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Security Information and Event Management for maritime context

Monitoring systems and SCADA are major components of maritime systems. They detect system status and eventually to indicate issues and alarms to operators. However, failures propagate in interconnected systems and generates correlated alarms that become a nuisance in the operation. The aim of this thesis is to develop SIEMs for the maritime usages

Research field: Information and Communication Technology
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Olaf Maennel
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Reza Kave Salamatian
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: Tallinn University of Technology
Estonian Maritime Academy
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between November 15, 2021 00:00 and December 15, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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AI Adversarial approaches for maritime cybersecurity

Computer systems security is a struggle between attackers and defenders. Attacker and defender's actions are “intelligent”, and they leverage on AI. Adversarial techniques are used to improve the resilience of defensive tools, by mimicking the attacker’s adaptation. The aim of this thesis is to develop adversarial technique for maritime context.

Research field: Information and Communication Technology
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Olaf Maennel
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Reza Kave Salamatian
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: Tallinn University of Technology
Estonian Maritime Academy
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between November 15, 2021 00:00 and December 15, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Variable gain switching cells with integrated magnetic components

TalTech School of Engineering, Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics is offering a 4-year PhD position in the Field of Applied Power Electronics.

Research field: Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics
Supervisors: Andrii Chub
Dmitri Vinnikov
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between November 15, 2021 00:00 and December 15, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Success factors of Estonian ports and maritime sector

The start of research is to analyse how Estonian maritime cluster and port sector has developed in recent decades. Sector is facing multiple opportunities and challenges, as environmental regulations, opportunities of digitalization and customer expectations keep changing. The aim is to outline the success factors and paths for future development.

Research field: Mechanical Engineering
Supervisor: Ulla Tapaninen
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: Estonian Maritime Academy
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between November 15, 2021 00:00 and December 15, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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6G Radio Communication Architecture Design

6G is expected to be characterized by extreme densification of the network, a cell-free network to offer seamless quality of service and reliable coverage. At the same time ORAN alliance, its flexible and virtualized open radio access network opens up ways to innovate new methods empowered by artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize time-resources.

Research field: Information and Communication Technology
Supervisor: Muhammad Alam
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Information Technologies
Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between November 15, 2021 00:00 and December 15, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Tracking molecular movement to unravel diffusion barriers in cardiac cells

This is an interdisciplinary project combining physics and biology to study the intracellular environment in the heart muscle. Through the development of cutting-edge experimental and data analysis approaches, it is expected to reveal intracellular environment properties that govern molecular movements and shape its physiology.

Research field: Physical Sciences
Supervisors: Rikke Nielsen
Marko Vendelin
Martin Laasmaa
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Science
Department of Cybernetics
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between November 15, 2021 00:00 and December 15, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Bioorganic NMR analysis methods for early detection of neurodegenerative diseases and drug development

The aim of this project is to develop novel bioorganic NMR structural and functional analysis methods, mainly for early detection of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease by investigating the metabolic changes taking place in their progression, and also for drug development.

Research field: Physical Sciences
Supervisor: Ago Samoson
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Science
Department of Cybernetics
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between November 15, 2021 00:00 and December 15, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Modelling of signal propagation in nerve axons

The aim of this project is to understand the role of mechanical and thermal effects in signal propagation in nerve axons. The proposed study is mostly related to mathematical modelling and numerical experiments.

Research field: Physical Sciences
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Andrus Salupere
Dr. Tanel Peets
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Science
Department of Cybernetics
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between November 15, 2021 00:00 and December 15, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Wave propagation in felt-like viscoelastic media

The aim of this project is to investigate the properties of strain wave propagation through natural and synthetic felts. The proposed study is mostly related to mathematical modelling and numerical experiments.

Research field: Physical Sciences
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Andrus Salupere
Dr. Dmitri Kartofelev
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Science
Department of Cybernetics
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between November 15, 2021 00:00 and December 15, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Cybersecurity as a leverage of digital transformation in maritime industry

Digital revolution is changing all aspect of society and maritime industry is going through a deep transformation. This is a difficult process that needs to overcome resistances. Cybersecurity appears as a strong leverage to drive the digital change. The aim of this thesis is to study the cyber-strategy of maritime industries actors.

Research field: Mechanical Engineering
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Mohammad Reza Kave Salamatian
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: Estonian Maritime Academy
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between November 15, 2021 00:00 and December 15, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Critical understanding of predictive policing

Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance is opening a doctoral position in the area of 'Critical understanding of predictive policing' within NordForsk project. The project should focus on research that contributes to establishing transparency and set an epistemological standard for the investigation of innovative data-based policing.

Research field: Public Administration
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Anu Masso
Prof. Dr. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Business and Governance
Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between November 15, 2021 00:00 and December 15, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Urban analytics and data technologies

The Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance is opening a doctoral position in the area of 'Urban analytics and data' within FinEst Twins project. The PhD project should focus on research that contributes to establishing smart, resilient, and sustainable cities and fostering the design and use of data technologies.

Research field: Public Administration
Supervisors: Dr. Ralf-Martin Soe
Prof. Dr. Anu Masso
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Business and Governance
Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between November 15, 2021 00:00 and December 15, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Development of Fe-based hardfacings with in-situ synthesized single and mixed carbide reinforcement

The proposed PhD thesis focuses on the development of welded and thermally sprayed composite overlays with a Fe-based matrix, reinforced by in-situ synthesized single and/or mixed carbides, thought for various room and high-temperature wear conditions. The work assumes both theoretical (phase modelling, etc.), as well as practical (wear testing, etc.) tasks.

Research field: Mechanical Engineering
Supervisors: Dr. Kristjan Juhani
Dr. Andrei Surženkov
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between November 15, 2021 00:00 and December 15, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Energy management systems for residential micro-grids with integrated energy storage

This position is part of SMARTGYsum (SMART Green energY Systems and bUsiness Models) project between 13 universities and 14 companies. The position is part of WP4 “End user of Energy and prosumers”, supervised by Prof. D. Vinnikov (TalTech) and co-supervised by Prof. G. De Carne (KIT), with a secondment in OPAL-RT Germany GmbH.

Research field: Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics
Supervisor: Dmitri Vinnikov
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between November 15, 2021 00:00 and December 15, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Advanced Control methods for Residential Energy Router

The goal of this research consists of the development of the advanced control techniques for ER taking into account high-switching frequency operation and high power density. The control must be extremely reliable and robust and suitable for industrial application.

Research field: Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics
Supervisors: Dmitri Vinnikov
Oleksandr Husev
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between November 15, 2021 00:00 and December 15, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Isolated Universal Bidirectional Converter for Low Power Applications

This research work will be devoted to the development of the power electronics facilities that have the ability to merge dc and ac grids by universal application. In particular, the main goal: of this work is to develop the isolated low power electronic converter suitable for dc and ac residential grid application with minimum redundancy.

Research field: Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics
Supervisors: Dmitri Vinnikov
Oleksandr Husev
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between November 15, 2021 00:00 and December 15, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Development of Bidirectional Three-Phase AC Grid Interface Converter for a Residential DC Microgrid

The Ph.D. project is focused on the study of power electronic solutions for Grid Interface Converter that would meet the requirements of the DC microgrid and provide effective coupling with the AC distribution grid. The study will cover both well-known topological configurations as well as emerging single-stage solutions.

Research field: Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics
Supervisors: Andrii Blinov
Indrek Roasto
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between November 15, 2021 00:00 and December 15, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Waste-to-resource: eggshells as a source for next generation biomaterials for bone regeneration

The aim of this project is to covert egg shells and their constituents into bulk amorphous calcium phosphate for biomedical applications. The consolidation of the amorphous precursor may be carried out using powder technology and/or additive manufacturing technologies to produce micrometer sized interconnected porosity.

Research field: Mechanical Engineering
Supervisors: Prashanth Konda Gokuldoss
Jayaraj Jayamani
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between November 15, 2021 00:00 and December 15, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Underwater Ambient Noise Modelling and Monitoring

Underwater ambient noise (AN) is caused by multiple natural and anthropogenic sources and is a random process. Statistical methods help to assess AN spatial distribution in the ocean depending on environmental conditions and physical properties of the water column. The aim of this project is to derive these properties from the AN monitoring data.

Research field: Building and Civil Engineering and Architecture
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Aleksander Klauson
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between November 15, 2021 00:00 and December 15, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Fire resistance of engineered wood structures

The PhD study is proposed on fire resistance of engineered wood structures involving behaviour of bondlines. New European design models for load bearing capacities of engineered wood will be verified and improved. Classification methods for adhesives as basis for choosing appropriate fire design models will be developed.

Research field: Building and Civil Engineering and Architecture
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Alar Just
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between November 15, 2021 00:00 and December 15, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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