Australia: Biomedical PhD scholarship in Australia

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Study Subject: biomedical signal processing, cardiovascular, data mining, electrical engineering
, computer science
Level: Post Graduate (Research)

The Biomedical Systems Laboratory (http://www.bsl.unsw.edu.au) has an Australian Postgraduate Award Industry (APAI) scholarship available for one student to pursue a full time PhD degree and participate in a project supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and Telemedcare Pty Ltd. The research area is on the development of novel techniques for analysing and modelling biomedical signals to extract parameters for early diagnosis of critical illness in human (such as heart diseases), with potential application in the emergency department. Of particular interest is the beat-to-beat change exhibited in heart rate variability (HRV) and the arterial pulse waveform. We specifically look for applicants with strong background in mathematics and signal processing; good programming skills in Matlab or Labview; interest in physiology and clinical studies, frequency domain / time series analysis, nonlinear dynamics, statistical signal processing and data mining.

Availability
This scholarship is offered once only to one person. Open for applications until August 31, 2009.
Payment Information

The value of this scholarship is AUD26669 (per annum). This award is to be used for living expenses. This scholarship is paid fortnightly for the period of 3 years.

Research Information
This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: Artificial intelligence and signal and image processing, Biomedical engineering, Electrical and electronic engineering, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, INFORMATION, COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES or MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES. It is required that your study starts no earlier than March 5, 2009 and no later than August 31, 2009.

Eligibility
This scholarship requires you to have achieved Honours 1 or equivalent. Only citizens of Australia or permanent residents can apply.

Application Details
To apply for this scholarship you must apply directly to the scholarship provider. Terms and conditions are subject to change. Always confirm details with scholarship provider before applying.
Main Contact
Gregory Chan (Research Associate)
Electrical Engineering
Email: gregchan@unsw.edu.au
University of New South Wales
Web Address: http://www.bsl.unsw.edu.au

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