Multiagent Systems and Human-Machine Interaction

Multiagent Systems and Human-Machine Interaction

Programs Available

MRes Year 2 + PhD 

Reference Number


Opening Date

01 Jan 2018 12am AEDT 

Closing Date

31 Oct 2019 12am AEDT 

Scholarship available to



This interdisciplinary ARC funded research project is directed towards developing a new framework for identifying and modelling the perceptual-motor processes that underlie cooperative and competitive human, multiagent interaction. The project will also determine whether dynamical models of multiagent human interaction can be combined with modern machine-learning methods to develop interactive (virtual) artificial agents capable of robust, human level performance and training. Expected outcomes will include a practical methodology for rapidly generating models of effective human interaction that can be easily implemented in human-machine systems. Benefits will also include a richer understanding of the fundamental perceptual motor processes that support human social interaction.

Applications are open to candidates who have appropriate qualifications and experience in one of the following discipline fields:
* Psychology
* Cognitive Science
* Computer Science
* Engineering
* Physics and/or Mathematics

The successful candidate will receive cross-disciplinary research training and expertise within a growing, internationally recognized area of scientific and industrial significance (i.e., multiagent systems, interactive virtual-reality technologies, human-machine interaction). The successful candidate will also have a unique opportunity to collaborate with leading international researchers from around the world and present at international conferences.


This scholarship is available to eligible international candidates to undertake a direct entry 3-year PhD program or a MRes Year 2 + 3-year PhD program.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants are expected to have a record of excellent academic performance and preferably, additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines. Refer to the Rating Scholarship Applicants section for more information about these guidelines.

Scholarship Components

This scholarship provides a full-time living allowance/stipend currently valued at AUD $27,596 per annum, tax exempt (2019 rate) and a tuition-fee offset scholarship.

The MRes Year 2 + PhD scholarship has been approved for a maximum of 4 years.

Contact Details

Name: Michael Richardson
Phone: +61 2 9850 9894

How to Apply

For information on how to apply, select the "How to Apply" button below.

Please note, at the start of your application you should select the scholarship type of "HDR Project/Supervisor Specific Scholarship".

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