This page is dedicated for the announcement of PhD position available in various universities in the world, especially related to computer science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, and logic.
Applications are invited for a PhD position in Intelligent Transport
Systems at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.
Scholarship is available for a PhD position for 3 years at the Centre for
Advanced Internet Architectures (CAIA) in the Faculty of ICT at Swinburne
University of Technology. The successful candidate will be working in a
project, titled "Easing urban congestion through intelligent use of
distributed information", funded by a highly competitive and prestigious
Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship grant.
The candidate will work with a team in the Intelligent Transport Systems
Lab at Swinburne to conduct research in exploring smart use of real-time
information to ease urban congestion. Furthermore, the candidate will have
the opportunity to work in collaboration with distinguished researchers in
and outside Australia, and will be able to make use of real-time and
archived traffic data made available by a leading transport network
operator in Australia.
Relevant to the project are the following research activities:
* analyzing traffic data,
* modelling and evaluating the performance of communication protocols and
the infrastructure for information dissemination in intelligent transport
* developing algorithms for real-time route guidance systems, and
* designing and optimizing traffic control mechanisms.
The project will involve the development and analysis of new techniques to
collect, process and disseminate information for ITS applications including
route guidance and traffic control.
Candidates should have
(A) A honors or masters degree (or be near completion) in a relevant
(B) Good mathematical background and has demonstrable experience with at
least two of the following areas
* data (wireless) networking
* stochastic modeling and performance analysis
* queuing theory
* signal processing
* data mining
* traffic theory
* transport systems or traffic management
* control theory
* optimization theory
* game theory
* graph theory
(C) Strong Programming skills: C/C++/Java/MATLAB
Candidates with existing publication and research track record are
especially encouraged to apply.
Scholarships and other Benefits:
The scholarship currently provides s stipend of AU$24,653 per year in 2013
and is extended annually. The duration of the scholarship is 3 years from
the commence date. The scholarship also covers the tuition cost.
More information can be found at
Interested candidates should send their CV, academic transcripts, a short
research proposal and letter of motivation to Dr Manoj Panda (
) or Prof Hai Vu (at email@example.com
). Please contact Dr
Manoj Panda or Prof. Hai Vu for further information or questions regarding
Professor Hai L. Vu
ARC Future Fellow
Head, Swinburne Intelligent Transport Systems Lab
Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Swinburne University of Technology
Mail 39 PO Box 218 Hawthorn Vic 3122 Australia
Phone +61 3 9214 8119
Fax +61 3 9214 0823
At the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), you can challenge yourself by
undertaking PhD studies in artificial intelligence. In this role, you will
explore some of the deepest problems of intelligence yet see your work make
a real difference in practical systems.
The IBM-UTS Smarter Planet Project is offering three scholarships to
Australian or international candidates. The scholarship is paid as a
tax-exempt $24,653 annual stipend to help cover your living expenses for a
maximum of 3.5 years. Tuition fees for successful Australian candidates will
be covered by the Research Training Scheme. International candidates may be
eligible for an International Research Scholarship that covers tuition fees.
These scholarships will support PhD research projects that address real
world problems using software, intelligent robots, and connected
environments. The objective of the IBM-UTS Smarter Planet Project is to
develop novel approaches to constructing intelligent systems that engage
seamlessly with users and enable new forms of social interaction. Projects
may involve artificial intelligence, formal logic, computational law,
cognitive science, data analytics, social computing, robotics and the
internet of things.
A PhD is rewarding like no ordinary job. You will help create the future at
the same time as developing your research skills and preparing you for the
next phase of your career. You will work in the vibrant Innovation and
Enterprise Research Laboratory (the "magic lab") with access to
state-of-the-art technologies, including Australia's only PR2 robot. The
research environment is stimulating but relaxed and your colleagues will be
highly motivated and skilled researchers. In addition, you will have the
opportunity to work with senior research leaders in IBM.
We are looking for motivated, resourceful and imaginative people to join us.
Normally a Masters or high Honours degree in a relevant field of science, IT
or engineering is required but in rare circumstances exceptional candidates
without such qualifications are admitted. You do not need to have any
specialized knowledge or experience but a high level of skill in software
engineering is expected.
The position is located at the UTS's Broadway campus, just minutes walk from
Central Station and Chinatown.
Send an email with your resume, cover letter and academic transcript to
Applications Close: April 2, 2013
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
CRICOS Provider No: 00099F
Deadline: 15 Feb, 2013
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) currently has a
PhD fellowship available, appointment starting on 1 April 2013.
Applications are now invited from excellent candidates wishing to
conduct interdisciplinary research in the Brain & Cognition priority
area of UvA. The successful candidate is expected to write a
dissertation in logic, computer science and/or cognitive science, using
theoretical tools to model cognitive phenomena. The possible topics
include, but are not restricted to, computational cognitive modelling of
language, applying logic and complexity in cognitive science, social
cognition and modelling working memory. For more information see: http://www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/werken-bij-de-uva/vacatures/nav/type/phd-position/item/13-017.html
The Informatics Institute at the University of Amsterdam invites
applications for a fully funded position for a PhD student in the area
of decision-theoretic active perception. The position is within the
Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam and will be supervised by Dr. Shimon
Application closing date: 15 January 2013
Starting date: 1 March 2013 (later starting date is possible)
Duration: 4 years
The goal of the research is to develop new decision-theoretic algorithms
to facilitate active perception in multi-camera tracking systems.
Doing so will require advancing the state of the art in approximate
off-line and on-line planning methods for partially observable Markov
decision processes (POMDPs). The project is funded by a grant from STW
(Dutch national technology foundation) and is a collaboration with TNO
(Dutch national research laboratory) and Eagle Vision, a company that
offers multi-camera tracking systems.
Applicants must have a master's degree in computer science or a closely
related area. In addition, a successful candidate should have:
* strong math and programming skills.
* strong background in artificial intelligence: particularly useful is
knowledge of decision-theoretic planning, machine learning,
reinforcement learning, and computer vision.
* strong oral and written communication skills.
The successful candidate will be based in the Intelligent Systems Lab
Amsterdam (ISLA) within the Informatics Institute at the University of
Amsterdam. The institute was recently ranked among the top 50 computer
science departments in the world by the 2011 QS World University IT
Rankings. ISLA consists of 20 members of faculty, 20 postdoctoral
researchers, and more than 50 PhD students. Members of the lab are
actively pursuing a variety of research initiatives, including machine
learning, decision-theoretic planning and learning, multiagent systems,
human-computer-interaction, natural language processing, information
retrieval, and computer vision.
Some of the things we have to offer:
* competitive pay and excellent benefits
* extremely friendly working environment
* high-level of interaction
* location near the city center (10 minutes by bicycle) of one Europe's most beautiful and lively cities
* international environment (10+ nationalities in the group)
* access to high-end computing facilities (cluster with 4,000+ cores)
* brand-new building
Since Amsterdam is a very international city where almost everybody
speaks and understands English, candidates need not be afraid of the
For further information, including instructions on submitting an application, see the official job ad at http://bit.ly/T06xXn
Informal inquiries can be made by email to Shimon Whiteson (email@example.com
PhD student position in Distributed Coordination of Networked Mobile
Systems in Uncertain Environments at Chalmers University of Technology,
A Ph.D. position is open at the Department of Signals and Systems (S2). S2
is engaged in both fundamental and applied research, spanning a large
variety of research areas including Automatic Control, Automation,
Mechatronics, Biomedical Engineering, Communication Systems and Information
Theory, Signal Processing and Antennas. Cross-disciplinary research is
central and encouraged through projects across different groups within the
Department. We invite applications for this position in distributed control
of networked mobile systems. The goal of this research project is studying
the problem of coordinating a set of mobile networked systems while
accomplishing their individual tasks, which may lead to conflicts, under
imperfect information exchange (information losses or delays and limited
communication range). The Ph.D. will contribute to this research by
studying a framework integrating cooperative sensor fusion and decision
making algorithms to compensate for non-ideal communication.
This research takes place on the intersection between control,
communication, and signal processing, with control being dominant.
Applicants should have a strong background in at least one of these areas.
For more information on the position, the requirements, and the application
procedure, please go to:
Associate Professor, Dept. of Signals and Systems
Chalmers University of Technology
tel: +46 31 772 1765
IEEE Communications Society Tech. Committee on Computer Communications
(TCCC) - for discussions on computer networking and communication.
We invite applications for PhD study at the University of Birmingham.
We are a group of (mostly) theoretical computer scientists who explore
fundamental concepts in computation and programming language semantics.
This often involves profound and surprising connections between
different areas of computer science and mathematics. From category
theory to λ-calculus and computational effects, from topology to
constructive mathematics, from game semantics to program compilation,
this is a diverse field of research that continues to provide new
insight and underlying structure. See our webpage, with links to
individual researchers, here:
Information about PhD applications may be found here:
If you are considering applying, please contact any of us. We will be very happy to discuss the opportunities available.
the Birmingham CS theory group
(Topology, computation with infinite objects, constructive mathematics, intuitionistic type theory)
(Game semantics, heterogeneous computing, model checking)
(Mathematical structures in the foundations of computing: logic, topology, order)
(Denotational semantics, λ-calculus with effects, nondeterminism, category theory, game semantics)
(Semantics of state, separation logic)
(Security protocol verification)
(Abstract machines, concurrent and functional programming, software security)
Constructive mathematics and topology, category theory and toposes
REF : SNT-PhD-SECO-RatArch-1112
Fixed-term contract 3 years, full-time (40 hrs/week)
You will work in the Individual and Collective Reasoning
Group (icr.uni.lu) of Prof. Leon van der Torre. The position
is embedded in the RationalArchitecture project, which is done
in collaboration with Prof. Erik Proper of the CRP Henri Tudor
and funded by the National Research Fund in Luxembourg (FNR).
The goal of the PhD project is to develop and evaluate a
general logical framework for the analysis of complex
high-level decisions (about enterprise architecture, or
research strategies) in knowledge gathering and processing
institutions (e.g. companies in the finance sector, or
research centers). Advanced techniques from knowledge
representation (e.g. nonmonotonic reasoning) and multi-agent
systems (e.g. action logics) will be applied and generalized
to model the dynamics and uncertainty characteristic of such a
You will perform research in the indicated are in the
context of the RationalArchitecture project. You will prepare
a doctoral thesis within the "Doctoral School of Computer
Science and Computer Engineering", supervised by Prof. Leon
van der Torre and you will contribute to teaching activities,
1-3 hours per week and semester.
- MSc in Computer Science
- Strong background in knowledge representation, applied
logic, multi-agent systems
- Interest in Enterprise Architecture as application domain
- Strong analytical capacities, creativity, and commitment
- Very good written and oral English skills, a working
knowledge of German/French is an advantage
A 3-year contract, full-time (40 hours/week), with a possible
extension to 4 years
A Student assignment under employment contract with limited
An international dynamic research-oriented environment
The University is an equal opportunity employer
Applications, written in English should be submitted online
and should include:
- An introduction letter indicating your motivation
- A detailed Curriculum vitae
- A transcript of the grades you received in your Bachelor
and Master program
- A short description of your master thesis
- The names and contact details of two referees
Deadline for applications: December 15th, 2012
PhD places for 2013 at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit:
The deadline for all applications is 5pm 16th December 2012.
PhD programme at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit
The Unit is looking for exceptional PhD candidates. Applicants should
have a strong analytical background, a keen interest in neuroscience
and / or machine learning and a relevant first degree, for example in
Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics,
Psychology or Statistics. Students seeking to combine work in
neuroscience and machine learning are particularly encouraged to
Competitive fully-funded studentships are available (to EU and overseas
students) and the Unit also welcomes students with pre-secured funding
or with other scholarship/studentship applications in progress.
Although you may be able to bring funding it is not part of our
1) Applicants are encouraged to apply directly to the Unit in the first
instance by forwarding, in PDF or plain text format where possible:
* their CV,
* a statement of research interests,
* transcript(s) for previous degrees:
* and arranging for three academic referees to forward letters
of reference in this format
2) These should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
enquiries should also be directed to this e-mail address. For further
details of research interests, please visit the Unit's
Applications for 2013 entry (commencing in late September 2013) should
be received no later than 5pm 16th December 2012.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend interview in the week
commencing 11th March 2013.
Candidates offered a place on the Gatsby Unit programme will be
required to meet UCL standard admissions requirements. Details of
these can be found under 'Application and Entry' at:
Please note there are English language proficiency requirements for
PhD student position Crowdsourcing 3D Geoinformation
The PhD student in the doctoral program Crowdanalyser (crowdanalyser.uni-hd.de
at Heidelberg University will investigate the challenges, possibilities
and limitations of crowdsourcing 3D geoinformation (e.g. extracted from
3D point clouds derived from mobile sensors). This includes tasks such
as 3D data acquisition, object detection & modeling, fusion of (3D)
multi-sensor data and existing 3D base models (e.g. derived from
crowdsourced geoinformation like OpenStreetMap and airborne LiDAR).
The objective of the graduate school granting the scholarship is to
develop novel methods towards the quality-oriented analysis and
exploration of crowdsourced Web 2.0 data (such as OpenStreetMap, Flickr,
Twitter, Social Networks etc.).
Crowdanalyser is a joint Research Training Group between the Institute
of Computer Science and the Geoinformatics Research Group (giscience.uni-hd.de
Department of Geography at Heidelberg University, affiliated with the
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR).
The thesis will be supervised by Jun.-Prof. Bernhard HÃ¶fle and Prof. Alexander Zipf.
Scholarships are 1200 Euro per month plus 110 Euro per month for travel
and other costs. Further criteria and information on the scholarship is
given by the Graduate Academy (www.graduateacademy.uni-heidelberg.de
) of the Heidelberg University.
Requirementsâ€¨- MSc in Computer Science, Geoinformatics, Geography,
Mathematics, or related areaâ€¨- Background in one or more of the
following areas: 3D computer vision, LiDAR, pattern recognition, 3D
point cloud analysis, 3D object detection and modeling, multi-sensor
fusion, computer graphics (GPGPU programming)â€¨- Demonstrated strong
programming experience (preferably in C/C++)â€¨- Excellent English
skills (written and oral), Excellent communication & organizational
Applications shall be directed to Ms. Bettina Knorr (email@example.com
) until November 14th 2012 in digital form (one PDF document).
The application shall include a detailed CV including grades, technical
expertise, letters of reference and list of publications as well as a
short motivation statement (<1 page) addressing the PhD topic
â€œCrowdsourcing 3D Geoinformationâ€ .
The selection of the scholarship holder will be based on quality of the
candidates and a personal interview. The Heidelberg University is an
equal opportunity employer. In case of equality of qualification and
suitability of applicants, the applications made by female researchers
will be given preferential consideration. Handicapped applicants will be
treated preferentially if equally qualified. The graduate college aims
at providing best possibilities for combining research and family.
We are currently recruiting for two positions
in the Data
Mining & Machine Learning Group at the National University of
from 1 Sept 2012 for
PhD Funded Scholarship:
from 1 Sept 2012 for 3
These positions are funded by a recent EU
research award that we have received. Our contribution to the
involve research and development of new data mining algorithms for
classification/regression based on sensor data, as well as
software for desktop and embedded systems. There will be
travel to meetings with partners across Europe, as well as to
conferences. This is an excellent opportunity to combine R&D
substantial software product development, while collaborating with
industrial partners who are members of the project team.
For further information, including information
on how to
apply and the deadlines for applications, see http://datamining.it.nuigalway.ie