[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Ph.D. Student-Autonomous Robotic Systems and Networked Control Systems

Raptis, Ioannis Ioannis_Raptis at uml.edu
Sat Dec 14 08:20:19 PST 2013

The newly established Autonomous Robotic Systems Laboratory, associated with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, invites applications for a Ph.D. Student.

The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dr. Ioannis Raptis to conduct research in the areas of Multi-Agent Control Systems and Autonomous Robotic Systems. The research has both theoretical and applied components, and involves the development of cooperative control algorithms for multi-agent networks, distributed sensor networks and nonlinear control design of autonomous robotics vehicles. The assistantship includes a tuition waiver and a graduate student stipend. Students from all majors relevant to Control Systems and Robotics are encouraged to apply including, but not limited to, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Aerospace Engineering.


-   M.S. degree in mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, aerospace engineering or a closely related area.

-   Excellent mathematical background. - Good programming skills in C++/C and MATLAB/SIMULINK.

-   Good English communication skills (written and oral). - Ability to conduct independent research.

Desired Experience:

-  Experience in programming autopilot boards.

-  Familiarity with the Robotic Operating System (ROS).

-  Hands-on experience with robotic or RC vehicles.

-  Experience in nonlinear dynamic systems.

To Apply:

Please email, as a single .pdf document: (i) a cover letter (clearly indicating expected start date, relevant experience and motivation); (ii) detailed Curriculum Vita; (iii) copies of unofficial transcripts; and, (iv) copies of relevant publications (if any) (Ioannis_Raptis at uml.edu<mailto:Ioannis_Raptis at uml.edu?subject=Job%20at%20AcademicKeys.com,%20Ph.D.%20Student%20--%20Autonomous%20Robotic%20Systems%20and%20Networked%20Control%20Systems>). Only shortlisted applicants will be directed to apply to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UMass Lowell. Review of submissions will begin immediately. The deadline for graduate application submission is February 10, 2014.

UMass Lowell has a distinguished reputation in science and engineering and is committed to educating students for lifelong success and conducting high quality research. UMass Lowell is a Carnegie Doctoral High Research university and is ranked in the top tier of the US News and World Report's national university ranking. Annual funded research expenditures exceed $60 million and research is deeply integrated throughout the campus, including 37 interdisciplinary centers and institutes. For example, the new $80 million interdisciplinary Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center opened in Fall 2012 and houses state-of-the-art facilities for advanced materials, manufacturing, nanotechnology and energy research. The Department of Mechanical Engineering has more than 22 faculty, 100 graduate and 600 undergraduate students and is growing at a rapid pace. UMass Lowell is located in the city of Lowell, in the northeast Massachusetts high-tech region, 25 miles from Boston.

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