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Department of Computer Science Postgraduate Students


Postgraduate Symposia are held once a year. Symposia Archive.

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PhD students

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Name Thesis Rm Supervisors Research Outputs
Waqas AhmadEfficient transmission schemes for large-scale MIMO systems128Haibo Zhang, Yawen Chen
Mahdi ArghavaniCross Layer Optimization in Edge Computing128Haibo Zhang, David Eyers
Ashraful AlamWireless Sensor Network Security using Access Control Mechanisms and Cryptographic Techniques in Cross-Layer Protocols (Deferred)128David Eyers, Zhiyi Huang
Lewis BakerAugmented Reality for On-site Visualisation of Sports Data230Steven Mills, Stefanie Zollmann, Tobias Langlotz (Information Science)
Jordan CampbellCo-operative Tracking in Distributed Camera Networks (Deferred)230Steven Mills, Mike Paulin (Zoology)
Lena CollienneComputational methods for phylogenetic time-tree inference257Alex Gavryushkin, David Bryant(Maths and Stats)
Sajida KalsoomBiometric-based Multi-Principal Authentication and Authorisation Models (Deferred)128Zhiyi Huang, David Eyers
Mahdi Amiri KordestaniVirtualisation in multicore computing128Zhiyi Huang, David Eyers
Jinge Li Wilf equivalence in permutation classesTBAMichael Albert
Wei Hong LoSituated Visualisation to Enrich Sports Experience for On-site Spectators230Stefanie Zollmann, Holger Regenbrecht (Information Science)
Franz OmblerExtending PAPRIKA to improve its usefulness for cost-benefit and conjoint analysistbaMichael Albert
Pradeesh ParameswaranTBA123Andrew Trotman, David Eyers
Daniel SlackNeural network models of visuomotor cognition 257Ali Knott, Brendan McCane
Murray TannockCombinatorics of relational classes257Michael Albert
Luming WanEfficient routing in delay-tolerant networks based on fine-grained contact history (Submitted)128Haibo Zhang, Yawen Chen
Haitao XuDeep learning and support vector machines257Brendan McCane, Lech Szymanski
Xiaogang YanManipulation and Object Representation256Ali Knott, Steven Mills


MSc students
Name Thesis Rm Supervisor
Reuben CrimpImproving Ad Hoc Retrieval with Linguistic Semantics123Andrew Trotman, Richard O'Keefe
Kieran ElmesComputational methods for inferring genetic interactions257Alex Gavryushkin, Zhiyi Huang


Recently completed
Name Thesis Completed Research Outputs
Craig AtkinsonAchieving Continual Learning in Deep Neural Networks through Pseudo-Rehearsal4/10/2020
David WangEEG analysis using deep learning8/4/2020
Johnny Flame LeeExploring deep reinforcement learning based methods for search query optimization 1/3/2020
Shenghuan ZhangPhD: Reading the brain's personality: using machine learning to investigate the relationships between EEG and depressivity27/2/2020
Lahiru AriyasinghePhD: Improving the Quality of Experience of Over-the-top Video Delivery13/11/2019
Tapabrata ChakrabortiPhD: Collaborative Learning of Fine-grained Visual Data1/11/2019
Wen YangPhD: Routing and Wavelength Assignment for Multicast Communication in Optical Network-on-Chip22/10/2019
Abbas Arghavani PhD: Power Adaptive Communication for Wireless Body Area Networks21/10/2019
Russel MesbahPhD: Convolutional neural networks for medical image semantic segmentation.18/7/2019
Leila EskandariPhD: Task Scheduling in Data Stream Processing Systems17/7/2019
Aleksei FedorovPhD: Wireless channel modelling and reconstruction in massive MIMO systems.17/7/2019
Joshua La PineAlternative Musical Interface with Dynamic Timbre Control 1/5/2019
Chris GormanPhD: A Mechanism for Attending to Unusual Object Properties, and its Role in a Model of Object Categorization 5/2/2019
Guangbing XiaoPhD: Decentralized Broadcast for Reliable and Real-time Dissemination of Cooperative Awareness Messages in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks5/10/2018
Glenn BlanchettePhD: The Boltzmann Machine: a Connectionist Model for Supra-Classical Logic10/2018
Maria MikhisorPhD: 3D Face Tracking Using Stereo Cameras with Whole Body View 15/2/18
Paul CranePhD: An Indoor Localisation System Based on Ubiquitous Technology 3/11/17
Azam ShirrafiPhD: Interaction of STDP and metaplasticity in modelling heterosynaptic plasticity.1/11/2017
Umair KhanPhD: Unsupervised Detection of Emergent Patterns in Large Image Collections10/2017
Hamza BennaniPhD: Three Dimensional Reconstruction of Human Lumbar Spine from Bi-planar Radiographs 25/10/17
Feiyang LiuPhD: High-Performance and Wavelength-Reused Optical Network on Chip (ONoC) Architectures and Communication Schemes for Manycore Processor 25/10/17
Lewis BakerMSc: Power Line Detection from Mobile Devices 8/6/2017
Jinge Li MSc: The enumeration of subclasses of the 321-avoiding permutations 1/5/17
Adeel Javed PhD: Train Localisation using Wireless Sensor Networks 11/16
Xiping FuPhD: Manifold and non-manifold learning for computer vision 17/6/16
Matt CranePhD: Improved Indexing & Search Throughput 1/3/2016
Chris Heinrich MSc: Physically exploring volume data using hand-held mobile hardware23/11/2015
Reece Arnott PhD: Towards 3D Scanning from Digital Images by Novice Users 18/11/2015
Maryam Bagher OskoueiPhD: Simulating gene regulatory networks22/10/2015
Gonzalo Sanchez NidoPhD: Dynamical properties of gene regulatory networks involved in long-term potentiation15/8/2015
Mira Guise PhD: An examination of polychronous neural groups as a potential substrate for representation12/6/2015
Andrew WebbPhD: Actions of attention, and attention to action: investigating the relationship between visual attention, episodic representation, and language12/6/2015
Jason MairPhD: Power Modelling in Multicore Computing2/4/15
Nicholas HananeiaMSc: Computational Modelling of Synaptic Plasticity in the Dentate Gyrus Granule Cell3/2015
Claudia OttPhD: Decoding Feedback: Improving feedback practices for students in introductory programming courses16/3/2015
Ben MacDonellMSc: Spinal Cord Axon Segmentation11/2014
Paul McCarthyPhD: Functional network analysis of aging and Alzheimer's Disease11/7/2014
Nabeel KhanPhD: Self localisation in indoor environments using machine vision27/3/2014
Jennifer McDonaldPhD: A pragmatic tutorial dialogue system: design, implementation and evaluation in a health sciences domain27/3/2014
Sheetal JadhavPhD: QoS-based Handover for Next Generation Wireless Networks13/3/2014
Nurazlin Zainal AzmiPhD: A Natural Interface for 3D Manipulation4/3/2014
Xiangfei JiaPhD: Approaches to an Efficient and Effective Search Engine11/2013
Aysha Al HinaiMSc: Exploiting Social Contact for Efficient Delay Tolerant Network Routing18/09/2013
Jeremy Lee-HandMSc: A Neural Network Model of Causative Actions7/2013
Tim NeumegenMSc: A computational model of reaching to grasp7/2013
Kai-Cheung LeungPhD: View-Oriented Parallel Programming and its Performance Evaluation on Multicore Architectures06/2013
Vaughn WoodMSc: Improving Query Term Expansion with Machine Learning13/11/2012
Thomas HarperMSc: A Comparative Study of Function Approximators Involving Neural Networks23/07/2012
Jie FuMSc: Learning Hierarchical Sparse Filters for Feature Matching20/07/2012
Halizah BasironPhD: A Statistical Model of Error Correction for Computed Assisted Language Learning Systems07/06/2012
Lech SzymanskiPhD: Deep architectures and classification by intermediary transformations02/03/2012
Byung-Hyun YuPhD: Design and Implementation of an Efficient and Scalable Software Distributed Shared Memory System06/12/2011
David AlexanderMSc: Click Logs as a Source of Data for Evaluating the Quality of Hypertext02/11/2011
Matthew CraneMSc: The New User Problem in Collaborative Filtering13/09/2011
Rob VisserPhD: Physics-Based Simulation of Canine Gait30/08/2011
Andrew CahillMSc: Catastrophic Forgetting in Reinforcement-Learning Environments27/05/2011
Syed Faisal HasanPhD: Protocol Support for Adaptive Streaming Media2010
Ignas KukenysPhD: Human Face Detection with Support Vector Machines2010
Michael LiddlePhD: Some neuro-computational investigations into the reviewing of object-files2010
Andres Navarro NewballPhD: A model for a dog facial animation system2010
Hayden WallesPhD: A perceptual basis for noun phrase syntax2010
Natascha ChrobokMSc: Receiver Driven Email Delivery2010
David KeelerMSc: Ranking by examples - Using probability density estimation to determine relevance2010
Hao YangMSc: Mapping land stability2010
Philip McLeodPhD: Pitch Detection Tools for Music Analysis2009
Gregory CazaMSc: The role of social-pragmatic cues in word learning: a neural network model (Cog Sci)2009
Swen HuebnerMSc: Beliefs, Disbeliefs and Emotions2009
Jochen MoellmerMSc: Numeric and stochastic simulation of fluids2009
Robin SheatMSc: How representation influences evolution of genetic algorithms2009


Earlier postgraduates