2 PhD positions at the Delft Center for Systems and Control (The Netherlands)

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.

— Requirements:

  *   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 science).
  *   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 skills.

— 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>)

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