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Position Posted

24 Apr 2008

Closing Date

21 Jul 2008

Contact Details

Email

Phone

+61 2 4921 6090

Fax

+61 2 4921 6993

Post

A/Prof. Chris Kellett

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Newcastle
Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow


We are seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to join the Signal Processing Microelectronics group at the University of Newcastle, Australia working on the ARC-funded Discovery Project "Iterative Coding for Next-Generation Networks". This project has the primary aim of developing novel error correction methods for next generation digital networks.

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to): the design of new iterative error correction codes for packet-erasure channels; development of models for packet loss profiles of time-critical and multicast communications in order to evaluate error correction capacity of these channels and target code design to each particular application; improving the capacity of digital networks by combining network coding and iterative error correction; and development of an experimental testbed for validation of project outcomes.

The position is available for two years at an academic Level B salary ranging from A$67,689 to A$80,382. The project is headed by Dr Sarah Johnson and Dr Chris Kellett, who can be contacted for more information at {sarah.johnson, chris.kellett}@newcastle.edu.au.

Applications can be made to Chris Kellet and should include a CV, statement of research interests, and a statement addressing the following selection criteria:

  • A PhD in electrical engineering, mathematics, or a closely related field
  • A publication record in either network coding or error-correction coding
  • Excellent programming skills; including C and Matlab
  • Well-developed organisational and project management skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills

Position Posted

01 Nov 2012

Closing Date

31 Dec 2012

Contact Details

Email

Phone

+61 2 4921 5385

Fax

+61 2 4921 6993

Office

Callaghan
Building ES: ES222

Post

Dr Lawrence Ong

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
The University of Newcastle,
Callaghan, NSW 2308,
Australia

PhD Scholarship in Network Information Theory


The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia is offering a full PhD scholarship to both domestic and international applicants.

The PhD candidate is to conduct research in the area of network information theory, with a focus on wireless relay communications. The candidate will by supervised by Dr Lawrence Ong (http://www.lawrenceong.com).

Applicants are required to have achieved honours class one or have other equivalent research based qualifications. The applicant is also expected to have good knowledge in digital communications, a strong foundation in mathematics and be able to satisfy the University's English proficiency policy.

The scholarship meets the full tuition fees and overseas student health cover costs for a period of three years. It also provides a tax-free living allowance of AUD 24,653 per annum (2013 rate, indexed annually). All University of Newcastle students have access to a minimum of AUD 1,500 per annum for research-related expenses and are issued a new laptop on their commencement. The successful candidate may also apply for a six-month extension to the scholarship on research-related grounds.

Interested applicants are to submit the following materials to Dr Ong at Lawrence.L.Ong@newcastle.edu.au:

1) A cover letter indicating the applicant's research interests

2) Curriculum vitae

3) List of publications (if any)

4) Academic transcript

5) Theses (bachelor's degree and/or master's degree)

Primary consideration will be given to applications received before 30 November 2012. However, the position will remain open until filled.

Position Posted

24 May 2014

Closing Date

31 Oct 2014

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PhD Scholarships


PhD Scholarship applications close 31 August for International applicants and 31 October for Domestic applicants.


Topics available for potential PhD students interested in joining SPM include:

Error correction coding and telecommunications (contact Sarah Johnson at sarah.johnson@newcastle.edu.au)

Network information theory and wireless relay communications (contact Lawrence Ong at Lawrence.L.Ong@newcastle.edu.au)

Systems and control theory (contact Chris Kellett at chris.kellett@newcastle.edu.au)

Modeling and feedback control for climate change mitigation (contact Steven Weller at steven.weller@newcastle.edu.au)

In your email please include
1) A cover letter indicating your research interests

2) Curriculum vitae

3) List of publications (if any)

4) Academic transcript

5) List of Theses (bachelor's degree and/or master's degree)

6) Evidence that you are able to satisfy the University of Newcastle's English Language proficiency policy


For more information on studying at the University of Newcastle see
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Position Posted

16 Jan 2015

Closing Date

30 Jan 2015

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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Error Correction Coding for Quantum Key Distribution




Quantum key distribution (QKD) is the first direct commercial application of quantum physics. It provides a completely secure method for two distant parties to share a unique and random secret key, used for later cryptography applications. An important and unique feature of QKD is the ability of the two communicating users to detect the presence of any third party ‘listening in’. To achieve high key generation rates, and/or longer transmission distance, the reconciliation step on the classical communication channel has to correct key errors close to the theoretical limits to minimise the information exposed to a potential attacker. This project will design new optimisation algorithms, construction tools and analysis techniques to design capacity-approaching graph based iterative error correction codes, such as low-density parity-check codes, for the QKD reconciliation step.

This project is funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage grant in partnership with QuintessenceLabs, a world leader in the use of QKD technology, and researchers at ANU.

The Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Error Correction Coding for Quantum Key Distribution position is available on a full time, fixed-term basis for 12 months with the possibility to extend for a further 12 months.

For more details and to apply:

• Visit the University Job Vacancies Website (http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/jobs-at-uon/job-vacancies)

• Click on the highlighted position name

• Click on the ‘apply now’ link

• Complete online application attaching your statement addressing the selection criteria and Resume/CV in a single document (PDF preferred)

• Click on the ‘submit application’ link

Position Posted

16 Jul 2014

Closing Date

30 Sep 2015

Contact Details

PHD SCHOLARSHIP IN ERROR CORRECTION CODING


The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia is offering a full PhD scholarship to both domestic and international applicants.

The PhD candidate is to conduct research in the area of error correction coding, with a focus on quantum key distribution systems. The candidate will by supervised by Associate Professor Sarah Johnson (http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/sarah-johnson).

This scholarship is part of a joint project with Australian company QuintessenceLabs and the Australian National University (ANU) funded by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant on the topic of error correction coding for quantum key distribution.

Applicants are required to have achieved honors class one or have other equivalent research based qualifications. The applicant is also expected to have have a strong foundation in mathematics and be able to satisfy the University’s English proficiency policy. Past experience in error correction coding research is not necessary but will be considered favorably.

The scholarship meets the full tuition fees (and overseas student health cover costs if required) for a period of three years. It also provides a tax-free living allowance of AUD 25,406 per annum (2014 rate, indexed annually) with a further top-up available to exceptional candidates. All University of Newcastle students also have access to a minimum of AUD 1,500 per annum for research-related expenses and are issued a new laptop on their commencement.

Interested applicants are to submit the following materials to A Prof Johnson at Sarah.Johnson@newcastle. edu.au:

1) A cover letter indicating the applicant's research interests
2) Curriculum vitae
3) List of publications (if any)
4) Academic transcript(s)
5) Theses (bachelor's degree and/or master's degree)
6) Evidence of English language proficiency e.g. IELTS or TOEFL (for international applicants)

The position will remain open until filled.

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University of Newcastle
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