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Assistant Professor Nonlinear and Adaptive Systems and Control

Assistant Professor Nonlinear and Adaptive Systems and Control

Faculteit/afdeling: Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Niveau: Gepromoveerd
Functie-omvang: 38.0 uur per week
Contractduur: Tenure track
Salaris: 3637 - 5656 euro per maand (volledige dagtaak) U bekijkt een vacaturetekst oorspronkelijk opgesteld in het Engels.
Delen kunnen beschikbaar zijn in het Nederlands!

Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC) of the faculty 3mE

 

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 department Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC) of the faculty 3mE, coordinates the education and research activities in systems and control at Delft University of Technology. The Centers' 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: https://www.dcsc.tudelft.nl/

 

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The Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC) of Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, announces an open position for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the broad field of Nonlinear and Adaptive Systems and Control. 

Domain of research
The research area of the position will be oriented towards fundamental topics in one or more of the following fields:

  • adaptive control of nonlinear systems and/or hybrid systems
  • analysis and control of networks with nonlinear or hybrid dynamics
  • integrated model-based and learning-based control
  • big data methods for systems and control
  • nonlinear time-delay systems
  • mixed human-machine decision making. 

Prospective research activities involve the development of systematic and computationally efficient modeling, analysis, control, and/or verification methods within the topics listed above. 

In addition, within this position applications of the developed fundamental methods should be targeted towards application fields that could either connect to current application fields at DCSC, such as road and freeway networks, transportation systems, smart power grids, smart energy systems, water distribution networks, robotics, renewable energy, smart buildings, social and biological networks, or that could focus on a completely new field within DCSC that is related to the current research fields of the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (see https://www.tudelft.nl/en/3me/research/check-out-our-science/).  

 

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We are looking for a candidate with a PhD degree in systems and control, computer science, applied mathematics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, operations research, or informatics, and with an extensive expertise in the topic of the position as well as the broad field of systems and control. The candidate should preferably have at least 1 year of postdoc experience. She/he should already have gained an international reputation in her/his field of research and also have a proven track record in conducting innovative fundamental research, demonstrated by the ability to publish in leading international journals. She/he is expected to develop her/his own line of research and to establish cooperation with other groups at the university, national, and international level.

The candidate should also have the didactic abilities for teaching systems and control courses at the BSc, MSc, and postgraduate level, and for supervising MSc projects.  A good command of English is an essential requirement. International applicants must be willing to acquire knowledge of the Dutch language.

 

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

 

At the start of the tenure-track you will be appointed as Assistant Professor for the duration of six years. The section leader, department leaders and you will agree upon expected performance and (soft) skills. You will receive formal feedback on performance and skills during annual assessment meetings and the mid-term evaluation. If the performance and skills are evaluated positively at the end of the tenure track, you will be appointed in a permanent Assistant Professor position.

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.
TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. Inspiring, excellent education is one of our central aims. If you have less than five years of experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, we allow you up to three years to obtain this.

 

Informeren en solliciteren

 

For more detailed information on the position, please contact Professor Bart De Schutter at b.deschutter@tudelft.nl.

Applicants should submit their letter of application along with a curriculum vitae or resume, a personal research and teaching statement, as well as a list of publications, electronic copies of three key publications, and the names and email addresses of three referees, via email to Application-3mE@tudelft.nl attn. Ms Irina Bruckner of the HR department. All these items should be combined in one PDF document. When applying, make sure to mention the vacancy number: 3mE19-30.

The application deadline for the position is July 1, 2019. However, the position will stay open until a suitable candidate has been found.

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

           

Factsheet

Faculteit/afdeling

Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering

Niveau

Gepromoveerd

Functie-omvang

38.0 uur per week

Standplaats

Delft

Contractduur

Tenure track

Salaris

3637 - 5656 euro per maand (volledige dagtaak)

Sluitingsdatum

2 juli 2019

Vacaturenr.

3mE19-30

 

Informatie

 

Voor informatie over de selectieprocedure kun je terecht bij:

E application-3mE@tudelft.nl          

Postdoc position on:

PhD: Game theoretic Control, Complex Systems of Systems, Operator Theory

Faculteit/afdeling: Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Niveau: Universitair
Functie-omvang: 38.0 uur per week
Contractduur: 4 years
Salaris: 2897 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 department Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC) of the faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, coordinates the education and research activities in systems and control at Delft University of Technology. The Centers' 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. 

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

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

 

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We are looking for 3 talented, outstanding candidates with an M.Sc. degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, or Applied Mathematics, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or related field, with theoretical background and interest in System Theory, Automatic Control, Optimization, Game Theory, and with good command of the English language (knowledge of Dutch is not required).

 

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

 

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. PhD students will receive a competitive salary and benefits which are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Assistance with accommodation can be arranged.

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 http://www.tudelft.nl/phd for more information. 

 

Informeren en solliciteren

 

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

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

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

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

PhD: Adaptive super-resolution at the TU-Delft

PhD positions in adaptive super-resolution at the TU-Delft

Faculteit/afdeling: Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Niveau: Universitair
Functie-omvang: 38.0 uur per week
Contractduur: 4 years
Salaris: 2266 - 2897 euro per maand (volledige dagtaak)

Do you want to be a part of a rapidly growing super-resolution lab, this year awarded with two major grants from the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)? Are you interested in working on the interface between physics, engineering and biology? Would you like to solve real-life problems and build advanced technological systems that can be used by researchers worldwide?

Project: SMART NANOSCOPY OF BIOLOGICAL TISSUES

Advanced imaging methods such as multi-photon excitation microscopy make 3D imaging in thick live tissues possible. If you like tinkering with hardware or the coding of fast computational algorithms to incorporate and extract information from imaging data, then a PhD in super resolution microscopy is just what you are looking for. The projects involve both hardware and software design, and includes the design of high-speed imaging systems, adaptive optics, and software for aberration sensing, deformable mirror control and data analysis.

The 2 positions are:
1. PhD on high-speed adaptive optics systems in super-resolution microscopy
2. PhD on high-speed adaptive algorithms in super-resolution microscopy

You will be part of a research group that aims to increase nanoscopy resolution and robustness so that it can be used within intact live tissue. We believe that the time is right, both technically and conceptually, to make the step from optical microscopy to optical nanoscopy. We break away from the traditional design philosophy of mere addition of optimal components into a system, to instead apply optimal information processing for all components present in the system. The combination of integrated optics and information processing allows us to develop completely new nanoscopy methodologies. During the next few years we will develop new optical methodologies in close collaboration with neuro-scientists who apply them. For us, it's all about creating new innovative methodologies that truly enable leading scientists to discover more about cellular functions and the neural network. That includes making our nanoscopy accessible, easier to use and more automated through smart hardware and data analysis tools.

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Applicants should have the following qualifications:
- A master’s degree or equivalent degree preferably in physics, computer science or control;
- Able to gather and analyse data effectively from different resources to build an eloquent, comprehensible and convincing story;
- Able to manage your time;
- Wide-ranging interdisciplinary interests

and skills:
- Focused and organised;
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
- Curiosity;
- Demonstrated ability to apply creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to produce innovative concepts and solutions.

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.
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. 

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 department Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC) of the faculty 3mE, coordinates the education and research activities in systems and control at Delft University of Technology. The Centers' 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. 

Informeren en solliciteren

Sponsored by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, a program with 2 PhD students has been approved in August 2018. Within this program new super-resolution instruments, integrated image processing, active optics and active laser technology will be developed.

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. ir. Carlas Smith, e-mail: c.s.smith@tudelft.nl.
To apply, please send a letter of motivation with reference to one of the two positions, a complete CV with transcripts of all exams taken and obtained degrees (in English) before 15 December 2018 to Irina Bruckner, e-mail: application-3mE@tudelft.nl.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3mE18-73.

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

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Research technician

DCSC is seeking a highly skilled technician who is ready to take on challenging specialized technical support to research groups in the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and installation of scientific instruments and research laboratory equipment.  

Typical duties include managing of equipment and assisting scientific staff (PhD, Postdoc and professors) in their plans of realizing state-of-the-art development of scientific instruments and experimental setups. This includes supporting staff with 3D component design, electronic prototyping, and programming. The ability to thrive and actively participate in a fast developing collaborative research environment is key. 

The candidate should have a profound background in opto-mechatronics, or willingness to develop one. Besides optics, an affinity with electronics and programming is required. In addition, the successful candidate should demonstrate experience in developing and maintaining embedded control software solutions for multi-agent system applications and experimental testing, such as the use of customised, or commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components for autonomous, unmanned vehicle platforms (UAVs, mobile robots, and small-scale vehicles). 

Examples of ongoing projects:

  • Lightsheet microscopy
  • Adaptive optics
  • 3D and 4D imaging
  • Super resolution nanoscopy imaging
  • Cooperative quadrotor formation control, multi-agent robotic manipulation and swarms
  • Fast autonomous vehicles with on-board optimization and control
  • Inertial sensor-based, minimalistic multi-robot SLAM
  • Speedgoat real-time systems for embedded simulation and fleet testing.

Specifications

  • max. 38 hours per week, temporary
  • €2709—€4274 per month                        

Requirements

The following qualifications are needed:

  • MSc or PhD Degree in physics, optics, engineering, or computer science.
  • Good understanding of optical, electrical and opto-mechatronic design concepts.
  • Practical knowledge of optics and experimental laboratories.
  • Practices, such as 3D printing and development in embedded/resource-constrained platforms such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Pixhawk, among others, and/or willing to learn and develop these practices.
  • Familiarity with design software such as SolidWorks, Zemax, among others, and/or willing to develop these software skills.
  • Experience in ROS and knowledge of programming languages Matlab/Simulink Real-Time, Python, Java, C/C++ will be beneficial.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Ability to prioritise, plan, and work in a team.

Conditions of employment

This position has an amount of 38 working hours per week (1, 0 fte). The offer contains a temporary appointment with the prospect of permanent. The salary is based on scale 10  with a maximum of € 4.274,- gross per month on a fulltime basis. 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 child care 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.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact dr. T. Keviczky, t.keviczky@tudelft.nl. or prof.dr.ir. M. Verhaegen, m.verhaegen@tudelft.nl. To apply, please e-mail a detailed cv along with a letter of application by 1 May 2019 to Irina Bruckner, application-3mE@tudelft.nl. The call for applications will remain open until the ideal candidate is found.