Careers/Jobs

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



6.1. PhD: Grenoble Institute of Technology & GIPSA-lab, France
Contributed by: Olivier Sename, olivier.sename@gipsa-lab.fr

PhD Position Grenoble Institute of Technology / GIPSA-lab (France)
Supervisors: Prof Olivier Sename and Mazen Alamir

Project title: Embedded modelling and control of vehicle dynamics: application to a small car pilot plant with ER dampers

DATE : June/July 2017 to June/July 2020

Description:
This thesis is part of the European project, EMPHYSIS (within the framework of ITEA3), whose European leader is Bosch, the French leader Siemens PL (see https://itea3.org/project/emphysis.html)

The major goal of the project is to enhance production code of embedded control systems in automotive vehicles in order to improve the performance of the underlying system: faster and safer operation, improved driving dynamics, driving automation, reduced energy consumption, reduced emission and reduced maintenance costs. Additionally, cost and time for the software development of these embedded systems shall be reduced. This is achieved by providing physics-based models in an automated way on electronic control units (ECU), micro controllers, or other embedded systems. The strategies developed by GIPSA-lab include the development of simplified modeling tools for vehicle dynamics (in various software contexts), synthesis of control laws and their integration into a real-time control system. In this framework, among many research works, we will consider robust/LPV and MPC approaches in order to account for non linearities in the considered vehicle and subsystems models, for the adaptation of the vehicle behavior to critical situations and also for the road conditions.

The proposed study concerns more specifically the integration of physical modeling and synthesis of control law applied to automotive chassis. The proposed work plan is as follows:
• Study of existing Hinf control methods for Linear Parameter Varying Systems and Model Predictive Control (MPC), in particular applied to vehicles.
• Study of the existing models and of the "Automotive control" toolbox of GIPSA-lab. Study and training on LMS Imagine.Lab Amesim software for physical modeling of mechatronic systems.
• Development of control architectures for the chassis vertical dynamics (using semi-active suspensions), integrating physical models of the considered subsystems.
• Simulation validation on complete vehicle models and in real-time simulation HIL on DSPACE MicroAutobox
• Experiments on the INOVE platform (www.gipsa-lab.fr/projet/inove/)

Candidates should have a strong background in mechanical engineering and/or control engineering with some experience in modellling physical systems.

Contact: Olivier.Sename@gipsa-lab.fr, mazen.alamir@gipsa-lab.fr
- CV with contact details
- Bachelor and master transcripts (including list of courses with corresponding grades)
- A summary of (or an e-link to) your master thesis
- Name and email of two references

Closing date for applications
01.04.2017

Gross salary / Salaire brut /: 1750 euros / month

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6.2. PhD: University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Contributed by: Tyler Summers, tyler.summers@utdallas.edu

Multiple PhD positions in Control and Optimization in Cyber-Physical Networks

Description:
Several fully funded PhD positions for highly motivated students are available starting in Summer or Fall 2017 in the Control, Optimization, and Networks Laboratory (http://www.utdallas.edu/~tyler.summers) in the Departments of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas. The lab seeks to understand the rich interplay of dynamics, control, optimization, information, and uncertainty in large-scale networks. The research emphasizes theoretical analysis and computational tools and is strongly driven various applications, including future power grids and distributed multi-robot systems.

Applications from underrepresented minorities are encouraged.

Required qualifications:
(1) B.S. in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or a related field
(2) Strong background in systems and control theory, optimization, and mathematics, including relevant coursework and/or work experience
(3) Excellent communication skills
(4) Proficiency in at least one scientific programming language, such as MATLAB, Python, Julia, C/C++, etc.

Preferred qualifications:
(1) M.S. degree
(2) Publication(s) in reputable control, optimization, robotics, or power systems conferences or journals
(3) Hands-on experience with robotic systems is a plus for candidates interested in robotics applications

To express interest:
Please send the following documents to tyler.summers@utdallas.edu
(1) One page cover letter describing your research interests, background, and professional goals
(2) CV or resume

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6.3. PhD: University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Contributed by: Jorge Goncalves, jorge.goncalves@uni.lu

Two Phd Positions are available in the SYSTEM CONTROL GROUP of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, Luxembourg University, Luxembourg, in the framework of the Doctoral Training Unit CriTiCS on Critical Transitions in Complex Systems.

PhD position #1: Classification and detection of critical transitions
PhD position #2: Using cardiac data for predicting atrial fribillation and heart attack

Supervisor: Prof. Jorge Goncalves.
Start Date: flexible during 2017.
Closing date for applications: open until filled.
Funding: full funding available for 4 years, with a highly competitive salary.

These positions are inserted in the framework of the Doctoral Training Unit CriTiCS which encompasses 11 PhD positions and confronts the topic of critical transitions in complex systems within a range of disciplines including the areas of clinical science, immunology, biology and finance. More information at: www.critics.uni.lu.

Candidate profile:
- Hold a Master in Control Systems, Theoretical Machine Learning or Mathematics.
- Strong mathematical background is a requirement, biological knowledge is not essential.
- We will only consider students that graduate in their top 20% undergraduate and Master’s class rank (equivalent to a UK first class degree).
- Excellent working knowledge of English.

To apply and for further information: www.critics.uni.lu.
Informal inquires: Dr. Stefano Magni, info.critics@uni.lu.

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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

Information about the division
The Department of Signals and Systems within the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, consists of several divisions such as Systems and Control, Communication Systems, Signal Processing and Biomedical Engineering, and Antennas. This research knowledge is complemented by a new initiative from Chalmers, through the Transport Area of Advance aiming at promoting cross-fertilized transportation research and by the SAFER Vehicle and Traffic Safety Center focusing on safe and efficient transportation solutions.

Major responsibilities
We invite candidates to apply for a post-doctoral position in the research field of decentralized sensing and control algorithms for large-scale transportation networks. Our main goal is to develop real-time vehicle routing strategies for a mixed human- and self-driven vehicular network, with emphasis on post-accident scenarios in large-scale road networks. We will rely on an inter-disciplinary approach between traffic theory, communication technologies and accident risk management. The topics include the duality of theoretical and application-oriented research. Her/his research activity will be shared between the Automatic Control, the Communication Systems, and the Vehicle Safety Groups (SAFER) at Chalmers University of Technology.

More information, and instructions how to apply, can be found at
http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/vacancies/Pages/default.aspx?rm...

Application deadline: 15/02/2017.

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6.5. PostDoc: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Contributed by: C.C. Cheah, ecccheah@ntu.edu.sg

The School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore invites applications for one postdoc research fellow position and one PhD student position in the following areas:

1) Wireless sensor networks
2) Human motion tracking
3) Optimal sensor placements

Applicants for the postdoc research fellow position should hold a Ph.D degree in relevant areas; have a track record of competitive research experience in terms of journal publications; have a good command of English and are able to communicate well. The starting salary is about S$4,000/month and may be adjusted depending on experience.

General information about the research scholarships for PhD candidates at Nanyang Technological University, can be found at:
http://www.hss.ntu.edu.sg/Programmes/graduate/Scholarships/Pages/NTURSS....

Application Procedure:
Suitably qualified candidates are invited to submit a CV, cover letter initially. Short-listed candidates will be notified for submission of full application packages. Electronic submission of application is encouraged and can be sent to:

Prof C. C. Cheah
School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
50 Nanyang Avenue
Block S1
Singapore 639798

E-mail Address for E-mailed Applications: ECCCheah@ntu.edu.sg

Application closes when the positions are filled.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for interview.

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6.6. PostDoc: Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Contributed by: Emanuele Garone, egarone@ulb.ac.be

POSITIONS AVAILABLE : 2 Post-doc positions

SUPERVISOR : Emanuele Garone
DURATION: 24 months
SALARY: approximately 2150 Euros/months after taxes

DESCRIPTION: This postdoc is in the framework on the MIS project “optimization-free constrained control of nonlinear systems”. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in control and should master at least one of the following subjects
- nonlinear control;
- Model Predictive Control;
- Continuous Optimization Methods;
- Set invariance;
- Sum of Squares

STARTING DATE: Between July 2017

REQUIREMENTS: The candidate must have obtained the title of PhD less than 5 years before the date of start of the post-doc contract. He must have spent or worked in Belgium less than 24 months in the last 36 months.

TO APPLY: Send an email to Prof. Emanuele Garone (egarone@ulb.ac.be) with you curriculum vitae in English, as well as contact information of two referees.

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6.7. PostDoc: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Contributed by: Bowen Yi, yibowen@ymail.com

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) offers 3 postdoc positions in control engineering as soon as possible thereafter. We are interested in candidates in the broad areas of advanced control theory, multi-agents formation, machine learning, pattern recognition, industrial networked control systems, etc.

The Engineer Research Center of Marine Automation, Shanghai Municipal Education Commission (in the Department of Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China) offers 3 postdoc positions in control engineering as soon as possible thereafter. We are interested in candidates in the broad areas of control engineering, marine engineering, unmanned autonomous systems, etc.

Requirements and qualifications:
-PhD degree
-Documented experience with research dissemination in international scientific journals
-Experience with writing research applications
-Good communication skills in English or Chinese
-Self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and as a team player with researchers from different disciplines

Main tasks:
-Active involvement in research efforts
-Supervision of student projects and thesis at both master and Ph.D. levels

Salary and others:
- RMB 120-200k/year (approximately, 18-30kUSD)
- Apartment with very cheap rent
- It is a 2 year position and can be extended to 5 years

Required documents
-One self-recommendation letter covering your research statements, your achievements, as well as your possible requirements from us
-A list of your publications

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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6.8. PostDoc: Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Contributed by: ShiNung Ching, shinung@wustl.edu

Postdoctoral Opening: Optimal Control of Neural Activity

Postdoctoral positions are available at Washington University in St. Louis in the area of control and optimization with applications in brain dynamics. This position is a part of an NIH BRAIN initiative-funded project on stimulation protocols for neuron-level control.

This project will involve the development and implementation of optimal control methods for the precise manipulation of neuronal activity at the level of neurons and networks thereof. Candidates should have a strong background in the general areas of systems theory, control engineering, machine learning and/or optimization. Prior experience in neuroscience is not needed, but a general interest/curiosity about brain dynamics is a plus!

This project will be jointly supervised by Profs. ShiNung Ching and Jr-Shin Li in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at Washington University. Interested applicants should send a CV and brief description of interests and goals to (shinung@wustl.edu) and (jsli@wustl.edu). Applications will be evaluated as soon as they are received, until the positions are filled.

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6.9. PostDoc: University of Southampton, UK
Contributed by: Bing Chu, b.chu@soton.ac.uk

Research Fellow in Control Systems, University of Southampton, UK

Full Time Fixed Term - 2 years
Closing Date: Tuesday 04 April 2017
Reference: 843017FP

https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=843017FP

We are looking for a highly-motivated post-doctoral researcher in the field of control systems. The post holder will work under the guidance of Dr Bing Chu and Dr Chris Freeman in undertaking research on the development and assessment of novel control approaches. Some experience in the area of iterative learning control, model predictive control, networked dynamical systems, distributed optimisation, or optimal control is desirable but not essential. Experience in experimental implementation of control algorithms is also desirable (e.g. in robotics, automation, power inverters, or rehabilitation systems).

The post is split between 80% research and 20% teaching activities. The latter is expected to comprise:
- Supervising projects at postgraduate student level in the area of control systems
- Supervising laboratory experiments in the area of control systems
- Giving a limited number of lectures in the area of control systems at postgraduate level

It is also expected that candidates can provide evidence of the following:
- An awarded PhD or equivalent qualification related to control systems (theory and/or implementation)
- The ability to work independently and a good team work attribute
- A willingness and ability to assist with the supervision of postgraduate students
- Excellent communication and organisational skills and proven track record in journal publications and conference presentations

The job provides an opportunity for you to develop your academic career and gain a wide range of research experience; you will be supported by an experienced research team who are international leaders in their fields.

Further enquiries about the position should be directed to Dr Bing Chu (tel: +44 (0) 23 8059 6653; email: b.chu@ecs.soton.ac.uk) or Dr Chris Freeman (tel: +44 (0) 23 8059 3486; email: cf@ecs.soton.ac.uk)

Application procedure: You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Suzanne Stone (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043.

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6.10. PostDoc: University of Melbourne, Australia
Contributed by: Michael Cantoni, cantoni@unimelb.edu.au

Research Fellow Positions: University of Melbourne, Australia.

Two post-doctoral positions are available to work on systems and control theory research that is relevant to the automation of large-scale gravity-powered water distribution networks. The ideal candidate has a PhD in engineering or applied mathematics, and expertise in one or more of the following topics:
(i) Modelling, identification and feedback control of distributed-parameter systems;
(ii) Robust control with decentralized information;
(iii) Fault monitoring and performance analysis for large-scale systems;
(iv) Robust / stochastic MPC for constrained control in the presence of uncertainty;
(v) Structured and distributed computation for optimization; and/or
(vi) Hierarchical control and scheduling for dynamical systems.

Both positions are with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, for up to 24 months.

The closing date for applications is 10 March 2017.

For more details, including how to apply, search jobs.unimelb.edu.au for "systems and control" or "0042604".

http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/889885/research-fellow-in-systems-...

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6.11. Faculty: Zhejiang University of Technology, China
Contributed by: Qiu Xiang, qiuxiang@zjut.edu.cn

Faculty Position: Zhejiang University of Technology , Hangzhou, China
http://www.auto.zjut.edu.cn/WebSite/Job/JobList.aspx

Zhejiang Control Science and Engineering First-Class (Class A) Discipline Recruitment Announcement

Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), sitting by the beautiful West Lake, Hangzhou, is a Zhejiang Province and the Ministry of Education co-supported, provincially governed key university, who owns one of the only 14 Collaborative Creation Centers in the first initiative of the state “2011 Program”. ZJUT has its beautiful campus covering more than 3000 mu, which accommodates 24 Colleges, more than 37,000 full-time students and more than 3,300 staffs. ZJUT is proudly to have 2 self-owned and 2 sharing Fellows of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, as well as more than 1400 faculties with senior professional titles. ZJUT has State Key Disciplines, State Engineering Research Centers, State University Science Parks, Centers for Postdocs, as well as the power of awarding Doctors, Masters, MBAs and recruiting foreign students and those from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

The Control Science and Engineering Discipline within the College of Information Engineering was one of the Priority-among-Priorities Disciplines (selected by Zhejiang Provincial Government in 2009), and is now one of the Zhejiang First-Class (Class A) Disciplines in the first initiative of the Program in 2015. The Discipline now has the Doctoral Program at the first-level discipline, the Center for Postdocs, and the Zhejiang Collaborated Key Laboratory of Embedded Systems. The College of Information Engineering where the Discipline is in has 5 undergraduate programs: Automation, Electrical Engineering and Its Automation, Electronic Information Engineering, Communication Engineering, and Electronic Science and Technology. The Discipline is now recruiting faculties in the following areas at the levels of State and Zhejiang Provincial “1000 Plan” high-level talents, Zhejiang “Qianjiang Scholars”, ZJUT “Yunhe Specially-Appointed Professors”, “ZJUT Professors”, outstanding PhDs and postdocs, etc.

(1) Control Science and Engineering, including advanced control theory, robotics, machine vision, pattern recognition, industrial networked control systems, MES, etc.
(2) Electrical Engineering, including electric drive, power electronics, new energy, etc.
(3) Mechatronic Engineering, including high-precision servo control of mechatronic devices, the modelling and dynamic analysis of robots, etc.
(4) Computer Science and Technology, including smart city, smart healthcare, big data, cloud computing, IoT, industrial control software, etc.

A. Selection criteria
High-level talents (Changjiang Scholars, 1000 Plan Scholars, Qianjiang Scholars, etc.) You have major achievements and influence in your research area that have already been recognized by national and international researchers, or have great potentials of future development; You also meet the criteria of corresponding talents programs.
ZJUT Professors /Associate Professors You have a PhD degree obtained from a recognized university or research institutes with at least one year of oversea research experience in a well-known foreign institute; You have research achievements recognized by national and international researchers; Your application also passes the review process at the university level (ZJUT).
Outstanding PhDs/Postdocs You have a PhD degree obtained from a recognized university or research institute; You have high-quality research outputs and the professional skills required by a university lecturer, and great potentials of your future career.

B. Salary and welfare
(1)National-Level Top Tier Talents:Fellows of Chinese Academy of Sciences or Chinese Academy of Engineering, “Special Support Program” Distinguished Talents, Principal Investigators of NSFC Innovative Research Team, or other talents at the equivalent level. Treatment:Negotiation on the case by case basis.
(2)National-Level Top Tier Talents:National “1000 Plan” Scholars (long-term), Changqiang Scholars, NSFC Distinguished Young Scholars, “Special Support Program” Outstanding Talents, winners (rank first) of three major national science awards, or other talents at the equivalent level. Salary (CNY):≥700K /Year; Housing Benefit(CNY):3M-5M; Startup Funds(CNY):Case by case.
(3)National-Level Young Talents:“Special Support Program” Outstanding Young Talents, “1000 Plan” Young Scholars, “Changjiang Young Scholars, NSFC Outstanding Young Scholars, 973 Program Young Scholars, “Millions of Talents Program” Scholars, or other talents at the equivalent level. Salary (CNY):≥450K /Year; Housing Benefit(CNY):1.5M-2.5M; Startup Funds(CNY):1M-3M.
(4)Provincial-and-Ministry-Level Talents,Yunhe Specially-Appointed Professors:CAS “100 Plan” Scholars, Zhejiang ”Qianjiang Scholars”, Zhejiang “1000 Plan” (long-term) Scholars, or other talents who have made significant academic contributions with great potentials of development and who are awarded “Yunhe Specially-Appointed Professors” after the review of ZJUT. Salary (CNY):≥350K /Year; Housing Benefit(CNY):1.5M; Startup Funds(CNY):0.5M-1M.
(5)ZJUT Professors,ZJUT Associated Professors:You have a PhD degree obtained from a recognized university or research institutes with at least one year of oversea research experience in a well-known foreign institute; You have research achievements recognized by national and international colleges; Your application also passes the review process at the university level. Salary (CNY):Salaries at the appropriate levels; Housing Benefit(CNY):0.4M-0.5M; Startup Funds(CNY):0.1M-0.2M.
(6)Outstanding PhDs/Postdoctors:You have a PhD degree obtained from a recognized university or research institute; You have high-quality research outputs and the professional skills required by a university lecturer, and great potentials of your future career. Salary (CNY):Salaries at the appropriate levels; Housing Benefit(CNY):0.3M.
(7)Postdocs (leading to a faculty):Besides the basic salary and welfare, 50K/Year subsidy is provided for the first two years, with the possibility of continuing this subsidy plus a one-off 200K housing benefit if you are accepted to ZJUT public institution business unit.

C. Required documents
(1)One self-recommendation letter covering your study and professional records, your teaching and research statements, your achievements, your work plan as well as your possible requirements from us.
(2)A list of your research funds, awards, and publications in the recent five years.

D. Contact us

Dr. Qiu,
Email : qiuxiang@zjut.edu.cn
Mobile: +86-13867469319
Address: Xiaoheshan College Park, College of Information Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, 310023

Zhejiang Control Science and Engineering First-Class (Class A) Discipline
Feb 02, 2017

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6.12. Faculty: Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Contributed by: Hiro Mukai, facsearch@ese.wustl.edu

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty
Washington University in St. Louis
Electrical and Systems Engineering

The Preston M. Green Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for faculty positions at all levels, for fall 2017. The Electrical & Systems Engineering department enjoys a new building, Preston M. Green Hall, with state-of-the-art facilities. Candidates should be exceptionally strong, possess novel and creative visions of research, and commit gladly to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. They should have an earned doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Physics, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research or related fields.

Technical areas of interest include, but are not limited to, applied physics, integrated circuits, nano devices, device packaging, imaging, signal processing, cyber-physical systems, control systems, operations research, optimization, applied mathematics, and applied statistics. Applications include biomedicine, robotics, financial engineering, and modeling of physical and complex systems. Successful candidates are expected to conduct high-quality research and teaching, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and participate in department and university service.

Applications will be accepted immediately, and interviews will begin after January 1, 2017. The details of the application process and necessary documents are found at the following site:
http://ese.wustl.edu/aboutthedepartment/Pages/faculty-openings.aspx

Washington University in St. Louis is a medium-size private university, which is 19th in the national university ranking and 14th in the undergraduate teaching ranking, both according to the U.S. News & World Report.

Washington University in St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Employment eligibility verification required upon employment.

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6.13. Control System Engineers: nuTonomy
Contributed by: Andrea Censi, censi@mit.edu

nuTonomy (self-driving cars) - Control Systems Engineers

nuTonomy is looking to expand its workforce, hiring dozens of people in all areas of robotics, and at all levels (from interns to management). nuTonomy has a presence in Cambridge, MA; Santa Monica, CA; Singapore; and Zurich. Today I would like to draw your attention to our positions open for Control System Engineer. Come help us make our ride safe and comfortable!

nuTonomy aims to be the first company in the world to launch an autonomous taxi system, and we are building up an awesome team to make this goal a reality. nuTonomy is developing the first-of-its-kind complete solution for providing point-to-point mobility via large fleets of autonomous vehicles. This includes software for autonomous vehicle navigation in urban environments, smartphone-based ride hailing, fleet routing and management, and controlling a vehicle remotely through teleoperation. The company’s software has been tested in the U.S., Singapore, and Europe.

We are seeking highly talented control system engineers to help ensure our vehicles are robust and perform at the highest levels. The ideal candidate will be a problem solver – someone who is able to track down and solve problem across an incredibly complex system of software and hardware.

Job Responsibilities
* Design and implement control systems for self-driving cars
* Debug problems arising from a complex interaction of hardware and software

Education and Experience
* PhD or MSc in Engineering or related field with focus on robotics / mechatronics
* 3+ years professional work experience at automotive company developing control systems for ADAS products or autonomous vehicle prototypes

Core Skills
* Expert in control system theory
* Familiarity with RTOS (real-time operating systems)
* Experience with real-time constraints, and hardware interfaces (e.g. Ethernet, UART, SPI, I2C)
* Good C/C++ development skills on Linux platforms
* Experience developing software as part of a team
* Experience with version control systems (e.g., Git)
* Desire to work in a fast-paced startup environment

Preferred
* Experience in a regulated, safety critical environment

For more information about nuTonomy, visit: http://nutonomy.com

To see the complete listing of jobs, visit: http://nutonomy.com/jobs.html

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6.14. Research Scientist: Rockwell Automation, USA
Contributed by: BIJAN SAYYARRODSARI, bsayyarrodsari@ra.rockwell.com

Research Scientist: Rockwell Automation, Strategic Development, USA

Rockwell Automation (http://www.rockwellautomation.com) has an open position for a research scientist within our corporate research group in Austin, TX. The successful candidate will join a dynamic research team to develop innovative solutions for a diverse range of applications. This position will put the candidate’s technical and creative skills to test. The specific activities will focus on the development of optimization algorithms and models for real-time analytics applications in the manufacturing and process industries.

Required Skills:
• Developed applications or algorithms, which required use of optimization theory.
• Developed applications or algorithms, which required use of complex modeling.
• Demonstrated experience to develop creative solutions for real world problems.
• Strong programming background, or demonstrated learning proficiency with programming languages. Specific languages of interest: Python, C/C++, nodejs.

Desired Skills:
• Experience in algorithmic development for optimization. Of special interest is the ability to analyze and enhance the robustness and computational efficiency of optimization algorithms for real-time applications.
• Experience in uncertainty modeling.
• Familiarity with statistical data analysis algorithms and concepts.
• Prior work with Big data is a plus.
• Familiarity with control theory.
• Ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse technical backgrounds and across technologies, disciplines and functions.

Education Requirements:
• Graduate degree (preferably Ph.D) in Engineering, Physics, or Computer Science specializing in one or more of the following: Optimization, Statistical Data Analysis, Learning Algorithms for Big data, Complex System Modeling, Control.

Salary and contract conditions:
• Compensation package will be commensurate with the qualifications of the applicant.
• Minimal travel requirements.

Please send your application (including a full CV) to Bijan Sayyar-Rodsari (bsayyarrodsari@ra.rockwell.com).
 

 

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