University of Sydney Postgraduate Scholarships in the Field of Complex Systems
Funding is available for applicants interested in carrying out fundamental and applied research in the field of complex systems. The research will involve theoretical work as well as computer simulations. It will aim to discover fundamental connections between information-theoretic and statistical-mechanical approaches to self-organisation, while investigating a variety of topics in nonlinear critical phenomena, with particular focus on information dynamics during phase transitions.
The PhD will be supervised by Prof. Mikhail Prokopenko. The applicant will join the Complex Systems Research Group (CSRG) at The School of Civil Engineering – The University of Sydney. The CSRG group comprises ten academics, and has wide collaborations across the University, Australia, and internationally. It is a vibrant, world-leading group in the fields of guided self-organisation and critical phenomena forecasting.
Applicants need to satisfy the eligibility criteria for PhD enrolment at The University of Sydney. Backgrounds in applied mathematics, physics, computer science, and specifically in information theory and statistical mechanics will be beneficial.
Applications should be sent by email to Prof. Mikhail Prokopenko email@example.com
They should include a Resume and a Cover Letter. In their Cover Letter, applicants are invited to include a short (about 250 words) research statement explaining how they understand the issues related to complex systems, critical phenomena and self-organisation.
Prof. Mikhail Prokopenko, Director of Complex Systems Research Group: http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/people/mikhail.prokopenko.php
Research Cluster on Complex Systems: http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/research/complexsystems/
School of Civil Engineering: http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/civil/
The University of Sydney: http://sydney.edu.au