Crowd analysis and simulation using deep learning and big data analysis
- Funded PhD project: Worldwide (International, UK and EU)
- Value: Funding covers the cost of fees and provides a maintenance matching the Research Council UK rate (£14,553 for 2017/18).
- Number of awards: Funding for this award is not guaranteed. This research project is in competition for funding with other projects and will be awarded on a competitive basis.
- Deadline: 30/03/2018
- Supervisors: Contact Dr He Wang, Dr Matteo Leonetti or Professor David Hogg to discuss this project further informally.
This project is to look into the fundamental crowd motions in different environments including indoor/outdoor scenarios. The goal of this project is to propose a series of deep learning models and mathematical frameworks to capture the crowd motions for the purposes of analysis and simulation. The research falls into the category of data-driven crowd analysis where data is intensively used for analysis as compared to traditional empirical modelling where concise mathematical models are made trying to capture the complex structure in the data. However, because of the high complexity, more data (big data) is needed and meanwhile corresponding algorithms are to be developed. Deep learning has become a major force in many areas but not yet in this one, thus has a huge potential.
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 'Crowd analysis and simulation using deep learning and big data analysis' 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.
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