This year, the ANU Planning Group is planning to recruit up to 5 postdocs and 8 PhD students to work on the topics below. There are also opportunities for dual/co-tutelle PhD arrangements with collaborator groups.


  • Classical Planning
  • Hierarchical Planning
  • Heuristic Search
  • Planning under Uncertainty
  • Multi-Objective Planning
  • Temporal Planning
  • Learning Planning Models
  • Deep Learning for Planning
  • Generalised Planning
  • Explainable Planning
  • Ethics in Planning
  • Theoretical Foundations of Planning
  • Robot Motion Planning
  • Applications of Planning (physics, space, aeronautics, energy)

Canberra and ANU

  • Our beautiful city has been named in the top 3 healthiest and most innovative cities to live in!
  • ANU is ranked 27th in the world and 1st in Australia by QS World University Rankings.
  • Postdocs (level B) salaries: AUD $103K-118K + 17% superannuation.
  • PhD scholarships: minimum AUD $34K tax-free.

Please Join Us!

To reach out to us, tell us about your interests in this form.

You are on Aboriginal land.

The Australian National University acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

envelope phone building arrow-right bars search times arrow-up