Date of publication: 2017-08-24 15:15
Unlike other four year programmes, we want the integrated study portion to constantly inform and educate our students throughout their time with us. All of our students have innovative projects using cutting-edge technology to solve some of the most pressing issues in medicine today. We want our students to understand and appreciate the innovative leaps they are making and be able to capitalise on their discoveries. This trains our students to have a Heart for Science and a Head for Business. When you have an academic research base that is commercialisation-aware and has real world nous - innovations will be fast-tracked and the leap from bench to bedside becomes a highway for cutting-edge healthcare.
Bar code readers are used in various applications ranging from supermarket checkouts to medical devices. Bar codes are also incorporated into exhibit labels and evidence bags. Forensic applications of bar codes include `decoding' of damaged or partial bar codes on parts of suspected stolen vehicles. Work done by Barrett and Smith (Science & Justice Vol 7555) showed that it was possible to restore an altered barcode to its original state. This project will examine techniques to restore partial barcodes and develop a test to ensure results obtained are valid.
Affectionately known as the guinea pigs , these trail-blazing students are very much part of the team building OPTIMA. Their experiences and feedback are helping us shape our CDT into a responsive, student-centred programme.
The dynamic and large datasets that are collected as part of pulmonary microendsocopy are challenging to analyse and also quantify. This project will deal with the development and deployment of signal processing and image analysis tools to objectively quantify fluoresecence and patterns in data generated through clinical trials. The student will work with both the clinical team at Edinburgh and work with the medical image computing group at UCL to develop novel and clinically deployable methods to aid clinical decision making and analysis.
" The two biggest concerns about cloud storage are reliability and security. Clients aren't likely to entrust their data to another company without a guarantee that they'll be able to access their information whenever they want and no one else will be able to get at it". Thus it is very important to ensure that proper encryption algorithm is in place to protect the data access. In this project the student is expected to review the literature and come out with an efficient and light-weighted algorithm for protecting the data.
I am the administrator on the OPTIMA project supporting staff and students in the University of Edinburgh. I manage and organise the student administration for the project, ensuring details of students, courses and programmes are stored accurately on the University system. I organise events, for example, summer schools and induction. A large part of my role is to monitor all financial related aspects of the project and ensure expenses and other financial related matters are processed timeously and efficiently. I liaise with applicants regarding their applications and interview arrangements and manage the logistics of organising the interviews.
This project we try to focus on speech-based correlates of a variety of medical situations using automatic, signal processing and computational methods. If such speech indications can be recognized and quantified automatically, this information can be used to carry diagnosis and treatment of medical circumstances in clinical settings and to additional deep research in thoughtful cognition. This research will explore features extracted from the audio signal and research that will present some applied research that uses computational methods to develop assistive and adaptive speech technologies.
The project aims to design gold nanorods functionalised with a DNA sequence that is complementary to the target mRNA and will also be conjugated to a fluorophore. This creates a probe that will emit a fluorescent signal once bound to its target. Fluorescence techniques will be used to characterise the probe as well as imaging techniques to study the probe in a cellular environment. A gold nanorod imaging probe has the potential to provide a non-invasive blood sample test which could provide early diagnosis of aggressive cancers.
Software size is important in the management of software development because it is a generally reliable predictor of project effort, duration, and cost. According to the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) Capability Maturity Model (CMM), size is recommended as one of the most fundamental measurements beginning as early as Level 7. In the past two decades, counting number of Source Line of Code (SLOC) and Function Points (FP) have been dominating software sizing approaches.
The main aim of this project is to enable online right-time data analysis and statistical functions to generate the different reports that are required for collaborative decision making. In a collaborative system, the different users/ organisations that form the collaboration will be able to make on the fly decisions based on the most up-to-date reporting (. in cases such as natural disasters bush fires, tsunami, etc.).
It is a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) funded by both the EPSRC and the MRC in recognition for our use of cutting-edge optical technology to address key clinical questions via medical imaging.