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Social computing

This priority area is underpinned by activities of the Social Data Science Lab and the Mobile and Social Computing Lab.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Area

Medicine

The School of Medicine offers research degrees in the medical disciplines such as cancer, immunology, infection, immunity, neurosciences, mental health and population medicine.

PhD, MPhil, MD Full-time, Part-time Programme

Text and data mining

In this priority area, we are especially interested in applying text and data mining in the areas of healthcare, policing, life sciences and social sciences.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Area

Human factors technology

Human factors technology is dedicated to understanding and improving the way people use technology in information environment. It focuses on automated mining, structuring and integration of digital information (including text, voice, music and images), facilitating human-computer communication, and studying human behaviour by utilising sensor informatics.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Area

Distributed and parallel systems

This priority area is interested in compute-intensive and data-intensive multidisciplinary applications spanning traditional computational science and the emerging area of big data science.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Area

Data privacy and cybersecurity

Examples of our research in cybersecurity include the machine classification of malware in various forms (eg binary executables and web links), mathematical models for the quantification and forecasting of network security risk, security of industrial control systems (eg SCADA systems), and Cloud security.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Area

Computer Science and Informatics

Studying for a PhD or MPhil at the Cardiff School of Computer Science and Informatics offers you the opportunity to become part of a strong, dynamic and internationally successful research school.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Programme

Knowledge representation and reasoning

The field of knowledge representation and reasoning is concerned with systems for automated reasoning in the context of artificial intelligence. Our focus in particular is on: defeasible and inductive reasoning, argumentation, qualitative spatial reasoning, epistemic reasoning and knowledge acquisition.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Area

Quantum technologies and engineering

Quantum technologies and engineering (QuTeE) focuses on modelling and control techniques to engineer quantum devices and processes. We work on techniques to design, control and optimise the behaviour of quantum processes based on methods to model and simulate quantum systems, characterise their behaviour by parameter and model learning, and visualise and analyse measurement signals.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Area

Visual Computing

Our research in visual computing spans a wide range of topics in the fields of computer vision, computer graphics, geometric computing and both image and video processing. A significant theme in our work considers the input, description and editing of solids, surfaces and curves. These are represented analytically, as CAD models and as meshes. Other aspects of our work include the analysis, use and generation of static data such as images, surface meshes and 3D depth scans, as well as time-varying data such as video and 4D scans of moving objects. Our expertise in this area has been applied to problems from a range of disciplines including engineering, earth sciences, psychology, biology, medicine and even quantum control.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Area

Studying human neuropsychiatric disease in DLG2 deficient human neurons

This PhD project in Medicine tries to understand DLG2’s role during neural development and in mature neurons using variety of techniques.

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PhD in Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences: Investigating the childhood neurodevelopmental origins of adult mental illness

Childhood neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD) such as autism and ADHD affect 10% of children, and this group are at hugely elevated risk of mental illnesses such as depression and psychosis.

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PhD in Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences: Genomic stratification of bipolar disorder trajectories and outcome

The aim of this project is to explore the potential of genetic and genomic data for clinical stratification in bipolar disorder.

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PhD in Cancer and Genetics: Imbalance of DNA methylation and demethylation as pathogenic mechanism of acute myeloid leukemia

Large genomic analyses have revealed patterns of non-random mutations of epigenetic modifiers (EMs) within a great number of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) patients.

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Explainable Deep Learning for Situational Understanding Problems

The goal of this PhD is to make progress in this challenging area of Deep Learning.

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PhD in Infection and Immunity: Defining the molecular pathways governing antiviral Natural Killer cell immunity

Natural killer (NK) cells are critical members of the immune response that is mounted against infection, and can also target the development and progression of cancers.

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PhD in Infection and Immunity: Characterising entry and fusion of wildtype human cytomegalovirus (HCMV)

HCMV is the leading infectious cause of congenital malformation, and a major cause of morbidity and mortality in transplant and AIDS patients.

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PhD in Infection and Immunity: Systemic immune fingerprints in patients with acute severe sepsis

Sepsis is an illness in which a severe infection triggers a systemic inflammatory response that is disproportionate to the primary infective insult.

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PhD in Cancer and Genetics: The role of Wnt signalling in blood stem cell development and in acute myeloid leukaemia

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a highly variable disease making it difficult to treat, particularly as normal blood cell development is blocked.

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PhD in Population Medicine: Factors influencing engagement with emerging technology in colorectal cancer screening and prevention

Uptake in the bowel cancer-screening program in Wales (54%) is a significant problem, which will be addressed somewhat by this project..

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PhD in Cancer and Genetics: Development of chimeric adenoviral virotherapies for cancer applications

This project will use sophisticated techniques to understand the basic mechanisms by which viruses use healthy cells to cause disease, and state-of-the-art molecular techniques to modify how viruses infect cells. 

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PhD in Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences: Dynamics of the expanded CAG locus in Huntington’s disease

Huntington’s disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant neurodegeneration usually of mid-life onset. and leads to death after 15-20 years.

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PhD in Population Medicine: Understanding multi-party communication in therapy sessions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and sensory processing (SP) difficulties

Sensory processing (SP) difficulties are very common in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which can result in behavioural difficulties and poor motor control.

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PhD in Population Medicine: The role of grandparents in shaping young children’s diet during the provision of childcare

The project will generate important insights into the factors that shape grandparents’ food practices in relation to their grandchildren, and promote a healthy diet.

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