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Physically Optimising Procedurals

PGR-P-364

Key facts

Type of research degree
PhD
Application deadline
Ongoing deadline
Country eligibility
International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
Funding
Non-funded
Supervisors
Dr Tom Kelly
Schools
School of Computing
Research groups/institutes
Computational Science and Engineering
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Given a parametric or procedural model we would like to be able to optimise it to improve physical properties ranging from structural stability to the ability to collect solar energy. However procedural models present complex search spaces, and physical simulation is slow. In this project we will examine deep neural architectures to accelerate this optimising process. The earliest start date for this project will be 1 October 2020.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

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<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rsa/prospective_students/apply/I_want_to_apply.html">University&#39;s website</a>. Please state clearly in the research information section&nbsp;that the research degree you wish to be considered for is &lsquo;Physically Optimising Procedurals&rsquo; as well as&nbsp;<a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/computing/staff/1545/dr-tom-kelly">Dr Tom Kelly</a> as your proposed supervisor.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&#39;s minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information regarding your application, please contact Doctoral College Admissions by&nbsp;email:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:EMAIL@leeds.ac.uk">p</a><a href="mailto:phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk">hd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk</a>&nbsp;or by telephone: +44 (0)113 343 5057.</p> <p>For further information regarding the project, please contact Dr Tom Kelly by email:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="mailto:T.W.A.Kelly@leeds.ac.uk">T.W.A.Kelly@leeds.ac.uk</a></p>


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