ANNOUNCE Ph.D. funding opportunities at NUI, Galway

""Duggan, Jim"" <james.duggan
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ANNOUNCE Ph.D. funding opportunities at NUI, Galway

Post by ""Duggan, Jim"" <james.duggan » Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:52 am

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Dear all,

Attached are a list of Ph.D. Scholarships available in System Dynamics at NUI,
Galway. Please feel free to forward to others who may be interested.


SFI-funded Ph.D. Scholarships - System Dynamics

Department of Information Technology
College of Engineering & Informatics
National University of Ireland, Galway.

The System Dynamics Research Group at NUI Galway seeks Ph.D. candidates to work
on a Science Foundation Ireland funded research project. This project seeks to
advance the underlying science of system dynamics simulation through the design
of innovative simulation methods. A number of three-year funded Ph.D.
scholarships are available under the following inter-related research themes:

1. Agent-Based Simulation, involving the design of flexible equation-based
distributed solvers, integrated with adaptive network structures, in
order to model the feedback structures of large-scale individual-based
systems (e.g. market dynamics, innovation diffusion).

2. Semantic model Search - in collaboration with the Digital Enterprise
Research Institute ( ) - where the challenge is to
combine feedback structure analysis with emerging Semantic Web
technologies in order that modellers have an intelligent system to
support the task of locating relevant feedback structures.

3. Parameter-Space Optimisation, which focuses on the design of
optimisation techniques for System Dynamics models (using, for example,
Genetic Programming, Genetic Algorithms, Swarm-based methods,
Simulated Annealing).

For these research scholarship positions (funded at EUR16,000 per year plus
fees and travel expenses), we are interested in candidates with a minimum 2-1
honours undergraduate degree, and a solid background in System Dynamics,
Computer Science, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics or Agent-Based

To Apply: Please send a short research statement, a resume, a full transcript
of undergraduate results, and the names and contact details of two referees

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday January 21st, 2008 at 5PM.

Posted by ""Duggan, Jim"" <>
posting date Fri, 7 Dec 2007 09:55:16 -0000