[robotics-worldwide] Post Doc Position Announcement

Satyandra K. Gupta skgupta at umd.edu
Wed May 12 13:35:23 PDT 2010

Position Description: Research Associate (Post-Doc) position in the 
development of autonomous unmanned vehicles area. The scope of the work 
includes autonomy in mission planning, trajectory planning, planning for 
sensor deployment and communication, and control. Solutions are desired 
for both single vehicle as well as multi vehicle problems. The selected 
candidate will utilize machine learning and simulation techniques to 
develop planning and control algorithms for unmanned systems.

Required Expertise: Expertise is required in the areas of fundamentals 
of robotics, machine learning (evolutionary computation, reinforcement 
learning), motion planning, perception, control systems, and vehicle 
dynamics. Hands on experience with physical testing and construction of 
robots and/or unmanned systems would be considered as an advantage.

Selection of potential candidates will begin immediately.

Application package: Interested candidates should submit the following 
by email in a single PDF file to skgupta at umd.edu.

1.    Curriculum vitae with a list of at least 3 references
2.    At least two papers which could be either published, accepted for 
publication, or in-preparation which demonstrate some of the required 
expertise mentioned above.
3.    Relevant courses taken during Ph.D. studies
4.    Expected date of graduation (for those who are currently pursuing 
a Ph.D.)
5.    Doctoral dissertation topic
6.    A one-page summary of research background and interests and how it 
aligns with the current position.

Satyandra K. Gupta, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Maryland Robotics Center 
Department of Mechanical Engineering and
Institute for Systems Research
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742
Office: 3143 Martin Hall
Email: skgupta at umd.edu
Phone: (301) 405 5306
FAX: (301) 314 9477
WWW Personal: http://www.glue.umd.edu/~skgupta/

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