Dr Chunbo Luo

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science


Telephone: 01392 725725

Extension: (Streatham) 5725

Dr. Chunbo Luo is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science within the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter, UK. 


Recent updates

PhD Scholarship (Deadline: 27 July 2019): A fully funded PhD studentship (£17,000 per year + £9000 secondment + training allowance) available for 2019, jointly supported by EPSRC and BT. The studentship will focus on Machine Learning Approaches for Network Security. And you will receive a unique opportunity to do research in BT Research Labs for one month per year; all cost will also be funded. http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=3563

PhD Scholarship (Deadline: 26 June 2019): PhD Scholarhsip Big environment data and data scarcity: to exploit machine learning for automated data labelling and generation http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=3577

Job: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2 years+). The post will include the development of machine learning algorithms such as deep learning methods to detect and estimate impacts of windstorms using both conventional and unconventional data. Apply



His research interests focus on developing model based and machine learning algorithms to solve practical problems such as wireless networking, unmanned aerial vehicles, and remote sensing. Some recent projects:

  • EPSRC iCASE with BT on Multi-stage network intrusion prediction, 2019-2023
  • NERC HT project: BIG data methods for improving windstorm FOOTprint prediction (BigFoot), 2017-2021
  • Royal society, MOST: Energy-Efficient High-Performance Computing Architecture Solutions for Powerful Big Data Processing, 2017-2019
  • Feasibility study on a fully deployable resilient flooding predicting, monitoring and response system, 2016-2017, ADR funding.
  • China UK Technology Innovation Centre Workshop 2016 (with Prof G Parr, University of East Anglia, and other 7 UK universities, Prof W Chen of Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiaotong University and other 3 China research institutes, as well as Prof N Azarmi BT and other 4 industrial partners). Link
  • ESRC: IAA Social Policy Network: Building Digital Identities: A Scoping Study, 2017. LinkReport
  • Exeter-Tsinghua Outward Mobility Academic Fellowship, 2016. 
  • Royal Sciety of Edinburgh: Flood Detection and Monitoring using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • CENSIS, Thales, Scotish Funding Council: Low-pixel Automatic Target Detection & Recognition (ATD/ATR). This project won a knowledge transfer award. 
  • RCUK Digital Economy: A Pilot Study on a Fully Deployable Cooperative Unmanned Aerial Vehicles System for Flooding Prediction, Monitoring and Response Services 
  • Royal Society, NSFC: Research on Multiple UAV Cooperation for Marine Oil Spill Detection
  • Joint PhD studentship with Porsche: on Electric Vehilce Smart Charging Algorithms.



  • Algorithms that changed the world;
  • Outside the box, Computer Science research and applications;
  • The C family languages


PhD studentships

  • China Scholarship Council and University of Exeter Full PhD Scholarships Link
  • Fully funded PhD studentship (UK/EU) on Multi-stage Cyber Attack detection using Machine Learning Approaches. 
  • More PhD Studentship opportunities at Exeter. Link


PhD topics

The following topics are welcoming PhD applicants: 

  • Deep learning and its real-world applications
  • Next generation wireless networks
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles 
  • Other topics: computing, signal processing, sensing and unmanned systems


Third year/MSc student project examples

  • Video search (searching an object such as a red car from video clips)
  • Infrared video analyses of egg spawning of weakly electric blunt nose knifefishes
  • Fall detection of senior people at care homes using deep learning methods 
  • Prediction and Visulisation of Air Quality in the UK