Poppy @ AIML Innovation in Artificial Intelligence for Defence at the Speed of Relevance The Australian Institute for Machine Learning

Applications open
25 May 2020
Applications close
Open until filled
Payment per year
$35,000 per annum (tax free)
3 years
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
Type of Scholarship
Available In
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Available To

The Poppy@AIML, offers made in association with the Defence Artificial Intelligence Centrem will support 2  full time PhDs who are commencing/undertaking research in into computer vision, machine learning and deep learning.

There are 2 fantastic Scholarships available for students interested in pursuing a PhD at the Australian Institute for Machine learning,  offers made in association with the Defence Artificial Intelligence Centre.   The successful applicant will pursue novel postgraduate research into computer vision, machine learning and deep learning in conjunction with the new Poppy@AIML lab.

"Poppy@AIML" will be a dynamic R&D co-lab between The Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) and the Defence Artificial Intelligence Centre (DAIC) for rapid development of Al and machine learning prototypes for the ADF, adopting a 'Learning-through-doing' approach.  Poppy@AIML will bring together world-leading researchers, machine learning engineers and Al-savvy personnel in a creative and fast-paced environment. The team will have a "fail fast" mindset to quickly deliver high-tech MVPs, prototypes, feasibility studies and experiments in the machine learning space that are needed by the ADF, greatly accelerating the traditional acquisition cycle time.

The Australian Institute for Machine Learning is one of the most successful groups in its research area in the world.  The newly-created scholarships provide an opportunity to join a large and diverse group of academics, postdocs and students, interacting with a world-class set of researchers.  This is your chance to work with the best and launch your research career in machine learning.

Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide. Successful applicants will hold or be close to completing an Honours or Masters Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics (or related area), at 1st class or 2A (2:1) level (or equivalent), with a demonstrable project/research component


Applications for 'Admission Only' must be submitted using the Online Application Form available at:


Please email a summary of your application for admission to Ms Hilary Brooke, hilary.brookes@adelaide.edu.au  with “Application for Poppy@AIML” in the subject heading.  You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing hdr_admissions@adelaide.edu.au with the subject heading 'Request for application summary'.

Further details available from:

Hilary Brookes, AIML,

Tel (08) 83132977

Email: hilary.brookes@adelaide.edu.au