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  • PhD Scholarship, Machine Learning in Gait in children with CP, University Essex, UK

    The research project

    This interdisciplinary studentship brings together the expertise of AI and machine learning with rehabilitation science also leveraging practical support from the Paediatric Physiotherapy Unit, Anglian Community Enterprise Community Interest Company, which could in turn enable a significant scientific impact potential for this timely research endeavour. Therefore, we are looking for a highly motivated and interdisciplinary-minded student, who has an excellent computer science, electronics/biomedical/mechatronics engineering or other related UG/MSc degree and is keen to work on relevant research in the area of machine learning algorithms for rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy. More details about this project can be found as follows.

    The award consists of a full Home/EU fee waiver or equivalent fee discount for overseas students (further fee details in advertisement link below), a doctoral stipend equivalent to the Research Councils UK National Minimum Doctoral Stipend (15,009 in 2019-20, stipend for 2020-21 tbc), plus 2,500 training bursary via Proficio funding, which may be used to cover the cost of advanced skills training including conference attendance and travel.

    • BSc/MSc degree in computer science, electronic engineering, biomedical engineering, mechatronics engineering, kinesiology, biomechanics, or other related subjects. An MSc with Merit or Distinction is desirable.
    • Good programming skills in C, Matlab, Python, or related software.
    • Good writing skills and good command of the English Language. Demonstrable effectiveness in disseminating scientific results (e.g. publications/talks in conferences) will be considered favourably.
    • Comfortable working with children, including those with a disability (such as cerebral palsy). However, appropriate training and guidance will still be given.
    • Comfortable working in a multidisciplinary team environment.
    • Additional experience in experimental methods (e.g. motion capture technology) and/or in machine learning research and development.

    Added details
    Application deadline: Tuesday 31 March 2020
    Start date: October 2020
    Duration: 3 years (full time)
    Location: Colchester Campus, Essex, UK
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    How to apply
    If you are interested or want to inquire more, please first send via email to Dr Bernard Liew (, together with the items listed below.

    1. CV summarising academic experience
    2. Academic transcripts of all degrees (undergraduate, Honours and any other postgraduate degrees)
    3. Evidence of having taken postgraduate degree courses which provide training in research methodology
    4. Documentation of relevant research experience which may include: at most 2 refereed academic journals, and/or at most 2 fully refereed full conference paper, documentation of research grants received
    Last edited by Bernard; February 6, 2020, 01:25 PM. Reason: more detail

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    Re: PhD Scholarship, Machine Learning in Gait in children with CP, University Essex,

    This position is still available, with deadline closing in a month.