Research Projects

If you are visiting this page, it's likely that you are a student! :) Visit my page about resources for students, which contains a number of useful resources, such as LaTeX templates including a thesis report template. Note that this thesis template goes beyond a template as it contains a beginner's advice on how to write a report and which commonly made mistakes should be prevented.

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 equivalent to one standard course, which corresponds to 130 hours of work on average (Point 16 Procedure 691). 24 pts is what's expected per semester in total, so if one takes an Honours thesis (24 pts) over two semesters, two other courses should be taken per semester on top of that.

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:

  • I will most likely not accept any further applications for research projects in S1 2024 (be keep on reading). I will already supervise two Honours theses (24 pts), which both start in S1 (so this is going to be lots of work for me), and three other research projects -- on top of multiple PhD students (some of which new). However, in case you (a) have a an impressing GPA (say in the high 80s HD or above on average) or (b) you are an expert LaTeX and tikz coder, then I will re-consider, otherwise I won't have any capacities left. Regarding (b), note that this exception refers to one specific 6 pt research project (see my list of projects), and this topic might not even possible for you to pick as it does not contain any scientific research component (see project description).
  • When you apply for a project, please let me know which prerequisites you bring with. For example, tell me which relevant courses you have picked in the past. 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 application advice 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, so please accept if I don't have capacities left.

Need another Research Project / Supervisor?

In case you are still looking for a project supervisor (e.g., in case I don't have capacities left), you could check out my page on other opportunities.