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PhD Studentships in Agent-Based Computing at Southampton University
EPSRC PhD Studentship School of Electronics and Computer Science http://www.jobs.ac.uk/jobfiles/RF864.html ALADDIN: Autonomous Learning Agents for Decentralised Data and Information Networks Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Group The School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton is a world class centre of research excellence, awarded the highest grade (5*) in the UK's last two Research Assessment Exercises. A number of fully funded 3-year PhD studentship are available within the Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Group to work within the ALADDIN project to investigate and develop agent-based approaches to controlling and coordinating large scale decentralised information systems. Application areas of particular interest are disaster management and sensor networks for environmental monitoring. Applicants should have (or expect to gain) a 1st class degree in a numerate discipline (i.e. mathematics, physics, computer science or engineering), and must be eligible for an EPSRC Doctoral Training Award (i.e. the applicant must be a UK national, or an EU national who has been resident in the UK for three years whilst engaged in higher education study). Experience or interest in subjects such as game theory, information theory, auction theory, machine learning or agent-based computing would be advantageous. In the first instance, potential candidates should visit the project website at www.aladdinproject.org and then contact Prof. Nick Jennings (firstname.lastname@example.org ) for further information. For more details about research within the School of Electronics and Computer Science and the application procedure, please see the ECS Postgraduate Admissions (www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/admissions/pg/apply.php). The closing date for applications is 31st March 2007.