2 PhD scholarships available in QoS Optimization in Market Driven Cloud Environments

2 PhD scholarships available in QoS Optimization in Market Driven Cloud Environments

Value and duration

The scholarship is valued at up to $25,000 per annum for three years. International candidates may be eligible for a tuition waiver.

Number of scholarships available

There are two scholarships available.


To be eligible for these scholarships you must:

  • have an undergraduate or a masters degree in the area of Computer Science or related discipline, with outstanding grades
  • meet RMIT’s PhD entry requirements
  • show evidence of research ability — e.g. an honours degree, a minor thesis, some publication, or a well-developed preliminary research proposal, developed under the guidance of the supervisor
  • have an interest in cross-disciplinary research and ability to work in a team.

How to apply

Find out how to submit your application.

With approval from the project supervisor, you will need to submit your PhD application to RMIT University.

Open date

Applications are now open.

Close date

Applications close Tuesday 30 July 2015.


Professor Athman Bouguettaya


This project proposes a novel framework for creating a sustainable and efficient cloud service market. It aims at providing cloud consumers with the best set of tools to outsource tasks to cloud providers subject to the consumers’ own economic models characterising their expectations of service costs and quality of service (QoS) attributes over a period of time. It also aims at empowering cloud service providers with a novel approach to advertise their services while taking advantage of economies of scale to maximise their long-term profits. The outcomes of this project are far reaching in that will enable large business corporations, SMEs, universities and other organizations within Australia to successfully outsource many business activities to the cloud, thereby providing significant cost savings to these organizations while meeting their QoS requirements.

In addition to RMIT’s PhD entry requirements, candidates should have background in a Computer Science or a related discipline. Apart from the PhD scholarship, a top-up scholarship may be considered for a strong candidate.


For further information about these scholarships and projects, email Dr. Hai Dong, hai.dong@rmit.edu.au.

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