College of Science: five full-time postgraduate scholarships

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Swansea University’s College of Science is pleased to announce five full-time postgraduate scholarships, lasting up to three years, which enable full-time research students to work towards the award of a PhD degree.

The awards are associated with the following projects: 

In the area of Developing Imaging Analysis Techniques for Medical Applications, three scholarships are available. 

Projects include:

Medical Image Analysis and Modelling: Multimodal Quantification of Human Heart Regurgitation, for a PhD in Computer Science under the supervision of Dr Xianghua (Jason) Xie.

Raman spectroscopy study of blood for disease diagnosis, prognosis and risk prediction, for a PhD in Physics under the supervision of Dr Peter Dunstan, in collaboration with Dr Cathy Thornton from the College of Medicine.

Design and Evaluation of a Generic Software EEG Sonification, for a PhD in Computer Science under the supervision of Dr Parisa Eslambolchilar.

Pulse sequence optimisation in magnetic resonance imaging in the detection and diagnosis of irregular cell growth, for a PhD in Physics under the supervision of Dr Sophie Schirmer, in collaboration with Dr Niall Colgan from the College of Medicine.

New geometric methods for feature extraction from medical images for a PhD in Mathematics, under the supervision of Dr Elaine Crooks, in collaboration with Dr Richard Hugtenburg from the College of Medicine.

One inter-disciplinary scholarship within the Swansea Moving Animal Research Team (SMART):

Animal order from random systems, for a PhD in Mathematics under the supervision of Professor Niels Jacob, Department of Mathematics and Professor Rory Wilson, Department of Biosciences.

One inter-disciplinary scholarship within the Glaciology Group of the College of Science and the College of Engineering:

Modelling circulation within glacial fjords in south-east Greenland: Implications for sea-level rise predictions from the Greenland Ice Sheet, for a PhD in Geography under the supervision of Professor Tavi Murray and Dr Ian Rutt, Glaciology Group, Department of Geography and Dr Harshinie Karunarathna and Professor Dominic Reeve, College of Engineering.

Further information about the scholarships can be found on the College of Science website at http://www.swansea.ac.uk/science/postgraduatescholarships/.


This College of Science news item has been posted by Bethan Evans, Swansea University Public Relations Office, Tel: 01792 295049, email: b.w.evans@swansea.ac.uk.