PhD Scholarships Available
NICTA is offering both full and top-up scholarships for exceptional PhD students working in optimisation related disciplines at a number of Australian universities.
The optimisation research group at NICTA, led by Professor Pascal Van Hentenryck, is recognised as a world-class team with pioneering contributions in fields such as constraint programming, hybrid optimization, and planning.
The group currently offers attractive PhD scholarships for high-calibre students interested in contributing to our research effort. We focus on grand challenges in disaster management, future energy systems, and multi-modal supply chains.
We carry out fundamental and applied research in continuous and discrete optimization, decision making under uncertainty, simulation and 3D-visualisation, and algorithmic decision theory.
We are also developing optimisation and decision-support platforms that will bring unprecedented support for decision making in complex environments.
PhD and Masters Scholarships are available to support national and international students for research in optimisation, as a priority research area.
Why study at NICTA?
NICTA works with universities to provide Australia with ICT researchers who have deep technical expertise supported by strong professional and business skills.
NICTA is working with its member and partner universities to provide an enhanced PhD program benchmarked to international standards. We provide excellent infrastructure and support to our postgraduate students to pursue high quality research.
Doing a NICTA-enhanced PhD with the Optimisation Research Group will provide you with the following benefits:
- NICTA scholarship top-up and NICTA support for academic travel,
- access to world-class optimisation researchers beyond your particular university,
- take part in the young researcher mentoring program, a new intitiave by the optimisation research group, and
- participation in NICTA's optimisation events.
Where do I begin?
To undertake a PhD with the Optimisation Research Group you must first decide on an area you are interested in and your supervisor for your PhD program. Refer to the list of project areas by supervisor in order to determine which university you should apply to for your PhD program.
Once you have decided on your supervisor and research area, you will need to apply for a place at the university of your nominated supervisor and apply for any relevant scholarships. Note, the NICTA scholarship may involve a separate application form. Refer to the links below or follow the university links in the Project list by supervisor section.
General NICTA Information
Alessandra Stasi, Optimisation Research Group Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any queries on the application process.