Monday, February 21, 2022

[DMANET] PhD scholarship at University of Sydney

Eight PhD scholarships are available at the Sydney Algorithms and Computing
Theory group (SACT), School of Computer Science, University of Sydney,

The scholarships are in the following areas:
* computational geometry
* computational logic and automata theory
* sublinear algorithms and computational learning

The PhD scholarships include:
* tuition fee waiver
* living allowance AUD 35k/year
* funding to present at workshops and conferences
* no teaching obligations

Applicants should provide evidence of a strong background in discrete
mathematics, algorithms, theory of computation, logic, or related topics.

If you are interested in this opening, please contact the group member(s)
you might want to work with. We especially encourage women and
underrepresented minorities to apply. Applications will be reviewed
starting on March 15th, though later applications will be considered.

The SACT group members include:
* Clément Canonne (sublinear algorithms, computational learning)
* Joachim Gudmundsson (computational geometry)
* André van Renssen (computational geometry)
* Sasha Rubin (computational logic, automata theory)

The SACT group has strong collaborations with the theory group at UNSW, and
is actively organising international workshops (Bridging Maths and CS) and
conferences (ISAAC 2024).

The school is ranked "well above world standard" in the most recent ERA
(Excellence in Research for Australia) assessment (2018) in the fields
"Computation Theory and Mathematics", "Artificial Intelligence and Image
Processing", "Distributed Computing", and "Information and Computing

The university campus is centrally located:
* ~3km to Sydney CBD
* ~7km to Sydney International Airport
* ~10 km to the beach
* ~30km to the nearest national park

The city consistently ranks highly worldwide in the Mercer Quality of
Living Survey. The following quotation is from "Sydney is the Harbour City. It is
the largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia with an
enviable reputation as one of the world's most beautiful and liveable
cities. Brimming with history, nature, culture, art, fashion, cuisine and
design, it is set next to miles of ocean coastline and sandy surf beaches."

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