Research Projects

If you are visiting this page, it's likely that you are a student! :) So please note that you might find my page about resources for students useful!

Anyway, back to research projects: At the ANU, students need to complete a range of different research projects, each worth 6, 12, or 24 points, depending on the degree. 6 pts are one course, which corresponds to 120 to 150 hours of work in total. 24 pts is what's expected per semester in total, so if one takes an Honours thesis (24 pts.) or two 24 pt projects in parallel, no other coursework or projects should be done.

You find all my potential projects as individual links in the navigation at the top below this page, i.e., below:
Teaching > Teaching at the ANU > Research Projects (this page!)

Before you head there, please read the following:

  • When you apply for a project, please let me know which prerequisites you bring with e.g., which relevant courses you have picked. And don't worry if you are a beginner, that is not at all a problem! In this case, checking out my advice on getting started with AI planning might be helpful. (But you won't have to read it before you start or even apply.)
  • You might also read the part How to apply? that's on my advice for applying PhD students. But please don't get scared by that text! :) I just want you to put a bit of effort into your email and to educate you on proper use of titles (well, and letting you know that I'm happy with a first-name basis only, which excludes any titles.)
  • Check out all the content below, which gives some advice on other research projects (with other supervisors) in case I don't have any capacities left. Please do understand that I get approximately 10 applications every single semester, but I can only take between 1 and 4, depending on my teaching load in that respective semester. I post a note here in case I don't have capacities left. Also, please note that in S2 2022 I will be extremely busy with teaching, so I will only accept a single student, and only one with straight HD marks (I simply don't have time for anybody else).

Potential Supervisors

Let me stress that this page is just for the convenience of students looking for projects, because the ANU webpages do not provide an overview of researchers working in specific fields. The list below shows ANU researchers working in the field of AI planning, which might be useful in case I don't have capacities left, or you don't find my available projects interesting:

However, just because somebody is listed here, it doesn't mean that he/she has a research project to offer! It is purely FYI. You can reach out, but please understand if the respective person doesn't have capacities at the moment. As for me: the more care you put into your email/application, the more likely somebody will say yes.

Research Projects in related Fields

Again, just in case you won't to a research project with me, you might the following find useful.

Here I list (loosely) related areas that exist at the ANU, which will hopefully give you some inspiration where to search further. There are no specific URLs, so you had to search by yourself:

  • Logic & Formal Methods
  • Databases
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Machine Learning (ML)
  • Cyber Security Well, if you can provide any specific links for me (i.e., for any of your peers!), please me know. :)


On top of that the following links might be helpful: