Realistic and interactive fluid simulation in virtual reality

Project description

Fluid simulation has been widely used in many areas in engineering. One big area, although probably less noticed, is entertainment industry (games/movies/apps). Although many visual effects using fluid simulation have been witnessed in industry products, nobody can achieve real-time interactive fluid simulation in Virtual Reality because of many scientific and engineering challenges.

This project aims to combine the state-of-the-art theoretical research in fluid simulation, computer graphics and machine learning to target this problem. It will look into using cutting-edge machine learning techniques to accelerate various fluid simulation models and finally run the simulation in virtual reality.

Entry requirements

Applications are invited from candidates with a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2:1), and/ or a Master's degree in a relevant subject. We also recognise relevant industrial and academic experience.

How to apply

Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the university's website. Please state clearly in the research information section of your application, the name of the PhD you wish to apply for is 'Realistic and interactive fluid simulation in virtual reality' as well as Dr He Wang as your proposed supervisor. In the funding section, please state 'School of Computing Funded Studentships' as your sponsor.

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University’s minimum English Language requirements.

We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates.  All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.

If you require any further information please contact the Graduate School Office
e:, t: +44 (0)113 343 8000.