PhD positions in Optimzation at NICTA VRL, Melbourne University, Australia

National ICT Australia (NICTA) is Australia's Information and Communications Technology Research Centre of Excellence. NICTA is offering scholarships for exceptional PhD students working in the priority area of Optimisation at a number of Victorian universities.  NICTA offers both full and top-up scholarships on top of base scholarships at Victorian Universities, including the University of Melbourne, RMIT University and Monash University

The optimisation research group at NICTA VRL, led by Professor Pascal Van Hentenryck, at the University of Melbourne is recognised as a world-class team with pioneering contributions in fields such as constraint programming, hybrid optimisation, and planning. The group currently offers attractive PhD scholarships for high-calibre students interested in contributing to their research effort. The group focuses on grand challenges in disaster management, future energy systems, and multi-modal supply chains. Fundamental and applied research is conducted in continuous and discrete optimisation, decision making under uncertainty, simulation and 3D-visualisation, and algorithmic decision theory. Optimisation and decision-support platforms are being developed that will bring unprecedented support for decision making in complex environments.

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For further information please contact Pascal Van Hentenryck, Optimisation Research Group Leader:

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