PhD Scholarships for Research Students at the University of South Australia

Research Scholarship in Other
  • Australia

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 14686
  • Degree PH.D
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • Fields of study All Majors provided by University
  • Opportunity Type : Fully FundedPartially Funded

Opportunity Description

About this scholarship

The University of South Australia offers a PhD scholarship on “Developing Methods for Remote Guidance on Physical Tasks” to domestic and international research students to conduct research into methods for remote guidance on physical tasks. The purpose of the project is to uncover how new types of remote collaboration experiences can be created by combining natural gesture input, eye gaze monitoring, and psychological sensing into a wearable Augmented Reality (AR) display. Through this research, the research team of the University wants to explore how they can share a wider range of communication cues between people and, as a result, improve the remote collaboration further.

Application deadline: Will be open until  the admission capacity is filled

Location: Adelaide, Australia

Scholarship level: PhD

Scholarship focus area: Research

Scholarship value & benefits

It will provide the research scholars a living stipend at Research Training Program (RTP Rate) for three years with a possible option for applying to a 3-month extension.


The successful scholarship awardees should possess the following interests and skills:

  • An interest in developing collaborative systems
  • Skills of or keenness in Augmented Reality or Wearable Computing Systems
  • A passion for human-computer interaction

About the research project

The PhD project will contain two main topics;

(1) Developing technology for capturing gaze, head and body movement, gesture, physiological cues and feelings and incorporating it into a wearable system to create a more natural remote collaboration experience; and

(2) Generating a working sample system that can be experimentally assessed At a research laboratory and also in an actual world setting. This will require collaborating with industrial partners to design collaborative systems that could respond to their needs.

This PhD scholarship would be fitting for a student interested in remote collaboration using advanced interface technologies including AR and wearable systems and who has a passion for human interface technology.

Project supervisor

The successful candidate will work with Professor Mark Billinghurst from the Empathic Computing Laboratory at the University of South Australia. For more information about the research of the Empathic Computing Lab, see its website.

How to apply?

Interested applicants may direct their applications to Project Supervisor  Mark Billinghurst.

For more details you can get in touch with him through:

Email: or

Phone: 08 8302 3747

To find out more about this scholarship, please visit the University of South Australia’s Website.

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