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Travellers' perceptions of short break holiday destinations

Brisbane residents are spoiled by choice of short break holiday destinations within a comfortable drive. This topic offers participation in an ongoing project monitoring perceptions held by Brisbane residents (since 2003) of the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Northern NSW, Fraser Coast and Bundaberg North Burnett. For each of these destinations, the Brisbane market represents the largest source of visitors, and understanding consumer perceptions represents important marketing research for the destination marketing orgnisations.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
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School
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Research centre(s)
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Wide field-of-view vision-based aircraft detection

Small to medium-sized fixed-wing unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV) have an incredible range of potential applications in civilian operations including:disaster assessmentsearch and rescueenvironmental and infrastructure monitoringremote sensing in agricultureproduct delivery.The national airspace is heavily regulated with strict rules and safety layers that aim to mitigate the risk of mid-air collisions. The final safety layer corresponds to human pilots using their eyes and judgment to avoid potential mid-air collision threats.Sense and avoid (SAA) refers to the implied regulatory requirement that UAVs be …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics
Research centre(s)

Estimation and control of networked cyberphysical systems

Cyberphysical systems (CPS) integrate sensors, communication networks, controllers, dynamic processes and actuators. CPS play an increasingly important role in modern society, in areas such as:energytransportationmanufacturinghealthcare.Due to the interplay between control systems, communications and computations, the design of CPS requires novel approaches, which bridge disciplinary boundaries.We're interested in developing engineering science and methods for the analysis and design of CPS operating in closed loop. Our research brings together elements of control systems engineering, as well as telecommunications and reinforcement learning.The current …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics
Research centre(s)

Novel numerical methods and techniques for complex fractional dynamical systems and applications

In recent years, fractional models have attracted considerable interest because of their ability to model many phenomena. Anomalous diffusion phenomena are widely spread in nature and engineering.This proposal aims to carry out innovative and novel research on developing effficient, robust and accurate computational models for complex fractional dynamical systems.This project involves:fractional dynamical systemsnumerical methodsfinite differencefinite elementfinite volumemeshlessspectral methods and applications. …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research centre(s)

Numerical study and parameter estimation for fractional order epidemic models

In the last decades, some epidemic diseases have been found to cause problems whose magnitude has increased dramatically. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently stated that it is the most important arthropod-borne viral disease of humans.These epidemic diseases include:dengueHIV/AIDSH1N1leptospirosismeaslesSIRSIRCSEIRsalmonella bacterial.Fractional derivatives epidemic systems have also been used to deal with some epidemic behaviors.This proposal aims to carry out innovative and novel research on developing effficient, robust and accurate computational models and parameter estimation techniques for fractional order epidemic models. …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research centre(s)

Fractional dynamic models for viscoelastic non-Newtonian fluid

This project aims to develop a mathematical framework to investigate the memory effect and anomalous diffusion in viscoelastic, non-Newtonian fluids.We aim to generate new knowledge on the formulation and estimation of the multi-term fractional space-time models governing the flow and heat transfer of these fluids. This will be based on recent advances in fractional calculus, computational methods and statistical techniques.We expect to uncover a new and efficient computational system to model the thermal properties as well as new insights into …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research centre(s)

The insufficient informativeness of measurements in Bayesian detection problems

Shiryaev's Bayesian Quickest Change Detection (QCD) problem is to detect a change in the statistical problems of an observed process. This is an important signal processing problem with application in a diverse range of areas, including:automatic controlquality controlstatisticstarget detection.Recently a critical deficiency in Shiryaev's QCD problem has been identified to occur due to the insufficient informativeness of measurement in low signal-to-noise (SNR) to overcome geometric prior assumption on the change event.These deficiencies are due to the non-ergodic nature of the …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics
Research centre(s)

Investigation of genetic factors that contribute to concussion and its outcomes

The health outcomes from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and concussion depend on the nature of the injury, but response also varies greatly between individuals, suggesting that genetic factors may play a role. In particular, due to effects of head trauma on balances of ions, neurotransmitters and energy use in the brain, there is suggestion that variation in the genes that encode proteins involved in these pathways, e.g. ion channels, may affect the risk of, as well as response to a …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Biomedical Sciences
Research centre(s)

Tourism destinations in the digital and social media age

Consumers have more information available to them than ever before. Through the internet and other self-service technology facilities we are able to gather information at the touch of a finger. However, can we have too much information?The purpose of this research would be to look at consumer engagement with a tourist destination. What impact does the amount of information collected via your own means have on your satisfaction with your stay? Do more thorough information searches mean a better experience? …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
QUT Business School
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Research centre(s)

Perceptions of stopover travel destinations

Research into the phenomenon of stopovers during long haul air travel emerged only recently in the tourism literature. This topic offers the opportunity to join a project investigating the perceptions held by international travellers of stopover destinations.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
QUT Business School
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Research centre(s)

Homicide and forensic criminology

Dr Claire Ferguson is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on the topics of homicide investigations, forensic criminology, offender behaviour at crime scenes, offender decision making, sexual abuse allegations or domestic homicide.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School
School of Justice
Research centre(s)
Centre for Justice

Control and collaboration in the boardroom: an observational investigation

This project aims to explore board-level attributes that favor board monitoring and resource provisioning tasks. While theoretical works (Hillman & Dalziel 2003) identify separate individual directors' attributes as predictors of monitoring (e.g. independence) or resource provisioning (e.g. background knowledge and connections), empirical evidence shows a high overlap between the two tasks (e.g. Minichilli et al 2012; Pugliese et al 2014). This counter-intuitive phenomenon is known as the 'paradox of control and collaboration' within boards (Sundaramurthy & Lewis 2003).Research activitiesThe project …

Study level
Master of Philosophy
Faculty
QUT Business School
School
School of Accountancy
Research centre(s)

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