2 PhD positions on fuzzy-logic-based stochastic optimization

2 PhD positions on fuzzy-logic-based stochastic optimization

Published Deadline Location
21 Jan 16 Mar Delft

Job description

These 2 PhD projects will focus on the development of novel concepts in optimization and control theory by integrating fuzzy logic and mathematical optimization. The main objective is to generate new approaches with performance guarantees that are tractable for real-time engineering control problems that involve uncertainties. Therefore, next to generating new integrated concepts, theoretical properties (including characterization of the computational complexity) and performance guarantees will be established. The developed methods will subsequently be extended to the case of online optimization for uncertain nonlinear systems.

Although the main focus of these 2 PhD projects is on fundamental research, implementation of the developed approaches will be investigated for socially assistive robots and for autonomous robots that participate in search and rescue in the aftermath of disasters.    

 

The research will be carried out at the Aerospace Engineering Faculty (Department of Control and Operations, Control and Simulation section) of TU Delft.

The supervisor will be dr. Anahita Jamshidnejad.   

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

For each of the 2 PhD positions, we are looking for a candidate with an MSc degree in systems and control, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, or a related field, with a strong background in optimization theory, systems and control theory, and fuzzy logic, and with a strong background or interest in applications for robotic fields. The candidate is expected to work on the boundary of several research domains. Prior experience with programming and/or with robots is appreciated. A good command of the English language is required.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 4 jaar.

TU Delft offers PhD-candidates a 4-year contract, with an official go/no go progress assessment after one year. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2395 per month in the first year to € 3061 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation.

Employer

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 

Department

Faculty Aerospace Engineering

The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology is one of the world’s most highly ranked (and most comprehensive) research, education and innovation communities devoted entirely to aerospace engineering. More than 200 science staff, around 250 PhD candidates and over 2,700 BSc and MSc students apply aerospace engineering disciplines to address the global societal challenges that threaten us today, climate change without doubt being the most important. Our focal subjects: sustainable aerospace, big data and artificial intelligence, bio-inspired engineering and smart instruments and systems. Working at the faculty means working together. With partners in other faculties, knowledge institutes, governments and industry, both aerospace and non-aerospace. Working in field labs and innovation hubs on our university campus and beyond.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering.

Additional information

For information about this vacancy you can contact Dr. A.  Jamshidnejad, email:

a.jamshidnejad@tudelft.nl

For information about the selection procedure please contact B.M. Markus, email:

b.m.markus@tudelft.nl

 

Specifications

  • PhD
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2395—€3061 per month
  • University graduate
  • TUD00740

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD, Delft

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  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
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Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before [date month year] via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Applying for an exemption for specific research and educational areas is an obligatory part of the selection procedure for this vacancy. This exemption must be obtained from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) before an employment contract is agreed upon. Click here for more information.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Make sure to apply no later than 16 Mar 2021 0:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).