A*STAR PhD Studentships

A*STAR PhD Studentships

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is a leading research organisation in Singapore that works to nurture and develop talent for the research community in Singapore and beyond. Coventry is part of the prestigious A*Star Research Attachment Programme (ARAP) which offers fully funded four-year PhD studentships. 

The studentship projects are developed and supervised jointly by a Coventry University and an A*STAR supervisor with an extended period collaborating in laboratories at Coventry University and an A*Star research institute in Singapore. Students typically spend Year One at Coventry, Years Two and Three in Singapore, returning to Coventry for Year Four. Training and support is given at both locations and the programme provides an exciting opportunity for students to develop their scientific skills in high quality international research settings. 

Students are registered at Coventry University throughout the four years of study and are awarded a Coventry University PhD upon successful completion of the programme. 

The Studentships are open to all applicants,  intakes are usually in January and September each year. 

The following A*STAR PhD Studentships are currently open for applications for January 2023 entry:

Development of Durable E-textiles for Healthcare Applications using Direct-Write Patterning and Electroless Copper Plating

Development of highly stretchable and conductive polymer composites for next-generation photoplethysmography sensing with wearable healthcare applications

Towards reliable detection of uterine contraction: Development of a nanostructured biocompatible electrohysterography electrode array system

When Federated Learning meets Mobile & IoT Healthcare: Multi-Objective Optimization Framework and Multi-modal System

Novel photoplethysmography (PPG) pulse sensing with advanced analysis methods for the non-invasive assessment of the heart and blood vessels

Reinforcement Learning for multi-mile logistics optimisation

Early non-invasive detection of coronary microvascular disease using AI-based multiparameter analysis and computational simulation

Developing AI-based Multi-Modal Sensing Platform and Advanced Signal Processing Techniques to Examine the Impact of Falls on Health Parameters/Vital Signs | Coventry University

Previously funded projects include

Project Title  Coventry Research Centre & Lead Supervisor  A*STAR Research Institute  
Network Inference and Machine Learning: Identification of Diseases-gene Regulation  Centre for Data Science, Dr Fei He  Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) 
Transferring existing expert knowledge into deep-learning-based intelligent healthcare.   Centre for Intelligent Healthcare, Dr Jiangtao Wang  Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) 
Investigating Transport System Risks Due to Cyber-Physical Security Threats  Centre for Future Transport and Cities Prof Siraj Shaikh  Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) 
Network Inference and Machine Learning: Understanding Brain Connectivity and Neurological Disorders  Centre for Data Science Dr Fei He  Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) 

Where can I get more information? 

To find out more about our A*STAR PhD Studentships,  please contact Sarah Patrick in the Doctoral College: sarah.patrick@coventry.ac.uk 

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