Self-funded PhD Positions Available

Deep Learning based Computer Graphics for Virtual Human Synthesis
Computer Vision with Deep Learning for Human Data Modelling
Deep Learning and Computer Vision for Understanding the People Context in Artworks
Machine Learning based Human Motion Analysis for Automatic Diseases Diagnosis

Research Funding

By Year / By Type

2020

Durham University
Start-up Research Grant (Ref: S090HS): £8,000, Principal Investigator ()
Project Title:
  • Received from the Department of Computer Science, Durham University, UK, 2020
  • Supported developing research in visual computing
Northumbria University
Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Ref: ): £65,000, Principal Investigator ()
Project Title:
  • Received from the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, UK, 2020
  • Supported one PhD student, Manli Zhu, for three years of study

2019

Ministry of Defence (DASA)
Defence and Security Accelerator (Ref: DSTLX-1000140725): £124,901, Principal Investigator ()
Project Title: D-FOCUS: Drone-FOrmation Control for countering future Unmanned aerial Systems
  • Received from the Ministry of Defence (DASA), UK, 2019
  • Supported a collaborative research project with Prof. Subramanian Ramamoorthy from the University of Edinburgh, Dr He Wang from the University of Leeds, and the industry partner DroneLab
  • Support the recruitment of a Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Dr John Hartley and the cost for equipment
  • 1 out of 3 universities, together with the University of Cambridge and University College London, accepted in this call
Royal Society
Royal Society International Exchanges (Ref: IES\R2\181024): £12,000, Principal Investigator ()
Project Title: Modelling Human Motion for Synthesis and Recognition with Deep Learning on Surface Features
Newcastle Gateshead Initiative
GX Project Grants Scheme (Ref: ): £10,242, Principal Investigator ()
Project Title: Wound Monitoring with Depth Cameras on Portable Systems
Royal Society
Royal Society International Exchanges (Ref: IES\R1\191147): £11,940, Co-Applicant (PI: Dr Edmond S. L. Ho)
Project Title: Autonomous Monitoring for Patients and Older People using Smart Environments with Sensor Fusion

2018

Creative Fuse North East
Creative Fuse North East (Ref: ): £24,000, Co-Investigator (PI: Shoes2Run Limited, Industrial Partner)
Project Title: Shoes2Run Wearable Technology
Northumbria University
Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Ref: ): £65,000, Principal Investigator ()
Project Title:
  • Received from the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, UK, 2018
  • Supported one PhD student (Daniel Organisciak) for three years of study
Northumbria University
Capital Expenditure for Research Equipment (Ref: ): £25,000, Co-Investigator (PI: Dr Edmond S. L. Ho)
Project Title:
  • Received from the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, UK, 2018
  • Purchased intelligent interactions equipment including robots, drones and sensors

2017

Royal Society
Royal Society International Exchanges (Ref: IE160609): £11,841, Principal Investigator ()
Project Title: An Affective Smart Environment for Personalized Learning and Teaching
Waseda University
Graduate Program for Embodiment Informatics (Ref: H29-LDGSN-024 & H29-LDGSN-025): ¥2.93 million (~£20,000), Co-Applicant (PI: Prof. Shigeo Morishima, Japanese Partner)
Project Title:
  • Received from the Waseda University, Japan, 2017
  • Supported 1 Japanese PhD (Naoki Nozawa) from Waseda University, Japan, to work under the supervision of Dr. Hubert P. H. Shum at Northumbria University, UK, for 6 months
  • Supported the PhD with 12 months of studentships
Northumbria University
Capital Expenditure for Research Equipment (Ref: 512820): £40,000, Principal Investigator ()
Project Title:
  • Received from the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, UK, 2017
  • Purchased augmented reality equipment and GPU workstations for research and teaching

2016

Northumbria University
Research and Enterprise Reward Scheme (Ref: 510972): £6,700, Principal Investigator ()
Project Title:
  • Received from the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, UK, 2016
  • Initiated collaborative research projects with academic and industrial partners
  • Hired 3 part-time Research Assistants (Ranti Endeley, Alex Ono, Matin Salali) for research support
Northumbria University
Capital Expenditure for Research Equipment (Ref: 511988): £28,500, Principal Investigator ()
Project Title:
  • Received from the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, UK, 2016
  • Purchased virtual reality equipment and GPU workstations for research and teaching

2015

Erasmus Mundus
Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Programme (Ref: 2014-0861/001-001): €3.03 million, Northumbria Funding Management Officer (Project PI: Prof. Nauman Aslam)
Project Title: Sustainable Green Economies through Learning, Innovation, Networking and Knowledge Exchange (gLink)
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
MEXT Top Global University Project Scholarship (Ref: ): £5,500, Co-Applicant (PI: Prof. Shigeo Morishima, Japanese Partner)
Project Title:
Northumbria University
Top-up Fund for EPSRC Project (Ref: ): £24,300, Principal Investigator ()
Project Title:
  • Received from the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, UK, 2015
  • Increased the scale of the EPSRC project EP/M002632/1
Northumbria University
Capital Expenditure for Research Equipment (Ref: 511276 & 511671): £34,500, Principal Investigator ()
Project Title:
  • Received from the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, UK, 2015
  • Purchased an inertia-based motion capture system & a 4K 3D production kit for research and teaching
Northumbria University
Research and Enterprise Reward Scheme (Ref: 510972): £3,000, Principal Investigator ()
Project Title:
  • Received from the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, UK, 2015
  • Initiated collaborative research projects with academic and industrial partners

2014

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
EPSRC First Grant Scheme (Ref: EP/M002632/1): £123,819, Principal Investigator ()
Project Title: Interaction-based Human Motion Analysis
Northumbria University
Capital Expenditure for Research Equipment (Ref: 510536): £18,500, Principal Investigator ()
Project Title:
  • Received from the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, UK, 2014
  • Purchased a 3D scanner system for a geometric modelling research project
Northumbria University
Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Ref: ): £65,000 x 2 = £130,000, Principal Investigator ()
Project Title:
  • Received from the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, UK, 2014
  • Supported two PhD students (Dr Yijun Shen, Dr Jingtian Zhang) for three years of study each

2013

Northumbria University
Capital Expenditure for Research Equipment (Ref: 510227): £12,500, Principal Investigator ()
Project Title:
  • Received from the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, UK, 2013
  • Purchase high-performance workstations for a crowd simulation project

2012

Northumbria University
New Academic Staff Support Grant (Ref: 100700-IO114845): £2,000, Principal Investigator ()
Project Title:
  • Received from the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, UK, 2012
  • Facilitated a new research project and produced a paper on IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
University of Worcester
Vacation Research Assistantship (Ref: ): £1,000, Principal Investigator ()
Project Title:
  • Received from the University of Worcester, UK, 2012
  • Recruited an outstanding undergraduate and produced a conference paper

2009

University of Edinburgh
Initiating Knowledge Transfer Fund (Ref: 7P-2414): £15,000, Contributing Researcher (PI: Prof. Taku Komura, PhD Supervisor)
Project Title:

 

Last update: 21 October 2020