29 Jun, 2012
PhD Position “Distributed Control and Estimation in Networked Environments”, Australian National University
Posted by: admin In: Mechanical Engineering
One PhD scholarship in the areas of “Distributed Control and Estimation in Networked Environments” are available for commencement in 2013 with the Research School of Engineering at The Australian National University and the Control and Signal Processing Group at NICTA (National ICT Australia)’s Canberra Research Laboratory.
The candidates may be (jointly) supervised by Professor Brian D.O. Anderson, and/or Dr. Adrian Bishop, and/or Dr. Changbin(Brad) Yu. Candidature takes 3 to 4 years in most cases, with no requirement to undertake departmental teaching/tutoring duties.
PhD candidates should have a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours or equivalent level, i.e. GPA very close to 4.0, or preferably a Masters degree with research componenet, in engineering or applied math. A solid mathematical background is required together with a broad education in control systems or relevant disciplines, e.g. signal processing, optimization, communication networks.
The scholarship covers tuition fee and a living stipend at least at AUD 23,728 per annum tax free (2012 rate). Outstanding students (and/or applicants who are Australian Citizen /Permanent Residents or New Zealand Citizen) may also receive a supplementary scholarship of up to AUD8,000 per annum.
Previous successful candidates often have a GPA placing them in top 5%, and/or publications in major international conferences and/or ISI journals.
Candidates should express their interest by emailing Dr. Changbin (Brad) Yu, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. Adrian Bishop Adrian.email@example.com with at least (1) Curriculum Vitae; (2) Statement of Research Interest; (3) names and contacts of at least 3 academic referees; (4) if applicable, 3 significant publications.
The positions are open until filled. However, to receive a full consideration, candidates are advised to contact no later than 31/July for commencement in 2013. Candidates will be notified if they are shortlisted and they are required to lodge a formal application with ANU before 31/August. For more information, visit http://cecs.anu.edu.au/future_students/graduates/scholarships.
ANU is an equal opportunity employer, but to increase the demographical diversity in the research group, we specially encourage applicants from outside the Asia-Pacific Region and with differentiated experiences.