WRC PhD scholarships - APPLY NOW
The Hydrology research group is offering two PhD projects with scholarships funded through a recently awarded ARC Discovery project (see details here http://www.wrc.unsw.edu.au/news/australian-research-council-discovery-pr...)
These two projects are oriented around the problem of formulating climate change downscaling alternatives using model projections, in the Spectral domain, so as to be able to better capture low-frequency variabilities (manifested in El Nino Southern Oscillation and related anomalies) in climate model simulations. This is important as the models currently have limited ability at simulating these anomalies into the future. If you are a hydrologist or a water resources engineer, you would know water security is a lot about properly simulating such sustained extremes, and not the averages, which are easier to simulate at the coarse resolutions most models operate at.
The PhD scholarships require the students to be successful in RTP or UIPA scholarships (see https://research.unsw.edu.au/domestic-research-scholarships for domestic RTP scholarships and https://research.unsw.edu.au/international-research-scholarships for international UIPA scholarships). A top-up of $10,000 per year for the length of the scholarship will be awarded through the project.
The minimum requirements for success withRTP/UIPA scholarship applications are a Honours 1 or equivalent at one of our Group-of-8 or similar universities. A more important requirement is passion for solving these complex problems and ensuring water security for generations to come. Applicants need to have excellent skills with maths in general (apart from skills in hydrology which forms the basis for the PhD) and a fair degree of confidence at computer programming and dealing with large data sets.
Please send your CV to Professor Ashish Sharma (email@example.com) (see his Linkedin profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashish-sharma-57711b55/ for information on all the PhDs he has supervised, so you can be confident you will be in good hands) to start a conversation about what this may involve.