PhD Studentship - Intelligent human-machine interaction for engineering design

7 days left

Location
United Kingdom
Posted
Dec 29, 2020
Closes
Jan 28, 2021
Ref
149416
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Supervisory Team: Dr. D.J.J. Toal & Prof. A.J. Keane

Project description

How will the future design engineer interact with their computer systems? Speaking to the computer? Virtual Reality? Automatic storage of design rules/styles, which the designer assembles? Real time CFD to permit 'sculpting' the flow field, stress field, etc.? This project will examine the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence to support hint based creation of new parts and products. It will incorporate value driven design ideas with state of the art optimization and analysis automation to accelerate the new product design process while also allowing automated documentation of the decisions lying behind design choices.

Combined with the latest GPU hardware, Deep Learning, Data Mining and AI methods this will allow advanced designer - machine interaction, providing insights into the next generation of engineering design software.

This project is funded by Rolls-Royce plc as part of their support to the R-R University technology Centre for Computational Engineering at Southampton. In addition to the basic tax free student stipend of £15,141pa R-R will provide a further tax free stipend increment of £9,000 pa which brings the total stipend to a level equivalent to a taxable salary of just over £29,000 pa and therefore in line with their graduate recruitment schemes. The stipend will rise in subsequent years. Funding for travel to international conferences will be available.

If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please contact Prof Andy Keane, Computational Engineering and Design Research Group, Email: ajk@soton.ac.uk , Tel: +44 (0) 2380 59 2944.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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