A scholarship is now available for a PhD candidate on the topic of ‘Airline Fuel Policy Modelling and Optimisation’. This project is collaboration between the School of Aviation, UNSW and Qantas. The scope of the PhD project surrounds the modelling of airline fuel policy, risk modelling of flight operations, and optimisation of fuel uplifting policy. Specific works of this project may include data modelling, fuel policy review, fuel and operations risk modelling, and fuel policy optimisation.

Desired skills and background of applicants are:

  • First-class honours degree or Masters degree from Engineering, Mathematics, Business and Aviation with strong track records in academic performance and creative thinking. Candidates with publication records are welcome.
  • The following skills may be needed but not entirely compulsory: programming (C/C++, Java, Matlab … etc), experience with large data processing and data analytics (good statistics knowledge), statistical modelling, and risk modelling.

Scholarship is worth AUS$27,500 per annum and is tax-free. Interested applicants should send a CV and past/current academic transcripts to Dr. Wu (C.L.Wu(at)unsw.edu.au). Local students can apply directly with Dr. Wu. International applicants must apply early for a top-up tuition scholarship from UNSW.


Dr. Cheng-Lung (Richard) Wu, UNSW Aviation (https://wwww.aviation.unsw.edu.au)