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Sunday, November 4, 2007

[Australia] PhD Scholarship in Research of RFID Traceability Networks, The University of Adelaide

PhD Scholarship in Research of RFID Traceability Networks School of Computer Science
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia

We are now offering a PhD scholarship funded from the prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects. The ARC Discovery project aims at developing a Web-based Peer-to-Peer (P2P) system that enables tracking applications (e.g., product recalls) to share traceability data efficiently and effectively across independent enterprises in large RFID networks.

The PhD research will be performed under the supervision of Dr. Michael Sheng from School of Computer Science and Prof. Peter Cole, the Director of the Auto-ID Lab Adelaide. The stipend of the scholarship is (approx) $19,616 (2007 rate) per annum (tax exempt) plus travel funds for attending conferences. The scholarship is available from March 2008 for 3 years of PhD studies.

We are looking for a highly-motivated, dedicated candidate who meets the following requirements:
- An excellent Honors (1st class) or equivalent degree (Masters) in Computer Science or a closely related field,
- Very good programming skills,
- Very good communicative skills in English, both in speaking and in writing,
- Experience within the fields of database, P2P, sensor networks, Web services, are of
- Australian citizen and permanent resident are preferred but outstanding overseas students are encouraged to apply.

Local Information:
The University of Adelaide is the third oldest university in Australia (established in 1874) and a member of the Group of Eight: Australia fs most prestigious research universities. The main university campus is centrally located adjacent to the CBD of Adelaide city, the Art Gallery of South Australia, and the SA Natural History Museum. Also nearby are the Botanic Gardens and Conservatory, the River Torrens. More information can be found from

Interested candidates are requested to send their application by November 21, 2007 to Dr Michael Sheng (, including:
1. A cover letter describing yourself and your interests (put gRFID networks h in the top of your cover letter)
2. Soft copy of your publications (e.g. master fs thesis, conference papers)
3. Your CV
4. Your transcripts
5. Recommendation letters from at least two reference persons
6. Proof of proficiency in English (e.g. TOEFL test or IELTS) if English is not your first language

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