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Industry Funded PhD Scholarship on Trust and Transparency: Understanding and Communicating with Machine Learning and Artificially Intelligent Agents


Deadline:31 July 2018 Opens:19 June 2017

This Industry Funded PhD Scholarship will explore how people trust and understand the actions and decisions of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) agents and develop methods to communicate and interact efficiently and effectively with such agents.

Fee status

Subject

Computer and information sciences, Mathematics and statistics, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Studies of the interaction of intense laser pulses with plasma as ultra-compact accelerators, plasma-based laser amplifiers, and coherent and incoherent attosecond x-ray sources


Opens:1 January 2017

PhDs are available in an exciting and challenging research area, with a vibrant group of experimentalists and theoreticians developing and applying ultra-compact accelerators and x-ray sources based on laser-plasma interactions.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Physics

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Microscopic mapping and spectroscopy of III-nitride semiconductors and devices


Opens:1 August 2017

This project involves different microscopic techniques to investigate semiconductor heterostructures and light-emitting diode devices, performed on our suite of scanning electron microscopes, providing information on material properties at length scales ranging from nanometres to centimetres.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Physics

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Multiscale neural imaging - from synapse to whole organism


Opens:12 February 2018

Advances in microscopy allow imaging on scales ranging from single molecules to whole organism. This project involves developing a microscope that will allow images of whole invertebrates (likely C. Elegans nematode worms) be correlated with nanoscopic (super-reolution) images of sub-cellular regions within them.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Physics

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

A multidisciplinary approach to elucidate the mechanism of ammonium transport by the ubiquitous family of Amt/Rhesus protein


Opens:31 May 2017

What are the functional features that are important for the ion specificity and ion permeation? What are the structural features that explain the mechanistic difference between Amt (transporter) and Rh (channel)? What are the conformational changes associated with the transport cycle?

Fee status

Subject

Pharmacy and biomedical sciences

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Molecular and cellular changes in intellectual disability


Deadline:31 August 2018 Opens:12 March 2018

Behavioural and anatomical changes identified in Zdhhc9 knockout mice suggest that this mouse line is a novel system to investigate the molecular and cellular changes linked to intellectual disability. This project will investigate underlying cell/molecular changes that cause intellectual dysfunction.

Fee status

International

Subject

Pharmacy and biomedical sciences

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Investigating crystallisation behaviour of pharmaceutical compounds confined within mesoporous materials


Deadline:24 August 2018 Opens:7 May 2018

We aim to investigate the crystallisation behaviour of several pharmaceutical compounds under different thermodynamic conditions confined within mesoporous materials. By doing so we expect to gain new insights on the processability of these materials for pharmaceutical applications.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Pharmacy and biomedical sciences

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend