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

Raptis, Ioannis Ioannis_Raptis at uml.edu
Wed Mar 5 10:46:08 PST 2014

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.


-   B.S. degree (M.S. degree is preferable) in mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, computer science, 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.

-  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.

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