[robotics-worldwide] postdoc position in control and optimization of autonomous systems at the Naval Postgraduate School

Royset, Johannes FORNATL, NO joroyset at nps.edu
Fri Mar 19 14:44:55 PDT 2010

Postdoctoral Research Position in Control and Optimization of Autonomous
Systems at the Naval Postgraduate School


We seek qualified applicants for a postdoctoral research position in
control and optimization of autonomous systems at the Naval Postgraduate
School (NPS). The ideal candidate has a PhD in engineering, operations
research, or a related field and has a strong background in control
and/or optimization. The position is part of a larger, interdisciplinary
effort to optimize and control autonomous agents in complex environments
where detection and identification of objects are extremely difficult
and time consuming. The research builds on control theory, nonlinear
programming, and network optimization, and develops control and
optimization algorithms over multiple time-scales for on- and offline
applications. Depending on the candidate's interest, the research may
also involve implementation and field tests using actual unmanned
aerial, surface, and underwater vehicles.  


The position is open to U.S. citizens as well as foreign nationals who
hold permanent resident, F-1, or J-1 status. The position will be
administered by the National Research Council and applicants should
consult http://www7.nationalacademies.org/rap/ and Professor Isaac
Kaminer at kaminer at nps.edu for further information about the application


NPS is a fully accredited technical university with a highly motivated
student body consisting of nearly 1500 military officers and government
employees from the U.S. and 30 other countries. NPS offers MS and PhD
degrees in a variety of engineering fields, business administration, and
national security affairs. The faculty includes three member of the
National Academy of Engineering, three INFORMS Fellows, and three
Koopman Prize winners. NPS is located on the Pacific coast in Monterey,
California, about 120 miles south of San Francisco.




Professor Isaac Kaminer, 

Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

Research Assistant Professor Douglas P. Horner, 

Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

Assistant Professor Johannes O. Royset, 

Operations Research Department





Johannes O. Royset, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Operations Research Department

Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, California 93943


Phone: 1-831-656-2578

Fax: 1-831-656-2595

Web: http://faculty.nps.edu/joroyset <http://faculty.nps.edu/joroyset>  


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