[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD position in the Unmanned Systems Research Institute - Univ. of Denver

Matt Rutherford matthew.rutherford at du.edu
Thu Nov 13 08:12:00 PST 2014


The University of Denver Unmanned Systems Research Institute (DU2SRI)
invites applications for a Ph.D. student. The successful applicant will
work in the areas of Nonlinear Control and Autopilot Development for
small-scale unmanned helicopters. The research has both theoretical and
applied components. 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.



*Qualifications:*



-  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.



-  Excellent English communication skills (written and oral).



- Ability to conduct independent research.





*Desired Experience:*



-  Experience in programming controllers and sensor / actuator logic for
autopilot boards.



-  Hands-on experience with unmanned rotorcraft (not necessarily as a
pilot).



-  Experience in advanced control nonlinear dynamic systems.



-  Publication record in the area of Unmanned Systems.





*To Apply:*



Please email, as a single .pdf document: (i) a cover letter (clearly
indicating available start date, relevant experience and motivation); (ii)
detailed CV; (iii) copies of transcripts; and, (iv) copies of relevant
publications (if any) to du2sri at gmail.com. The successful applicant will be
directed to apply to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
at the University of Denver, and so must meet all requirements of the
graduate school:



http://www.du.edu/apply/graduates/applicationrequirements.html



Review of submissions will begin immediately; the successful applicant is
expected to begin work in Winter/Spring 2015.


DU2SRI was launched in November 2012 to conduct research in the area of
unmanned systems, among others. The Institute owns a fleet of aerial and
ground vehicles and specializes in the in-house design and development of
new robotic platforms. More information about the Institute can be found in
the following webpage: *www.du2sri.com <http://www.du2sri.com/>*.


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