[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] NIMBUS Lab: Funded PhD Positions in Aerial Robotics at the University of Nebraska...

Brittany Duncan bduncan at unl.edu
Fri Oct 21 09:01:23 PDT 2016

The Nebraska Intelligent MoBile Unmanned Systems (NIMBUS) Lab (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__nimbus.unl.edu_&d=DQIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=kO40PyY7cAnDtN0tBSroUVdL4SITu63qfbTrA__ndak&s=fxJA8cUE23WtjN3e5oZMMTQrGKIwEwEEIxtxhW6Muv4&e= ) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking applicants for multiple funded PhD positions in Aerial Robotics.  Deadline for application is January 15, 2017 for August 2017 admission and September 1, 2017 for January 2018 admission.

Specific areas of interest include:

-Human-Robot Interaction

-Cyber-Physical Systems

-Near Obstacle Interaction (sensor integration, reliability, etc.)

-Software Engineering

-Field Robotics

Candidates should have a background in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or similar.  ROS experience is preferred.

Interested candidates should contact nimbus_directors at cse.unl.edu<mailto:nimbus_directors at cse.unl.edu> with a CV and Statement of Purpose (indicating areas of interest and competencies).  Further information about the Admissions requirements can be found at: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__cse.unl.edu_graduate-2Dadmission-2Drequirements&d=DQIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=kO40PyY7cAnDtN0tBSroUVdL4SITu63qfbTrA__ndak&s=WfMOhAVowHazMhYdb_dAQeOe_T3c7YWpp1mMNnXTlCE&e= .


NIMBUS is directed by four professors (Drs. Bradley, Detweiler, Duncan, and Elbaum), has over 15 current students, and 20 vehicles (including ground, air, and water-based systems).  The focus of work is on close interaction of unmanned systems with unstructured environments, and the necessary research to support these interactions, from the controls, software, sensors, and interaction perspectives.  NIMBUS has two Vicon laboratories, with workspaces in both the flight labs and in dedicated writing areas.  Videos of current projects can be found at: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.youtube.com_user_nimbuslab&d=DQIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=kO40PyY7cAnDtN0tBSroUVdL4SITu63qfbTrA__ndak&s=OMKU7l-rrjA8Q52bEdry8D53Rdu89eYBUFPAICylXTs&e= .

About UNL Computer Science and Engineering:

The Computer Science and Engineering Department at UNL is quickly growing. CSE has more than 40 faculty members, eight of which have won CAREER awards, and an average of $5 million in research expenditures a year.

About Lincoln:

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community.  With more parkland per capita than Austin, Portland, and all but a handful of U.S. cities, an extensive (and growing) bike trail network, many and diverse employment opportunities, and a low cost of living, Lincoln is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Midwest.


Brittany A. Duncan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Phone: 402-472-5073, Email: bduncan at unl.edu<mailto:bduncan at unl.edu>

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