PhD Studentship: Automated Design in the Presence of Noise & Uncertainty

United Kingdom
Mar 23, 2016
Mar 22, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time

PhD Studentship: Automated Design in the Presence of Noise & Uncertainty

Computational Engineering & Design Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Closing Date:   Wednesday 22 March 2017
Reference:  710616AK

Project Reference: AACE-CED-116

Project Themes: Computational Engineering

Design automation and optimisation techniques have grown in popularity over the past 10 years to the point where they are routinely used across a number of industries. These techniques typically use advanced search algorithms to reduce the number of computational simulations required to perform an optimisation enabling substantial design improvements to be achieved with little or no user interference. Despite their proliferation there are a number of issues with these techniques, they handle design uncertainty in a very inefficient way, can be hampered by noise and could make better use of varying levels of information fidelity. The following PhD studentship aims to address these issues by developing novel stochastic multi-fidelity design optimisation algorithms.

If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please contact Dr. David Toal, Computational Engineering & Design Group, Email:, Tel: +44 (0) 2380 59 7662.

To apply, please use the following website:

Further details:

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