Trust Aware Crowd Service Management

Degree type

PhD, Masters by research

Closing date

25 September 2023



Citizenship requirement

Domestic / International

About the research project

Currently we are moving to internet of everything (IoE) from internet of things (IoT )where every device can be  a sensing and computing device. In such environment, new type of services can be supported which will make smart city and smart region a reality. For example, in context of cities, by using crowd based services, we can find in fast manner the parking spots and we can identify pathway for ambulance in high traffic times. Crowd can give very timely and reliable source for information and computation to support such applications if integrated with effective trust and resource management approaches and tools. There are several research challenges that needs to be solved such as integration of multiple data sources, volatile and unpredictable availability of crowd based resources and untrustful crowd peers and network that need to be solved in order to support crowd based services. This PhD project will investigate solutions to tackle these challenges.

Primary Supervisor

Meet Dr Saurabh Garg


Applicants will be considered for a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship (TGRS) which, if successful, provides:

  • a living allowance stipend of $31,500 per annum (2023 rate, indexed annually) for 3.5 years
  • a relocation allowance of up to $2,000
  • a tuition fees offset covering the cost of tuition fees for up to four years (domestic applicants only)

If successful, international applicants will receive a University of Tasmania Fees Offset for up to four years.

As part of the application process you may indicate if you do not wish to be considered for scholarship funding.

Other funding opportunities and fees

For further information regarding other scholarships on offer, and the various fees of undertaking a research degree, please visit our Scholarships and fees on research degrees page.


Applicants should review the Higher Degree by Research minimum entry requirements.

Ensure your eligibility for the scholarship round by referring to our Key Dates.

Additional eligibility criteria specific to this project/scholarship:

  • Applications are open to Domestic/ International/ Onshore applicants.
  • It is recommended that applicants have either of the following capabilities:
  1. Good programming skills,
  2. Knowledge of AI methodologies
  3. Knowledge of Distributed systems such as IoT, Cloud etc

Selection Criteria

The project is competitively assessed and awarded.  Selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the project as determined by the College.

Application process

  1. Select your project, and check that you meet the eligibility and selection criteria, including citizenship;
  2. Contact Dr Saurabh Garg to discuss your suitability and the project's requirements; and
  3. In your application:
    • Copy and paste the title of the project from this advertisement into your application. If you don’t correctly do this your application may be rejected.
    • Submit a signed supervisory support form, a CV including contact details of 2 referees and your project research proposal.
  4. Apply prior to 25 September 2023.

Full details of the application process can be found under the 'How to apply' section of the Research Degrees website.

Following the closing date applications will be assessed within the College. Applicants should expect to receive notification of the outcome by email by the advertised outcome date.

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