A PhD opportunity is available for a student to study Optimisation and Multi-Agent Systems under the supervision of Dr Alexandre Mendes

PHD Scholarship: Optimisation and Multi-Agent Systems (Computer Science)

Thursday, 7 September 2017

A PhD scholarship opportunity is available within the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science for a student to study Optimisation and Multi-Agent Systems in the Hunter Valley coal industry, under the supervision of  Dr Alexandre Mendes.

The PhD student will conduct their studies in collaboration with a local coal supply chain company, the Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator (http://www.hvccc.com.au), researching computational techniques for the optimisation of its operations.

The main focus will be on the development of a multi-agent approach for coal transportation between mines and the Newcastle Harbour using freight trains.


The scholarship is for a period of three and a half years. The scholarship value is $26,288 p.a. indexed each year.


This scholarship is for domestic and international students. The candidate must address all the criteria for PhD admission. For more information, please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/research-and-innovation/graduate-research/phd-and-research-degrees/eligibility


If you have any questions about your application, please contact Dr Alexandre Mendes (Alexandre.Mendes@newcastle.edu.au )

Contact: Dr Alexandre Mendes
Email: Alexandre.Mendes@newcastle.edu.au
Phone: +61 02 4921 6172

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31st October 2017

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