2017 Robotic Vision Scholarships


The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision (ACRV) at the Australian National University (ANU) has up to five prestigious PhD scholarships available for commencing PhD study in robotic vision in 2017.

We are seeking high achieving and self-motivated students with an interest in robotic vision to join our research team. Research projects include topics in visual learning (e.g. deep learning), semantic representations (e.g. image segmentation, scene understanding), vision and action (e.g. visual servoing control), robust vision (e.g. novel camera sensors), and algorithms and architectures (e.g. 3D vision, 3D reconstruction and visual mapping, robot SLAM, GPU computing).

The ANU node of the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision is housed in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and lead by world-class academics Professor Rob Mahony, Professor Richard Hartley, Associate Professor Hongdong Li and Associate Professor Stephen Gould. The Australian National University houses a world leading research group in Computer and Robotic Vision. Here you will get to work with some of the most recognised academics in these fields in the world as well as a dynamic team of research fellows and students affiliated with the centre working on the some of the most important problems facing society today. The centre includes nodes at several other Australian and international universities and there will be opportunities to travel both nationally and internationally as part of the research collaborations that are part of the PhD program in the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision. The centre also provides funds for travel to national and international conferences and runs an annual robotic vision summer school for its PhD students.

If you have a background in mathematics, computer science or engineering, are interested in pursuing a PhD and have a passion for robotics and/or computer vision then why not apply?

Applications open Monday 25 July 2016.

Applications close for international students on Wednesday 31 August 2016.

Applications close for domestic students on Monday 31 October 2016.

CECS Graduate Research Information: https://cecs.anu.edu.au/study/graduateresearch

Academic contact details:

Prof. Rob Mahony (robert.mahony@anu.edu.au)
Prof. Richard Hartley (richard.hartley@anu.edu.au)
A/Prof. Hongdong Li (hongdong.li@anu.edu.au)
A/Prof. Stephen Gould (stephen.gould@anu.edu.au)


Scholarships are open to international and domestic students who have been admitted for study into a PhD program starting 2017 through the normal application process. Applications need to be received through the College of Engineering and Computer Science PhD admission process and should nominate one of the academics listed above as the proposed supervisor.Please make sure to also speak with your proposed supervisor before applying.


Selection basis

Via the College merit based ranking.

Funding source

Australian Centre for Robotic Vision (ACRV) at the Australian National University (ANU).


$26,288 per annum

Application date

Opening date: 25 Jul 2016
Closing date: 31 Oct 2016


3 years with a possible 6 month extension


Up to five scholarships


Domestic or International


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