[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] PhD Assistantship Available on Aerial Robots at the University of Kansas

Chao, Haiyang chaohaiyang at ku.edu
Tue Oct 21 09:38:49 PDT 2014

We have two openings in Fall 2015 for Ph.D. research assistants on estimation and control of aerial robots/UAVs in the research group of Dr. Haiyang Chao at the Aerospace Engineering Department of the University of Kansas. The successful candidates will work on developing new estimation filters and controllers for autonomous aerospace vehicles.

Current research topics include:
(1) small aerial robot development for remote sensing,
(2) cooperative sensing and cooperative control using aircraft formations,
(3) vision aided navigation in GPS-denied environments.
For more information, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/haiyangchao/research or http://people.ku.edu/~h512c315/

We offer
(1) PhD RA positions in a small, dedicated team (close collaborations among faculty, undergraduates, and graduate students).
(2) Great opportunities to work on hardware systems to solve real world research problems.
(3) Good salary and full tuition waiver.

Applicants should hold a B.S. or M.S. degree in related fields. Desired candidates should have strong background and interests in at least two of the following areas:
(1) Controller theory & applications (e.g., PID/LQR)
(2) Stochastic estimation filter design (e.g. EKF, UKF),
(3) Computer vision & vision based SLAM.
(4) MATLAB/C programming & embedded systems.
Students with experiences on Remote Controlled (RC) airplanes and Paparazzi /Procerus/Piccolo are especially welcomed to apply.

Please contact Assistant Professor Haiyang Chao (<mailto:chaohaiyang at ku.edu<mailto:chaohaiyang%20at%20ku.edu>>) with
(1) A paragraph in the main body of the email to summarize your related research experiences and your motivation to get a Ph.D. in our group,
(2) Research statement,
(2) Detailed CV,
(3) Copies of transcript(s),
(4) TOEFL/GRE scores,
(5) Three reference letters and their contact information.

The KU Aerospace Engineering Program is ranked at 33rd nationwide according to the U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges, 2014 issue. Kansas hosts many large aircraft corporations including Cessna, Learjet, Hawker Beechcraft and Spirit AeroSystems, as well as other big companies including Sprint Nextel. Garmin.

Haiyang Chao

Ph.D. & Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering Department
The University of Kansas
Office: Learned 2130

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