[robotics-worldwide] 3 x PhD scholarships in "Smarter Planet" technologies and social robotics at the University of Technology, Sydney in Australia

Benjamin Johnston benjamin.johnston at uts.edu.au
Wed Feb 27 23:06:11 PST 2013

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.

To apply:
Send an email with your resume, cover letter and academic transcript to
phd at themagiclab.org.
Applications Close: April 2, 2013

For more information please email phd at themagiclab.org.
CRICOS Provider No: 00099F

UTS CRICOS Provider Code: 00099F
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