The candidate will conduct theoretical and algorithmic research on learning and optimization for complex systems. The research will develop and build upon tools from distributionally robust convex optimization and convex-monotone game theory. The main application areas are distributed control for smart power systems and multi-vehicle automated driving. The position is in the context of the research projects “Control without Trust: a distributionaly robust approach (TRUST)” and “Game theoretic Control for Complex Systems of Systems” (COSMOS), both funded by the European Research Council (ERC).
We are looking for 1 talented, outstanding PhD researcher with an MSc degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, or Electrical Engineering, or Applied Mathematics, or related field, with background and/or interest in Systems and Control, Optimization, Game Theory, and with good command of the English language (knowledge of Dutch is not required).
Conditions of employment
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 € 2434 per month in the first year to € 3111 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.
TU Delft (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.
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Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
The Faculty of 3mE carries out pioneering research, leading to new fundamental insights and challenging applications in the field of mechanical engineering. From large-scale energy storage, medical instruments, control technology and robotics to smart materials, nanoscale structures and autonomous ships. The foundations and results of this research are reflected in outstanding, contemporary education, inspiring students and PhD candidates to become socially engaged and responsible engineers and scientists. The faculty of 3mE is a dynamic and innovative faculty with an international scope and high-tech lab facilities. Research and education focus on the design, manufacture, application and modification of products, materials, processes and mechanical devices, contributing to the development and growth of a sustainable society, as well as prosperity and welfare.
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For more information about this vacancy, please contact prof. Peyman Mohajerin Esfahani (P.MohajerinEsfahani@tudelft.nl) or prof. Sergio Grammatico (S.Grammatico@tudelft.nl)
For information about the application procedure, please contact Ms. Irina Bruckner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply by 15 October 2021 via the application button and upload:
- 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 up to 3 referenced (e.g. project/thesis supervisors);
- Up to 3 research-oriented documents (e.g. thesis, conference/journal publication).
The available position will be filled as soon as possible (i.e. once a suitable candidate is found). This means that the selection of candidates will already start before the application deadline.
The starting date is flexible.