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 (, 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


If you have any questions about your application, please contact Dr Alexandre Mendes ( )

Contact: Dr Alexandre Mendes
Phone: +61 02 4921 6172

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31st October 2017

Find out more about applying for PhD and research masters at UON