Careers/Jobs

Following is a list of available positions announced in the most recent issue of E-Letter. Listings in previous issues of Eletter can be found here.



7.1. MS/PhD: Clemson University, USA
Contributed by: Mohammad Naghnaeian, mnaghna@clemson.edu

A few PhD/Masters positions are available in the Mechanical Engineering Department, Clemson University. The research lies in the broad area of control and optimization of cyber-physical systems. A prior knowledge of robust and adaptive control, hybrid and switching systems, and optimal control is preferred but not required. The students will also assist Dr. Naghnaeian in
a)developing control algorithms for connected vehicles to improve fuel economy, safety, and fault/adversary detection.
b)performing fundamental control theoretic research on the security of controlled systems.
c)merging the robust control framework with the the learning techniques from data to develop robust and real-time implementable data-driven control architectures.
d) setting up the cyber-physical security laboratory.

Interested applicants can email their CVs to Dr. Naghnaeian at (mnaghna@clemson.edu).

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7.2. PhD: University of Lübeck, Germany
Contributed by: Georg Schildbach, georg.schildbach@uni-luebeck.de

Ph.D. Position in Autonomous Systems

We are looking for a passionate doctoral student to join the research group on intelligent autonomous systems, with particular focus on autonomous vehicles. Your responsibilities are to carry out an independent research project, to support our teaching, to supervise Bachelors and Masters theses, and to help with laboratory experiments. Our areas of research include algorithms for autonomous vehicles, in particular:
• Advanced control and estimation
• Numerical optimization for embedded systems
• Machine learning for object detection and situation interpretation
• Motion planning and trajectory tracking
• Strategies for the reliability of safety-critical systems
The main prerequisite is a good Masters degree in any subdiscipline of computer science, engineering, or mathematics as well as a strong motivation for research. In addition, you should have some experience with computer programming and scientific writing, and be able to communicate fluently in English (and ideally also in German). Prior in the field of robotics or mechatronics would be a plus, but not a strict requirement.

For more information see:
https://www.uni-luebeck.de/fileadmin/uzl_personal/stellenausschreibungen...

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your full documents (cv, transcripts, etc.) to:
University of Luebeck (bewerbung@uni-luebeck.de)
In case you have further question, please contact:
Prof. Dr. Georg Schildbach (georg.schildbach@uni-luebeck.de)

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7.3. PhD: Tsinghua University, China
Contributed by: (Samuel) Qing-Shan Jia, jiaqs@tsinghua.edu.cn

(Samuel) Qing-Shan Jia, jiaqs@tsinghua.edu.cn

The center for intelligent and networked systems (CFINS) at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) (http://www.cfins.au.tsinghua.edu.cn) invites applications for PhD positions in the field of control and optimization of energy Internet and smart buildings. Potential applicants with knowledge on Markov decision process, power systems, and/or building systems are especially encouraged to apply. The potential applicant should be expected to receive a Bachelor/MS degree in EE/CS/IE or related areas, or already have a Bachelor/MS degree in these fields. Applications will be reviewed immediately. All applications should be received by Oct. 30, 2018. Interested applicants, please send an email to (Samuel) Qing-Shan Jia jiaqs@tsinghua.edu.cn to know more details.

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7.4. PhD: ETH Zurich and Lucerne Kantonsspital, Switzerland
Contributed by: John Lygeros, jlygeros@ethz.ch

PhD Position, ETH Zurich and Lucerne Kantonsspital

A PhD position is available to conduct research on systems theory in neuroscience research, specifically data driven modelling of cerebral blood flow regulation based on a variety of blood flow measurement methods. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work in a team comprising experienced vascular neurologists from the Lucerne Kantonsspital and control engineers from the Automatic Control Laboratory of ETH Zurich; ETH Zurich will serve as the PhD granting institution. A wealth of physiological data from a number of subjects is already available based on earlier experiments. Additional clinical work for data collection will be carried out at the Lucerne Kantonsspital, while data analysis and modelling research will be carried out at both locations.

Candidates with a background in control theory and an interest in human or animal physiology are highly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate should have good analytical skills, an ability to work in an active team environment, and a relevant university degree at the Master's level (e.g. electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, mathematics, etc.). Some programming experience (e.g. in Matlab), fluency in spoken English, and technical writing skills are highly desirable.

Interested candidates should submit their CV, transcripts of their studies, a short justification for their interest, and the names and contact information of three references to:

John Lygeros
Automatic Control Laboratory
ETL I 22
Physikstrasse 3
CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland
Email: jlygeros@ethz.ch
www.control.ee.ethz.ch

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7.5. PhD: Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Contributed by: Yi Guo, yguo1@stevens.edu

Ph.D. Student Positions Available
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Stevens Institute of Technology

We are looking for 2 or more Ph.D. students to join the Robotics and Automation Laboratory in Spring or Fall 2019. Research projects are in the field of robotics and machine learning, where students need to develop learning, planning and control algorithms and to validate them on systems of autonomous mobile robots and/or wearable sensors.

If you're interested, please email your CV to yguo1@stevens.edu, together with a one-page statement that provide details about your knowledge and research experience in robotics, controls, and/or machine learning. Information about the research work conducted in the lab can be found from the web link: http://personal.stevens.edu/~yguo1

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7.6. PhD: University of Houston, USA
Contributed by: Rose Faghih, rtfaghih@uh.edu

Spring 2019 Ph.D. Opening (Application Deadline: October 15th, 2018)

The Computational Medicine Laboratory (CML) at the University of Houston is currently looking to recruit one highly motivated and creative Ph.D. student with applied mathematics and/or signal processing background to develop mathematical algorithms for biomedical engineering applications. CML mainly focuses on designing control, optimization, estimation, signal processing, and machine learning algorithms for biomedical and neural engineering applications. The ideal candidate has obtained their B.S. degree in electrical engineering (or related fields, e.g. mechanical, computer or biomedical engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, etc.) focusing on control theory and/or signal processing. The projects involve algorithm design and validation in real-time experiments with human recordings. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Rose Faghih at rtfaghih@uh.edu with the required documents listed at http://ComputationalMedicineLab.ece.uh.edu/prospective-students/

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7.7. PhD: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Riccardo Ferrari, r.ferrari@tudelft.nl

One PhD Position in Fault and Cyber-attack Tolerance for Distributed Systems
Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

I am looking for a talented, outstanding candidate with an M.Sc. degree (or close to completion) in Systems & Control, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, Mechanical engineering or Computer science and with good command of the English language (Dutch not required). Candidates with a background in fault diagnosis, multi-robots formations or distributed (parameters)-systems are especially encouraged to apply.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will carry out research in support of Dr. Ferrari, aiming to make distributed systems, such as critical infrastructures or formations of cooperative self-driving cars, robust to faults or cyber-attacks that could affect one or more subsystem or vehicle. The PhD student will develop model-based algorithms capable of detecting and isolating faults or cyber-attacks, as well as accommodation techniques. Research topics will include, for instance, probabilistic methods for designing detection thresholds, watermarking or encryption techniques, uncertainty propagation in large nonlinear systems and privacy issues between parties participating to the distributed scheme. There will be the possibility to test such algorithms on a multi-robot setup in our laboratories.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: The position will start as soon as possible, and run for four years. The successful candidate will be enrolled in the University graduate school. PhD students will receive a competitive salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO), from 2.2k EUR/month (gross, 1st year) to 2.8k EUR/month (gross, 4th year), possibly from 1.7k EUR/month (after taxes, 1st year) to 2.0k EUR/month (after taxes, 4th year), plus holiday allowance (8% of gross annual income) and end-of-year allowance (8.3% of gross annual income), travel budget, secondary benefits, discounts for health insurance and sport membership. Assistance with accommodation can be arranged.

ABOUT TU DELFT: TU Delft is an internationally recognized research university with over 20,000 students and 3,300 staff scientists. Its high quality teaching standards and experimental facilities are renowned, placing it among the 6 top universities in Europe and top 18 in the world in the Engineering and Technology field (Times Higher Education 2018). TU Delft is an equal opportunity employer and committed to increase the diversity of its staff.

APPLICATION: Please send your application including a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of courses with grades, and contact information for two academic references to Dr. Riccardo Ferrari (r.ferrari@tudelft.nl). Dr. Ferrari can also be contacted for more information about this vacancy. The deadline for ensuring full consideration of an application is October 15, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled.

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7.8. PhD: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Sergio Grammatico, s.grammatico@tudelft.nl

3 PhD positions: Game theoretic Control, Complex Systems of Systems, Operator Theory
Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

I am looking for talented, outstanding candidates with an M.Sc. degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, or Applied Mathematics, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or related field, with theoretical background and interest in System Theory, Automatic Control, Optimization, Game Theory, and with good command of the English language (knowledge of Dutch is not required).

General project description: The candidates will conduct theoretical and algorithmic research on complex multi-agent systems characterized by the presence of: (i) mixed cooperative and noncooperative agents; (ii) uncertain and stochastic variables; (iii) mixed-integer decision variables. The research will develop and build upon tools from game theory, monotone and fixed-point operator theory, statistical learning, distributed optimization and control. The main application areas are distributed control for smart power grids and multi-vehicle automated driving.

The PhD positions are in the context of the research projects "Complex Network Games: The Scenario Approach" (OMEGA), funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) as TOP grant in Mathematics, and "Game theoretic Control for Complex Systems of Systems" (COSMOS), funded by the European Research Council as ERC Starting Grant.

Conditions of employment: The appointments will be for 4 years. The PhD students will participate in the training and research activities of the TU Delft Graduate School and of the Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC). As an employees of TU Delft, the PhD students will receive a competitive salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO), from 2.2k EUR/month (gross, 1st year) to 2.8k EUR/month (gross, 4th year), possibly from 1.7k EUR/month (after taxes, 1st year) to 2.0k EUR/month (after taxes, 4th year), plus holiday allowance (8% of gross annual income) and end-of-year allowance (8.3% of gross annual income), travel budget, secondary benefits, discounts for health insurance and sport membership. Assistance with accommodation can be arranged.

Applications shall include the following documents:
• curriculum vitae;
• statement of motivation and research interests (up to one page);
• transcripts of all exams taken and obtained degrees (in English);
• names and contact information of up to three references (e.g. project/thesis supervisors);
• up to two research-oriented documents (e.g. thesis, conference/journal publication).

Applications or inquires shall be emailed to prof. Sergio Grammatico (s.grammatico@tudelft.nl).

The starting date are flexible. The call for applications will remain open until the ideal candidates are found.

More information: s.grammatico@tudelft.nl, https://sites.google.com/site/grammaticosergio.

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7.9. PhD: George Washington University, USA
Contributed by: Taeyoung Lee, tylee@gwu.edu

Flight dynamics and control lab (http://fdcl.seas.gwu.edu) of the George Washington University at Washington DC is looking for new doctoral students. There are three open positions for the following projects.

1. Uncertainty Propagation for Hybrid Systems

This project is to construct comprehensive computational techniques for stochastic analysis of hybrid systems evolving on a nonlinear configuration manifold, including uncertainty propagation, Bayesian estimation, and stochastic optimal control schemes.

In particular, backgrounds in the following topics are desired.

a. Stochastic analysis
b. Hybrid systems
c. Estimation
d. Geometric mechanics

This position will be funded by AFOSR.

2. Dynamics and Control of Flapping Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

This project aims to uncover the biomechanics of Monarch butterflies exhibiting the longest flight range among insects, and to utilize it to develop bio-inspired control schemes for long-range flapping-wing micro aerial vehicles. Backgrounds in the following topics are desired.

a. Nonlinear dynamics
b. Nonlinear control theory
c. Aerodynamics
d. Geometric mechanics

This position will be funded by NSF.

3. Aerial Mapping and Situation Awareness

This project aims to develop aerial robotic systems to monitor a complex urban environments, create a real time map, and share it with other autonomous vehicles. Backgrounds in the following topics are desired.

a. SLAM
b. ROS
c. Machine learning
d. Image processing

This position will be funded by NSF.

For every position, it is expected that the candidates have expertise in structured programming.

To apply, or to request more information, please contact Prof. Taeyoung Lee at tylee@gwu.edu. The application should include CV, a list of publications, and a list of reference, and it should be submitted as a single PDF file.

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7.10. PhD: International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart/Tübingen, Germany
Contributed by: Frank Allgower, allgower@ist.uni-stuttgart.de

PhD: International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart/Tübingen, Germany

Multiple PhD positions in Intelligent Systems, including Control, at the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart and Tubingen, Germany

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Universities of Stuttgart and Tubingen are collaborating to offer a new interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems. This doctoral program will accept its 3rd Ph.D. generation in spring 2019 and will enroll about 100 Ph.D. students over the next six years. This school is a key element of the state’s “Cyber Valley” initiative (http://www.cyber-valley.de/en) to accelerate basic research and commercial development in the broad field of artificial intelligence. Students are sought who want to earn a doctorate in the broad area of intelligent systems, including control systems.

The participating faculty are Frank Allgöwer, Philipp Berens, Matthias Bethge, Michael J. Black, Andrés Bruhn, Martin Butz, Caterina De Bacco, Peer Fischer, Andreas Geiger, Matthias Hein, Philipp Hennig, Ardian Jusufi, Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, Hendrik Lensch, Falk Lieder, Georg Martius, Mi Jung Park, Ludovic Righetti, Bernhard Schölkopf, Fabian Sinz, Metin Sitti, Alexander Spröwitz, Ingo Steinwart, Joerg Stueckler, Gabriele Schweikert, Marc Toussaint, Sebastian Trimpe, Isabel Valera, Ulrike von Luxburg, and Felix Wichmann.

Intelligent systems that can successfully perceive, act, and learn in complex environments hold great potential for aiding society. To advance human knowledge in this domain, we need doctoral students who are curious, creative, and passionate about research to join our school. Learn more at http://imprs.is.mpg.de

All aspects of the program are in English. You may join our program in spring 2019. You will be mentored by our internationally renowned faculty. You will register as a university graduate student and conduct research for approximately three years. You can take part in a wide variety of scientific seminars, advanced training workshops, and social activities. Your doctoral degree will be conferred when you successfully complete your Ph.D. project. Our dedicated coordinator will assist you throughout your time as a doctoral student.

People with a strong academic background and a master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Mathematics, Control Theory, Neuroscience, Materials Science, Physics, or related fields should apply.

We seek to increase the number of women in areas where they are underrepresented, so we explicitly encourage women to apply. We are committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourage them to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our institutions.

Admission will be competitive. If selected, you will receive funding via an employment contract, subject to the rules of the Max Planck Society and the two participating universities.

You can apply at http://imprs.is.mpg.de before midday CET on November 15, 2018.
The selection interviews will take place between January 29 and February 1, 2019 in Stuttgart and Tubingen,Germany.

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7.11. PhD: Lund University, Sweden
Contributed by: Anders Rantzer, rantzer@control.th.se

This PhD project is part of a larger project, aiming to bridge the gap between machine learning and control engineering. These research fields have traditionally evolved more or less separately, but in recent years the intersections in terms of applications as well theoretical challenges have been growing. We will study sequential decision making in systems whose dynamics are initially unknown, i.e. with adaptive control or reinforcement learning. For the project, we need PhD candidates with a strong background in mathematics, optimization and statistics, combined with a solid engineering competence. See http://www.control.lth.se.

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7.12. PhD/PostDoc: Politecnico di Torino, Italy and New York University, USA
Contributed by: Alessandro Rizzo, alessandro.rizzo@polito.it

I am writing to inform you that three positions are available within my research programs on complex and networked systems:

1) post-doctoral researcher, for a duration of 18 months, within the research project “Mac2Mic” - Macro to Micro: uncovering the hidden mechanisms driving network dynamics. The project is funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperations and by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the State of Israel, in the framework of the bilateral initiatives of scientific and technological cooperation. The aim of the project is the inference of local/individual dynamics (node dynamics) in networked systems for which global measurements at the population level (i.e., “observables”) are available. The project is carried out in collaboration with Dr. Guido Caldarelli (Institute of Complex Systems, National Research Council, Rome, and IMT Lucca) and Dr. Baruch Barzel (Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel). The post-doctoral researcher will be hired at Politecnico di Torino. An outgoing mobility phase of at least two stays of two months each at Bar-Ilan University is mandatory (additional funds for mobility are allocated).

2) Ph.D. student at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Dynamical Systems Laboratory, directed by Prof. Maurizio Porfiri. The research will be focused on time-varying complex networks for modeling and control of epidemic processes in heterogeneous populations. The candidate will enroll at New York University and will be co-mentored by Prof. Porfiri and myself. It will be possible to work toward a dual-title agreement with Politecnico di Torino, subject to a mobility activity of at least one year, which can be fractioned in two period of at least six months each.

3) Post-doc researcher at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Dynamical Systems Laboratory, directed by Prof. Maurizio Porfiri. The research will be focused on time-varying complex networks for modeling and control of epidemic processes in heterogeneous populations. Duration and terms of the appointment are negotiable.

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7.13. PostDoc: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Contributed by: Yuanxin Wu, yuanxin.wu@sjtu.edu.cn

Multiple Postdoc Positions of Institute of Sensing and Navigation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Institute of Sensing and Navigation in School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering of Shanghai Jiao Tong University is open for postdoctoral researcher recruitment. The institute focuses on solving problems regarding intelligent processing theories and core technologies in the area of high-precision detection, recognition, navigation, and job control in realistic scenarios. Applicants should have a PhD degree in related fields from well-known universities/institutes, or is expected to complete his/her doctoral defense successfully in the near future.

Position 1: Remote Sensing Information Processing (2 vacancies)
SAR image target detection and identification, SAR image classification, multi-source remote sensing image fusion, deep learning and microwave imaging.

Position 2: Unmanned System with Intelligent Sensing and Navigation Technology (5 vacancies)
Non-structural scene sensing and object identification for low-speed unmanned system, high-efficient SLAM, signal/image understanding and multisensor-based positioning and navigation.

Position 3: inertial-based navigation system (2 vacancies)
Theoretical research, information fusion methods, algorithms and prototype system design at cross-disciplines of inertial-visual navigation. Applications include large-scale autonomous navigation, 3D reconstruction and wearable motion tracking.

Basic salary will be RMB 200-300K (~USD 30-45K) /year before tax, depending on qualification. Those with outstanding achievements might have additional rewards. Positions are supposed to be no less than 2 years and could be extended up to 6 years. It is possible to apply a tenure-track position for university assessment after the post-doc period. Your CV, 3-5 representative publications, and three referee letters (including doctoral supervisor) are expected. Applications should be sent to Mrs. Ling Gong, lgong@sjtu.edu.cn. The post would be long effective until positions filled.

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7.14. PostDoc: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Contributed by: Weidong Zhang, wdzhang@sjtu.edu.cn

Postdoctoral position in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

The Optimization & Control Engineering Research Center of Shanghai (in the Department of Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China) seeks to fill 3 postdoctoral positions as soon as possible thereafter. We are interested in candidates in broad areas of advanced control theory, multi-agents, machine learning, pattern recognition, networked control systems, etc.

Applied conditions as follows:
-PhD degree
-Experience in theory or engineering research
-Good communication skills in English or Chinese
-Strong work ethic and passion for research

Main tasks:
-To conduct original research
-Assist in writing proposals for new research and write reports for existing research
-Supervision of student projects and thesis at both master and Ph.D. levels

Salary and others:
-RMB 120-200k/year (approximately, 18-30kUSD)
-It is a two-year position and can be extended to 5 years

Required documents
-Detailed curriculum vitae and list of publications;
-Names and contact information of three references.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Weidong Zhang, Email: wdzhang@sjtu.edu.cn, Tel: +86-21-34204019. Address: Dongchuan Road 800, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China.

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7.15. PostDoc: Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
Contributed by: Hai-Tao Zhang, zht@hust.edu.cn

The iMDS research lab (http://imds.auto.hust.edu.cn/English/Home.htm/) directed by Prof. Hai-Tao Zhang, Prof. Zhiyong Chen and Prof. Ye Yuan are looking for a postdoc researcher starting as soon as possible at Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China. The key research project is broadly on control theory development and experiments of nano-positioning systems. The project is funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China - Overseas Joint Grant.

We offer
1). A competitive salary (Chinese RMB 200,000 to 300,000 per year plus housing allowance, negotiable depending on the qualification) by HUST.
2). State-of-the-art experimental platforms.
3). Full contract for 2 years with the possibility of renewal on performance.

Your Profile
1). A Ph.D. degree in Control Theory, Power Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field;
2). An excellent background i and a record of journal publications in control theory and applications on nano-positioning systems.

Interested candidates should send their CV (with names of at least two references) and a cover letter describing their specific interest and how their background fits the qualifications to Prof. Hai-Tao Zhang (zht@hust.edu.cn). All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

About Huazhong UST: www.hust.edu.cn,

About School of Automation, Huazhong UST: auto.hust.edu.cn

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7.16. PostDoc: Harvard Unviersity, USA
Contributed by: Claire Van Strien, cvanstrien@seas.harvard.edu

Open Positions with the Biomedical Systems Engineering Research Group at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The Diabetes Research Group at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is seeking post-doc fellows that would like to be engaged in cutting edge interdisciplinary biomedical research and the development of novel control algorithms to improve glucose control and quality of life for people with type 1 diabetes mellitus. The research activity will include algorithm development, computer simulations and translation of the work to human clinical studies.

Basic Qualifications
A Ph.D. degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, Applied Mathematics, Electrical or Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, or related field is required. Ideal candidates must have a strong background in design and development of MPC algorithms, System Theory, Automatic Control, and Optimization. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and ability to write peer reviewed papers with limited supervision. Must have the ability to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of scientists and medical professionals on a large project at all stages. Experience using Matlab, Java is required.

Additional Qualifications
Preference for individuals familiar and interested in translational medicine or biomedical-related fields. This position requires an individual capable of consistent use of discretion, judgment, and initiative. Experience using C, embedded C and Python is a plus.

Required documents
An informal cover letter and/or personal statement, no longer than 1 page and detailed curriculum vitae with a list of publications is required. Please provide the names and contact information of three references. Please submit as one .pdf file in the above order. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Prospective candidates should send their application to APS@seas.harvard.edu with the required information. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

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7.17. PostDoc: National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Contributed by: Li-Chen Fu, lichen@ntu.edu.tw

PostDoc position opening for Center for Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Robotics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

We are looking for applicants who hold a PhD degree in the related fields of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and with:
1. Experience in software project management and software engineering
2. Ability of programming and system integration
3. Great enthusiasm and interest in Human-Robot Interaction and Machine Learning
4. Responsibility and teamwork spirit

Main Tasks:
1. Writing proposals and reports of research projects
2. Assisting on project and software development related to Artificial Intelligence Robotics
3. Assisting on experimental design and the display planning of research findings

Working hours: from 9 AM to 6 PM, two days off/week

Working location: Center for Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Robotics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Salary: Based on the appointment standard of Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, the starting salary of doctoral level is NTD 58,350. Salary could be negotiated up to NTD 93,360 based on qualification.

Please email your CV and copy of Certificate of the highest Degree to:
Dr. Ming-Li Chiang, minglichiang@ntu.edu.tw
With the e-mail title: “(Name)_Apply for the PostDoc Position”

Position is open until filled.

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7.18. PostDoc: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Contributed by: Paolo Falcone, falcone@chalmers.se

At the Mechatronics Group of the Department of Electrical Engineering, we are engaged in both fundamental and applied research related to intelligent transportation systems. Ongoing research projects focus, among others, on the design and the experimental validation of coordination algorithms for connected autonomous vehicles. Our research is, where possible, validated through experiments on full-scale vehicles and in collaboration with industrial partners.

We invite applications for one post-doctoral position in networked control for Intelligent Transportation Systems. The successful candidate will join a team of post-docs and Ph. D. students, engaged in neighboring research, and is expected to contribute to the design of control algorithms for systems, subject to state and input constraints, communicating through lossy channels with limited capacity. If possible and relevant, the achieved results will be demonstrated through experiments on full-scale vehicles and in collaboration with our industrial partners.
The research project is strongly connected with ongoing research projects within the WASP (Walleberg Autonomous Systems Program).

The working time of post-doctoral staff is mainly devoted to research. Undergraduate teaching duties, not exceeding 20% of the working time, may include supervision of MSc students. The position is co-funded by the Chalmers Area of Advance in Transportation. The appointment is a full-time employment (not a scholarship) for a period of not more than two years (1+1).

A PhD (or close to completion) in control theory, optimization and constrained optimal control or neighboring relevant field is required. Experience with automotive control applications will be preferred.
Ability to initiate new research collaborations is essential. Good communication skills in oral and written English are required.

Apply at http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/Working-at-Chalmers/Vacancies/P...

Application deadline: 15 November, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Paolo Falcone (falcone@chalmers.se)
Division of Systems and Control
Tel: +46 31 772 1803

Jonas Sjöberg, (jonas.sjoberg@chalmers.se)
Division of Systems and Control.
Tel: +46 31 772 1855

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7.19. PostDoc: University of California Irvine, USA
Contributed by: Solmaz S. Kia, solmaz@uci.edu

Post-Doctoral Position in the Cooperative Systems Lab of University of California Irvine

Cooperative Systems Lab (PI: Prof. Solmaz Kia) of the Mechanical and Aerospace Dept. of University of California invites applications for a post-doctoral position in the area of "Distributed mobile sensor deployment in urban environments with the special focus on persistent monitoring and long-term autonomy".

Candidates are expected to have a proven publication record and the ability to work independently. Research background in the following areas is a plus:
* Cooperative control and optimization, game theory
* Distributed algorithms for decision making, distributed optimization
* Network identification, privacy preservation in distributed algorithms

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter that includes the names of three references to https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04798. Prior to applying, you are encouraged (but not required) to contact Prof. Solmaz Kia via email at (solmaz at uci dot edu).

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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7.20. PostDoc: University of Melbourne, Australia
Contributed by: Peter Dower, pdower@unimelb.edu.au

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

A postdoctoral research fellow with a PhD in applied mathematics or equivalent is sought to conduct systems theory research in the area of optimal control for continuous time nonlinear dynamical systems, with an emphasis on the development of idempotent methods for the solution of dynamic programming equations. A solid working knowledge of optimal control theory, including dynamic programming and Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman partial differential equations, is essential. Exposure to abstract algebra, convex analysis, optimization, and numerical methods is desirable.

An initial appointment for one year is available. The closing date for applications is 29 October 2018.

For further information, including selection criteria and instructions on how to apply, please visit http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/894532/research-fellow-in-optimal-....

Contributor: Peter M. Dower, University of Melbourne.
E: pdower@unimelb.edu.au | W: http://people.eng.unimelb.edu.au/pdower

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7.21. PostDoc: University of British Columbia, Canada
Contributed by: Greg Stewart, greg.stewart@honeywell.com

Postdoctoral Research Position in Control Systems/Machine Learning at The University of British Columbia

Applications are invited for a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia. The successful candidate will conduct high quality research in machine learning with a focus on deep learning and reinforcement learning to address real world industrial control problems. The principal investigators, based in UBC’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, the Institute of Applied Mathematics, and Honeywell, expect the research to have a significant influence on industrial practice. UBC and Honeywell have extensive experience in collaborating on advanced control technology. Previous projects have resulted in a series of academic innovations and industrial products recognized with awards from IEEE, IFAC, and NSERC.

Responsibilities: The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to
- Conduct high quality research in machine learning with a focus on deep learning and reinforcement learning.
- Coordinate the project with the industrial partners and prepare regular reports.
- Mentor PhD and undergraduate students.
- Travel to the sites of industrial partners and implement control/machine learning algorithms on real industrial processes.

Qualifications: The applications must have the following minimum qualifications
- A recent PhD in Control Systems and/or Machine Learning from a reputed program in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or Engineering.
- Some experience with industrial control systems.
- Strong mathematical skills as they pertain to control theory and machine learning.
- Excellent programming skills in Matlab, Python and TensorFlow.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Diversity: Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

This position is available immediately. The home academic unit at UBC will be one of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Mathematics, or Computer Science, depending on the profile of the successful applicant. More information is available from Prof. Bhushan Gopaluni (bhushan.gopaluni@ubc.ca) or Dr. Greg Stewart (greg.stewart@honeywell.com), Senior Fellow at Honeywell. Interested applicants should send a covering letter, a Curriculum Vitae, and a list of three referees to the same address.

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7.22. PostDoc: University of Houston, USA
Contributed by: Rose Faghih, rtfaghih@uh.edu

Postdoctoral Opening (Available Immediately)

The Computational Medicine Laboratory (CML) at the University of Houston is currently looking to recruit one highly motivated and creative postdoctoral associate with applied mathematics and/or signal processing background to develop mathematical algorithms for biomedical engineering applications. CML mainly focuses on designing control, optimization, estimation, signal processing, and machine learning algorithms for biomedical and neural engineering applications. The ideal candidate has obtained their Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering (or related fields, e.g. mechanical, industrial, computer or biomedical engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, operations research, etc.) focusing on control theory and/or signal processing. The projects involve algorithm design and validation in real-time experiments with human recordings. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Rose Faghih at rtfaghih@uh.edu with their CV.

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7.23. PostDoc: University College Dublin, Ireland
Contributed by: Giovanni Russo, giovanni.russo1@ucd.ie

POSTDOC POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN.

One year PostDoc position is available at the Systems and Control Group within the School of Electric and Electronic Engineering of the University College Dublin. The PostDoc will work under the supervision of Dr. Giovanni Russo and will be jointly supervised by Prof. Robert Shorten.

The group performs fundamental and applied research in the area at the intersection of networks, control, decision science and cyber-physical systems. Our fundamental research is typically applied on a number of real-world applications, including manufacturing, smart cities and connected/autonomous vehicles. In order to do so, the lab features a number of testing facilities. This includes a large scale hardware-in-the-loop testing system for connected vehicles and an augmented reality environment for manufacturing applications.

For this position, we are seeking candidates for our work within the I-Form Centre for Advanced Manufacturing (http://www.sfi.ie/sfi-research-centres/i-form/). Within the project, we will develop a cyber-physical system allowing humans to collaborate with augmented reality avatars and with robots in order to fulfill a complex manufacturing task. The research will have both a theoretical and an applied, hands-on, aspect, benefitting from the experimental test-bed currently available at UCD.

The ideal candidate should have a background in:
1. nonlinear dynamics and complex systems;
2. deep and reinforcement learning;
3. optimization;
4. statistics.

To apply:
send, to giovanni.russo1@ucd.ie: (i) a cover letter stating your interest in the position; (ii) the names of three referees; (iii) your CV. The deadline for the applications is October, 15th, 2018.

Pre-applications and informal inquiries can be made to Dr Giovanni Russo.

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7.24. PostDoc: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Sergio Grammatico, s.grammatico@tudelft.nl

2 PostDoc positions: Game theoretic Control, Complex Systems of Systems, Operator Theory
Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

I am looking for talented, outstanding research fellows with a Ph.D. degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, or Applied Mathematics, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or related field, with theoretical background and interest in System Theory, Automatic Control, Optimization, Game Theory, and with good command of the English language (knowledge of Dutch is not required). Expertise in mixed-integer optimization is appreciated.

General project description: The researchers will conduct theoretical and algorithmic research on complex multi-agent systems characterized by the presence of: (i) mixed cooperative and noncooperative agents; (ii) uncertain and stochastic variables; (iii) mixed-integer decision variables. The research will develop and build upon tools from game theory, monotone and fixed-point operator theory, statistical learning, distributed optimization and control. The main application areas are distributed control for smart power grids and multi-vehicle automated driving.

The PostDoc positions are in the context of the research project "Game theoretic Control for Complex Systems of Systems" (COSMOS), funded by the European Research Council as ERC Starting Grant.

Conditions of employment: The appointments will be for 3 years. As an employees of TU Delft, the research fellows will receive a competitive salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO), of about 3.2k EUR/month gross, possibly from 2.5k EUR/month after taxes, plus holiday allowance (8% of gross annual income) and end-of-year allowance (8.3% of gross annual income), travel budget, secondary benefits, discounts for health insurance and sport membership. Assistance with accommodation can be arranged.

Applications shall include the following documents:
• curriculum vitae;
• statement of motivation and research interests (up to one page);
• transcripts of all exams taken and obtained degrees (in English);
• names and contact information of up to three references (e.g. project/thesis supervisors);
• up to three research documents (e.g. thesis, conference/journal publication).

Applications or inquires shall be emailed to prof. Sergio Grammatico (s.grammatico@tudelft.nl).

The starting date are flexible. The call for applications will remain open until the ideal candidates are found.

More information: s.grammatico@tudelft.nl, https://sites.google.com/site/grammaticosergio.

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7.25. PostDoc: Lehigh University, USA
Contributed by: Nader Motee, motee@lehigh.edu

Postdoc Positions: Lehigh University, USA

Two postdoctoral positions are available with the Distributed Control and Dynamical Systems (dcds.lehigh.edu) Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Lehigh University. All candidates with strong backgrounds in all or some of the following research areas are encouraged to apply:

1. Stochastic dynamical systems; Decision-making; non-Gaussian uncertainty quantification.
2. SLAM in highly dynamic environments; Visual perception.
3. Learning algorithms and task planning for autonomous robots.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Applied Mathematics. The initial appointment is for one year with a possible extension up to 2-3 years. As employees of Lehigh University, postdocs will receive a competitive salary, travel budget, and benefits, and discounts for health insurance.

Interested applicants may contact Prof. Nader Motee (motee@lehigh.edu) by sending him the following information: (1) one-page research statement explaining how your background fits the research areas, (2) detailed CV and list of publications, (3) names of three references. All documents should be sent in PDF format. Applications received before December 15, 2018 will receive full consideration.

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7.26. Research Fellow: University of Hull, UK
Contributed by: Ron Patton, r.j.patton@hull.ac.uk

Research Fellow Position: Fault Detection and Isolation and Fault Tolerant Control in Offshore Renewable Energy Systems, Aura Research Centre, University of Hull, UK. We are looking to recruit a talented and outstanding research fellow with a Ph.D. degree in Systems and Control or related subject with good command of the English language. Research experience in control of renewable energy systems or energy harvesting will be an advantage, with internationally excellent publications and conference proceedings. Evidence of the ability to build strong and effective research networks and contribute to the successful completion of collaborative research projects. Recent PhD graduates should not be put off from applying.

Persons interested in pursuing the application must email a Short CV including a list of publications and conference presentations as soon as possible to Professor Ron Patton: r.j.patton@hull.ac.uk https://www.hull.ac.uk/Faculties/staff-profiles/Ron-Patton.aspx

General project description: The chosen applicant will conduct theoretical and application based research focused on the development of fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control architectures and algorithms for large structure offshore wind turbines (up to 8MW). The work will focus on robust fault tolerant control approaches, capable of maintaining good power efficiency performance in the presence of sensor or actuator faults and rotor, tower bending and wind air flow uncertainty.

The research will contribute to a new EPSRC Project: “A New Partnership in Offshore Wind (http://www.npow.group.shef.ac.uk/)”. This is an exciting new collaboration between the Universities of Hull, Sheffield and Durham with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Ørsted. The successful research fellow will be expected to work closely with the above academic institutions and industry partners and to report results to collaborators and to disseminate them through journal and conference publications.

Conditions of employment: The appointment will be for 3 years on the Band 7 Salary Scale in the UK and the appointee will attract a handsome travel bursary to support the research.

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7.27. Research Group Leader: University of Stuttgart, Germany
Contributed by: Frank Allgower, allgower@ist.uni-stuttgart.de

Independent Research Group Leader in the Cyber Valley Initiative, University of Stuttgart, Germany

At the University of Stuttgart a new Cyber Valley Research Group will be established as part of the Cyber Valley initiative (http://www.cyber-valley.de/en). The group will be funded by the Christian Bürkert Foundation. Cyber Valley is a new center for AI research in the Stuttgart/Tübingen region of Germany, bringing together partners from science and industry to create a world-leading hub for research in intelligent systems and to establish an ecosystem for startups in the field of artificial intelligence.

We are seeking applications for the position of Group Leader for this new group. The position is a senior postdoc level position, initially for four years and is non-tenure track. The person holding the position will be expected to work independently and will have the right to supervise and graduate own PhD students and to teach at the University of Stuttgart. The funding provided to the group includes the group leader position (TV-L E14, senior postdoc level), two additional PhD positions as well as startup and running budgets for up to four years. The group will be embedded into the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control at the University of Stuttgart (www.ist.uni-stuttgart.de /index.en.html) and will benefit from its infrastructure, support structures and research environment. The working language at the institute is English.

We are looking for a young, highly motivated and emerging researcher, who will take the lead in building up the new group and a competitive research program. The ideal candidate should have an excellent international early-career track record. The research group is expected to engage actively with the existing research environment, including the Cyber Valley partners and Arena 2036 (www.arena2036.de/en).

Applicants from all fields of engineering and science working at the interface between modern manufacturing engineering on one side and control, automation, artificial intelligence or Big Data on the other side are encouraged to apply. Both, theoretical and more application oriented research directions are of interest.

Applicants should submit a description of past and planned research activities (up to three pages), a CV, the names and addresses of at least three potential references as well as pdf files of up to 5 key publications. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf-file to search@ist.uni-stuttgart.de. The closing date for applications is October 7, 2018.

Please contact Frank ALLGOWER (allgower@ist.uni-stuttgart.de) for further information.

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7.28. Research Scientist: French German Research Institute of Saint-Louis, France
Contributed by: Mrs. Borchert, humanresources@isl.eu

The French German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (ISL), a leader in Europe in research on guided projectiles, is urgently looking for the head of its department "guidance, navigation, control, and System analysis". This department belongs to the division "Flight Techniques for Projectiles", comprising also aerodynamics, real flight experiments and sensors & communication systems departments. Their research is applied to all kinds of guided projectiles, mostly gun-launched. The position is challenging as the division's roadmap schedules ambitious deadlines for demonstrating the feasibility of an innovative long-range guided projectile concept.

We are currently looking for a

Research scientist (m/f),
Head of the department "guidance, navigation, control, and system analysis".

Your Tasks:
- Develop and maintain, at the highest level, research capabilities in innovative solutions on guidance, navigation and control systems for the needs in guided projectiles, in synergy with the other departments of the division.
- Develop and maintain, at the highest level, evaluation capabilities of performances of guided projectiles concepts.
- Leverage the expertise of academic partners, other research institutes and industry to the bene t of the objectives of the department.
- Engage proactively with industry, so as to anticipate best their needs in terms of research output.
- Establish the research department program in accordance with the strategy and priorities of the Division and with the needs of the French and German Ministries of Defence.
- Manage, plan and evaluate the research carried out in the department.
- Monitor closely the research work of the scientists, engineers and PhD students of the department.

The incumbent is expected to carry out personally research, in addition to the management of the department.
The department possesses recognised skills and has developed so far quite innovative solutions.

Other duties:
- Manage the department's human and financial resources as well as scientific equipment.
- Optimise the use of the department's capabilities for the proper execution of the research program.
- Involve strongly in the department's life, cohesion and development.
- Involve strongly in a synergetic approach in particular with the other departments of the division as key for success.
- Increase the scienti c reputation of our Institute through high-level publications, involvement in conferences, external communication, etc.

Your Profile:
- PhD in automatic control applied to flight mechanics.
- At least 10 years of experience in high-level research (with a demonstrated prominence in your scientific community), including the e ective management of a research team of 10 collaborators at least.
- Skills in guidance, navigation and control, and in system analysis for ying vehicles; additionally, skills in flight mechanics, aeroballistics, aerodynamics, mechatronics would be highly desirable.
- Knowledge in projectile and missile technologies.
- Organisational skills, ability to work effectively as the leader of the team, communication skills.
- An effective work experience in a multinational context and experience in managing multi-partners Projects would be valued.
- Excellent command of English; understanding or even ability to express yourself efficiently in one or both of the French and German languages would be of course a very desirable plus.

The ISL offers an attractive salary, flexible work arrangements and a very friendly work environment.

If these challenges appeal to you and you feel you have the right profile, we are looking forward to receive your complete application mentioning the following keyword "GNC-S".

French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis
Mrs. Isabel BORCHERT
5 rue du G én éral Cassagnou
BP 70034
68301 SAINT LOUIS CEDEX, France
Phone: +33 (0)3 89 69 51 31
humanresources@isl.eu

For more information please visit www.isl.eu.

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7.29. Faculty: University of Vermont, USA
Contributed by: Tian Xia, txia@uvm.edu

The University of Vermont (UVM) seeks applicants for a tenure-track hire in signal processing with a research focus on hardware and/or software implementations (e.g., cognitive communication and sensing, cyber physical systems, environmental monitoring, medical devices, robotics, internet of things, or artificial intelligence). UVM is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. Full details are available at http://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/31457.

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7.30. Faculty: Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Contributed by: Yorai Wardi, ywardi@ece.gatech.edu

The Georgia Institute of Technology invites applicants for the endowed position of the Julian T. Hightower Chair in Systems and Control in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Previous holders of the Julian T. Hightower Chair include E. Kamen, A. Tannenbaum, J. Shamma, and M. Egerstedt.

Candidates are expected to have a distinguished record of research in autonomy, robotics, and control theory that will add to the College's existing strengths in these areas. In particular, the successful candidate is expected to be a leading member of the Decision and Controls Laboratory (DCL) within the College. The DCL comprises over 20 faculty members and organizes a number of events throughout the year. In addition, the appointed individual will have the opportunity to join the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM) at Georgia Tech. IRIM is one of the world's leading academic robotics institutes comprised of over 50 faculty members.

The successful candidate is expected to establish a high-visibility/high-impact research program funded by industry and government, help attract outstanding students and faculty to the program, and serve as a mentor to other faculty. The academic salary for the Chair holder will be paid from Institute funds, enabling funds generated by the endowment to be used by the Chair holder for the purposes of research support and program development. Salary will be fully competitive.

Interested candidates should submit an application letter, curriculum vita, research and teaching statements and names of three references electronically at: http://hightowerchair.ece.gatech.edu Review of applications will begin immediately. To receive the most serious consideration, interested applicants should submit their materials before January 17, 2019.

Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

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7.31. Faculty: University of Pennsylvania, USA
Contributed by: George Pappas, pappasg@seas.upenn.edu

Multiple Faculty Positions
Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania is growing its faculty by 33% over the next five years. As part of this initiative, the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering is engaged in an aggressive, multi-year hiring effort for multiple tenure-track positions at all levels. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related area. The department seeks individuals with exceptional promise for, or proven record of, research achievement, who will take a position of international leadership in defining their field of study, and excel in undergraduate and graduate education. Leadership in cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary collaborations is of particular interest. We are interested in candidates in all areas that enhance our research strengths in

Nanodevices and nanosystems (nanoelectronics, MEMS/NEMS, power electronics, nanophotonics, nanomagnetics, quantum devices, integrated devices and systems at nanoscale),

Circuits and computer engineering (analog, RF, mm-wave, digital circuits, emerging circuit design, computer engineering, IoT, embedded and cyber-physical systems), and

Information and decision systems (control, optimization, robotics, data science, network science, communications, information theory, signal processing).

Prospective candidates in all areas are strongly encouraged to address large-scale societal problems in energy, transportation, health, food and water, economic and financial networks, social networks, critical infrastructure, and national security. We are especially interested in candidates whose interests are aligned with the school’s strategic plan, https://www.seas.upenn.edu/about/penn-engineering-2020/
Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested persons should submit an online application at https://www.ese.upenn.edu/faculty-staff/ and include curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and at least three references. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018.

The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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7.32. Faculty: Syracuse University, USA
Contributed by: Amit K. Sanyal, aksanyal@syr.edu

The College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University is in the middle of a transformative plan to hire up to 50 faculty over 5 years across its four Departments. As part of this “50 over 5” initiative, the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) seeks to fill several tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate and Full Professor. While exceptional candidates in all research areas relevant to the MAE Department will be considered, primary fundamental research areas of focus include: (1) Materials for Energy Conversion and/or Storage (e.g. 2D materials, nanocomposites, solid state physics, etc.); (2) Robotics and Autonomous Systems (e.g., legged robots, autonomous vehicles, human-machine interaction, etc.); (3) Cyber Physical Systems (i.e. engineered systems that seamlessly integrate computational algorithms and physical components); (4) Intelligent Control for Building Automation; and (5) Advanced Manufacturing (including Cyber-Manufacturing Security).

It is anticipated that the appointments will begin in Fall 2019. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field by the date of appointment. For consideration at the Associate or Full Professor level, the candidate must have demonstrated an appropriate established record of research, teaching and service. Further information on the MAE department can be found at: http://mae.syr.edu

The Department has close ties with other Departments and on-campus multidisciplinary centers like the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (SyracuseCoE) and the Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering (CASE). In addition, New York state opportunities include the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) funding opportunities to develop energy efficient technologies, and the recent investment of $250 million for unmanned systems and cross-connected platforms in the central New York state region as part of the Upstate Revitalization Initiative.

For full consideration applicants must complete an online Application at www.sujobopps.com/postings/76670 and attach the application file to job number 074073. Please attach your cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, and names and contact information of three references. In the cover letter, please clearly state in which research area you want your application to be considered. The initial screening of applications will begin on October 15, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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7.33. Faculty: Northeastern University, USA
Contributed by: Rifat Sipahi, rifat@coe.neu.edu

As part of a strategic initiative in the area of Urban Engineering, Northeastern University seeks faculty candidates for tenured or tenure-track appointments at the assistant, associate, or full professor level in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the area of Automation in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Interested candidates may be considered for joint appointments with other departments commensurate with their areas of expertise. The department is in the midst of a significant, multi-year expansion in size and scope, including faculty, facilities, and programs within several disciplines and across disciplinary boundaries.

Advances in automation technologies, fueled by developments in sensors and actuators, IoT, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and information theory, have the potential to significantly impact the planning, design, operations, and control of Civil and Environmental Systems. We are looking for individuals with the passion to develop a research and educational program in this emerging area. Examples of application domains of interest include autonomous mobility systems and services; construction automation (e.g., robotic assembly, maintenance/repair of the built environment); robotic/swarm mapping for environmental site assessment; and AI-based process automation and context aware computing (e.g., for tasks undertaken in risky or hazardous environments). Applicants should have a broad background in fields such as sensors, robotics, intelligent control, data analytics, AI, and machine learning, applied to areas in the Civil and Environmental Engineering domain.

Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a proven ability to develop and sustain a research program with emphasis on interdisciplinary and translational research, teach both undergraduate and graduate classes, and be active, recognized leaders in their discipline.

Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

For further information see: http://www.civ.neu.edu/civ/search.

Qualifications: A Doctorate degree in civil engineering or a related field is required by the start date as well as excellence in research, teaching, and service. Senior-level candidates should have a demonstrated record of developing transformative solutions to global challenges, sustaining a research program with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and translational research, teaching both undergraduate and graduate classes, and being an active, recognized leader nationally and internationally in the discipline.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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7.34. Faculty: Stanford University, USA
Contributed by: Edwin Mendoza, search@ee.stanford.edu

Faculty Position
Department of Electrical Engineering
Stanford University

The Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University (http://ee.stanford.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor) in the broadly defined field of electrical and computer engineering. The department is especially interested in candidates in robotics, autonomous systems, embedded systems, signal processing, control, optimization, and machine learning. Priority, however, will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work over any specific area of specialization.

Applicants should have an earned Ph.D., evidence of the ability to pursue an independent program of research, a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and the ability to initiate and conduct research across disciplines. A successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to build and lead a team of graduate students in Ph.D. research.

Applications should include a brief research and teaching plan, a detailed resume including a publications list, and the names and email addresses of at least five references.

Candidates should apply online at http://ee.stanford.edu/job-openings. Applications will be accepted through November 15, 2018.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.

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7.35. Faculty: Virginia Tech, USA
Contributed by: Craig Woolsey, cwoolsey@vt.edu

The Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in dynamics, control, and estimation effective August 2019. Candidates with expertise that complements the strategic thrust areas described on the department website (www.aoe.vt.edu) are encouraged to apply. The search committee especially welcomes applications from candidates whose scholarship relates to cybersecurity; cyberphysical systems; networked multi-agent systems; control in adversarial environments; ocean, atmospheric, or space robotics and autonomy; or related aerospace and ocean engineering topics that are important for commerce and security. Applicants must apply online at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/login. Please refer to job posting number TR0180126.

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7.36. Faculty: University of Houston, USA
Contributed by: Karolos Grigoriadis, karolos@uh.edu

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston (UH) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the general area of controls and dynamic systems beginning Fall 2019. The position is at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates with outstanding credentials and appropriate academic experience may be considered for the rank of Associate Professor.

Successful candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant area of engineering, and should have a demonstrated record of high quality scholarship, a strong potential to attract external funding and commitment to teaching. Candidates are expected to establish a nationally recognized externally funded research program in the field of controls and dynamic systems. Emerging targeted areas of application in energy and the environment, health and biomedicine, manufacturing, cyber-physical systems, social and behavioral systems, and networked systems will be given special consideration. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and show promise for excellence in teaching, mentoring and entrepreneurship.

UH is a designated Carnegie Tier One Research university and one of Texas’ premier public research and teaching institutions with over 40,000 students. The UH campus is a park-like campus proximal to downtown Houston, the fourth-largest city in the nation. Houston, in addition to being the energy capital of the world, is home to the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world, and to NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Houston supports a full spectrum of cultural organizations, as well as sports, and year-around outdoor activities.

UH is a recipient of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Please apply via http://jobs.uh.edu under Faculty Positions (Keyword: Controls)

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7.37. Faculty: University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Contributed by: Ahmad Taha, ahmad.taha@utsa.edu

Faculty Position at the University of Texas at San Antonio: Tenure-Track Assistant or Tenured/Tenure-Track Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Cluster Hire: Artificial Intelligence

Link: https://jobs.utsa.edu/postings/10159

 

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