La Trobe University Industry PhD Scholarship - Rudder Technology Pty Ltd, Multi-modality data-driven based health monitoring in industry 4.0

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 22 Dec 2022


Per annum in 2023, for three and a half years. Fee relief additional.

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Who is it for?

Future PhD candidates, Australian Citizen, International Student, New Zealand Citizen, Permanent Resident

Where is it available?

Melbourne Campus

How is it paid?

Fortnightly stipend.


This scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to a PhD student who is undertaking research in advanced data analysis and artificial intelligence for autonomous health data monitoring. The project aims to develop new approaches to enable next-generation real-time visual and sensing data analysis in elderly care.

As an applicant you must have experience with deep learning, machine learning, image processing and/or signal processing, an interest in artificial intelligence research with direct impact in healthcare industry.

Applicants are expected to start the PhD no later than January 2023.

Applicants with research publications and coding experience in Python, C++ and deep learning frameworks will be given priority.

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three and a half years, with a value of $33,500.00 per annum, to support your living costs (2023 rate)
  • a fee-relief scholarship for up to four years
  • relocation allowance and publication/thesis allowance
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.

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Are you eligible to apply?
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • meet the entrance requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy
  • not be receiving another scholarship greater than 75 per cent of the stipend rate for the same purpose
  • Open to Australian or New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents, and international applications who are currently onshore in Australia.

In selecting successful applicants, we prioritise applications from candidates who:

  • will be enrolled full-time and undertaking their research at a La Trobe University campus
  • have completed a Masters by Research or other significant body of research, such as an honours research thesis or lead authorship of a peer-reviewed publication, assessed at a La Trobe Masters by research standard of 75 or above

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this scholarship, follow Step 3 on our research application page – please ensure you submit a full application for scholarship and candidature

Please note: As part of your application, you are not required to identify a potential supervisor – Dr Peng Cheng and Dr Hui (Lydia) Cui are the designated supervisors for this project.

In your application, clearly indicate that you wish to be considered for the La Trobe University Industry Research Scholarship Multi-modality data-driven based health monitoring in industry 4.0.

The candidate needs to contact Dr Peng Cheng and Dr Lydia Cui to secure agreement of supervision

Selection process:

The University will carefully review your application and consider you for this scholarship.

If you are shortlisted for the scholarship and candidature, you will be invited to an interview with representatives of La Trobe and Rudder Technology Pty Ltd.

The final decision will be made based on your application and interview. The successful candidate will be made an offer for candidature and scholarship.

You will be advised of an outcome in November 2022.

Who to contact for further information

Dr Peng Cheng - or, Dr Lydia Cui -

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