PhD Scholarship in Image Processing

Developing a hyperspectral imagery-based decision support system for soil assessment using vegetation pattern. The project aims to develop a decision support system using the imaging of the vegetation canopy and soil for quantifying the soil’s properties.

PhD scholars through the Soil CRC will have opportunities to develop their industry knowledge and relevance, through additional training and networking opportunities associated with the Soil CRC, and will be part of nationwide cohort of Soil CRC postgraduate students. They will have the opportunity to work with researchers, farmers groups and industry from across Australia and New Zealand through the Soil CRC PhD program. They will also work with other partner universities

Prospective PhD candidates will need to apply via a competitive process (see ‘how to apply’ below).

  • Eligibility

    The candidate should have Masters/Honours degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or relevant discipline with good computer programming skill.

  • Award value

    The scholarship provides the following benefits:

    Stipend: This scholarship is valued at $30,000 per annum, payable in fortnightly instalments.

    Tuition Fees: Fee exemption for a period equivalent to 4 years (eight sessions) for PhD/Research Doctorate at full-time study.

    Operating Funds: Valued at $15,000 to assist with the reimbursement of costs associated with the candidate's research.

  • Scholarship duration

    The scholarship stipend and operating funds are tenable for 3 years FTE for Research Doctorate studies subject to satisfactory progress.

    The scholarship tuition coverage is tenable for 4 years FTE for Research Doctorate studies subject to satisfactory progress.

    N.B. There is no opportunity to extend the scholarship.


Professor Manoranjan Paul (PhD, GCULM, GCLTHE, SMIEEE, Snr MACS)
School of Computing and Mathematics
Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW 2795, Australia
Phone: +61 2 6338 4260

How to apply

Applicants will need to apply for enrolment and also send an expression interest (including a full CV and a brief cover letter of no more than two pages) outlining your experience and research interests to A/Professor Manoranjan Paul via email:

Closing Date

The closing date for applications (including enrolment application, CV and expression of interest) is 7 August 2020.