SCEM: Algorithms for Event-Driven Camera Analysis

School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics

Scholarship code: 2019-089

About the project

Event-driven cameras are exciting technology that do not acquire full images like traditional cameras, but record only intensity changes when they occur. The International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems at Western Sydney University has been adapting them to perform Neuromorphic space imaging.

This PhD scholarship builds on this work to help develop the correct abstraction and a theory so as to improve knowledge extraction algorithms. It goes from modelling to algorithm testing using real data, working together with a world-class team.

What does the scholarship provide?

  • Domestic candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $30,000(AUD) per annum for up to 3 years to support living costs, supported by the Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset.
  • International candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $30,000(AUD) per annum for up to 3 years to support living costs. Those with a strong track record will be eligible for a tuition fee waiver.
  • Support for conference attendance, fieldwork and additional costs as approved by the School.

International candidates are required to hold an Overseas Student Health Care (OSHC)(opens in a new window) insurance policy for the duration their study in Australia. This cost is not covered by the scholarship.

Eligibility criteria

The successful applicant should:

  • hold qualifications and experience equal to a Masters in the fields of Data Science, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or similar fields.
  • have programming experience (ideally Python)
  • be knowledgeable in topics such as signal processing, algorithms, probability and statistics.
  • have the ability to think abstractly and deeply.
  • have the ability to work in a team of highly motivated engineers, computer and data scientists, and applied mathematicians.
  • be highly motivated to tackle challenging problems, with a desire to learn and grow.

International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency.(opens in a new window)

How to apply

1. Contact Professor Paul Hurley ( to discuss your eligibility, the project requirements and your intention to apply.

2. Review the research scholarships frequently asked questions.(opens in a new window)

3. Submit an online application for admission.(opens in a new window)

4. Complete the project scholarship application form (PDF, 89.74 KB).(opens in a new window)

5. Compile your CV, contact information for two referees and a one-page proposal stating how your research interests align with the project aims.

6. Submit your scholarship application form and any supporting documentation to the Graduate Research School as follows:

  • Use the email subject line: Application_2019_089_SCEM
  • Submit to
  • All attached documents must be submitted as PDF.
  • In the body of your email, include your full name, your student ID (if you are a current or previous Western Sydney University student) and the full title of the scholarship.

Applicants who do not submit an online application for admission will not be considered.

Incomplete applications or applications that do not conform to the above requirements will not be considered.

Please contact the Graduate Research School via email at for more information.

Applications close 30 September 2019

*Applications close at 11.59pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).