Crowd steering analysis in virtual reality
- 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 aims to investigate crowd’s behaviours under emergencies. Crowd emergency and evacuation simulation has been a central topic in several fields including crowd simulation, design and safety. However, it is very difficult to do quantitative research on such behaviours due to the lack of data. On the other hand, it is too expensive and unethical to hire people and places to do such experiments. The project is to build a virtual reality platform for crowd simulation and get data from human subjects’ reactions in such circumstances for further analysis and simulation.
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 steering analysis 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.
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