecture and the focus here is on three key issues (i) evolving queries and their impact on data management optimisation, (ii) Information Lifecycle...

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  • HPC in the Cloud (Elastic HPC)

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Mr Ray Walshe, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    High Performance Computing and Cloud Computing Paradigms are shifting closer to one another in that HPC as a Service is not new and works where the problem is inherently horizontally scalable. The future will be an elastic HPC service constructed in the Cloud where CPU/GPU, Memory and I/O units are auto-configured and deployed for...

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  • Data Quality

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Heather Ruskin, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Poor data quality is a major cause of organisational losses and incorrect decision-making. Data quality has been extensively studied by researchers in computing, management systems, databases, amongst others and several generic IQ frameworks have been developed. As Information systems have migrated from hierarchical/monolithic to cooperative based structures, DQ issues have become both more complex...

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  • Broadcast Quality Recording of Outdoor Sports

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Alan Smeaton, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Within the CLARITY research centre we have the systems to perform real-time location-tracking on  players in outdoor team sports such as field hockey, soccer and rugby.  We also have a network of controlable PTZ cameras for recording a match.  This PhD project will research, develop, implement and evaluate an integrated system which will autonomically...

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  • Sensor-based Skill Acquisition in Gaelic Football

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Alan Smeaton, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    CLARITY researchers have developed a suite of techniques to capture full body motion using a set of wireless inertia measurement unit (WIMU) sensors    worn    on    the    wrists nd  ankles.    Working    with    our    partners    in Tyndall    National    Institute    these    WIMUs    have    been    used    to    capture    motion    in    tennis,    darts,    and    boxing.    The    aim    of    this    PhD    project    is    to    work    with    the    researchers    who    do    capture    of    full    body    motion,    to    build    up    a    data    collection    of  ...

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  • Using Implicit and Explicit Relevance Feedback in Image and Video Retrieval

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Alan Smeaton, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    In content-__based image and video retrieval, capturing user feedback on search results is a difficult challenge since the user’s response to a visual stimulus is often instant and spontaneous. In past work we have used EEG analysis to determine a user’s response to images and video but this is expensive, time-__consuming and intrusive for...

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  • Trading on Intelligence

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Martin Crane, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Trading strategies in financial markets are highly variable, depending on market, time horizon, trader type and information available. The aim is to model different market behaviours, using financial agents, employing strategies, dependent on different Information Criteria and information utilisation. The objectives are to determine robustness of prediction for trader mix and to assess reliability...

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  • Eye Tracking for Qualitative Market Research

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Alan Smeaton, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Over the last several years, CLARITY researchers have developed techniques for qualitative market research in an outdoor environment. This has been based on wearable cameras, typically worn around the neck, which take perhaps thousands of pictures each day and these pictures are then analysed using image-_processing techniques, to detect the presence of logos, brand...

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  • Genetic Regulatory Networks

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Martin Crane, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Much of the emphasis in genomics research is less now on cataloguing genes, than on determining function and regulation. High-throughput data, generated from e.g. extended microarray technologies, knockout studies and novel sequencing techniques are heterogeneous and must be integrated and analysed.  Evolutionary Algorithm techniques offer a way of reconciling data types and determining dynamics...

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  • Colaborative Video Search

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Cathal Gurrin, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Current state-of-the art systems for video search can provide efficient access to millions of documents, yet the success of these large-scale retrieval systems has presented users with new problems, that of “extreme precision”: how to filter out only the useful information from ranked lists of hundreds or thousands of retrieved items and how to...

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  • Novel Video Search

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Cathal Gurrin, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Current state-of-the art systems for video search can provide efficient access to millions of documents, yet the success of these large-scale retrieval systems has presented users with new problems, that of “extreme precision”: how to filter out only the useful information from ranked lists of hundreds or thousands of retrieved items and how to...

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  • 3D Object Retrieval

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Alistair Sutherland, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    In the areas of medicine and engineering it is becoming important to recognise and retrieve 3D objects from databases. These objects may be stored as multiple views or distance maps or as volumetric data. We are researching a range of methods including heat diffusion and charge density. We would like to explore...

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  • Complexity vs. Security in Computer Programs

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Darragh O'Brien, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    The aim of this project is to apply static analysis techniques to investigate the correlation between program complexity and the presence of exploitable vulnerabilities. A key deliverable in this project is a set of program transformation techniques to aid security code review and vulnerability detection.

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  • Autonomous Vehicle Control Using Computer Vision

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Alistair Sutherland, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Recently some companies have produced autonomous self-driving vehicles. But these all use expensive range-sensing technology such as LIDAR. We would like to use ordinary video cameras to create a model of the 3D environment. We will be extending the techniques, which we have developed for human motion tracking, to recognising and tracking vehicles.

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  • Android Intrusion Detection System

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Darragh O'Brien, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    The aim of this research is to build on the TaintDroid project to develop an Android IDS through the application of machine learning techniques for anomalous program behaviour detection.

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  • Human Motion Tracking Using Multiple Cameras

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Alistair Sutherland, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    We wish to recognise the motion of the human body using 3D video streams from multiple cameras. We are working with an Irish company, which designs video-processing chips. We wish to build a device, which could be used as an interface for video games. In the long term we would like to...

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  • Data Mining Identities in the Cloud

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr David Sinclair, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Just like Neil Armstrong’s footprints on the Moon, data in the Cloud persists. The first step in protecting a user’s identity is to truely understand the threat that data mining poses to different user anonymisation techniques.  This research will develop new tools and techniques to data mining information about users in the Cloud and...

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  • Medical Analysis of Human Skin Using 3D Computer Vision

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Alistair Sutherland, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    We are working in collaboration with dermatologists at a Dublin hospital to analyse human skin diseases. We will use 3D computer vision to model the human face (or other parts of the body) at a very high resolution. We will measure the extent of lesions in the skin and we will measure the changes...

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  • Modeling and Analysing Quality of Service in Cloud-based Applications

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr David Sinclair, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Very few things in the real world are absolute. The world is not “black and white”, but multiple shades of grey. While I would like a Cloud-based service to respond in 2 seconds, my level of satisfaction would not be significantly lower if the response time was 2.5 seconds. However some properties are more...

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  • Recognising Complex Objects Using Multi-scale Entropy

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Alistair Sutherland, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Recognising complex deformable objects (such as the human body) in images is difficult. We want to explore techniques which model the objects at different scales and where the complexity of the objects is measured using entropy. These techniques are based on Shannon’s Information Theory. They should result in efficient and accurate solutions, which...

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  • Controlling Data Usage in the Cloud

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr David Sinclair, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    This research will develop tools and techniques to enable a user to control who can effectively access their data object in the Cloud. In addition the user will be able to specify and control how their data object are used.

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  • Using a Geographical Ontology for Image Classification and Object Recognition

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Cathal Gurrin, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    The image classification and object recognition methods are currently attending an advanced level of accuracy for domain specific tasks. However, having a reliable and trustable accuracy in generic tasks is still a research challenge. Relying only the visual information to have a perfect accuracy seems to be an impossible task due to the lack...

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  • TraPEES: Transforming Programs for Energy Efficient Software

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Geoff Hamilton, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    The ever increasing energy consumption of computing systems has started to limit further performance growth due to overwhelming costs and environmental concerns. Energy consumption has therefore become a more important optimisation criterion in many computing systems than performance. While many improvements in energy efficiency have been made at the hardware and systems levels, not...

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  • Forgetting in Digital Memories

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Cathal Gurrin, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    We in CLARITY (Centre for Sensor Web Technologies) have been doing a lot of work in recent years on sensing the person, using wearable sensors to understand the person’s activities and build a digital memory for the person. We achieve this by using software for android phones (or Microsoft Sensecams) that read continually...

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  • AUTOPAR: AUTOmatic PARallelization of Programs

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Geoff Hamilton, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    The proliferation of increasingly parallel architectures will have a significant impact on software developers; we can no longer simply develop software for a sequential architecture, and expect performance to improve as the underlying architecture becomes faster. A paradigm shift is taking place, and the next generation of software developers will need to develop software...

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  • Using Sensors to Monitor Detailed Physical Activities

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Cathal Gurrin, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Using wearable accelerometers (on the chest), it is possible to accurately identify user activities such as sitting, walking, standing, driving, etc… These user activities can be employed in the real-world to quantify an individual for reasons such as personalized healthcare, exer-gaming, and professional healthcare interventions. Currently our research can accurately identify user activities to...

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  • Textual Life Narratives

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Cathal Gurrin, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    We in CLARITY (Centre for Sensor Web Technologies) have been doing a lot of work in recent years on sensing the person, using wearable sensors to understand the person’s activities and build a digital memory for the person. We achieve this by using software for android phones (or Microsoft Sensecams) that read continually...

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