[robotics-worldwide] post-doc position at U of Michigan

Kazuhiro Saitou kazu at umich.edu
Tue May 3 06:11:40 PDT 2011

A post-doctoral associate position is available at Department of Mechanical
Engineering, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for a research project
under Instant Foundry Adaptive through Bits (iFAB) program within DARPA's
Adaptive Vehicle Make initiative
(http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Adaptive_Vehicle_Make). The position is for
one year with an expected start date sometime in May 2011.  


The primary responsibility is the development of 1) a metalanguage
representation of production processes for the iFAB process database for
efficient product-process matching that serves as an input to subsequent
process planning and production scheduling and 2) a fast evaluation
algorithm of manufacturing and assembly variations for a process plan that
serves as an input to subsequent production scheduling. The candidate is
also expected to take responsibilities on communication with and
coordination among the multi-university/industry research teams conducting
different subtasks within the iFAB project.  


REQUIREMENTS: a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering with
publication records in the following areas and relevant areas: assembly
design, tolerance allocation, manufacturing systems, process planning,
production scheduling; excellent oral and written communication skills in
English; excellent computer programming skills in C++ or Java and with Web
application development tools (eg, Apache, PHP, My SQL , Tomcat). Experience
with ontology development tools (eg., Protege-OWL, Pellet, SWRL, Jess) is a


Qualified candidates should email CV detailing the relevant experiences and
along with two publications to Prof. Kazu Saitou at kazu at umich.edu, with
subject line "[iFAB post-doc] application".  The application is open to
non-US citizens. The application is open until it is filled.  


Kazuhiro Saitou
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering 
Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(734) 763-0036;  <mailto:kazu at umich.edu> kazu at umich.edu 
 <http://www-personal.umich.edu/~kazu/> www-personal.umich.edu/~kazu/ 


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