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Teaching dumb agents to play smart games in economics

Economic game theory is one of the most powerful but  surprisingly simple tools we have to understand many of the key aspects of social interactions. This has included the evol more...

Supervisor(s): Harre, Michael (Dr)

Modelling and Stability of Power Networks with Renewable Generation

Most investigations on the impact of renewables on grid stability consider one stability type and one basic network.  Our aim is to develop principles that can be used to help more...

Supervisor(s): Hill, David John (Professor), Verbic, Gregor (Dr)

Adaptation to variable climate and mitigation of greenhouse emissions in the beef industry

The Livestock in Future Landscapes Program seeks to understand how livestock interact with the environment and how these interactions determine the efficiency of production (growth, more...

Supervisor(s): Gonzalez, Luciano (Associate Professor)

The Perceptual Expertise of Skilled Game Players: What can they see that I can’t

With the ability to store millions of records of decisions people have made and the context in which they were made, we are left the interesting problem that we still do not know wh more...

Supervisor(s): Harre, Michael (Dr)

Graph-based Methods in Power Networks Analysis, Optimisation and Control

The analysis tools for power networks assume that the network is either a transmission or a distribution network. These days with distributed generation, demand-side control, storag more...

Supervisor(s): Hill, David John (Professor)

Demand-side Power Network Control

Modern power systems much achieve efficiencies in capital expenses for networks by smoothing out peak power demands at the same time as more renewable generation is being used. This more...

Supervisor(s): Hill, David John (Professor), Verbic, Gregor (Dr)

Power system load modelling in a smart grid environment

Power system load modelling remains a challenging area yet to be fully understood.  Measurement based load modelling is widely used by industry to develop load models at high v more...

Supervisor(s): Hill, David John (Professor)

Future Generation and Grid Planning

In the past, planners placed generation according to fuel and water availability, proximity to urban populations and then expanded the grid to allow efficient power delivery and lat more...

Supervisor(s): Hill, David John (Professor), Verbic, Gregor (Dr)

Modelling the catastrophe of a crash in the financial markets

Crashes in the financial markets have a staggering impact on the social and economic health of a country but we still have very little understanding of their causes and how they spr more...

Supervisor(s): Harre, Michael (Dr)

Genomics of Golden Staph: Discovering genomic markers of transmission of Staphylococcus aureus in hospital settings

An opportunity exists for a PhD candidate to undertake work on the molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infections in hospitals. Elements of the PhD project may include: more...

Supervisor(s): O’Sullivan, Matthew (Dr)