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329 matching student topics

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Searching for life on Mars on Earth

Beginning with the Mariner 4 probe which flew by Mars in 1965 and sent back the first detailed images of the surface, a series of orbital, lander and rover missions have revealed abundant evidence for aqueous environments in Mars’ distant past.NASA has recently shifted focus from searching for past habitable environments to searching for evidence for past microbial life in these environments.This project seeks to better understand where to look for and how to interpret such evidence by studying biosignatures …

Lead unit
School of Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences

Digital manufacturing and 3-D printing applications for biomanufacturing

This project will focus on digital manufacturing applications for improving healthcare in aged population.

Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering
Disciplines
Biomedical engineering and medical physics
Mechanical systems and asset management
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours

Performance and security analysis for time-critical IoT networks

With the rise of Internet of Things (IoT) the importance of IoT security has become even more apparent than before.Does the implementation of encryption solutions impact on the overall performance on resource-constrained IoT devices?

Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Deep learning for iris recognition

This project investigates deep learning techniques including Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) to perform identity recognition based on the iris region.

Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours

Visual chatbot (AI)

This project aims to create an Artificial Intelligence (AI) agent that can have a natural-language dialogue with humans about the content of an image or a video.

Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours

Deep learning architectures

This project reviews deep learning architectures in the literature and investigates improvements for state-of-the-art algorithms.

Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours

HTC Vive (VR) mixed reality kitchen training framework

There has been little research in the intellectual disability (ID) training domain to synthesise a mixed reality UI framework that assists with the provision of lifestyle training services. Such an approach, we postulate, should provide higher levels of engagement than traditional computer training, and greater integration of cognitive and physical skills knowledge to provide scalable training solutions to support skill acquisition services to large numbers of customers.In this project you will develop a mixed reality framework (utilising a HTC Vive, …

Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours

Hydrophobic and anti-fogging coatings for better endoscopic imaging

Keyhole surgeries rely on the use of so-called endoscopes that are essentially camera-guided instruments. Surgeons heavily rely on the visual feedback provided by such endoscopes in performing minimally invasive surgeries. However, the image quality provided by such endoscopes is routinely compromised when body fluids and fogging occlude the lens.In this project you will explore the use of novel nanomaterial in the role of hydrophobic and anti-fogging layer towards preventing the vision loss after repeated submersions in synthetic blood and similar …

Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Disciplines
Biomedical engineering and medical physics
Nanoscience
Robotics and autonomous systems
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours

Tank commander mixed reality game

The premise of this project is to develop a mixed reality experience tank commander simulator, in a similar vein to War Thunder.However, the end goal is to provide a virtual reality experience tied to radio controlled tanks by mounting a 360 camera to the cupola of a 1/16 scale model tank. See this YouTube video for an example.The project will commence as an initial Unity-based VR experience, with a voice commanded model tank in VR. The intention is to lay …

Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours

Triplet energy transfer in organic solar cells

The physical process of singlet exciton fission permits conversion of one singlet exciton (S1) into two low energy triplet excitons (T1). This happens when two neighboring molecules form a triplet intermediate state that is of singlet character, which then breaks down at ultrafast time scales into two triplet states via S1 + S0 → T1 + T1.The potential to have multiple charge carriers per absorbed photon in singlet fission (SF) active organic materials has attracted much attention for the enhancement …

Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Disciplines
Energy and process engineering
Nanoscience
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours

Computational models for fractional dynamical systems

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 work aims to carry out innovative and novel research on developing effficient, robust and accurate computational models for complex fractional dynamical systems.Potential research projects include:time and space nonlocalities underlying fractional-derivative models and their applications.fractional order dengue and epidemic models;parameter estimation problems. …

Lead unit
School of Mathematical Sciences

Evaluation of bacetericidal effects of nano-textured surfaces

The scope of this project involves the design and production of nano-textured surfaces by various methods. It also an evaluation of its physical and mechanical properties and biological properties by various standard characterisation and biological techniques.

Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering
Disciplines
Biomedical engineering and medical physics
Nanoscience
Genetics and biotechnology
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours

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