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Managing motion in radiotherapy treatments

The outcomes of radiotherapy treatments are influenced by patient motion such as breathing during the delivery of the treatment.A number of research projects are available to investigate and develop new techniques for measuring and managing motion during the radiotherapy treatment. These include imaging and surface measurement during treatment.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering

Longitudinal modelling and analysis of elite swimming performance

With elite sports becoming ever more competitive, coaches, athletes and sports scientists are looking to use data to maximise training outcomes for greater competitive performance.For the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, a series of projects are being offered towards the development of new statistical and machine learning tools in cross-disciplinary collaboration with sports scientists and end users. The projects involve QUT, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical frontiers (ACEMS) and the Queensland Academy of Sport …

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mathematical Sciences

Benchmarking elite athletes using multilevel models

With elite sports becoming ever more competitive, coaches, athletes and sports scientists are looking to use data to maximise training outcomes for greater competitive performance.For the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, a series of projects are being offered towards the development of new statistical and machine learning tools in cross-disciplinary collaboration with sports scientists and end users. The projects involve QUT, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical frontiers (ACEMS) and the Queensland Academy of Sport …

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mathematical Sciences

Time series modelling of athlete performance using wearable technologies

With elite sports becoming ever more competitive, coaches, athletes and sports scientists are looking to use data to maximise training outcomes for greater competitive performance.For the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, a series of projects are being offered towards the development of new statistical and machine learning tools in cross-disciplinary collaboration with sports scientists and end users. The projects involve QUT, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical frontiers (ACEMS) and the Queensland Academy of Sport …

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mathematical Sciences

Optimal guerilla conservation

Guerilla conservation is the use of illegal activities to positively or negatively alter a region’s biodiversity. Famous examples include the “direct action” activities of Sea Shepherd (e.g., damaging whaling vessels), or the practice of “tree spiking” that was common in the forest wars in the temperate rainforests of Tasmania and the Pacific Northwest in the USA.In recent years, guerilla conservation actors have attempted to achieve their aims by releasing new species into ecosystems. Examples include the release of foxes into …

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mathematical Sciences

Comparison of models for multivariate data analysis

Determining useful models for multivariate data still remains a challenge. There are several classes of models now available, and it is currently unclear as to which class of models tend to provide a better fit to real data in practice.This project will explore several classes of multivariate models, implement them on real data sets and compare the fits.This project would be suitable for extending into an Honours thesis.

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mathematical Sciences

Analysis of the Acromioclavicular Joint Architecture

Acromioclavicular (AC) dislocation is a common injury, but treatments are varied and controversial.To better understand why the joint is dislocating, the Orthopaedic clinical program of the Herston Biofabrication Institute is looking to conduct a study to observe anatomical differences between patients who suffer from recurrent A/C dislocation and patients with healthy shoulders.

Study level
Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering

Fractional differential equations and anomalous diffusion

Applications include modelling electrical signal propagation in the heart, improved magnetic resonance imaging techniques for identifying the microstructure of the brain, and tumour growth models that account for nonlocal effects and heterogeneities in biological tissue.These projects involve computational mathematics, fractional calculus and numerical solutions of partial differential equations using MATLAB.

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mathematical Sciences

Computational mathematics

We are offering opportunities to conduct research in various aspects of:computational mathematicsincluding numerical solution of PDEslevel set methodspreconditioningparallel and GPU computing.Applications include:modelling interfacial dynamics and moving boundary problemsheat and mass transport and anomalous diffusion.

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mathematical Sciences

Modelling and simulation for computational medicine

Computational medicine is emerging as a new discipline for the analysis, integration and augmentation of biomedical experimental and clinical approaches through the development and application of computational modelling techniques.Available topicsWe are offering a series of research projects associated with the modelling of the electrophysiology of the brain and the heart. Some of this work is joint with colleagues at the University of Oxford.Particular areas of interest include the:modelling of ion channel dynamics using stochastic approachesuse of innovative modelling techniques such …

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mathematical Sciences

Modelling and simulation of heterogeneities

We are offering opportunities to conduct research in developing computationally efficient, dual scale modelling approaches for simulating multiphase transport in heterogeneous porous media by computing entirely over a microcell (unit cell) derived directly from images of the morphology of the porous medium.This has importance to such disparate applications as ground water flow, the extraction of coal seam gas and the electrophysiology of a heterogeneous heart. There are additional complexities in terms of developing and implementing new numerical approaches that may …

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mathematical Sciences

Modelling biological cells and related phenomena

We research a variety of phenomena, including infectious diseases and cancer, which can broadly be considered through the modelling of biological cells, their interactions, and interactions with their surroundings.Methodologies employed regularly include differential equations (ordinary, partial and stochastic), individual based models and cellular automata models. Specific applications include the interactions of tumours with the human immune system, sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia, and the delivery of drugs to chronic wounds.

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mathematical Sciences

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