[Coral-List] PhD scholarship

Anya Salih anya at emu.usyd.edu.au
Tue Jul 27 04:20:56 EDT 2004

>The following is an advertisement for an APA in Marine Robotics.
>Please forward to suitable candidate/s.
>Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) in Marine Robotics
>This scholarship is funded by an ARC grant and will provide support for 3
>years on a full-time basis for a research project leading to a PhD. This
>project has as its goal the development of algorithms and methods capable of
>modeling unstructured, reef environments using data collected by an
>autonomous robotic system capable of surveying the Great Barrier Reef. The
>Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) currently has a small research
>Umanned Underwater Vehicle capable of undertaking such survey work. Under
>the proposed project, this vehicle will be equipped with appropriate sensors
>(such as vision systems, sonar, depth and temperature sensors). The grant
>will support an APA (I) whose aim will be the construction of comprehensive
>models of the state of the reef over which the vehicle will operate.
>Applicants should have an Honours 1 or 2A degree in mechatronic or electical
>engineering or computer science. Experience/background in software
>development, electronics and/or mechanical design would be an advantage.
>Alternatively, candidates with a background in biological sciences with
>experience in the study of coral reefs and an interest in computational
>aspects of their study would also be welcome. Applicants must be Australian
>citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens. The
>scholarship stipend is $23,886.
>For further information, contact
>Dr. Stefan Williams
>Australian Centre for Field Robotics, Bldg J04
>School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
>The University of Sydney, NSW 2006.
>Email: stefanw at acfr.usyd.edu.au
>General Application Information
>Intending applicants are encouraged to seek further information from the
>contact person before submitting a formal application.
>Applications, including a curriculum vitae, academic record, list of
>publications (if any), proof of citizenship or permanent residency, and the
>names, addresses and fax numbers of at least two referees should be 
>sent to Dr. Stefan Williams (see address above).

Dr Anya Salih
Electron Microscope Unit
& The Australian Key Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis
Madsen Building FO9       		Email: anya at emu.usyd.edu.au    
The University of Sydney		Telephone: 02-93517540
Sydney, 2006, AUSTRALIA		Facsimile:  02-93517682   


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