Supervisor suggested projects

In this page, you will find some project ideas proposed by us. These projects have been grouped based on our research focus areas to provide you an easier way to access. To date, we have established six focus areas which are:

  • Computing and Education
  • Cyber Security
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Software and Systems Engineering
  • Future and Emerging Networks

Within each focus area, ideas are ordered alphabetically. Please browse the group you are interested and contact the supervisors through emails for further discussion.

Note a project listed in a focus area does not always suggest it is relevant to the scope of that focus area.

Dr Sofia Meacham

  1. Raspberry Pi Programming in education.
  2. Robotics in Primary school education in order to teach programming principles (main focus on software programming).

Contact her at:

Dr Edward Apeh

  1. Implementation of a Polarisation Data Analysis and Visualization System.
  2. Development of a Critical Infrastructure System Simulator Game.
  3. Development of an Open Source Intelligence Process.

Contact him at:

Dr Shamal Faily

Head of BU Cyber Security Research Group (BUCSR -

  1. An Asset Elicitation Mobile App.
  2. Privacy Impact Assessments with CAIRIS.
  3. Integrating Dradis with CAIRIS for improved penetration test reporting.
  4. Evaluating CAIRIS for different security & privacy requirements engineering methodologies.
  5. Integrating Security, Safety, and Human Factors Engineering in Critical Infrastructure with CAIRIS.
  6. Security & Privacy Risks associated with NHS Data Sharing.

Contact him at:

Note: More details about Shamal's projects can be found at

Dr Christopher Richardson

Head of BU Cyber Security Unit (BUCSU -

I encourage all my students to develop their critical thinking to also present their work as academic papers.

  1. Implementation of Nano-learning Session(s) for Cyber Policing and Crime Prevention.
  2. Development of a Critical Infrastructure System Policies, procedures and Behaviour Changes.
  3. Development of a Digital Investigation platforms for open source Research.
  4. Analysis of National Security and Data Protection Policies and Impact assessment.
  5. Developing Next-Generation firewalls education sessions working with PaloAlto Network Academy.
  6. Developing Network security education sessions working with Fortinet Academy.
  7. Developing Security Analytics education sessions working with RSA.
  8. Developing Next-Generation SEIM education sessions working with Alien Vault.
  9. Developing Security Roles & Responsibilities education sessions working with the IISP Academy.

Contact him at:

Note: The Cyber Security Unit are also looking for Sub-editors for its Blog pages and Monthly Newsletter.

Dr Huseyin Dogan

  1. SmartAbility and SmartPowerchair: detection of user abilities and development of integrated assistive living technologies.
  2. Digital toolkit for MS (Multiple Sclerosis) fatigue management through the use of smartphone sensor technologies.
  3. Driverless/autonomous cars: the next generation Human Computer Interaction in the car.
  4. Integrating safety, security, and human factors engineering in rail infrastructure design and evaluation.
  5. Risk assessment for systems of systems: development of a web based tool and exploitation of this through cyber-physical systems.
  6. Anonymous: online group processes, social identity and cybersecurity.

Contact him at:

Dr Nan Jiang

  1. Propose security testing strategies for evaluating the security of a gesture based CAPTCHA scheme.
  2. Design and develop a universal gamification service to enable gamification feature in existing apps.
  3. Crowdsourcing + persuasive technology based mobile apps (any application area).
  4. Where is my car? A drone based app that will guide you to find your car in a car park.

Contact him at

Further reading:

Dr. Shahin Rostami

  1. Visualisation of Artificial Intelligence Algorithms (Evolutionary Algorithms)
  2. Adaptive Computer Interfaces (Machine Learning + EEG data)
  3. Behavioural Characteristics for Artificial Intelligence in Computer Games (Evolutionary Algorithms + Artificial Neural Networks)
  4. A platform for benchmarking Evolutionary Algorithm (Docker + Evolutionary Algorithms)

Contact him at


  • Up to date project information available here:
  • These projects will give you the opportunity to work with relevant and current real-world data-sets. You will require some programming skills.

Dr. Marios Angelopoulos


  1. Algorithmic aspects of Wireless Sensor Networks
  2. Internet of Things (IoT)
  3. Algorithmic aspects of Wireless Power Transfer
  4. Crowdsourced Systems
  5. Artificial Intelligence and IoT

Contact him at

Note: Good quality projects will be considered for publication in international conferences.

Dr. Wei Koong Chai


  • Information-centric networking (ICN)
  • Complex network analysis
  • Modelling of spreading processes in networks
  • Network Resilience
  • Communications in cyber physical systems (e.g., smart grids)


  1. Information resilience for communication networks in disaster scenario
  2. Information dissemination in mobile networks
  3. Spreading phenomena in real networks (e.g., transportation systems such as rail/air/road, communication networks, etc.)
  4. Robustness of inter-dependent networks
  5. Analysis of multiplex networks

Contact him at


  • Students are encouraged to arrange a meeting to discuss the projects listed above.
  • Good quality projects will be considered for publication in international conferences.

Dr Paul de Vrieze

Dr Lai Xu

Dr Raian Ali

  1. Digital Addiction - Using or Developing Further the B-SmartAware system : Please also refer to: in Collaboration with StreetScene Rehab Centre Bournemouth
  2. Regulating Online Gambling Through Persuasive Technology. The EROGamb Project: In collaboration with GambleAware and a range of charities on gambling addiction including The Gambling Therapy
  3. A Crowdsourcing Platform for Detecting Hate Crime and Online Harassment in Videos. In collaboration with James Palfreman-Kay from Equality and Diversity office, BU.
  4. Gamification, Persuasive Technology and Digital Motivation Design Methods. See:
  5. Interactive and Meaningful Transparency about Privacy Norms in Enterprise Information Systems.. See:

Contact Raian at:

Note: Raian will be happy to engage you with external collaborators to provide you with practitioners knowledge and also case studies. This includes the Gambling Therapy, StreetScene Addiction Recovery, etc. See External Project page. Profile: and

Further reading and updates: and and

Dr Deniz Cetinkaya

  1. Developing an online environment for sensor network modeling and simulation
  2. Developing an online diagramming tool for business process modeling
  3. Extracting data from PDF documents
  4. Developing a language parser for JSON and XML files
  5. UAV Flight Simulation using FlightGear
  6. System design, modeling and simulation for adaptive traffic light signalization
  7. Identifying illegal car parkings from videos with object detection in MATLAB

Contact her at:

Dr Gernot Liebchen

  1. An application to check validity of SQL implementations with possible visualisation.
  2. A student project progress tracking system.

Contact him at:

Gail Ollis

  1. An application to enable people to experience a variety of psychological tests (e.g. working memory; Wisconsin card sorting task).
  2. A booking and management system for student project supervision meetings. I would also be happy to be a client for Gernot's student project progress tracking system.
  3. A better bookmark manager. First and foremost it must have a really good UI. I'm happy to talk to you about what that means and other potential features.
  4. A collaborative, visual conference schedule planner. Ask me for details. A real conference is the client and a successful project could be used to draw up the talks schedule in 2019.

Contact Gail at:

  • projects.txt
  • Last modified: 2018/08/05 11:42
  • by Nan Jiang