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PhD Scholarship in Distributed Hybrid Control Systems

International students are invited for a PhD scholarship in mechanical engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The funds for this fellowship are available for two years. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2019.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe's leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden's largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The Automatic Control Dept. at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of KTH conducts research in networked control systems, robotics, control of communication systems, systems biology and system identification. Much of the research is conducted within EU projects, as well as within the inter-departmental centers CAS and ACCESS Linnaeus Centre. The group has also strong financial support from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and the Swedish Research Council.

We invite applications for up to 2 doctoral student positions in distributed hybrid control systems. The successful candidate will join a research group that is focusing on new design methodologies for distributed hybrid control and decision-making of multi-agent systems. The positions are associated to the following topics: 1) Human-in-the-loop robot control: a hybrid systems approach to the problem is considered where the human provides logical specifications to the robotic system that are translated to continuous control commands. The interaction is bidirectional in the sense that the human should update the input specification and the robotic system should adapt its feedback control in a real-time manner. 2) Multi-robot coordination: develop control and task planning methodologies for heterogeneous multi-robot systems with different motion and manipulation capabilities. The robots may have different dynamics, state and input constraints and might or might not be equipped with manipulators for grasping and transportation objectives.

In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work.

The successful applicants are expected to hold or to be about to receive an M.Sc. degree in one of the following or related disciplines: Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Robotics, Applied Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science, preferably with a focus in Automatic Control.

The successful applicants should have an outstanding academic track record, and well developed analytical and problem solving skills. We are looking for a strongly motivated person, who is able to work independently. Good command of English orally and in writing is required to publish and present research.

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).


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