2 PhD positions at the Delft Center for Systems and Control (TU Delft)
2 PhD positions at the Delft Center for Systems and Control at Delft
University of Technology, the Netherlands funded through the ERC
project SENTIENT (Scheduling of Event-Triggered Control Tasks).
— Project description:
The SENTIENT project will develop efficient scheduling methods for
networked control systems, implemented in event-triggered form. The
objective is to abstract the traffic of such control systems in the
form of timed-automata. The resulting models will then be employed
in the synthesis of schedulers. The research will require the use
of interdisciplinary skills in the fields of control of hybrid
systems, communication networks, and timed-automata theory. Two
test-beds will be employed in the research, each assigned to one PhD:
* PhD1: will apply his/her research to a wireless control system *
of a (scaled-down) water distribution network.
* PhD2: will apply his/her research to a control bus in an
real-time industrial automotive simulator.
* An MSc degree in systems and control, applied mathematics,
electrical engineering, computer science or related fields.
* Basic knowledge of control systems theory (maybe waived if
the candidate is particularly skilled on theoretical computer
* Strong analytical skills and ability to work at the
intersection of several research domains, in particular
control systems theory and computer science.
* At least some basic programming skills in C/C++ are expected.
* A good command of the English language and good communication
— Conditions of employment:
We offer the opportunity to do scientifically exciting research in a
multi-disciplinary research group. The appointment is for a period of
4 years. As an employee of the university you will receive a
competitive salary: between approx. EUR 2100 (first year) and
EUR 2700 (4th year) gross per month based on a full-time
appointment, as well as excellent secondary benefits in accordance
with the Collective Agreement (CAO) of the Association of
Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU). Assistance with accommodation
can be arranged.
— Application procedure:
Submit your application to Irina Bruckner (application-3mE@tudelft.nl<mailto:application-3mE@tudelft.nl>) refering to vacancy number 3ME17-48 before November 15th, 2017. Include a cover letter along with:
(i) a detailed curriculum vitae,
(ii) a separate motivation letter stating why the proposed research
topic interests you, names and contact of referees, and other
information that might be relevant to your application.
(iii) academic transcripts of both your BSc and MSc degrees.
Starting date is: February 1st, 2018
For questions you may contact Dr. Manuel Mazo Jr (M.Mazo@tudelft.nl<mailto:M.Mazo@tudelft.nl>)
M. (Manuel) Mazo Jr.
Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE)
Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC)
Friday on parental leave
TU Delft / 3mE
2628 CD Delft
T: +31 15 27 88131