PhD Scholarships (2024/2025)

TrustAGI Lab at Griffith University is a top research lab focusing on trustworthy artificial general Intelligence (AGI) research. We am looking for self-motivated Ph.D students funded by:

  1. Griffith University,
  2. Australian Research Council,
  3. Other Grants (e.g., Griffith-China Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarship).

Research Topics

Four Full PhD Scholarships are available in 2024/2025. The scholarships cover both tuition fee and living stipends. We are looking for candidates to work on the following research topics. See our recent publications for more details. Contact us if you are interested in one of these topics.

  • AI for Science - Top Priority
    1. AI/LLMs/GNNs for Drug Discovery (Nature Machine Intelligence 2024)
  • Large Language Models (LLMs)
    1. LLMs and knowledge graphs (ICLR-24, TKDE-24) - Top Priority
    2. LLMs for time series analysis (ICLR-24)
    3. LLMs for graph analysis (IS-24) - Top Priority
    4. LLMs for science discovery (Arxiv-23)
  • Graph Machine Learning
    1. Graph Nerual Networks (GNNs) (KDD-23)
    2. Spatial Temporal Graph Learning (NeurIPS-22)
    3. Knowledge Graphs (SIGIR-23)
    4. Graph Anomaly Deetction (NeurIPS-23)
  • Time Series and Spatio-Temporal Data Mining
    1. Time Series Analysis (ICLR-24)
    2. Spatio-Temporal Data Mining (ICML-24)
  • Trustworthy AI
    1. Robust and Safe Machine Learning (ICML-23)
    2. Fair Machine Learning (PIEEE-24)
    3. Explainable Machine Learning (NeurIPS-23)
    4. Privacy-aware Machine Learning (ICML-23)


Griffith Uni ranks in the top 2 percent of universities globally with 50000 students spanning six campuses in South East Queensland, Australia. The Computer Science & Engineering at Griffith ranks in the top 76-100 globally (2023 statistics).

  • Times Higher Education Young University Rankings:33
  • QS World University Rankings Top 50 Under 50 :33
  • US News Best Global Universities: 201
  • Times Higher Education World University Rankings: 201–250


  • A master degree with a computer science related background, and GPA > 85/100. Outstanding students with only undergraduate degree can also be considered, if GPA > 90/100.
  • Outstanding English skills, e.g., IELTS 6.5 overall (no band less than 6.0), TOEFL IBT 79 + (no sub-score less than 19), PTE 58 (no sub-score less than 50).
  • A good publication track record, demonstrated by publications.
    1. at least one paper published in CORE ranked A*/A conferences or JCR Q1 Journals, or
    2. at least one paper published in CCF ranked A/B veneues.
  • Special considerations will be given to applicants for the CSC scholarships.


There is no deadline, and you can apply at anytime of the year!


Please send us your CV, transcripts, publication list, and research topics (not have to be the one listed above) that you are interested in. Due to large number of applications, We may only reply to selected applicants.


Visiting Positions

We have multiple visitor positions each year. Contact us if

  1. your backgournds align well with ours,
  2. you are self-funded,
  3. the visit is no less than 6 months.

We welcome visiting students supported by CSC or their universities. We have multiple faculty academics in the lab. For the CSC visiting request, each year each academic in the lab can only host 2 visiting students per CSC requirements.