TRL and Imperial College London seeking PHD candidates for innovative new research projectCandidates needed for a challenging, multidisciplinary PhD at the interface of neuroscience and engineering
TRL is on the lookout for PhD candidates to take part in the AutoTRIAGE project,a clinical, computational and biomechanical investigation of the feasibility of using vehicular event data recorders for assessing head trauma severity in collisions.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading injury type amongst vehicle occupants, with serious cases requiring the deployment of substantial emergency service resources. The purpose of this research is to explore the feasibility of using data recorded by the embedded sensors on a vehicle to instantaneously indicate the severity of TBI experienced in a collision and rapidly direct the deployment of emergency service resources, maximising the likelihood of a positive outcome. The implementation of AutoTRIAGE within vehicles has the potential to significantly reduce the impact of road traffic collisions on the number of deaths and serious injuries.
The student will be based at Imperial College, but expected to spend some of their research time at TRL.
- Dr Mazdak Ghajari (Dyson School of Design Engineering)
- Prof David Sharp (Medicine)
- Dr Philip Martin (Transport Research Laboratory)
- Prof Mark Wilson (Surgery & Cancer)
The ideal candidate will have a biomechanical, healthcare and/or automotive engineering background with a strong interest in automotive safety, emergency medicine, data processing, computational modelling or Advanced Driver Assist Systems. Candidates are welcome to apply from both academic and industrial backgrounds.
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