[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Postdoc position in control theory and motion planning

Meeko Oishi oishi at unm.edu
Wed Jul 1 19:02:10 PDT 2015

Postdoctoral Associate: Stochastic Reachability for Cyber-Physical Systems

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico (UNM) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate with an anticipated start date of Fall 2015.

The postdoctoral associate will work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers in ECE and in Computer Science to a) apply stochastic reachability and stochastic optimal control to improve safety in human-in-the loop systems, b) combine stochastic reachability and motion planning algorithms to enable navigation in complex, dynamic, and uncertain environments, and c) develop computational techniques to facilitate the computation of the stochastic reachable set. This is a benefits-eligible, one-year appointment that may be renewed for an additional year contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of resources. No teaching is expected during the appointment. Salary is dependent upon experience and qualification.

How to apply:
Interested candidates should provide a CV, a cover letter summarizing capabilities and interests, and contact information for three professional references, to Prof. Meeko Oishi (oishi at unm.edu). Applications received by September 15, 2015 will receive full consideration, although the position will remain open until filled.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by the time of appointment in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or a closely related field, and demonstrate excellent potential for research.

Preferred Qualifications:
Desirable experience includes work in hybrid systems, stochastic optimal control, reachability analysis, or optimization. In addition, candidates should have a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success.

About UNM:
UNM is New Mexico’s flagship institution, and is located in Albuquerque, NM, USA, a metropolitan area of 650,000 that provides a wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. The surrounding area is renowned for outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, cycling, skiing, and others. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. For additional information see http://www.unm.edu.

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