Dual-Award PhD Scholarships on Automatic Algorithm Configuration / AutoML

The University of Manchester and the University of Melbourne are offering two fully-funded scholarships to their dual-award PhD programme that provides a unique experience for PhD candidates wishing to include study abroad as part of their research.

The candidates will be enrolled in the PhD program at the Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester and in the PhD program at the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne. Receiving a dual-award allows you to benefit from two world-leading institutions.

Supervision team (of both projects)

* Associate Professor Manuel López-Ibáñez, Professor Julia Handl (University of Manchester)
* Professor Kate Smith-Miles, Dr Mario Andrés Muñoz-Acosta (University of Melbourne)

Manchester-based project: Multi-criteria Automatic Algorithm Configuration under Streaming Problem Instances.

The result of this project will be more powerful tools for tuning and deploying the critical algorithms that our modern world relies on so that they can better adapt to changes in the problems being solved and let users decide the most appropriate trade-off among conflicting criteria.

More information: https://research.unimelb.edu.au/research-at-melbourne/melbourne-and-manchester-graduate-research-group/joint-phd-opportunities/multi-criteria-automatic-algorithm-configuration-under-streaming-problem-instances

Lead supervisor: Manuel López-Ibáñez <manuel.lopez-ibanez@manchester.ac.uk>

How to apply: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/golden/melbourne/apply/

Melbourne-based project: Explainable Algorithm Selection and Configuration through Instance Space.

This project will develop new analysis methods to help explain the performance (or lack thereof) of the algorithms that are used daily to plan our deliveries, organise our manufacturing plants, schedule our bus routes, optimise our supply chains, etc.

More information: https://research.unimelb.edu.au/research-at-melbourne/melbourne-and-manchester-graduate-research-group/joint-phd-opportunities/explainable-algorithm-selection-and-configuration-through-instance-space

Lead supervisor: Kate Smith-Miles <smith-miles@unimelb.edu.au>

How to apply: https://research.unimelb.edu.au/research-at-melbourne/melbourne-and-manchester-graduate-research-group/how-to-apply

Do not hesitate to contact the lead supervisors of each project with any questions!

Dr Manuel López-Ibáñez | Senior Lecturer (Assoc Prof) & Alan Turing Fellow at the Decision and Cognitive Sciences Research Centre | Alliance Manchester Business School | The University of Manchester, UK | http://lopez-ibanez.e