CSIRO Data61 PhD top up scholarships 2018
CSIRO DUCA PhD scholarships 2018
Faculty of Business and Economics
Actuarial Studies and Business Analytics
Optimal decision making for risk mitigation of natural hazards
31 August 2018 for international students
31 October 2018 for domestic students
for commencement in Semester 1, 2019
two top up scholarships (top-up or full PhD scholarships)
International or Domestic
international or domestic
Australia faces substantial risks from changes in frequency and severity of natural hazards such as flooding, storm surges, bushfires, sea level rise and climate change that are further exacerbated by population and economic growth in risk-prone areas. While there exist a number of software tools such as TuFlow, Mike flood, C-Fast and SWIFT (the latter two developed by researchers from CSIRO Data61 and will be provided for the project purposes) that can model the physical impact of natural hazards, there is a lack of models that allow for the economic quantification of potential damages, as well as approaches for taking optimal decisions on risk mitigation investments and land use planning. This project aims to fill this important gap by developing a decision making framework that will consider real options and optimal stochastic control methodologies with rare event probabilistic methods.
Other important information
CSIRO Data61 offers top up PhD scholarships under DUCA (Data61 University Collaborative Agreement) with Macquarie University: typically $10,000 per student per annum for up to three years. CSIRO Data61 also offers full PhD scholarships of value approximately $37,000 per annum for up to three years. For more information, see https://www.csiro.au/en/Careers/Student-and-graduate-opportunities/Form-Data61-scholarship
It is expected that students have discussed their interest and secured support from university and CSIRO Data61-based supervisors prior to submitting an application to the scholarship program. Applicants should therefore contact Prof Shevchenko firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
Prof Pavel Shevchenko
These top up scholarships are available to eligible current PhD domestic or international candidates already enrolled and in receipt of a main stipend.