[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-Doctoral Position in the Control of Hybrid Vehicles at Institut Pascal / IMobS3 (Clermont-Ferrand, France)
Lounis.Adouane at univ-bpclermont.fr
Thu Jan 7 09:43:04 PST 2016
The MACCS (http://maccs.univ-bpclermont.fr/) team at Institut Pascal /
http://www.imobs3.univ-bpclermont.fr/ (Clermont-Ferrand, France) is
seeking applications for 1 post-doctoral fellow position in the field of
the Control of Hybrid Vehicles.
Keywords: Tri-actuated bus (Electric, Hydraulic and Thermic); Optimal
Powertrain Control; Online and offline optimal control; Artificial
Intelligence (Dynamic programming, MDP, Fuzzy logic, etc.).
Context: The opened post-doctoral position will be in the context of
BUSINOVA Evolution project, funded by ADEME agency (“Investissements
d’Avenir”) of French government. This project aims to enhance the
energetic performance of an urban bus (called BUSINOVA) while optimizing
the powertrain control strategy to deal with its three possible modes of
actuation (Tri-Hybrid: Electric, Hydraulic and Thermic). While working
in the MACCS team, the successful candidate will have the chance to work
with close collaboration with Safra (Albi, France), the company which
designed and produced the BUSINOVA (http://www.businova.com/).
Main objectives (in short): Proposition of optimal control
strategies/laws in order to optimize the energy consumption of the
Tri-actuated bus. The research aims to find the most efficient way to
switch/merge between the different actuations modes to cope notably with
the power-peak demand during the bus starting phase and to store the
high power flow during the stop phase. The performance of the bus must
be also optimized in terms of battery autonomy, passengers comfort, time
to the stations, etc.
Simulation and experimental platforms: The modeling and the control of
the overall system will be done first using MATLAB/Simulink and while
using dedicated simulator as TruckMaker. Thereafter, effective
implementation in C++ will be done on the actual system in Safra Company
Candidacy and contacts: Applicants should have a PhD Degree in
Electrical Engineering (Automatic control or Robotics) or in Computer
science. Candidates with a strong background in the control of Hybrid
Electric Vehicles, Optimal control and/or artificial Intelligence
methodologies (Dynamic programming, MDP, Fuzzy logic, Neural network,
etc.) are particularly encouraged to apply. Good skills in C++ and/or
MATLAB/Simulink will be appreciated.
The initial term of appointment is for 12 months, with the possibility
of renewal (until 24 months) based on satisfactory performance.
Potential start date: February 1, 2016. Competitive salary is offered.
The candidates should e-mail ASAP a single pdf file to
Lounis.Adouane at univ-bpclermont.fr, including: a Cover Letter describing
background and motivation, CV, letters of recommendation and 2 to 3
most relevant publications. Please put "Control of Hybrid Vehicles
Postdoc" in the subject line.
PS: The pdf version of the post-doc position can be downloaded via:
Maître de conférences - HDR (Associate Professor),
UMR CNRS 6602, Campus Universitaire des Cézeaux
Bâtiment UFR Sciences et Techniques
63177 AUBIERE CEDEX
Tel : +33 (0)4 73 40 72 45
Fax : +33 (0)4 73 40 72 62
Web : http://lounis.adouane.online.fr
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