Vacancies

Postdoc position on:

Complex Dynamical Networks

Department/faculty: Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Level: PhD degree
Working hours: 38 hours per week
Contract: 1 year
Salary: €2588 to €4084 per month gross

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The Delft Centre for Systems and Control (DCSC) coordinates the education and research activities in systems and control at Delft University of Technology. The Centre's research mission is to conduct fundamental research in systems dynamics and control, involving dynamic modelling, advanced control theory, optimisation and signal analysis. The research is motivated by advanced technology development in physical imaging systems, robotics and transportation systems. 

Job description

We are looking for a talented post-doctoral research fellow with background and interest in System Theory, Automatic Control, Optimisation; strong mathematical skills; a track record of publications in high-quality journals and/or conferences; and an excellent command of the English language (knowledge of Dutch is not required).

The researcher will conduct fundamental theoretical and algorithmic research on complex dynamical networks, with possible applications to systems in both engineering and biology.
The researcher will not be assigned to a pre-defined project. She/He will be free to follow her/his own preferences within the research activities and expertise of the group. For more information on the possible research topics, see: giordanogiulia.altervista.org/research.html or giordanogiulia.altervista.org/publications.html.

Requirements

Applicants should have the following qualifications:


- Ph.D. degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
- Strong mathematical skills, along with ability and interest to work at the intersection of several technical research domains, in particular System Theory, Automatic Control, Optimisation.
- Good programming skills (e.g., in Matlab).
- Excellent command of the English language and communication skills.

Expertise in either networked dynamical systems, decentralised control or systems biology is highly appreciated.

Conditions of employment

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

For more information about this position, please contact dr Giulia Giordano, e-mail: g.giordano@tudelft.nl
An application dossier consists of the following documents:
• detailed curriculum vitae and list of publications;
• a brief statement of motivation, research interests and vision (1-2 pages);
• academic transcripts of all exams taken and obtained degrees (in English);
• names and contact information of up to three references (e.g. PhD supervisors);
• up to five publications (possibly, also currently unpublished work ad PhD thesis).

Applications can be submitted by 1 April 2018 to Irina Bruckner, e-mail: application-3mE@tudeflt.nl.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3ME18-11.

The call for applications will remain open until the ideal candidate is found.
The starting date is flexible, but ideally would be May/June 2018.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

https://vacature.beta.tudelft.nl/vacaturesite/permalink/599162/?lang=nl

Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles

Faculteit/afdeling: Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering 
Niveau: Universitair 
Functie-omvang: 38.0 uur per week 
Contractduur: 1 year 
Salaris: 3111 - 4084 euro per maand (volledige dagtaak)

U bekijkt een vacaturetekst oorspronkelijk opgesteld in het Engels. 
Delen kunnen beschikbaar zijn in het Nederlands!

Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering 

The 3mE Faculty trains committed engineering students, PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers in groundbreaking scientific research in the fields of mechanical, maritime and materials engineering. 3mE is the epitome of a dynamic, innovative faculty, with a European scope that contributes demonstrable economic and social benefits.

The Delft Centre for Systems and Control (DCSC) coordinates the education and research activities in systems and control at Delft University of Technology. The Centre's research mission is to conduct fundamental research in systems dynamics and control, involving dynamic modelling, advanced control theory, optimisation and signal analysis. The research is motivated by advanced technology development in physical imaging systems, robotics and transportation systems.

Functie omschrijving

The researcher shall address two main research challenges relevant to automated driving: multi-vehicle conflict resolution and coordinated vehicle motion control. The envisioned methodology consists of three main elements: 1) high-level decision making; 2) low-level nonlinear dynamics and control; 3) realistic simulations via commercial software. In particular, multi-agent optimization and game theory shall be exploited to model multiple intelligent vehicles driving autonomously and selfishly, typically willing to cooperate for improved safety, but not to deteriorate their individual travel time. At a lower level, intelligent control systems shall be designed for improved vehicle motion. Demonstration of the developed methods on autonomous mobile robots is also possible.     

Functie eisen

Applications should hold a Ph.D. degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, or Operations Research, Automotive Engineering, or related field, with background or interest in System Theory, Automatic Control, Optimization, Game Theory. Expertise in mixed-integer optimization is appreciated. A good command of the English language is required.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. 

Informeren en solliciteren

For more information about this position, please contact dr.ir. S. Grammatico, s.grammatico@tudelft.nl.
Applications shall include the following documents:

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

Please e-mail your application by 31 March 2018 to Irina Bruckner, e-mail: application-3mE@tudelft.nl. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3ME18-16.

Acquisitie naar aanleiding van deze vacature wordt niet op prijs gesteld.

Shaping collective dynamics in multi-robot systems

Uren

38,0 uren per week

Salaris

€ 3111 - € 4084

Werk-/denkniveau

Doctorate

Vacaturenummer

3ME18-24

Short link

www.academictransfer.com/46163

Solliciteer alleen vandaag nog op deze vacature

Job description

The departments Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC), Cognitive Robotics (CoR) and Process and Energy (P&E) of the faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE) are cooperating on the topic of self-organizing multi-robot systems. The number of potential applications of such systems is vast: swarms of nano-robots can perform distributed sensing tasks and drug delivery in the human body; groups of robots can form self-deploying sensor networks that operate in inaccessible or dangerous environments, and teams of robots can guide pedestrian flows in panic escape situations. 

Our aim is to produce versatile and reconfigurable robotic systems that can perform complex tasks fully autonomously by using only simple, reliable and low-cost building blocks. The challenge is to steer robust organisation of collective dynamics by controlling only local dynamics. In this project we will develop analysis and synthesis methods that link collective dynamics to the local (constrained and nonlinear) robot dynamics and their interactions.  

Our proposed methodology will build upon several interdisciplinary components:

- Recent advantages in modelling and analysis of interacting nonlinear systems, including identification and stability assessment of the global, large-scale patterns;

- State-of-the-art methods for collision avoidance, local motion planning and consensus, which achieve good performance with low computational and communication footprints;

- Efficient simulation methods to realistically capture physical forces in real-life systems, such as inertial forces.    

job requirements

Applicants should have the following qualifications:

• A PhD degree in systems and control, applied mathematics, mathematical physics, or computer science

• A strong interest in mathematical modeling and the ability to do interdisciplinary research.

• Basic programming skills in Matlab are expected.

• Good command of the English language and communication skills. 

Terms of employment

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

For more information about this position, please contact dr Erik Steur, Assistant Professor, email: e.steur@tudelft.nl. For information about the selection procedure, please contact Irina Bruckner, HR advisor, email: i.bruckner@tudelft.nl.

To apply, please submit the following:
1) a detailed CV, including contact information of three references,
2) a brief motivation letter (1-2 pages) stating research interests and vision. 
Please email your application by 1 May 2018, to Irina Bruckner, application-3mE@tudelft.nl.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3ME18-24. 

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology (the TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. The TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At the TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. The TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.

Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering - Department Delft Center for Systems and Control

The 3mE Faculty trains committed engineering students, PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers in groundbreaking scientific research in the fields of mechanical, maritime and materials engineering. 3mE is the epitome of a dynamic, innovative faculty, with a European scope that contributes demonstrable economic and social benefits. 

The Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC) coordinates the education and research activities in systems and control at Delft University of Technology. The Center's research mission is to conduct fundamental research in systems dynamics and control, involving dynamic modelling, advanced control theory, optimisation, and signal analysis. The research is motivated by advanced technology development in physical imaging systems, robotics, and transportation systems.

Additional information

https://www.tudelft.nl/dcsc

PhD position on:

PhD: Cooperative Network Games

Faculty/department Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Level Master degree
Maximum employment Maximum of 38 hours per week (1 FTE)
Duration of contract 4 years
Salary scale 2222 to €2840 per month gross
Download PDF of vancancy here.

Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
The 3mE Faculty trains committed engineering students, PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers in groundbreaking scientific research in the fields of mechanical, maritime and materials engineering. 3mE is the epitome of a dynamic, innovative faculty, with a European scope that contributes demonstrable economic and social benefits. The 3mE Faculty trains committed engineering students, PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers in groundbreaking scientific research in the fields of mechanical, maritime and materials engineering. 3mE is the epitome of a dynamic, innovative faculty, with a European scope that contributes demonstrable economic and social benefits.

The Delft Centre for Systems and Control (DCSC) coordinates the education and research activities in systems and control at Delft University of Technology. The Centre's research mission is to conduct fundamental research in systems dynamics and control, involving dynamic modelling, advanced control theory, optimisation and signal analysis. The research is motivated by advanced technology development in physical imaging systems, robotics and transportation systems.

Job description
Project description: The candidate will conduct multi-disciplinary, algorithmic research on complex, multi-agent systems characterised by the presence of: (1) mixed cooperative and noncooperative agents; (2) high volume of historic data (big data) and forecast on the uncertain variables; (3) nonlinear system dynamics. The key challenges are to extract the knowledge hidden in the historic data, e.g. via statistical learning, and to coordinate the states and the decisions of the agents to an efficient equilibrium solution, e.g. via the principles of the sharing economy. Thus, distributed statistical learning shall be developed for cooperative game theory. The main application area is distributed, peer-to-peer energy trading in smart power grids. The PhD position is in the context of the project “Enabling peer-to-peer energy trading by leveraging prosumer analytics” (P2P-TALES), funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) as a collaborative project on Energy Systems Integration and Big Data (ESI-BIDA): https://www.nwo.nl/en/research-and-results/research-projects/i/45/30545.html

Requirements

We are looking for a talented candidate who has or is close to completing an MSc degree in Systems and Control, Applied Mathematics, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or a related field, with theoretical background and interest in System Theory, Automatic Control, Optimisation, Game Theory, and a good command of the English language (knowledge of Dutch is not required).

Conditions of employment

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit http://graduateschool.tudelft.nl/ for more information.

Information and application

Applications shall include the following documents:

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

For applications and more information about this position, please contact Sergio Grammatico, s.grammatico@tudelft.nl by 31 March 2018. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3ME18-04.

PhD: Fiber-Optic Communication

Uren

38,0 uren per week

Salaris

€ 2222 - € 2840

Werk-/denkniveau

Master of Science or equivalent

Vacaturenummer

3ME18-21

 

Apply for this position.

Job description

We have an open position for a Ph.D. student in the area of fiber-optic communication based on nonlinear Fourier transforms (NFTs). The focus of this position is on analyzing and mitigating the impact of real-world impairments on NFT-based fiber-optic transmission systems. 

The position is part of the European Industrial Doctorate (EID) consortium FONTE, which consists of several European high profile universities and the industrial partner Nokia Bell Labs (Stuttgart, Germany). The successful applicant will work closely with other partner institutions in the consortium and spent 18 months of the appointment at Nokia Bell Labs in Germany. 

More information about FONTE can be found at https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/280404

Since this position is part of the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme, the successful candidate will receive an additional financial package in accordance with the regulations for Early Stage Researchers, consisting of a living allowance and a mobility allowance. Eligible applicants with a family will also receive an additional family allowance according to the rules of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme.

Job requirements

We are looking for candidates with a strong academic background and exceptional grades, who have been awarded, or expect to get before the project start, a Master of Science degree in electrical/optical engineering, applied mathematics, physics, or equivalent and are within the first four years of their research experience. Applicants MUST qualify for Early Stage Researcher (ESR) status as defined by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme and provide documentation thereof. 

Terms of Employment

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit graduateschool.tudelft.nl/ for more information. 

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Sander Wahls s.wahls@tudelft.nl.
To apply, please submit the following:
(1) a detailed curriculum vitae,
(2) a cover letter
(3) a list of grades
(4) other supporting documents that might of interest

After a first screening of the applications, promising candidates will be invited for an interview. Nokia Bell Labs will be a part of the selection committee. 

The appointment will be for four years with the possibility of termination after one year. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. The candidate should be able start his or her position in October 2018 or earlier. Please e-mail your application by 1 June 2018 to Dr. Sander Wahls s.wahls@tudelft.nl.

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is the oldest of the four Dutch Universities of Technology. It is conveniently located in the city of Delft, which is close to the Netherlands two biggest cities Amsterdam and Rotterdam. TU Delft is an internationally recognized research university that has been ranked 20th in the Engineering and Technology section of the world-wide QS World University Ranking 2017. TU Delfts mission is to make a significant contribution towards a sustainable society for the twenty-first century by conducting ground-breaking scientific and technological research which is acknowledged as world-class, by training scientists and engineers with a genuine commitment to society and by helping to translate knowledge into technological innovations and activity with both economic and social value.

The Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC) coordinates the education and research activities in systems and control at Delft University of Technology. The Center's research mission is to conduct fundamental research in systems dynamics and control, involving dynamic modelling, advanced control theory, optimisation and signal analysis. The research is motivated by advanced technology development in optics, robotics and transportation systems.

The 3mE Faculty trains committed engineering students, PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers in groundbreaking scientific research in the fields of mechanical, maritime and materials engineering. 3mE is the epitome of a dynamic, innovative faculty, with a European scope that contributes demonstrable economic and social benefits.

Additional information

https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/280404

PhD: Identification of Lax-integrable Systems

PHD position

Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials EngineeringThe 3mE Faculty trains committed engineering students, PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers in groundbreaking scientific research in the fields of mechanical, maritime and materials engineering. 3mE is the epitome of a dynamic, innovative faculty, with a European scope that contributes demonstrable economic and social benefits.The Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC) coordinates the education and research activities in systems and control at Delft University of Technology. The Center's research mission is to conduct fundamental research in systems dynamics and control, involving dynamic modelling, advanced control theory, optimisation and signal analysis. The research is motivated by advanced technology development in physical imaging systems, robotics and transportation systems. For more information see www.tudelft.nl/en/dcsc.

Job Description


Lax-integrable systems are (typically nonlinear) partial differential equations that can be expressed though a compatibility condition between two linear operators, the so-called Lax pair. This special structure provides them with many desirable properties. However, given an arbitrary partial differential equation, it is not trivial to decide whether it is Lax-integrable. Furthermore, it is even harder to find suitable Lax pairs. The process usually involves human intervention, a lot of expertise, and, finally, some luck.The goal of this Ph.D. project is to investigate automatic methods for finding Lax pairs. While there are semi-automatic methods for finding Lax pairs from given partial differential equations based on symbolic computations, the focus in this Ph.D. project will be on numerical methods that identify Lax pairs from given input-output data. The successful candidate will join a team of Ph.D. students that are investigating the exploitation of Lax integrability in engineering applications.

Requirements

We are looking for a candidate with a strong academic background, who has or is close to obtaining a Master of Science degree in systems and control, applied mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, or another related discipline. Experience with classic system identification, nonlinear systems, or numerical methods is a plus.Conditions of employmentTU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit www.tudelft.nl/phd for more information.Information and applicationFor information about this vacancy, you can contact Dr.-Ing. Sander Wahls, Assistant Professor, email: s.wahls@tudelft.nl. For information about the selectionprocedure, please contact Irina Bruckner, HR advisor, email: application-3mE@tudelft.nl.

To Apply Please Submit The Following

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

Please email your application to Irina Bruckner, email: application-3mE@tudelft.nl.When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3mE18-34.The start date is flexible. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.