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Rail Innovators PhD Scholarship


Project Description

The Institute of Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI) currently offers an industry-funded PhD scholarship to a student who is ready to enrol on a full-time basis for conducting cutting-edge research in the transport/rail sector at Deakin University, together with our industry partner, Downer EDI Rail.

About Deakin University and IISRI

Deakin University is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, and consistently ranks number one on student satisfaction and employment. Deakin offers a personalised experience, enhanced by innovative digital engagement. We lead by creating opportunities to live and work in a connected, evolving world.

IISRI’s research covers state-of-the-art technologies in modelling and simulation, machine learning, big data, visualisation and optimisation of complex systems. The institute delivers industry research, development and commercial ready outcomes to support innovation across a variety of models including Industry 4.0 and Virtual Factory.

Further information on IISRI research can be obtained via https://www.deakin.edu.au/iisri.

Research Topic

Investigate state of the art machine learning technologies for condition-based maintenance, diagnostics and prognostics for future industry 4.0 transport control centres.

The student will have opportunities to work closely with our industry collaborators at Downer EDI Rail in undertaking challenging real-world problems in the rolling stock sector.

Stipend
The PhD scholarship will cover for 3 years full-time studies. The stipend is offered on a competitive basis with extra allowance and subsistence for outstation data collection, field work, and/or meetings with industry collaborators.


Requirements
This scholarship is available to a domestic or an international student who is able to start their candidature immediately. The applicant is expected to have a Master degree with a research component, or a first-class or second-upper honours Bachelor degree, from a recognised university.

Prior to lodging an application, the applicant is strongly encouraged to contact the following IISRI staff to discuss the specified research topic and related matters.


Michael Fawaz (email: )
Manager, Business Administration and Major Projects, IISRI, Deakin University

Doug Creighton (email: )
Professor of Systems Engineering & Deputy Director of IISRI, Deakin University

Funding Notes

Stipend
The PhD scholarship will cover 3 years full-time studies. The stipend is offered on a competitive basis with extra allowance and subsistence for outstation data collection, field work, and/or meetings with industry collaborators.


Requirements
This scholarship is available to a domestic or international student who is able to start their candidature immediately. The applicant is expected to have a Master degree with a research component, or a first-class or second-upper honours Bachelor degree, from a recognised university.

Prior to lodging an application, the applicant is strongly encouraged to contact IISRI to discuss the specified research topic and related matters.

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