National ICT Australia (NICTA) offers scholarships for exceptional PhD students working in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) related disciplines such as information systems, electrical engineering and computer science.
If you are interested in any of these new NICTA Projects and Scholarships please apply through Monash Graduate Research online application form. Please indicate where appropriate on the application that you are applying for a NICTA scholarship.
Transforming modern society to rely solely on sustainable energy resources is a significant challenge facing our generation. One of the key components to a sustainable future is eliminating our dependence on fossil fuels and transitioning to sustainable renewable fuels. A variety of 100% renewable studies have confirmed that a fully sustainable energy future is possible. However, the best way to incrementally transform the existing fossil fuel based system into a 100% renewable system remains unclear. Making matters worse, the value-and-costs of renewable energy technologies are changing rapidly, making long term investment decisions (20+ years) very challenging.
This project will develop novel stochastic-optimization methods to investigate the best ways of incrementally transforming the existing power networks into a 100% sustainable systems, considering both capital investment costs and risk management. Case studies using these novel methods will provide valuable information to energy policy makers and power generation companies on how to best invest in large-scale renewable energy technologies over multi-decade time scales.
Please note that the University and NICTA will both assess the applications.
A strong academic record is required to be competitive for one of these scholarships. All research students with an (Honours H1) 80% + grade degree or the equivalent GPA 80% + standard may apply.
Selection for scholarships is based on: