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. PhD: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
Contributed by: Afef Fekih, afef.fekih@louisiana.edu

The Advanced Controls Laboratory at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA has available funding to support a PhD student in the general area of advanced control design/Fault Tolerant Control with application to dynamic systems. Special considerations will be given to students who have a strong background in power systems such as wind turbines and/or PVs. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong background in control systems theory, and a very good knowledge of power systems. Programming skills in MATLAB/Simulink are required. A genuine interest and curiosity in the subject, excellent oral and written English communication skills are needed.

Applicants shall have a Master’s degree or equivalent in systems and controls, power systems, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, applied Math or a related discipline. The PhD student is expected to carry out original research and complete coursework throughout the period of appointment. Results will be communicated in the form of journal publications, conference presentations, and the PhD dissertation.

The funding covers the cost of full tuition and stipends at a competitive rate and will start in Fall 2019.

Interested individuals should send their detailed curriculum vitae, copies of their recent transcripts, a copy of their best publication in English, and if applicable GRE/test scores to Dr. Afef Fekih (afef.fekih@louisiana.edu).

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7.2. PhD: Wayne State University, USA
Contributed by: Azad Ghaffari, aghaffari@wayne.edu

One funded Ph.D. position is available in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Wayne State University starting August 2019. The position is focused on developing control algorithms for safety-critical cyber-physical systems, and supervisory control design over smart networks. The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Computer Engineering (or other closely related fields) with a focus on control systems and optimization. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree who have a strong academic record will also be considered. Preferred programming skills include MATLAB, Simulink, LabVIEW, Altium Designer (or EAGLE), SolidWorks, and C/C++. A good understanding of embedded system design and a keen interest to develop hardware-in-the-loop simulations and familiarity with fast prototyping techniques are desirable. Please note that along with research duties the candidate has to satisfy the department’s course requirement to advance to Ph.D. candidacy. The course requirement depends on the academic history of the candidates and their type of degree. The research will be conducted in Dr. Ghaffari’s lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. For more information about Dr. Ghaffari’s research, please refer to his Google Scholar page at https://goo.gl/X4rjNq.

Interested candidates, please send a copy of your recent CV to aghaffari@wayne.edu. In the body of your email, briefly highlight your skill set relevant to the announced position and future research and education plans. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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7.3. PhD: University of Edinburgh, UK
Contributed by: Diego Oyarzun, d.oyarzun@ed.ac.uk

We are advertising several PhD studentships in the group of Dr Diego Oyarzún at the University of Edinburgh. We have various topics at the interface of control theory, systems & synthetic biology. Interested applicants should contact d.oyarzun@ed.ac.uk attaching a CV, or apply directly through one of the following links:

1) https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=101066
2) https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=101068
3) https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=101067

More information at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/d.oyarzun

Application deadline is 13 December 2018.

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7.4. PhD: L2S of CentraleSupélec, France
Contributed by: Sorin Olaru, sorin.olaru@centralesupelec.fr

One PhD Position in “(Embedded) identification methods for predictive maintenance and anomaly detection on high speed machines with magnetic bearings”

KEYWORDS : detection and identification, predictive maintenance, Active Magnetic Bearings
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The thesis goal is to provide predictive maintenance methodological solutions in the context of AMB (Active Magnetic Bearings) control of rotor dynamics. The project is carried out in an industrial and economic framework leaded by S2M (SKF Magnetic Mechatronics) and end-users of high-speed magnetic bearing machines (with an immediate objective of anticipating breakdown and / or material degradation). The academic supervision of the research project is done within L2S (Laboratory of Signals and Systems) of CentraleSupélec in Gif-sur-Yvette, France.

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 Prof. Sorin Olaru (sorin.olaru@centraleSsupelec.fr). He can also be contacted for more information about this vacancy (see also https://www.adum.fr/as/ed/voirproposition.pl?matricule_prop=22255 ). The deadline for ensuring full consideration of an application is December 31, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled.

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7.5. PhD: EPFL, Switzerland
Contributed by: Giancarlo Ferrari Trecate, giancarlo.ferraritrecate@epfl.ch

A PhD position is available at the Automatic Control Laboratory of EPFL (Switzerland) in the broad area of data-based control and learning.
Students with a solid methodological background and passionate of research on theory and algorithms are encouraged to apply. The student will work in a collaborative environment and will learn how to exploit pervasive sensing technologies (such as the Internet of Things) for the design of innovative modeling and control approaches for cyberphysical systems.

Qualifications:
- a Master degree from a recognized University
- a strong background in Systems and Control and/or Machine Learning
- creativity and motivation
- excellent English language skills

Application procedure: prospective PhD students must apply to a doctoral program before starting their PhD at EPFL, see http://phd.epfl.ch/prospective.
For the doctoral program on Electrical Engineering (EDEE), application deadlines are December 15th, April 30th, and September 15th.
For the doctoral program on Robotics, Control, and Intelligent Systems (EDRS), application deadlines are January 15th, April 30th, and September 15th.
Fill in the form provided by the doctoral program and indicate your intention to apply to Prof. Giancarlo Ferrari Trecate. Then, email the completed application package to Prof. Ferrari Trecate indicating your interest in the project.

Starting date: any time from January 2019. The call will remain open until an ideal candidate will be found.

EPFL is a top technical university, ranked 12th in the world (2018). The successful candidate can expect a gross salary starting at 51100 CHF, together with other benefits, depending on civil status.

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7.6. PhD: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Giulia Giordano, g.giordano@tudelft.nl

PhD position: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Topic: Complex Dynamical Networks
Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

We are looking for a talented, motivated and outstanding Ph.D. candidate with enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research challenges at the interface of System Theory, Automatic Control, Optimisation, Systems Biology.
The following qualifications are needed:
- M.Sc. degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, Applied Mathematics, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or a related field.
- Theoretical background and strong mathematical skills, along with ability and interest to work at the intersection of several research domains.
- Good programming skills (e.g., in Matlab).
- Very good command of the English language and communication skills (knowledge of Dutch is not required).

-- Description:
The position is supported by the Delft Technology Fellowship.
The candidate will conduct fundamental theoretical and algorithmic research on complex dynamical networks, with applications either to multi-agent systems in engineering or to systems biology.
Expertise in networked dynamical systems, decentralised/distributed control or systems biology is highly appreciated.
Creative thinking and curiosity are encouraged.

-- Conditions of employment:
The appointment will be for 4 years. The PhD student 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 employee of TU Delft, the PhD student will receive a competitive salary and benefits in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO). The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Assistance with accommodation can be arranged.

-- How to apply:
Applications or inquires shall be emailed to Dr. Giulia Giordano (g.giordano@tudelft.nl).
IMPORTANT: When applying, please include in the subject of your email the text: "DTF PhD application".

An application dossier consists of the following documents:
- detailed curriculum vitae and list of publications;
- a brief statement of motivation and research interests (up to 1 page);
- academic transcripts of all the exams taken and all the obtained degrees (in English);
- names and contact information of up to three references (e.g., project/thesis supervisors);
- up to three research-oriented documents (e.g., thesis, conference/journal publications).

The starting date is flexible, but ideally would be January-February 2019.
The call for applications will remain open until the ideal candidate is found. However, for full consideration please apply within January 6, 2019.

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

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

We are looking for new Ph.D. students to join the Robotics and Automation Laboratory in Fall 2019. Research projects are in the fields of robotics and machine learning, and 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 at the web link: "http://personal.stevens.edu/~yguo1". Serious applicants should submit their graduate admission packages through Stevens Graduate Admissions web site. After the admission is approved, we will consider offering RA positions. Official applications received by Jan. 15, 2019 will be given full consideration of RAs.

Stevens Institute of Technology is located in Hoboken, NJ, on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River and New York City.

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7.8. PhD/PostDoc: Tel Aviv University, Israel
Contributed by: Michael Margaliot, michaelm@eng.tau.ac.il

PhD/PostDoc: Department of Electrical Engineering-Systems, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Applications are invited for a PhD and/or a post-doctoral research fellow position in the areas of systems and control and systems biology at the Department of Electrical Engineering-Systems, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

The successful candidate must have an established track record of academic excellence.
CV (including a list of publications) should be addressed to Prof. Michael Margaliot (Email: michaelm@eng.tau.ac.il)

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7.9. PhD/PostDoc: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Contributed by: Ivan Markovsky, ivan.markovsky@vub.be

PhD and postdoc positions on low-rank approximation

The department ELEC of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, offers several funded PhD and postdoc positions in low-rank matrix/tensor approximation, focused on numerical methods and applications in signal processing and system identification.

We are looking for candidates with strong background in numerical linear algebra and optimization. Experience in system theory, system identification, and tensor techniques is an advantage but is not required. Candidates should have excellent English language skills and working knowledge in numerical computing and software development.

The open positions fit into the following funded research projects:

◾Structured low-rank approximation: Theory, algorithms, and applications (http://slra.github.io/),
◾Decoupling multivariate polynomials in nonlinear system identification (http://imarkovs.github.io/decouple),
◾Block-oriented nonlinear identification using Volterra series (http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~imarkovs/volterra/), and
◾Structured low-rank matrix/tensor approximation: Numerical optimization-based, algorithms and applications (https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/stadius/selma/).

These projects cover a wide range of applications and theoretical research topics. The specific topics for the PhD/postdoc positions will be adapted to fit the interests of the candidates.

In order to apply, e-mail your CV and motivation letter to Mariya Ishteva (mishteva@vub.ac.be). The preferred starting date is as soon as possible.

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7.10. PhD/PostDoc: City University of New York, USA
Contributed by: Hao Su, hao.su@ccny.cuny.edu

Postdoc and PhD Positions in Wearable and Humanoid Robots at City University of New York in NYC

The Biomechatronics and Intelligent Robotics Lab (http://haosu-robotics.github.io) at the City University of New York (CUNY), City College is seeking one post-doc fellow (available now) and PhD students with design and control expertise in the areas of wearable robots, legged robots, and humanoid robots. The lab won Toyota Mobility Challenge Discovery Award, TechSAge Design Competition finalist, and $50K Zahn entrepreneurship competition. The selected candidate will join a multidisciplinary research team to study high performance electric motors, design soft wearable robots, legged robots, and humanoid robots in collaboration with professors, physical therapists and surgeons at Cornell University, New York University, and several top medical schools in the United States. This is a great opportunity to pioneer research in a new generation of wearable, legged, and humanoid robot platforms alongside several PIs who have expertise in mechatronics, computer vision, and machine learning.

Postdoc Qualification:
- PhD in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics, or related areas
- Strong hands-on experience in Mechatronics

Focused area #1: Mechanical design and actuator modeling of wearable robots, soft robots, humanoid, or legged robots. Experience in actuator design, cable transmission, legged robots, hydraulics or pneumatics is a plus.

Focused area #2: Force and position control of our wearable, legged, and humanoid robots. Experience in force control, embedded systems, and haptics is a plus.

PhD students can be admitted in 2019 Fall. PhD students will receive tuition scholarship and stipend support. Students are required to have GRE and TOEFL (or IELTS) before admission.

** About the lab and City University of New York **
The Biomechatronics lab was established in 2017 and is a 1500 sq ft facility with the latest generation motion capture system, humanoid platforms, state of the art physiology measurement devices, cameras, IMUs, high performance motors, and more. The lab is a vibrant workplace; students can work on a diverse set of projects, conduct hands-on experiments, and publish high-quality papers.

The candidates can work with our Zahn Innovation Center, a startup incubator that has helped create $6M in startup revenue and over 100 internships for students. They can also work with the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering (NYCBE), a consortium of New York City medical research institutions established in 1994 to serve as a focal center for collaborative biomedical engineering research in the New York metropolitan area. Partner institutions include Columbia University, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York University, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Located in Manhattan, CCNY is as diverse, dynamic, and visionary as New York City itself.

** Application **
Applications (assembled as a single PDF file) should contain a CV, a list of publications, and copies of up to four scientific papers. Applications should be emailed to Prof. Hao Su (hao.su at ccny.cuny.edu).

Hao Su, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Lab of Biomechatronics and Intelligent Robotics
Department of Mechanical Engineering
City University of New York, City College
Steinman Hall, Room 225
275 Convent Avenue New York, NY 10031
Web: haosu-robotics.github.io

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7.11. PostDoc: Technical University of Munich, Germany
Contributed by: Matthias Althoff, althoff@in.tum.de

PostDoc Position for Safety Verification in Autonomous Driving
Technical University of Munich, Germany

The Research Group Cyber-Physical Systems of Prof. Matthias Althoff at the Technical University of Munich offers a postdoc position in collaboration with the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI, USA. The offered position has a strong focus on safety verification of automated vehicles. Technical University of Munich is one of the top research universities in Europe. The university fosters a strong entrepreneurial spirit and international culture that places it at the forefront of research in a diversity of disciplines.

More information can be found at https://portal.mytum.de/jobs/wissenschaftler/NewsArticle_20181024_092604

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7.12. PostDoc: Zhejiang University, China
Contributed by: Qinmin Yang, qinminyang@gmail.com

PostDoc: Zhejiang University, China

The Group of Networked Sensing and Control (NeSC) in College of Control Science and Engineering at the Zhejiang University invites applications for a motivated and skilled postdoctoral researcher in the general area of controls and intelligent systems.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant area of engineering, and has research interests with demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: IoT, control system security, computational intelligence, industrial big data, network science, and smart grid. He/she is expected to join a project which is conducted in close collaboration with a faculty in the Group of Networked Sensing and Control (NeSC). More details about NeSC can be found in http://www.sensornet.cn/.

Zhejiang University (ZJU) is one of China’s top higher education institutions, as well as one of its oldest; its roots can be traced back to 1897 and the founding of the Qiushi Academy. Located in Hangzhou – one of China’s most picturesque cities – the University is organized across seven faculties and 36 schools. It is home to 3,611 full-time faculty members, including 41 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Laying claim to several areas of research strength, ZJU currently ranks among the top three on Chinese mainland and within the top 100 in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings and QS World University Rankings. The CSE college was founded in 1956, and has built a history of excellence in education and discovery. It is now one of the most prestigious research and teaching institutions with over 1,000 students in the area of industrial process control in China.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and a detailed CV electronically to sunyx@zju.edu.cn.

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7.13. PostDoc: Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Contributed by: Thomas Gustafsson, thomas.gustafsson@ltu.se

The Control engineering group at Luleå University of Technology in Sweden is looking for two Postdocs contributing to our growing activities. Application areas include, but are not limited to Autonomous mobile robots, Biomechanical control systems, Plant-wide optimization of sustainable process industries, Integrated process control, Robust and optimal control.

To be eligible for the position a doctoral degree in automatic control or equivalent is required. The following criteria are meritorious: Prior work in the area of optimal control, such as model predictive control. Experience from control of industrial processes and/or autonomous mobile robots. Documented experience of composing grant application and of successfully acquiring funding from EU research funding programs or national research funding bodies.

For further information please contact Professor Thomas Gustafsson thomas.gustafsson@ltu.se.

More information and application https://www.ltu.se/ltu/Lediga-jobb?l=en

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7.14. PostDoc: Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany
Contributed by: Esteban Hernandez-Vargas, vargas@fias.uni-frankfurt.de

Postdoc Position

The group of Systems Medicine at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies invites applications for a Postdoc position.

Major duties:
• Develop control and observer algorithms to treat diseases.
• Publish research findings in scientific journals and present them at major scientific meetings.

Qualifications:
• A PhD degree in a quantitatively-oriented field, such as engineering, computer science or applied mathematics.
• Excellent command of English.
• Knowledge in analytical and quantitative methods.
• Experience in MATLAB, Python or R, and LaTex.
• Knowledge of immunology is a plus.

Please send questions or your application with a motivation letter, outlining your interest in the position, along with your curriculum vitae which should include the names and contact details of three referees, to

vargas@fias.uni-frankfurt.de

Positions are open until filled. The planned start date is January 2019.

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7.15. PostDoc: KTH and Linköping University, Sweden
Contributed by: Bo Wahlberg, bo@kth.se

WASP Postdoctoral Positions in Autonomous Optimization

One PostDoc at Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
One PostDoc at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest individual research program, and provides a platform for academic research and education, fostering interaction with Sweden’s leading companies. The program addresses research in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software as enabling technologies for development of systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems of systems. The program is conducted in close cooperation between leading Swedish universities with an aim to promote the competence of Sweden as a nation within the area of AI, autonomous systems and software, http://wasp-sweden.org/ .

Autonomous Optimization is one out of seven WASP Expedition Projects (high gain/high risk targeted projects with a specific challenging goal). The research will focus on development of autonomous optimization, i.e. how to use tools from machine learning to automatically design and tune optimization algorithms. In particular, we plan to investigate how to learn new efficient distributed optimization methods suitable for decision-making in autonomous systems and AI/ML. The main research challenges of the project are in the intersection between optimization, control and machine learning. This is a collaborative project between the Optimization Group headed by Professor Anders Hansson within the Division of Automatic Control at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Linköping University and the Department of Automatic Control headed by Professor Bo Wahlberg at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
The Division of Automatic Control at Linköping University conducts research, education and industry/society interplay within optimization for control, robotics and autonomous systems, sensor fusion and system identification. It consists of ten faculty, 8 adjunct faculty, 2 postdocs and over 25 PhD students.
The Department of Automatic Control at KTH Royal Institute conducts research, education and industry/society interplay within modelling, identification, control, learning and optimization of dynamical systems. It consists of ten faculty, 20 post-docs and over 50 PhD students.

Job Description: We are offering two two-year postdoctoral positions, one at Linköping University and one at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Successful candidate will be able to join the WASP research network with over 150 active PhD students and researchers.

Basic Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, Signal Processing , Machine Learning , Applied Mathematics, or related field is required. Ideal candidates must have a strong background in Systems Theory, Automatic Control, Optimization and Statistical Learning. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and ability to write peer reviewed papers. An candidate must have the ability to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of scientists and industry. Experience of developing efficient computer code is required.

Contact: Potential candidates should contact Prof. Anders Hansson (anders.g.hansson@liu.se) or Prof. Bo Wahlberg (bo@kth.se) for further information about the application process.

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7.16. PostDoc: KTH, Sweden
Contributed by: Henrik Sandberg, hsan@kth.se

Postdoc in Resilient and Networked Control Systems

Job description:
We are currently looking for 1-3 postdocs with a very strong background and interest in networked control systems, mathematics, and modeling. The successful candidate will join a project on developing novel mathematical and computational tools for the fundamental understanding and engineering design of emerging networked control systems, and with a particular focus on resilient and secure cyber-physical infrastructures.

KTH offers an attractive working environment, generous remuneration, as well as other employment benefits. As a postdoctor at KTH you have many opportunities to participate at conferences, projects and other relevant events which will extend your professional network and benefit your future career.

Qualifications:
Applicants must hold or be about to receive a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Automatic Control, Applied Mathematics, or a similar field. The doctoral degree must have been obtained within the last three years from the application deadline (some exceptions for special grounds, for instance sick leave and parental leave). The candidate should have a very strong background in systems and control theory, optimization, or cyber-physical systems.

The successful applicant should have an outstanding research and publication record. Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills are a requirement. We are looking for a strongly motivated person, who is able to work independently. Good command of English orally and in writing is required to present and publish research results.

The position announcement and link to electronic application can be found here:
https://www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/lediga-jobb/what:job/jobID:238785/

Contacts:
Henrik Sandberg, Professor, hsan@kth.se
Karl Henrik Johansson, Professor, kallej@kth.se
Anna Mård, HR Officer, rekrytering@eecs.kth.se

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7.17. PostDoc: Westlake University, China
Contributed by: Shiyu Zhao, zhaoshiyu@westlake.edu.cn

The Intelligent Unmanned Systems Lab at Westlake University in China is recruiting two postdoctoral researchers. The expected research areas include

1) Cooperative control and estimation of multi-agent systems, especially formation control and network localization. (priority)
2) Guidance, navigation, and control of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
3) Intelligent sensing systems of UAVs based on vision or other sensors.

We will provide internationally highly competitive salary and research facilities. The positions are expected to start in the spring or summer of 2019.

Applicants should have extensive research experience in the corresponding research area.

Applications should be sent to zhaoshiyu@westlake.edu.cn. In the email, please include a cover letter, a detailed CV, and representative research papers. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for interview. The application closes when the positions are filled.

Introduction to the organization: Westlake University is a new but high-standard university located in the beautiful and vigorous city of Hangzhou in China. The Intelligent Unmanned Systems Lab at Westlake University focuses on the research of intelligent and networked unmanned aerial vehicles.

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7.18. 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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7.19. PostDoc: University of Exeter, UK
Contributed by: Halim Alwi, h.alwi@exeter.ac.uk

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate / Fellow

Project Title: Fault Tolerant Control for Highly Redundant Multirotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle using Sliding Modes

Location: University of Exeter, UK

Starting Date: The position is available immediately until 30 November 2019 (with possible 5 month extension).

Description:
The EPSRC funded project will explore the exciting research of flight control for small multirotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The overall aims of the project are: (1) to help improve safety, resilience and survivability of small multirotor unmanned aerial vehicles in the event of in-flight faults and failures, and (2) to bridge the gap between theory and application of sliding mode control, thus encouraging adoption of sliding mode control in industry.

In order to achieve these aims, the main objectives of the project are to:

a) Develop a simulation model and simulation tool for highly redundant multirotor UAV
b) Investigate and develop fault tolerant control (FTC) schemes based on sliding mode control
c) Build the hardware of the multirotor UAV, and subsequently to implement, test and evaluate FTC control schemes

The project will focus on the application of sliding mode methods to address the aims and objectives listed above. You will help to build the UAV, implement, tune and evaluate fault tolerant flight control on a multirotor UAV (objective (c)). You will also be expected to assist in developing simulation model and tools (objective (a)).

For further information please contact Dr Halim Alwi h.alwi@exeter.ac.uk

Job advert can be accessed at:
https://jobs.exeter.ac.uk/hrpr_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VA...

Information on the PI: https://emps.exeter.ac.uk/engineering/staff/ha281

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7.20. PostDoc: Aarhus University, Denmark
Contributed by: Erdal Kayacan, erdal@eng.au.dk

Postdoc in Advanced autonomy in aerial robotics at Aarhus University, Denmark
The Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applicants for a 1-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on advanced autonomy in aerial robotics.

We are looking for enthusiast a post doctoral researcher who wishes to investigate embedded guidance, control and navigation problem of unmanned aerial systems using artificial intelligence/machine learning methods with emphasis on reinforcement learning and deep neural networks. Our aim is to leverage the current state-of-the-art autonomy level towards more smarter robots which will learn and interact with their environment, collaborate with people and other robots, plan their future actions and execute the given task accurately.

The position is available from February 1, 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

http://international.au.dk/about/profile/vacant-positions/academic-posit...

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7.21. PostDoc: LICIT, France
Contributed by: Andres Ladino, andres.ladino@ifsttar.fr

Post-doc position at IFSTTAR, COSYS, LICIT:

Large-scale traffic management strategies to optimally serve a multimodal demand

This position is funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant hold by Prof. L. Leclercq (project MAGnUM - http://magnum.ifsttar.fr ). This will provide a stimulating working environment with lots of international collaborations. The MAGnUM team is currently composed by 3 permanent researchers, 5 PhD students, 2 post-docs and 2 research engineers all working on close and connected topics.

Resume:
The MAGnUM project aims to develop new multiscale and multimodal modelling approaches for urban transportation systems. Several modelling approaches (from microscopic to macroscopic) are under investigations. The project also aims to design innovative traffic management strategies (TMS) at large urban scales. A particular focus is on strategies that are targeting users (incentive, guidance...) on the contrary to more classical approaches that are controlling flows at different key network points.
This Post-doc will focus in particular on innovative TMS based on a dynamic allocation of capacities to the different modes and/or on prescriptive instructions pushed to travelers (optimal route guidance, optimal departure times, etc.). The main goal of the post-doc is to provide insights on how such innovative TMS can be tuned and optimized with regard to a multimodal demand profile. The Lyon city network (France) has already been implemented and calibrated into different MAGNUM simulators and will serve as a test case to assess the different strategies. Centralized vs. decentralized control systems will be designed and tested. Heuristics methods to provide the optimal sets of instructions will be developed in order to meet real-time applications requirements. The main question is to determine if innovative TMS can make the transport system closer to system optimum or at least to delay and/or reduce capacity drops and then make the system more stable and efficient.

Skills:
We are looking for highly talented and motivated PhD graduates in Control, Optimization and/or computer sciences. Advanced skills in control, optimization and simulation are mandatory as the primary objective is to design, implement and assess new traffic management strategies at large urban scale. Excellent English skills (speaking and writing) is required, as are strong analytical skills and project management skills. As the projects are part of a large research program, we seek for opportunities for the project members to cooperate on various topics. Affinity for working in a group is therefore preferred. Some basic knowledge about transportation systems and traffic models is appreciated.

Other information:
Hosting Laboratory: LICIT (IFSTTAR / ENTPE), licit.ifsttar.fr, www.ifsttar.fr, www.entpe.fr

The MAGnUM Project: magnum.ifsttar.fr @ERC_MAGnUM Supervision: Prof. Ludovic Leclercq
Location: Lyon, France
Starting date: from 01/01/2019 to 01/04/2019
Gross salary: 2699€ / month Duration: 12 months

Applications:
Applicants should send their CV, a motivation letter and a copy of their PhD manuscript by e-mail to ludovic.leclercq@ifsttar.fr . Recommendation letters may be requested during the selection process. They will get an answer only if their application is considered for a first interview.

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7.22. PostDoc: University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Switzerland
Contributed by: Dario Piga, dario.piga@supsi.ch

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) opens two positions at the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence(IDSIA), for two Postdoctoral Researchers in the areas of System Identification, Machine Learning and Control. Occupancy degree: 100%. Duration of the contract: 2 years.

Tasks:
- Basic research, aimed at publications in top journals and conferences
- Applied research: collaboration with industrial partners in innovative projects
- Opportunity to be involved in teaching in Bachelor and/or Master courses

We offer:
- 2-year contract, with possibility of prolungation
- International working environment and collaboration with a strong team of researchers in Machine Learning, Statistics and Control (www.idsia.ch)
- Development of your own professional skills and career progression
- Funding travels in case of papers accepted to International Conferences
- Salary: CHF 80,000 gross per year

Requirements:
- The position is for researchers who has obtained a PhD since no more than 5 years
- Master degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electric Engineering, Mechatronics, or Control Engineering
- PhD focused on modelling, identification and control of dynamical systems
- Experience in both theoretical and applied research
- Excellent programming skills and proficiency with state-of-the-art libraries for system identification, control and optimization
- Good knowledge of algorithms and software for machine learning
- Proficiency in written and spoken English

How to apply and further information:
- The positions will remain open until 27 December 2018. A link with application instructions and to the online application form is provided at: http://www.dariopiga.com/Vacancy.html
- The preferred starting date is before March 2019
- For further information please contact Dario Piga (dario.piga@supsi.ch). Please do not use this e-mail address for the application

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7.23. PostDoc: EPFL, Switzerland
Contributed by: Giancarlo Ferrari Trecate, giancarlo.ferraritrecate@epfl.ch

A PostDoc position is available at the Automatic Control Laboratory of EPFL (Switzerland) in the broad area of data-based control and learning.
Candidates with a strong methodological background and motivated by research on theory and algorithms are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:
- Ph.D. degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, Machine Learning or related fields
- An established track-record of academic publications in top venues
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and ability to write peer reviewed papers

Application procedure: please email (i) a detailed curriculum vitae and list of publications (ii) the names and contact information of three references and (iii) a sample paper to giancarlo.ferraritrecate@epfl.ch

Deadlines: the call opens from December 2018 and will remain open until an ideal candidate will be found.

Starting date: any time from January 2019. The call will remain open until an ideal candidate will be found. The contract duration is one year, and can be extended up to four years.

EPFL is a top technical university, ranked 12th in the world (2018). The successful candidate can expect a gross salary starting at 81900 CHF, together with other benefits, depending on civil status.

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7.24. PostDoc: University of Kansas, USA
Contributed by: Huazhen Fang, fang@ku.edu

Applications are cordially invited for a postdoctoral research fellow position in the Information & Smart Systems Laboratory (www.issl.space) at the University of Kansas. The position is expected to start between April and May 2019, with the exact start date negotiable. The research project will be concerned with fundamental estimation theory and machine learning. A background in the broad areas of machine learning, deep learning, estimation, signal processing, mathematics, and control will be desirable.

​A successful candidate should have the following qualifications: a recent PhD degree with thesis research on machine learning, data science, estimation theory, control systems, mathematics or related subjects, solid mathematical skills, excellent programming (Matlab, TensorFlow, or Python) skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong motivation to perform outstanding research.

The appointment is for one year, with possible extension contingent on availability of funds and research performance. The salary will be in accordance with the postdoctoral salary scale of the University of Kansas.

Interested candidates can feel free to contact Dr. Huazhen Fang (fang@ku.edu) for further information and are encouraged to send: a curriculum vitae detailing research achievements, a list of three referees, and up to three research documents (e.g., thesis, journal articles, conference papers).

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7.25. PostDoc: University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Claudio De Persis, c.de.persis@rug.nl

PostDoc: University of Groningen, the Netherlands

A postdoctoral scholar position is available at the SMS-Cyber-physical Systems research group at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. The group is affiliated with the JC Willems Center in Systems and Control.

The research of the group focuses on the modeling and control of complex systems with nonlinear dynamics and large-scale dimensions and their interaction with communication media and computational devices. Examples are power systems, distribution networks, data centers, supply chains and flow networks. Current research lines focus on cyber-physical systems, data-driven estimation and control, resilient control, distributed control of networks, game-theoretic-optimal control.

The position also gives the successful candidate the possibility to further develop his/her educational skills, including teaching a bachelor and a master course. The teaching-research time division is approximately 70% research and 30% teaching.

Duration: initially one year, possibly starting in February 2018, with the option of extending the contract for one or two more years.

Deadline for submitting applications: December 8, 2018

Your Profile:
• A Ph.D. degree in Control Theory, Mechanical, Computer, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science;
• An excellent background in Systems & Control. Preference might be given to candidates with strong expertise in one of the following areas: identification, nonlinear control, networked control systems, dynamical networks, hybrid control systems, distributed control and optimization, machine learning;
• Strong academic credentials, written and spoken English proficiency.

About the organization:
Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage currently more than 30,000 students and researchers to develop their individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe, the top 100 universities in the world and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

Information:
Interested candidates please send your application together with your detailed CV, motivational letter (1/2-1 A4 page) and list of references to:
c.de.persis@rug.nl, p.tesi@rug.nl, n.monshizadeh@rug.nl (with f.g.fokkens@rug.nl in cc).
*Please specify the following text in the subject*: SMS-CPS - PostDoc application.

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7.26. PostDoc: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Contributed by: Balazs Kulcsar, kulcsar@chalmers.se

Postdoc position in Public transit shared mobility

We invite applications for one doctoral position (placed in the Automatic Control Group and or Urban System Mobility group) on developing scalable, real-time implementable methods for demand learning optimal public transport scheduling based on shared mobility concepts taking into account the mixed environment of passenger-self-driven vehicular fleet. We will rely on an inter-disciplinary approach between traffic theory (e.g., bus following model, bus network models, crowd dynamics), control theory (e.g., bus bunching) and traffic safety (e.g., crashes/near-crashes/conflicts assessment). We propose to use adaptive learning algorithms in order to (i) estimate the travel demand, (ii) define and estimate the risks of crashes/conflicts and (iii) minimize transit delays (primary and secondary). The project will initially focus on designing intelligent algorithms for the public transport in Gothenburg, for which large amount of data on city bus driving has already been recorded. One of the tasks is to investigate and propose an appropriate level of model abstractions and control decomposition into multiple layers that allow a real-time implementable solution.

Major responsibilities

Your main responsibility as a postdoc is to pursue research, publish, and contribute to proposals. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. The position also may include teaching on undergraduate and MSc level, or performing other department duties corresponding to a maximum of 20 percent of working hours.

Position summary

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

Qualifications
To qualify as a postdoc, you must have a PhD degree (or closed to completion) in a relevant field such as control, transportation, mathematics, electrical, mechanical, or engineering physics. Your educational background should (partially) cover some courses on modeling, traffic theory and control. In addition you should have understanding on optimization and learning algorithms. Ability to initiate new research collaborations is essential. Good communication skills in oral and written English are required.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180673 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically via http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/Working-at-Chalmers/Vacancies

Deadline January 12th 2019

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7.27. PostDoc: Purdue University, USA
Contributed by: Gesualdo Scutari, gscutari@purdue.edu

Lillian Gilbreth Postdoctoral Fellowships at Purdue Engineering

https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/Research/GilbrethFellowships/Researc...

In addition to the above prestigious fellowship, there are other post-doc positions available in the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University. Areas of interest include distributed (nonconvex) optimization, statistical learning, and Information Processing. The postdoctoral associates will be expected to conduct fundamental and top-notched research in collaboration with the other members of the team. The research team has several ongoing research projects (supported by NSF, ONR, and ARO) in the areas of i) distributed (stochastic) optimization for (nonconvex) large-scale systems; ii) computational big-data analytics over networks; and iii) deep learning.

Please contact Gesualdo Scutari, gscutari@purdue.edu

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7.28. PostDoc: Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Contributed by: Juri Belikov, juri.belikov@taltech.ee

Postdoctoral position at the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology

We offer a post-doctoral research fellow position in the joint areas of power systems and control, at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technion, Israel. For some information about the group recent activities please visit:
- https://yoash-levron.net.technion.ac.il/
- https://a-lab.ee/projects/dq0-dynamics

A postdoctoral position is for a period of 1 year, with the possibility of renewal up to another year depending on progress. Applicants are required to have a recently completed PhD in power systems, control, or related areas.

The application should consist of:
- a motivation letter;
- a complete CV with a full publication list.

Please send these to
Juri Belikov: juri.belikov@taltech.ee
Yoash Levron: yoashl@ee.technion.ac.il

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7.29. PostDoc: University of California at Santa Cruz, USA
Contributed by: Ricardo Sanfelice, ricardo@ucsc.edu

A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available at the Hybrid Systems Laboratory at the Department of Computer Engineering, University of California in Santa Cruz, California.

The research focus of this position is the generation of design tools for estimation and control of hybrid dynamical systems. Expertise in nonlinear and hybrid control, model predictive control, formal methods, and observer design will be key. The results will have applications to a wide range of hybrid and cyber-physical systems, such as autonomous vehicle systems and power systems.

Candidates with a Ph.D. in engineering or applied math, with a strong theoretical background and required expertise are encouraged to apply by submitting via email (to Prof. Ricardo Sanfelice at ricardo@ucsc.edu) the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) a detailed curriculum vitae, including educational background and a list of publications, 3) two publications representing the candidate's research work, and 4) contact information for at least two academic references.

Review of applications will start on March 1, 2018. Though flexible, the suggested start date for the position is July 1, 2018 and for a duration of one year, renewable depending on performance.

More information about the research at the Hybrid Systems Laboratory is available at https://hybrid.soe.ucsc.edu. The University of California at Santa Cruz also houses the newly established Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center (https://cps.ucsc.edu) which brings together more than 30 faculty with interest in numerous areas, including networking, sensors, robotics, and control.

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7.30. Junior Researcher: Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Contributed by: Giuseppe Calafiore, giuseppe.calafiore@polito.it

The Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (DET) at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, is looking for one full-time Junior Researcher to undertake research in the broader area of Automatica.

The position is fixed term, for 36 months. The approximate gross salary is 41,800 Euro per year.

Candidates should hold a Master’s degree in the fields of Control Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Data Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or related fields. The successful candidate will have a promising research profile showing the ability to publish high quality research output. He/she is required to be an excellent communicator with strong communication skills, and experience in working both independently and as part of a team. The successful candidate will have experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas: control theory, system identification, optimization, robotics, applied probability, statistics, data science, machine learning, networked control systems, traffic control systems, and autonomous vehicles.

The closing date for applications is December 11, 2018.

Code of the procedure is: 09/18/P/RA
Scientific Sector: 09/G1 Automatica.

Applications for this competition are accepted via an on-line application system. Information is available at:

https://www.swas.polito.it/services/concorsi/240.asp?id_documento_padre=...

https://careers.polito.it/

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7.31. Faculty: University of Sydney, Australia
Contributed by: Ian Manchester, ian.manchester@sydney.edu.au

The University of Sydney has multiple openings for continuing (tenure-track/tenured) faculty member in robotics, control, and related disciplines

The positions are open at all levels, from Lecturer to full Professor.

In Mechatronic Engineering we are particularly interested in recruiting in the areas of surgical robotics, mechanism design, robotic planning, grasping and manipulation. However, strong applicants in all areas of robotics and control will be considered and are encouraged to apply.

Control researchers may also be interested in the open faculty positions in Aerospace Engineering (prioritising flight dynamics, navigation and control, and unmanned aerial vehicles, among others) and Mechanical Engineering (dynamics and micro-machines among others).

The University of Sydney currently has 10 continuing faculty members in robotics, who lead the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR), which has over 100 researchers, grad students, and technical staff and a long history of fundamental research and major industrial collaborations. The University's new Centre for Robotics and Intelligent Systems is led by ACFR and also includes researchers from Medicine, Business, Arts and Social Sciences, and other disciplines.

For full information about the positions, and to make an application, please follow this link:
http://bit.ly/SydneyHiring2018

For more information about these positions, please contact myself (ian.manchester@sydney.edu.au) or Head of School Stefan Williams (stefan.williams@sydney.edu.au)

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7.32. Faculty: ANU, Australia
Contributed by: Ian Petersen, ian.petersen@anu.edu.au

Faculty Positions in Electrical Engineering at ANU, Canberra, Australia.

Academic Level B (Lecturer) $AUD 98,009 – $AUD 111,365, C (Senior Lecturer) $AUD 118,044 – $AUD 131,402, and D (Associate Professor) $AUD 141,416 – $AUD 150,324 plus 17% superannuation

We are currently seeking applications from enthusiastic early to mid-career academics who have the potential and deep commitment to help define the future of their discipline. You will have the opportunity to present a ground-breaking vision for your research and education, and their importance to the future of engineering. Applications are particularly invited from researchers whose interests are in the broad area of Electrical Engineering, whose breadth of vision reaches across traditional discipline silos, includes strong links with external organisations and industry, and is synergistic with the existing research groups within the School.

The positions will be located in the Research School of Engineering which is one of two Research Schools within the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS). This is an exciting time to join our School and be part of a community that prides itself on solving “wicked problems” in collaboration with the best minds in the world from across a broad range of disciplines. We take pride in pursuing our fundamental mission – discovery and making knowledge matter – to the very highest quality.

For further information and to apply please follow the link:
http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/525620/lecturersenior-lecturerassociate...

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7.33. Faculty: University of Michigan, USA
Contributed by: Nicole Frawley-Panyard, npanyard@umich.edu

The Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track, faculty positions at the assistant, associate, or full professor level.

The department seeks applicants within the following areas of research emphasis: autonomous vehicles, marine robotics, electrification, control and dynamics, condition monitoring, distributed systems, sensing, and navigation with applications in marine platforms and vessels. Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline. The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research program and to contribute effectively to the department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching programs. The College of Engineering is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: http://strategicvision.engin.umich.edu/.

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment—can be found at: https://www.engin.umich.edu/about/diversity.

Application Materials
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of present and future research plans, a statement of teaching experience and interests, a diversity statement to discuss your potential for (or record of) contributing to diversity, and the names of at least three persons who can provide letters of recommendation. Materials should be submitted to:

https://deptapps.engin.umich.edu/fsv2/candidate/?search_id=15

All applicants will be acknowledged. Applications will be considered as they are received. However, for full consideration, applications must be received by December 1, 2018.

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory/affirmative action employer and is responsive to the needs of dual career families.

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: http://strategicvision.engin.umich.edu/. The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment—can be found at: http://www.engin.umich.edu/college/about/diversity.

Please send any comments or inquiries to NAMEfacultysearch@umich.edu

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7.34. Faculty: Zhejiang University, China
Contributed by: Qinmin Yang, qinminyang@gmail.com

Faculty: Zhejiang University, China

The College of Control Science and Engineering at the Zhejiang University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the junior level in the general area of controls and intelligent systems. The position is at the Assistant Professor level.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant area of engineering, and has research interests with demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: IoT, control system security, computational intelligence, industrial big data, network science, and smart grid. He/she is expected to establish a dynamic, externally-funded research program that would interact and complement the existing expertise in the college.

Zhejiang University (ZJU) is one of China’s top higher education institutions, as well as one of its oldest; its roots can be traced back to 1897 and the founding of the Qiushi Academy. Located in Hangzhou – one of China’s most picturesque cities – the University is organized across seven faculties and 36 schools. It is home to 3,611 full-time faculty members, including 41 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Laying claim to several areas of research strength, ZJU currently ranks among the top three on Chinese mainland and within the top 100 in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings and QS World University Rankings. The CSE college was founded in 1956, and has built a history of excellence in education and discovery. It is now one of the most prestigious research and teaching institutions with over 1,000 students in the area of industrial process control in China.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and a detailed CV electronically to sunyx@zju.edu.cn.

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7.35. Faculty: Saclay Institute of Neuroscience, France
Contributed by: Antoine Chaillet, antoine.chaillet@centralesupelec.fr

* Professor Position in Neural Engineering / Computational Neuroscience at Paris-Saclay, France *

The Saclay Institute of Neuroscience (Neuro-PSI) will shortly open a new full professor position on topics at the interface between engineering and neuroscience (computational neuroscience and neural engineering).
The recruited professor will benefit from the all-new, state of the art facilities of the Neuro-PSI institute where significant laboratory space will be made available for his/her team. He/She will have the unique opportunity to shape profoundly the neuroscience teaching provided by the institute in the context of the Paris-Saclay university.

- Teaching:
Eligible candidates should hold the "qualification pour les postes de professeur d'université".
The proposed professor position aims to recruit a teacher-researcher to participate in the development and structuring of a new teaching program at the interface between Neurosciences and Engineering, both at undergraduate and graduate levels.

- Research:
The host unit for this position is the Paris-Saclay Institute of Neurosciences (UMR Université Paris-sud-CNRS, NeuroPSI) and more precisely the Department of "Integrative and Computational Neurosciences" (ICN). The ICN is an interdisciplinary neuroscience research department composed of six teams collectively engaged in the study of the brain at multiple scales to identify computational principles and fundamental mechanisms in thalamocortical networks, and to understand the roles of spontaneous and evoked activities in the emergence of higher brain functions. ICN teams use experimental, computational and theoretical approaches, combining neuroscience, physics, applied mathematics and neuroinformatics, at different scales (cell, network, behaviour) and organizational levels (micro, meso- and macroscopic scales). Thus, the candidate will benefit from a profoundly multidisciplinary environment.
The recruited candidate should ideally have a dual expertise: on the one hand on experimental developments (electrophysiology, brain-machine interface, brain imaging, etc.) and on the other hand on aspects related to engineering in the broad sense (dynamical systems, control theory, signal processing, robotics, learning methods).

Given the interdisciplinary nature of the profile, please consider candidating even if you don't fully match the profile!

For details, please contact:
Antoine Chaillet, professor in Control Engineering at L2S-CentraleSupelec (antoine.chaillet@centralesupelec.fr)

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7.36. Faculty: University of Oxford, UK
Contributed by: Stephen Duncan, stephen.duncan@eng.ox.ac.uk

We have an opening for a Departmental Lecturer in Control Engineering in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, UK

https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BOI006/departmental-lecturer-in-control-engin...

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7.37. Faculty: Paderborn University, Germany
Contributed by: Daniel Quevedo, dquevedo@ieee.org

At Paderborn University, Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics a position as

Associate Professor (W2) for Electrical Drive Systems with Tenure Track (W3)

is offered. The successful candidate will initially be appointed as a civil servant with a limited tenure of five years. Following a positive final evaluation, the appointment will be converted to a permanent professorship.

We are searching for a person with outstanding scientific competence, as demonstrated by high-quality peer-reviewed publications, and who is able to comprehensively represent the discipline both in research and teaching. The candidate should exhibit special expertise in one or more of the following fields:

* Construction and Computation of electrical machines and drives
* Control and operation strategies of electrical drives
* Applications of electrical drives in automotive, aviation, renewable energy and innovative industry

We expect professional experience in relevant leadership positions, where industrial experience is particularly appreciated. Furthermore, we are looking for candidates with experience in teaching and with the acquisition of third-party project funding. The appointee is expected to have lectured in German and English within the bachelor and master study programs of the Institute of Electrical Engineering latest in the second half of the evaluation period and to have taken part in academic self-administration.

For further information, please see http://controlsystems.upb.de/index.php?id=309&L=1

Applications should mention reference number 3625 and are to be submitted using electronic mail as a single PDF file by 15.01.2019 to elena.schlegel@upb.de

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7.38. Faculty: ETH, Switzerland
Contributed by: Michael O’Kane, mokane@impressmedia.com

The Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (www.mavt.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-mentioned position.

Successful applicants must demonstrate an excellent international record of research accomplishments as robotics engineers and scientists. The new professor is expected to establish an ambitious, world-class research program in the fast-evolving field of robotics. Scientists and engineers from the entire spectrum of robotics, from perception and design up to modeling, control, and robot learning are encouraged to apply. Candidates should demonstrate a core-area of scientific expertise and solid theoretical foundation with a desire to apply this knowledge to solve important challenges in fields like service robots, search and rescue, construction, precision agriculture, or mobility and logistics. Specific areas of research may include (but are not limited to) intelligent perception and scene understanding, mobile manipulation and enhanced human-machine interaction, robot design, soft robots, modeling and control, or robot learning.

Candidates should hold a PhD degree or equivalent in engineering and have an outstanding record of accomplishments in robotics. Furthermore, a strong motivation and indisputable commitment to undergraduate (in German or English) and graduate (in English) student teaching is expected.

Assistant professorships have been established to promote the careers of younger scien­tists. ETH Zurich implements a tenure track system equivalent to other top international universities.

Please apply online: www.facultyaffairs.ethz.ch

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of future research and teaching interests, and a description of the three most important achievements. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich. The closing date for applications is 1 February 2019. ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. We specifically encourage women to apply.

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7.39. Control Engineer: Booz Allen, USA
Contributed by: Brenda Haendler, haendler_brenda@bah.com

Controls Engineer
As a systems engineer on our team, you have the chance to shape the development of next generation energy technologies that increase efficiency and/or reduce emissions by leading the design of government R&D programs and evaluation of novel technology concepts. On our team, you’ll be able to broaden your skillset into areas like controls engineering, aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, and structural mechanics, as well as your knowledge of energy market considerations. Grow your skills by merging controls engineering, systems engineering, and aero/hydrodynamics to create, next generation energy technology programs such as those involving wind and marine hydrokinetic energy systems. Join our team and create the future of technology in energy.

We are looking for people who have:
5+ years of experience with authoring technical papers, reports, or program plans for technical and non-technical audiences on research related to controls engineering or applied control
2+ years of experience with relevant postdoctoral or industry research and consulting
Experience with concurrent engineering, co-optimization and co-simulation methodologies
Experience with design of wind, marine hydrokinetic systems, or similar complex electro-mechanical systems
Ability to obtain a security clearance
PhD degree in Controls Engineering, System Engineering, discipline Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering or EE

For more information and to apply, see:
https://careers.boozallen.com/en-US/job/controls-engineer/J3V0NQ6NFXK4TV...

 

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