An artificially intelligent camera imaging algorithm for monitoring multiscale damage
Funded PhD Project (UK and EU students only)
School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
23 February 2020
Candidates applying for this project may be eligible to compete for one of a small number of bursaries available; these cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for three years and a stipend in line with the UKRI rate (£15,009 for 2019/2020). Bursary recipients may also receive a £1,500 p.a. for project costs/consumables.
The work on this project will:
- Collect/conduct camera images with multiscale damage, including macro and micro damage to build up the capability of artificially intelligent camera imaging algorithm (AIMCIA) to graphically recognise visible and invisible damage.
- Develop the Image Benchmarks of Multiscale Damage (IBMD), including various common crack damage and corrosion damages into the image database, to underpin the AIMCIA.
- Develop the proposed AIMCIA in terms of Convolutional Neural Networks with Multitask Learning technology for graphically recognising various types of multiscale damage.
- Verify/adjust the AIMCIA and IBMD using selected images with common cracks and corrosion damages, especially damage mixed with dust particles, and invisible damage at the micro scale.
- Validate the proposed AIMCIA using objects such as a marina seawater tank, a wing box or a blade joint in airplanes, selected by leading industrial partners.
You'll need an upper second class honours degree from an internationally recognised university or a Master’s degree in an appropriate subject. In exceptional cases, we may consider equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
Ideally, you should have a first degree in an appropriate subject, e.g. Computer Science or Computing. A Postgraduate qualification related to Computer Science, Computer image process or Computer Graphical recognition would be welcomed.
How to apply
We’d encourage you to contact Dr Jiye Chen (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your interest before you apply, quoting the project code.
When you are ready to apply, you can use our online application form. Make sure you submit a personal statement, proof of your degrees and grades, details of two referees, proof of your English language proficiency and an up-to-date CV. An extended statement as to how you might address the proposal would be welcomed.
Our ‘How to Apply’ page offers further guidance on the PhD application process.
If you want to be considered for this funded PhD opportunity you must quote project code SCES4560220 when applying.