Study As
Full Time

Principal Supervisor
Dr Jimmy Cao

Main Campus
Mawson Lakes

Applications Close
11 Aug 2022

Study Level

Applications Open To
Domestic Candidate or International Candidate

Tuition Fees:
All domestic students are eligible for a fee waiver. International students who receive a stipend are eligible for a fee waiver. Find out more about fees and conditions.

Project Stipend:
$28,854 p.a. available to domestic and international applicants

About this project

In this ARC DECRA project, a PhD student will have the opportunity to discover representations of intrinsic information for the agent, a collaborative human-agent network with attention, and a hierarchical human-agent network with skill learning, based on humans (neuroscience) and agents (AI) reinforcement learning, to achieve an advance reliable and securable decision-making process that will address Australia's national research priority of cybersecurity.

What you’ll do

The student will be responsible for literature review, data collection and analysis, algorithm design and experiment implementations as well as system evaluation and testing. Involvement in this ARC DECRA project will equip the student with in-depth domain knowledge in AI and human-centred computing and many important academic capabilities, including high-quality publications in journals and conferences, and participation in appropriate translational research for industry enterprises.

This DECRA project will provide opportunities to attend international conferences to present project outputs and achievements along with potential short-visit exchanges with other research institutes. This project can offer sufficient hardware and software resources such as sensing devices to collect data and high-performance computing station for analysis.

Where you’ll be

You will be working in the intersection area of the Industrial AI Research Centre (IAI) and the Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments (IVE) at UniSA’s Mawson Lakes campus. IAI and IVE have the strong research skills and knowledge to meet demand and lead the next technological revolution of Industry 4.0 and bring together experts from different fields of computer science and engineering to develop intelligent solutions.

Supervisory Team

Financial Support

This project is funded for reasonable research expenses. Additionally, a living allowance scholarship of $28,854 per annum is available to eligible applicants. Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants will be eligible to receive an increased stipend rate of $45,076 per annum. A fee-offset or waiver for the standard term of the program is also included. For full terms and benefits of the scholarship please refer to our scholarship information for domestic students or international students.

Eligibility and Selection

This project is open to application from both domestic and international applicants.

Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for entrance into a PhD. All applications that meet the eligibility and selection criteria will be considered for this project. A merit selection process will be used to determine the successful candidate.

The successful applicant is expected to study full-time and to be based at our Mawson Lakes campus in the north of Adelaide.

Essential Dates

Applicants are expected to start in a timely fashion upon receipt of an offer. Extended deferral periods are not available. Applications close on Thursday 11 August 2022.

How to apply:

Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

For further support see our step-by-step guide on how to apply , or contact the Graduate Research team on +61 8 8302 5880, option 1 or email us at You will receive a response within one working day.

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