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Fwd: Two International PhD scholarships in Computational Design at Curtin University of Technology, Perth Western Australia

Dear Tomohiro,

Two international PhD scholarships in Computational Design (application reviews begin on 21 June,  2011) at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.

Expressions of Interest are invited for two (2) PhD scholars in Computational Design to be supported by the Curtin Strategic International Research Scholarships (CSIRS) and jointly based at the Built Environment Research Laboratory under the Australian Sustainable Development Institute (ASDI).

Candidates with a background in architecture, engineering, computer science or a combination thereof are sought in the overlapping areas of conceptual design, building performance and computational simulation. An expertise or interest in architectural geometry and programming methods for design exploration with procedural, generative, parametric methods will be highly regarded. Candidates will work on simulation and generation of built environment models based on data sets and methods at the scales of components, buildings and urban precincts. Both candidates will work on novel multi-scale representations combining geometry models, environmental models and performance models; new methods for model building, model variation and contribute to model construction, simulation, validation and interoperation.

The CSIRS are a prestigious merit-based scholarship aimed at attracting high calibre international applicants in computational design.  These scholarships are to support scholars of high promise in their doctoral studies upto a duration of 3.5 years. The Scholarships will provide students with a tax-free living allowance of $25,000 AUD per annum, 100% tuition fee support through the CIPRS ($25,800 AUD per annum) scheme, and a thesis allowance. Additional annual top-up support from the Enrolling Areas are available for variable expenses such as field trips, and conference attendance based on progress and merit on an annual basis.

Applicants are encouraged to obtain further information regarding the open positions in Computational Design and CISRS by directing their initial queries to Professor Sambit Datta on +61 8 9266 3159 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +61 8 9266 3159 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or by email: sambit.datta@curtin.edu.au as soon as possible before 2 June, 2011.

Eligibility
There are no age restrictions on applicants.  To be eligible for a CSIRS, applicants are required to:
a)      be citizens of any overseas country (excluding New Zealand);
b)      be commencing full time study for a higher degree by research at Curtin University of Technology for the first time in 2012; and
c)      satisfy all academic entry requirements for a Doctoral program, including English language proficiency levels.

CSIRS applicants must not:
a)      already hold a Doctoral degree deemed the equivalent of an Australian Doctoral degree

Commencement
The scholarship is to commence on or after 1 January 2012.  It is expected that all awardees will have commenced no later than 31st August 2012.  Recipients will be required to hold a student visa sub class 574 at the commencement of their scholarship.

Thanks and regards,

Sambit

Sambit Datta
Professor of Architecture | School of Built Environment | Faculty of Humanities

Curtin University
T | +61 8 9266 3159 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +61 8 9266 3159 end_of_the_skype_highlighting F | +61 8 9266 2711  M | 0427 847 761 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0427 847 761 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
E | sambit.datta@curtin.edu.au W | www.curtin.edu.au

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