PhD in Engineering Studentship - Cardiff University

  • Phd
  • Partially Funded
  • 1 April 2017

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University is established as one of Britain's leading research universities. Our ambition is to rank consistently among the top 100 universities in the world and the top 20 in the UK. .We excel in education, research and innovation and are building strong international relationships whilst demonstrating our commitment to Wales. We strive to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligations through engagement and sustainability.
Project title: Large-scale real-time data processing and knowledge mining for life cycle built environment design, construction and operation
Sustainable built environment design, construction and operation is inherently multi-objective-oriented; it requires holistic considerations for aesthetics, health, security, safety (structure, fire, earth quake, etc.), resilience, serviceability, adaptability and so on. Therefore, it becomes extremely complex with the superposition of long-term life cycle proactive considerations (e.g. climate changes). BIM (Building Information Modelling) is one of the most important research and industry topics recently emerging in AEC area in terms of its revolutionarily game-changing methodology - from standalone / isolated to inter-connected / integrated working mode by providing standardized industry data format, information and process.


Academic criteria:
Candidates should hold or expect to gain a first class degree or a good 2.1 and/or an appropriate Master’s level qualification (or their equivalent). Candidates with either of the following skills would be particularly suited to the post:
  • Computer science background – who has excellent skills on Cloud computing, Big Data analytics, machine learning/data mining etc.
  • Computational Engineering background – who has excellent optimization algorithm development capability and ideally with High performance based computing experience.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)
This studentship is open to Home, EU or Overseas Candidates.


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This studentship consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, and an annual stipend equivalent to current Research Council rates (approx. ÂŁ14,296 stipend for academic year 2016/17). Overseas candidates should note that they will be required to cover the difference between Home and Overseas fees each year.

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