[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD position in Distributed MAS Coordination

Marin Lujak marin.lujak at mines-douai.fr
Tue Oct 18 05:59:26 PDT 2016

A PhD Contract for an outstanding candidate to undertake research in Distributed Multi-Agent Coordination applied to Robotics and Road Transport


The expected outcome of the research is a PhD dissertation concerning the development of scalable and robust algorithms to coordinate multiple physical mobile agent systems in complex online and rapidly changing environments such as a manufacturing plant or a road network. 

The PhD position is open at the Department of Informatics and Control Systems <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ia.ur.mines-2Ddouai.fr_en_home_&d=DQIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=kCw_q4Uck3tn6RwtFEhw8HmpZogQ4ZZ_9-kkSuZq9P4&s=n9rJ3921BoIV1qL2qBfx-__QRaTSUvgmce46mQ45iYA&e= >  at the Ecole des Mines de Douai <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www2.mines-2Ddouai.fr_en_node_108&d=DQIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=kCw_q4Uck3tn6RwtFEhw8HmpZogQ4ZZ_9-kkSuZq9P4&s=FqaRk0pXdg8C_H3936XIhFRd_LDKiMLuPgfKXSo2HLQ&e= > . 

Eligibility criteria

The candidate is expected to have a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, or a related field with a strong academic background in Combinatorial Optimization, Automation, and/or Robotics. Applicants with an experience in one or more of the above academic fields are encouraged to apply. Furthermore are requested a good knowledge of written and oral English and good programming skills, preferably in Matlab and Java. 

Strong preference will be given to candidates with Combinatorial Optimization background. A high level achievement and experience in multi-disciplinary collaboration are an advantage. 

Benefits of the contract

*  The work contract should start in January 2017 and should last for three years, with a net average salary around  €1.500 per month.

*  Ecole des Mines de Douai student residence accommodation. More info at:  <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www2.mines-2Ddouai.fr_pages_la-2Dmaison-2Ddes-2Deleves&d=DQIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=kCw_q4Uck3tn6RwtFEhw8HmpZogQ4ZZ_9-kkSuZq9P4&s=FaLFvHNyTkGW-yPPsGykIfPk3rc0FK9R2vvzCaGUF80&e= > https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www2.mines-2Ddouai.fr_pages_la-2Dmaison-2Ddes-2Deleves&d=DQIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=kCw_q4Uck3tn6RwtFEhw8HmpZogQ4ZZ_9-kkSuZq9P4&s=FaLFvHNyTkGW-yPPsGykIfPk3rc0FK9R2vvzCaGUF80&e=  . 

*  Ecole des Mines de Douai cafeteria including full board, 7 days a week.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this work contract, you are kindly asked to send your CV, transcripts, certificates and relevant publications (if any) and a Cover Letter describing your research interests and goals in one PDF file at the following email:  <mailto:marin.lujak at mines-douai.fr> marin.lujak at mines-douai.fr by November 15th 2016.

We will carefully review your application and you will be advised of an outcome in December 2016.


Closing date

Complete applications for this position close on November 15th, 2016.


About the Ecole des Mines de Douai 

Ecole des Mines de Douai (Engineering School Douai) is a French National Graduate School of Engineering (Grandes Ecoles d’Ingénieurs) located in Douai, close to Lille in France. Founded in 1878, today the School trains Masters and PhD degrees in multiple engineering fields. Due to its small size (less than 200 accepted students/year), it is highly selective and provides an innovative academic and multi-cultural environment. In numbers, it has more than 25% of foreign students, approx. 50 projects per year, and 7M€ in projects, technology transfer and business services.

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