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Internet of Mobile Energy

The emergence of the two-way communication model and Distributed Energy Sources (DES) is transforming traditional power systems from largely centralised energy production to more decentralised and connected management systems. This is called the 'smart grid'.As the smart grid evolves, electric vehicles (EVs) are emerging as unconventional and highly-disruptive participants in the grid that can add significant benefit and flexibility. Notably, EVs are equipped with a relatively high capacity battery that stores energy to power the vehicle.EV batteries, coupled with the …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science

Trust in Internet-of-Things with blockchain

Blockchain is an unchangeable, distributed database that provides trust in data once it is stored on the database. However, in Internet-of-Things (IoT), the data is an observation of physical context and is susceptible to noise, drift, or malicious alterations. Sensors may even be decoupled from their intended context by an attacker, which may compromise the blockchain data and its value for guiding decisions.This project aims to develop an innovative approach for pervasive trust in IoT, underpinned by blockchain. The research …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science

Investigate, design and develop a trusted data sharing and decision making platform for enterprise applications

Blockchain technology relies on a consensus protocol to agree on the state of the system through data. Existing consensus algorithms rely on pre-defined rules, which are used to verify whether the data is obeying all the rules. This model of consensus may be suitable for broad classes of distributed and multi-stakeholder applications. Still, it does not cover applications that require consensus among human operators in the enterprise setting. This project investigates the possibility of achieving consensus through lightweight mechanisms.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science

Measures of agile trust

In today's highly dynamic, opportunity-rich markets, the rapid manifestation of trust has become a major challenge for both established and new organisations that attempt to introduce new products and services. Previous research focused mainly on the long-term development of trust (e.g., concerning brand reputation), and the nature (and factors) of immediate trust decisions remain under-researched.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Accountancy
Research centre(s)
Centre for Future Enterprise

Facilitating gaining trust in AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are automating service delivery in many sectors. Businesses have shown interest in using these technologies for delivering complex services in a way that meet the unique needs of customers. The technology gained more popularity particularly during Covid-19 outbreak, as it helped organisations to become more efficient in service delivery and increased service availability for customers / service applicants. However, gaining managers’ and users’ trust in these systems has always been a significant challenge. Particularly, managers and …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Information Systems

Facilitating gaining trust in IOT systems

Many organisations have shown an increasing interest in deploying IOT systems. However, most of them and their stakeholders are new to these systems, and it is difficult for them to trust the technology. What are the technological, managerial and societal aspects that contribute to trust in IOT systems? What can we do to improve the level of trust and increase adoption of the technology?

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Information Systems

The effects of trust on government operations

For a government to operate efficiently, the trust of its constituents, as well as the global community, is considered to be of substantial importance. A lack of trust could impair the government’s ability to effectively manage and fund its operations from collecting taxes and external investment. However, further research is required to understand the underlying trust mechanisms and their influence on governments’ performance. To address this research gap, the project will examine how trust in government is determined, evaluate how …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Accountancy
Research centre(s)
Centre for Future Enterprise

Towards a proactive trust management: the quantification of return on trust

In today’s highly dynamic markets, companies seek to increase customer trust to gain a competitive advantage based on aspects such as customer engagement, retention, advocacy, and pricing. However, while a large body of trust research exists, little is known regarding the operative return on trust.The project explores these trust economics to quantify the impact of trust gains to guide organisations and utilise their resources more effectively. In this context, trust-related key performance indicators have to be identified to explore their …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Accountancy
Research centre(s)
Centre for Future Enterprise

Building explainable and trustworthy intelligent systems

Existing machine learning-based intelligent systems are autonomous and opaque (often considered “black-box” systems), which has led to the lack of trust in AI adoption and, consequently, the gap between machine and human being.In 2018, the European Parliament adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which introduces a right of explanation for all human individuals to obtain “meaningful explanations of the logic involved” when a decision is made by automated systems. To this end, it is a compliance that an intelligent …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Information Systems
Research centre(s)
Centre for Data Science

Capacity, wills and enduring powers of attorney

Dr Kelly Purser is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on the topics of capacity, wills, enduring powers of attorney, advance health directives, estate planning, equity and trusts, succession, or therapeutic jurisprudence.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
null
School
null
Research centre(s)
null
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Designing active play technologies with families

The aim of this project is to design and study digital technologies that enable and support active play in families with young children.To promote healthy growth and development, children aged 1-5 years should be physically active for at least three hours each day. This may include running, jumping and playful activities. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, many playgrounds, childcare facilities, and sports clubs are closed, which means that families look for alternatives to stay active.In this project you'll explore:how parents …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science

What do ancient granitic rocks tell about the formation of Earth's crust

The Earth is a dynamic evolving planet that has continually changed throughout its history. This change is recorded in the different rock types preserved in the continental crust and is paralleled by the evolution of life. Study of Archean granitic terranes (4.0-2.5 billion years ago) provides invaluable information on the early Earth when 50% of the present day volume of continental crust was generated. You will help work out how Earth's earliest crust formed through:potential field workpetrographygeochemical analysis.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

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