PhD Scholarship: Unlocking the potential for linear and discrete optimisation in knot theory and computational topology

School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences

Closing date: 15th April 2014

Value and Duration

25,392 AUD/year for three years


Dr. Melih Ozlen


Computational topology is a young, energetic field that uses computers to solve complex geometric problems. Such computations are becoming increasingly important in mathematics, and applications span biology, physics and information sciences; however, many core problems in the field remain intractable for all but the simplest cases. This Australian Research Council funded Discovery Project will be utilising methods from pure and applied mathematics and computer science to build high-performance tools that for the first time will enable computers to answer complex but fundamental questions.


Meet RMIT's entry requirements for Doctor of Philosophy.

Experience and interest in either one of the following;

  • Linear Optimisation
  • Discrete Optimisation
  • Discrete Algorithms
  • Computational Topology

Express your interest:

To express your interest in this opportunity, you must complete an application consisting of:

  • a one page statement outlining your interest and suitability for the project
  • a detailed curriculum vitae
  • undergraduate and honours/master transcripts
  • contact details of two referees.

Submit your documents to Dr Melih Ozlen (

With approval from the project supervisor you will need to submit a PhD application to RMIT University.

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