[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Funded PhD student positions at the University of California Santa Barbara

Mahnoosh Alizadeh alizadeh at ece.ucsb.edu
Tue Nov 29 10:23:29 PST 2016


The Smart Infrastructure Systems lab at the University of California Santa
Barbara has *multiple open positions of PhD student researchers*. The
students will be part of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department
and work with Prof. Mahnoosh Alizadeh (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ece.ucsb.edu_-7Ealizadeh_&d=DgIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=_U2Muma2_xW6irTdtZiEe0At_kxn1Qh4YPken3KwT1w&s=qp0CqvYGPPggL4xz4AmUKGFFRnVqi-b3NlA09dzX0Ig&e= 
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The successful applicant will have a *strong mathematical background* with
interests in *s**tochastic systems, control, and optimization *(both B.S.
or M.S. degree holders will be considered). The lab focuses on creating
tools that communicate with automated and interconnected sensing devices
and implement control algorithms to engage with humans in the loop, with
the goal of improving efficiency and reliability of societal infrastructure
systems, e.g., energy or transportation systems. One particular interest is
the design of *control algorithms and marketplaces for autonomous electric
vehicles*.

Interested applicants should apply to the the Electrical and Computer
Engineering (ECE) graduate program
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UCSB.  The ECE department was ranked at 19th in the US by the U.S. News &
World Report's 2017 "Best Graduate Schools". Current UCSB faculty includes
six Nobel Prize laureates (2 are in ECE), one Fields Medalist, 39 members
of the National Academy of Sciences (5 are in ECE), 27 members of the
National Academy of Engineering (15 are in ECE), and 34 members of the
American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Santa Barbara is also a great city
to live in. Located 100 miles up the coast from Los Angeles, UCSB sits atop
cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is one of a few universities in
the US with its own beach.

Application deadline is December 15th.


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