UTS site search

Studying With Us

Our students strengthen the linkages between QCIS, related fields and multiple domains that contribute to intelligent knowledge discovery for business needs and services and enhanced infrastructure and our program attracts the brightest students from around the world.

Current Three PhD/Research Master Scholarhships - Big Data Analyst on National Healthcare data

QCIS is currently seeking three research students (PhD or research master) throughout Australia for the ARC-Linkage Project with Commonwealth Department of Health as the partner organisation. Bringing together the Commonwealth Department of Health‘s data analytics branch and UTS research team, these scholarships include: 
1)   A rate from $31,288 to $41,288 (tax-free, 2016 rate) per year for three years
2)   Travel support for selected overseas and domestic conferences, given acceptance of a full paper
ARC-Linkage Project Title: Cohort Discovery and Activity Mining for Policy Impact Prediction
Industry Partner: Commonwealth Department of Health
Admin Organisation: University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Project Description: The project aims to develop an intelligent systematic framework to predict policy impacts on Australian patients, by discovering inherent patient cohorts and assessing the impact of the policies on these cohorts. The proposed methods lay the theoretical foundations for building intelligent automated tools for policy assessment. Expected outcomes are data-driven patient group discovery, which could more precisely identify the patient cohorts most likely to benefit from a specific policy; and a model to predict the efficacy of policy options, which could increase the sustainability of the national health system by enabling smarter, more efficient policy decision-making.
1)     Australian Citizen;
2)     The eligible PhD candidate should have the First class honours (or master by research) in computer sciences or associated disciplines (Second class honours division 1 with exceptional circumstances);
3)     The eligible Research Master candidate should have bachelor degree in below disciplines: computer science, information technology, engieering, pharmacy, physics, science, health, and mathematics;
4)     Candidates will be subject to a baseline security clearance (supported by Department of Health); 
5)     Proficient in database management and programming.
Location:  All candidates will be working at the Department of Health in Canberra within the data analytics branch for the duration of their candidature. 
Key Contact: 
Prof Chengqi Zhang & Dr Guodong Long, Centre for Quantum Computation and Intelligent Systems, University of Technology Sydney.
How to apply: 
Please send your CV to phd.qcis@gmail.com by 24 Oct 2016.


Further information

If you want to join the Centre as a postgraduate research student then you should visit: