I have now (as of 2018) a Research Fellow position available
in the area of Universal Artificial Intelligence, i.e. Reinforcement Learning or (Algorithmic) Information Theory or
(Bayesian) Statistics or Artificial Intelligence or related.
See http://www.hutter1.net/rsise/postdoc15.htm for details.
The PhD will be awarded by the
Australian National University.
The value of scholarships is around $30'000 per year, plus fee waiver.
The PhD program is 3-4 years.
Before you apply at the official ANU site,
I recommend you make yourself familiar with my research projects, and
read a couple of my papers to see whether you feel comfortable to work on some of these topics.
I will not answer mass emails. Otherwise you're welcome to contact me by email
in advance of the application deadline with subject line "PhD Candidate" and attach (2MB max),
(i) detailed curriculum vitae,
(ii) academic transcript,
(iii) two or three references,
(iv) a specific letter of interest (1-2 pages),
(v) links to publications and/or theses,
(vi) Other supporting material.
Note that scholarships for non-residents of Australia are quite difficult to get,
and you would typically need some high quality publication(s) already,
or excellent results from a top university Masters degree.
The College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS)
at the Australian National University (ANU) has a
Summer Research Scholar Program
for 8-12 weeks typically around December till February. Application deadline is 31 August.
We do not have a (fully) funded internship program for international students.
In case you already have a scholarship from your institution,
please let me know (you would need at least ~A$5'000,- total).
Your best chance to visit the ANU as an undergraduate is to
attend one of our annual Summer Schools.
We have a limited number of scholarships for them, and there might be a possibility to stay longer than the 2 weeks.
I have student projects in the areas of artificial intelligence,
Bayesian statistics, machine learning, universal forecasting,
information theory, agent/control theory,
complexity theory, decision theory,
philosophy of science, and/or related areas.
All projects require excellent analytical skills and good mathematical background.
You should have completed at least 5 pure math courses (e.g. algebra, analysis, numerics, statistics, discrete math) with excellent grades,
and if you are a local student excelled in the Advanced AI course.
See the book and course recommendation for how to prepare.
The Australian National University (ANU) is located in the city of Canberra, the Federal Capital of Australia.
The ANU consistently ranks top among all Universities in the southern hemisphere, in the top 5 in the Asia/Pacific region, and in the top 50 worldwide.
The Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering (RSISE) was established in 1996 as part of the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at the ANU.
RSISE focused its work on research, research training and interaction with national and international communities.
RSISE has now been rearranged into the Research School of Computer Science (RSCS) within the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS).