Industry and project-specific scholarships

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation is pleased to present a number of co-funded industry scholarships.

Soil health assessment integrating IoT and drone imaging

Federation University is pleased to partner with CRC for High Performance Soils Limited and Wimmera Catchment Management Authority to offer a PhD scholarship in Information Technology

Scholarship details

Stipend: $28,854*AUD per annum annum (paid fortnightly) over 3 years.

*The Scholarship does not cover Overseas Student Health Cover (which is compulsory for the period of the CoE for International applicants).

In addition, the scholarship holder may be offered optional paid teaching opportunities within the University.

RTP Fee-offset Scholarship / Tuition Fee Scholarship: A Tuition fee scholarship is available.
Funding length: 3 years (no extensions permitted)
Location: Mt Helen/Berwick/Gippsland/Wimmera Campuses.

Eligibility

Scholarship applicants must be eligible to undertake a PhD. Verify you can meet eligibility requirements outlined on the Graduate Research School website. If you are applying for ‘Honours equivalence,’ please ensure that you provide detailed information to support your case.

Applicants must submit the Soil CRC Soil health, IoT, drone imaging scholarship application form along with their HDR Application Form

Applicants can be an Australian resident, permanent resident or an international student.

Applicants should contact A/Prof Shyh Wei Teng, shyh.wei.teng@federation.edu.au prior to submitting an application.

Application closing date: 10 May 2022

How to apply: Application information is included in the links below.

Commencement date: 04 July 2022

Project title: An effective decision support system for soil health assessment and monitoring by integrating IoT technology and drone imaging

Effective soil health assessment and monitoring can increase crop production on agricultural lands. With recent advancement in technology, different modalities of technology have started to be exploited for these purposes. The main objectives of this PhD project are (1) to conduct an in-depth study on how effective soil health assessment and monitoring can be achieved by using state-of-art IoT platforms, and (2) to design and develop additional features in such platforms to integrate drone imaging data.

Industry partner and student host: Wimmera Catchment Management Authority

Principal supervisor: Associate Professor Shyh Wei Teng

A/Prof Shyh Wei Teng is an Associate Professor of Information Technology at Federation University Australia. A/Prof Teng previously held positions at Monash University after he obtained his PhD there in 2004. His research expertise is in image processing and analytics, remote sensing and artificial intelligence.  A/Prof Teng has so far published over 90 refereed research papers and has received various competitive research funding including 3 Federal Government grants on image retrieval and analytics - one from the Australian Research Council (ARC). Since 2004, he has successfully supervised 11 PhD & 1 MPhil students to completion – all within the expected completion time (3.5 years of full-time equivalent candidature) and in core areas of ICT research (9 in image processing/remote sensing and 2 in artificial intelligence).

Associate supervisor: Professor Manzur Murshed

Currently, he is a Professor and Associate Dean (Research) at the School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences, Federation University Australia.

He received a BScEng (Hons) degree in computer science and engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 1994 and a PhD degree in computer science from the Australian National University in 1999. His research interests include video technology, machine learning, wireless communications, Cloud computing, and security privacy. He has published 230+ refereed research papers, received $5m research grants, and supervised 25 PhDs. He is serving IEEE TMM and served IEEE TCSVT as an Associate Editor.

Co-supervisor: Professor Manoranjan Paul

Prof Manoranjan Paul is currently a Professor in Computer Science, Charles Sturt University.  His research expertise is in hyperspectral sensor, image processing, mobile app, video coding, computer vision, machine learning, and AI. In these areas, he has supervised 15 PhD students in completion on time including six as a principal supervisor. He was awarded an outstanding research supervision award at CSU.

Co-supervisor: Mr Dave Brennan

Mr Dave Brennan is currently the CEO of Wimmera Catchment Authority (CMA). Through the CMA, Mr Brennan works with an extensive network of project partners and early adopter farmers that have extensive expertise in both research and extension, e.g. Department of Agriculture, Birchip Cropping Group and VicNoTill and various Landcare/commodity groups.

Safe at Work: The Prevention and Minimisation of Workplace Aggression in Regional and Rural Hospital Settings

Federation University is pleased to partner with Latrobe Regional Hospital to offer a PhD scholarship in the prevention and minimisation of workplace aggression in regional and rural hospital settings

Scholarship details

Stipend: $30,000 per annum
RTP Fee-offset Scholarship: $ $21,300 per annum
Funding length: 3 years (only, no extensions permitted)
Location: Churchill (Gippsland) preferred

Eligibility

Scholarship applicants must be eligible to undertake a PhD. Verify you can meet eligibility requirements outlined on the Graduate Research School website. If you are applying for ‘Honours equivalence,’ please ensure that you provide detailed information to support your case.

Applicants must submit the Safe at work Scholarship EOI along with their HDR Application Form

Applicants must be an Australian resident or permanent resident.

Applicants should contact Associate Professor Danny Hills (d.hills@federation.edu.au) prior to submitting an application.

Application closing date: extended to 31 August 2022

How to apply: Application information is included in the links below.

Commencement date: to be negotiated

Industry Partner and Student Host:

Latrobe Regional Hospital and the Federation University Health Innovation and Transformation Centre

Supervisors:

Principal Supervisor: Associate Professor Danny Hills

A/Prof Danny Hills is the Workforce Development Research Stream Director in the Health Innovation and Transformation Centre, and an experienced researcher and higher degree research supervisor. A/Prof Hills has a significant publication record and ongoing research in workplace incivility and workplace aggression in the health sector.

Associate and Co-Supervisors

Professor Georgina Willetts

Latrobe Regional Hospital – to be confirmed

Project title:

Safe at Work: The Prevention and Minimisation of Workplace Aggression in Regional and Rural Hospital Settings

Project outline:

Workplace aggression remains an ongoing and complex feature of clinical practice across the health and care sectors. It is a significant work health and safety concern. While workplace aggression impacts on all health workers, nurses, midwives and medical practitioners are at the highest risk due to their direct care roles. The consequences of exposure can include significant levels of distress, psychological and physical injuries, and rarer fatal outcomes. While there is a significant evidence base, both in Australia and internationally, on the likelihood and consequences of workplace aggression in health and other care settings, there is less robust evidence on what strategies can best be employed to prevent and minimise workplace aggression.

In this project, the candidate will review published evidence and data from a range of sources, including from Latrobe Regional Hospital. The candidate will investigate how to successfully reduce the likelihood and consequences of workplace aggression, in an effort to improve the safety of frontline health care workers. On the basis of this research, the candidate will make recommendations to guide work health and safety and public health policy to better support the safety of the health care workforce in Australia.

Community Bank Buninyong - Community Development Case Study

Scholarship details

Stipend: $30,000 per calendar year (paid fortnightly)

Fees: Research Training Program Tuition Fee scholarship, valued at up to $29,900 per annum will cover the cost of tuition fees for successful candidates

Support costs: up to $2000 per year

Eligibility: Applications are open to domestic candidates only.

Location: Mt Helen Campus, Federation Business School

How to apply: Application information is included in the links below.

Eligibility

Scholarship applicants must be eligible to undertake a PhD. Verify you can meet.eligibility requirements outlined on the Graduate Research School website. If you are applying for ‘Honours equivalence,’ please ensure that you provide detailed information to support your case.

All Applicants must submit the Community Bank Buninyong Expression of Interest form along with their application (links below)

Essential criteria

Must have an undergraduate degree in Economics, Business, Management or a related discipline. An equivalent experience of working in relevant industry can also be considered.

Desirable criteria

Candidates with the following skills are especially encouraged to apply:

  • Sound quantitative and qualitative research skills;
  • Experience with data collection;
  • Interest in community development, community banking and social sustainability;
  • Some research experience in financial institutions, social enterprises, community-based funding.

Research statement

Interested candidates must submit a research statement of 500 words that covers:

  • Discuss their research interests and how they relate to the topic;
  • Discuss how they meet the Essential and Desired criteria;
  • Discuss their motivations for applying for this PhD scholarship, and their intended outcomes (both personally and professionally);
  • Discuss potential challenges and how they might overcome them.

Please note, applications for this scholarship are not required to submit a Research Proposal as requested in the standard application.

Conditions

Applications are open to domestic residents only.

Some international travel will be required.

This PhD is available for full time study only and immediate start.

Application closing date: open until the position is filled

How to apply: Application information is included in the links below.

Commencement date: Applicants are required to start in timely fashion on receipt of an offer. Extended deferral periods are not available.

Research project outline

Project title: Community Bank Buninyong: A community development case study

As a branch of Bendigo Bank, Community Bank Buninyong is committed to community engagement which will ‘contribute to growth and prosperity of its communities’. Bendigo Bank’s Community Banking Model (called Model below) was established in 1998 to build, nurture and empower communities around Australia through a new approach to banking. This Model is recognised globally for its successful shared value initiative that brings together profit, community development and reputation.

This PhD project aims to examine the Model in terms of how the Community Bank Buninyong supports and invests in economic and social sustainability. Then to identify impacts on the community, associated benefits to the bank, and may suggest an approach to defining ‘community impact’, helping to replicate the process in other communities. This is a collaborative project with the bank which takes a case study approach, using qualitative and quantitative financial, economic, and social data to address the research aim, with a view to developing recommendations about future improvements, and for learnings that could be applied to the Australia-wide Bendigo Community Bank network.

The successful candidate will be required to participate in an industry placement with Community Bank Buninyong during their candidature.

Industry Partner and Student Host: Community Bank Buninyong.

Supervisors:

Principal supervisor: Assoc Prof Jerry Courvisanos (j.courvisanos@federation.edu.au )

Associate supervisor: Dr Rachel Taylor (r.taylor@federation.edu.au)

Industry supervisor: Andrea Mason (andrea.mason@findingnorth.net.au)

How to apply

Some industry scholarships have expression of interest forms that must be submitted along with your candidature application. Please ensure you read the scholarship information carefully and complete all steps.

Directions on how to apply are available at Apply - Higher Degrees by Research. Please include the name of the scholarship for which you are applying on the Admission Form.  All applicants should check their eligibility prior to applying.

For further information contact Associate Professor Jerry Courvisanos at j.courvisanos@federation.edu.au or by telephone on 5327 9417

Omnia: Investigation into the parameters of manufacture scale-up and characterization of humic products produced from the natural weathering of lignites versus tailored humic acid oxidation

Federation University is pleased to partner with Omnia Specialities Australia and Australian Carbon Innovation (ACI) to offer a PhD scholarship in analytical chemistry and chemical engineering.

Scholarship details

Stipend: $ 33,000 per annum
Project support costs: $38,000
RTP Fee-offset Scholarship: $26,400 per annum
Funding length: 3 years (plus 1 x 6 month extension upon request if required)
Location: Gippsland Campus, Churchill, Victoria

Eligibility

Scholarship applicants must be eligible to undertake a PhD. Verify you can meet eligibility requirements outlined on the Graduate Research School website. If you are applying for ‘Honours equivalence,’ please ensure that you provide detailed information to support your case.

Applicants must submit the Omnia ACI Application Form along with their HDR Application Form

Applicants must be an Australian resident or permanent resident.

Application closing date: 10th July 2022

How to apply: Application information is included in the links above.

Commencement date: Semester 2 2022

Research project outline

Project title: Investigation into the parameters of manufacture scale-up and characterization of humic products produced from the natural weathering of lignites versus tailored humic acid oxidation

Humic acids are a natural product derived from the humification of biomass. They are established commercial products tailored to biostimulator and soil conditioning applications. There is keen interest from carbon materials developers and commercial agriculture in establishing empirical evidence for the roles of humic acid additives in their products. Recent lab-scale research into controlled oxidation of VBC-derived lignites confirms that their humic product’s organic structure, particularly oxygen functional group concentration, can be modified and tailored. This research also revealed significant differences in the chemical structure of these manufactured humics compared to those extracted from weathered lignites. The impact of these structural changes in humics on their chemical feedstock and agricultural properties has not been measured.

This study will focus on Victorian lignite-derived humic acids to decrease the variability in humic acid structure that has frustrated other attempts to correlate chemical and physical structure with efficacy.

Objectives:

  • Scale up the production of humic acids to pilot scale (100-250L) to de-risk moving to full commercialization.
  • Investigate the yield, structure and utility of fulvic acids produced during controlled oxidation.
  • Investigate the structural differences between humic acids produced naturally and during controlled oxidation
  • Identify organic structural features that are important in improving product efficacy

Industry partner and student host: OMNIA SPECIALITIES (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD and Australian Carbon Innovation (ACI)

Supervisors:

Principal supervisor: Associate Professor Vincent Verheyen

Head Carbon Technology Research Group (CTRG)

Associate and co-supervisors

Dr Alicia Reynolds – Research Fellow (CTRG)

Dr Francois Stander - Senior Chemical Engineer Omnia Specialities

Women's Health Grampians Industry Scholarship

Federation University is pleased to partner with Women's Health Grampians to offer a PhD scholarship in regional family violence.

Scholarship details

Stipend: $30,000 per annum
RTP Fee-offset Scholarship / Tuition Fee Scholarship: $21,300 per annum will be covered by an RTP Fee-offset Scholarship
Funding length: 3 years only
Location: Future Regions Research Centre, Horsham Hub, Wimmera Campus

Eligibility

Scholarship applicants must be eligible to undertake a PhD. Verify you can meet eligibility requirements outlined on the Graduate Research School website. If you are applying for ‘Honours equivalence,’ please ensure that you provide detailed information to support your case.

Applicants must submit the Women’s Health Grampians Scholarship Application Form along with their HDR Application Form

Applicants must be an Australian or Permanent resident.

Applicants should contact Dr Catherine Tischler  c.tischler@federation.edu.au or Professor Keir Reeves k.reeves@federation.edu.au prior to submitting an application.

Application closing date: 27 June 2022

How to apply: Application information is included in the links below.

Commencement date: Semester 2 2022

Project title: Rurality as a dimension of Intersectionality - Understanding the Drivers of Family Violence and Violence against Women in a Rural Context.

Research project outline

This PhD will explore the issue of family violence to improve understanding of the role that rurality may play in family violence rates and impacts in the Wimmera Southern Mallee/Regional Victoria.  It will examine rurality as a dimension of intersectionality in order to understanding the drivers of family violence in a rural context.

In Victoria rates of family violence reported incidents in rural and regional LGAs are consistently higher than in metropolitan areas. The reasons behind this are not well researched or understood. Research indicates a causal link between limited childcare and women’s workforce participation, but this has not been well researched in a rural Australian context. This project presents an opportunity to pick apart this issue to develop understanding of drivers and reinforcing factors of rurality on the prevalence of family violence.  Objectives of this doctoral study are to: to understand whether there are issues which exacerbate domestic violence outcomes because of rurality and consider options to quantify impacts and to explore the impact of limited support services and pathways for connection. There is also a rural health policy outcome of making recommendations for actions that support improved outcomes for domestic violence in rural areas.

Women's Health Grampians Industry Scholarship

Industry Partner and Student Host: Women's Health Grampians

Supervisors

Principal Supervisor: Professor Keir Reeves

Associate and Co-Supervisors

Dr Catherine (Cathy) Tischler

Dr Kelsey McDonald

Industry supervisor

Marianne Hendron, Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Health Grampians

Bioremediation of Pharmaceuticals from Wastewater Streams

Federation University is pleased to partner with Barwon Water and Greater Western Water to offer a PhD scholarship in Environmental Chemistry

Scholarship details

Stipend: $30,000 per annum
Project support: $ 4,000 per annum
RTP Fee-offset Scholarship / Tuition Fee Scholarship: RTP Fee-offset will be available
Funding length: 3 years 
Location: Mt Helen

Eligibility

Scholarship applicants must be eligible to undertake a PhD. Verify you can meet eligibility requirements outlined on the Graduate Research School website. If you are applying for ‘Honours equivalence,’ please ensure that you provide detailed information to support your case.

Applicants must submit the BW-GWW Application Form along with their HDR Application Form.

Applications will be accepted from Australian residents and permanent residents only.

Applicants should contact Dr Benjamin Long (bm.long@federation.edu.au) prior to submitting an application.

Application closing date: Position is open until filled

How to apply: Application information is included in the links below.

Commencement date: Applicants are required to start in timely manner on receipt of an offer

Research project outline

Project title: Bioremediation of Pharmaceuticals from Wastewater Streams

In the recent years pharmaceuticals have emerged as a waterway pollutant of concern. These chemicals enter the environment via contaminated wastewater streams. The levels of pharmaceuticals currently found in Australian ecosystems can have considerable negative impacts on aquatic organisms. Whilst these pharmaceuticals are currently influxed to wastewater treatment plants at low levels, their concentration is expected to increase with an aging population increasingly dependent on pharmaceuticals.

Although water authorities are not the cause of pharmaceutical pollution, wastewater treatment plants are of significant interest since they act as both environmental release points and as unique opportunities for solutions that mitigate their introduction into the environment.

Objectives:

This project will aim to provide:

(1)  A literature synthesis of current pharmaceutical removal techniques and their efficacy. This in turn will advise future experiments tailored to the Australian climate.

(2)  Laboratory-scale experiments to determine the effectiveness of a range of potential pharmaceutical removal methods including plants, algae and abiotic removal.

(3)  Mesocosm experiments as a proof-of-concept solution for residual pharmaceutical pollution in treated wastewater streams (e.g. small scale constructed wetland or bioreactor)

Industry Partners: Barwon Water and Greater Western Water

Supervisors:

Principal Supervisor: Dr Benjamin Long

Benjamin’s primary research interests centre around how molecules interact with our world; whether that be mapping and measuring the effects of pharmaceuticals (and other emerging contaminants) in the environment or elucidating the self-assembled structure of hydrogels (for cell growth and medical implants).

Benjamin obtained his PhD from Deakin University in 2014 before undertaking Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellowships at the University of Sydney. In 2016 he returned to Deakin University as a lecturer and research fellow before taking up a lectureship at Federation University in 2017

Associate Supervisor: A/Prof Andrew Barton

Andrew Barton is the Associate Dean (Research Training and Partnerships) for the Graduate Research School. In this strategic role, Andrew develops research strengths and enhances the provision of research training for the University’s higher degree by research students.

Andrew’s substantive position is as an Associate Professor in Water Engineering. Andrew received his PhD from the University of Tasmania in the area of experimental fluid mechanics (near wall flows and surface roughness) and civil engineering hydraulics (hydropower systems). He holds an MEngSc from Monash University where he researched fishway hydraulics and numerical modelling techniques. He has since worked for about 20 years in both the water industry and academia in senior engineering, lecturing and management roles developing a national and international profile in water resources engineering and hydraulics.

Andrew has strong research experience spanning the water resources engineering domain through his supervision of several PhD students, past ARC Linkage projects and numerous other research grants, and having published over 100 conference and journals papers. Due to his applied research focus, and highly regarded engineering experience, a range of government and industry clients regularly seek out Andrew for his consulting and expert services.

Andrew is a Chartered Professional Engineer, an Executive Engineer, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.

Associate Supervisor: Dr Nicholas Schultz

Nick is a vegetation ecologist with broad interests in human-modified landscapes and ecological restoration. His research had explored how different land uses in modified landscapes contribute to regional plant diversity. His work in ecological restoration has addressed many of the factors that limit restoration success, including seed ecology, seedling survival, and the interactions between restoration efforts and climate. He has a particular interest in native grasslands, and his research has focussed on how grassland structure influences plant diversity and grassland fauna. Nick has been involved in research projects and consultancies in a wide range of temperate, semi-arid and sub-tropical vegetation in south east Australia and supervised a broad range of honours and PhD students. Recently, he has been interested in ecological consequences of pharmaceutical uptake by native plants. He lectures in Australian Flora and a range of courses in the B. Environmental and Conservation Science.

Associate Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Gehling

Rebecca’s research interests lie in the forensic and environmental applications of chromatography to illicit and non-illicit pharmaceuticals with a focus on rapid trace level detection methods. Rebecca completed her PhD in 2014 at Deakin University as part of the Luminescence group, focusing on chemiluminescence as a detection method. Shortly after, she commenced as an academic at the University of Tasmania working in the chemistry and environmental programs, before joining Federation University in 2018.

Measuring the value of Independent Assurance of ESG Disclosures through the eyes of Investors

Federation University is pleased to partner with Bureau Veritas to offer a PhD scholarship in Sustainable Development (in relation to Environmental, Social, and Governance- ESG)

Scholarship details
  • Stipend: $ 33,000 per annum
  • RTP Fee-offset Scholarship/Tuition Fee Scholarship: Up to $32,000 per annum covered by a Research Training Program Fee-Offset Scholarships (domestic students) or a Federation University Tuition Fee Scholarship (international students).
  • Funding length: 3 years
  • Internship Opportunity: Successful applicants may have the opportunity to participate in an industry-based internship.
  • Selection Process: The selection will be based on the applicant’s prior research training and publication, and interview score.
  • Location: Mount Helen
Eligibility
  • Australian citizens, permanent residents, and international residents

Applicants must submit the Bureau Veritas Application Form along with their HDR Application Form

Applicants may contact AYON CHAKRABORTY (a.chakraborty@federation.edu.au for information related to the Project, prior to submitting an application.

Application closing date: extended to 15 July, 2022

How to apply: Application information is included in the links below:

Commencement date: Semester 2, 2022

Research project outline

Project title: Measuring the value of Independent Assurance of ESG Disclosures through the eyes of Investors

The proposed research project aims to measure the extent to which institutional investor’s value independent assurance of ESG disclosures and sustainability reports and seeks to determine whether independent assurance is more or less of a contributing factor in their investment decisions. This is of special significance to the current sustainable and environment-aware developments currently planned in regional Victoria. The PhD candidate working on the project would have access to existing data collected in recent years to establish a baseline and then compare new primary data which will be collected for this project in regional areas to compare and contrast with the existing data sets. These data would then subject be to quantitative analysis in order to identify trends and report on findings.

Industry Partner and Student Host: Bureau Veritas and Federation University

Supervisors:

Principal Supervisor: Dr. AYON CHAKRABORTY

Associate Professor, Institute of Innovation, Science, and Sustainability, Federation University, Mt Helen, Victoria 3353.

Associate and Co-Supervisors

Co-Supervisor: Dr. IBRAHIM SULTAN

Associate Professor, Institute of Innovation, Science, and Sustainability, Federation University, Mt Helen, Victoria 3353.

Co-Supervisor: Dr. ANDREW MORTIMORE

Vice President – I&F Pacific Region, Bureau Veritas Australia Pty Ltd.

Developing ethical reasoning capabilities through the English secondary curriculum

Federation University is pleased to partner with the Menzies Foundation to offer a PhD scholarship in Education.

Scholarship details

Stipend: $33,000 per annum
Project support: $ 7,000 per annum
RTP Fee-offset Scholarship: $21,300 per annum
Funding length: 3 years (only, no extensions permitted)
Location: Mount Helen

Eligibility

Scholarship applicants must be eligible to undertake a PhD. Verify you can meet eligibility requirements outlined on the Graduate Research School website. If you are applying for ‘Honours equivalence,’ please ensure that you provide detailed information to support your case.

Applicants must submit the Menzies Foundation Application form along with their HDR Application Form

Applicants must be an Australian resident or permanent resident.

Applicants should contact Professor Claire McLachlan, c.mclachlan@federation.edu.au prior to submitting an application.

Application closing date: 24 July 2022

How to apply: Application information is included in the links below.

Commencement date: Semester 2, 2022

Research project outline

Project title: Developing ethical reasoning capabilities through the English secondary curriculum

The Menzies Foundation aspires to encourage Australians to reflect on leadership, build leadership capability and contribute to the greater good. The Menzies Foundation launched the Emerging Leaders Program in 2021. This initiative supports 11 young Australians to engage with ethical challenges, build leadership capability and co-design artefacts and resources for school curriculum in collaboration with educational experts and outstanding English teachers.

The proposed PhD study will investigate the effectiveness of the artefacts and resources developed for promoting ethical thinking in high school students in regional Victorian schools. It is envisaged that the project will involve evaluation of a pilot in regional schools associated with Federation University.

Research Aim:

To investigate if the artifacts and resources co-designed in the Menzies Foundation’s “Emerging Leaders” workshops support English teachers to build ethical reasoning capabilities in regional secondary school students?

Research questions include:

  • How is ethical reasoning currently developed in the context of the English curriculum?
  • What artifacts and material currently support the development of ethical reasoning?
  • How can the artifacts and materials arising from the “Emerging Leaders” workshop be optimized to support English teachers to improve the ethical reasoning capabilities of their students?
  • Do the artifacts and materials improve student’s ethical reasoning capability?

Industry Partner and Student Host: Menzies Foundation

Supervisors:

Principal Supervisor: Professor Claire McLachlan

Professor Claire McLachlan is the Executive Dean, Institute of Education, Arts and Community at Federation University. Her primary field of research is early literacy, and she has extensive experience of mixed method research with a focus on curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, and evaluation. Claire has published 10 books, has over 200 outputs and has received over $6 million in research and consultancy funds.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/claire-mclachlan-78102a15/

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Claire-Mclachlan

Associate Supervisor: TBC

Co-Supervisor: Dr Liz Gillies, Menzies Foundation

https://www.linkedin.com/in/liz-gillies-4630943b/?original_referer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egoogle%2Ecom%2F&originalSubdomain=au

AI techniques for real-time anomaly detection

Federation University is pleased to partner with AUSTRUMP GLEN to offer a PhD scholarship in Information Technology.

Scholarship details

Stipend: $33,000 per annum
Project support: $2,000 per annum
RTP Fee-offset Scholarship / Tuition Fee Scholarship: $23,300 per annum (pending approval)
Funding length: 3 years (only, no extensions permitted)
Location: Mt Helen Campus

Eligibility

Scholarship applicants must be eligible to undertake a PhD. Verify you can meet eligibility requirements outlined on the Graduate Research School website. If you are applying for ‘Honours equivalence,’ please ensure that you provide detailed information to support your case.

Applications are open to domestic and International applicants.

Applicants must submit the Austrump Glen Scholarship Application form along with their HDR Application Form.

Applicants should contact A/Prof Feng Xia (f.xia@federation.edu.au) prior to submitting an application.

Application closing date: 14 July 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

How to apply: Application information is included in the links below.

Research project outline

Project title: AI techniques for real-time anomaly detection

Project outline: This project will develop AI techniques for real-time anomaly detection which can be used in applications that generate streaming data. In particular, innovative machine learning algorithms will be devised, tested and optimized in the anomaly detection structure while meeting real-time requirements. This project is expected to provide a promising solution for smart surveillance that can enhance safety and security.

Affiliated research centre: Centre for Smart Analytics

Supervisors:

Principal Supervisor: A/Prof Feng Xia

Associate and Co-Supervisors: TBA

How to apply

Some industry scholarships have expression of interest forms that must be submitted along with your candidature application. Please ensure you read the scholarship information carefully and complete all steps.

Directions on how to apply are available at Apply - Higher Degrees by Research. Please include the name of the scholarship for which you are applying on the Admission Form.  All applicants should check their eligibility prior to applying.

Applications should include all relevant supporting documentation and Federation University must receive completed referee report forms by the scholarship closing date. As part of their application, prospective Higher Degree by Research applicants are also required to provide:

  • Application for Admission Form
  • Transcripts of all tertiary level academic study
  • Australian citizens must provide a copy of their birth certificate or passport
  • Permanent Residents must provide a copy of their visa and passport
  • List of published work with URL links and/or copy of each publication
  • Copy of honours or masters thesis abstract
  • Evidence for Australian honours equivalency, if applicable.
  • Any awards or accolades
  • Any other evidence of research performance

Federation University partners with local industry to provide research opportunities and regional innovation. If your company or organisation has a project suitable for research and wish to sponsor a higher degrees by research candidate then contact us at research.degrees@federation.edu.au.