[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Funded PhD Positions in Autonomous Navigation/Perception and Multi-Robot Systems at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

Zhuoyuan Song zsong at hawaii.edu
Fri Nov 9 12:59:20 PST 2018

There are several Ph.D. positions available immediately for enthusiastic individuals in the Robot Autonomy and Navigation Lab (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www2.hawaii.edu_-7Ezsong&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=FjtVh57bcXtrgizX7SSWxG5bnPG86CfLYSnX6GXWK6U&s=gvkw2nD1EzSRuOBIu17Aps-y5FITy3KHIZBuNpvuosc&e= <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www2.hawaii.edu_-7Ezsong&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=FjtVh57bcXtrgizX7SSWxG5bnPG86CfLYSnX6GXWK6U&s=gvkw2nD1EzSRuOBIu17Aps-y5FITy3KHIZBuNpvuosc&e=>) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. We are looking for self-motivated researchers to work in areas including marine/aerial/ground robotics, autonomous navigation, and multi-robot systems. Desired candidates should have both a strong background in theoretical analysis and hands-on experience in robot prototyping and testing. Successful applicants will conduct research on one or both of the following topics:

Topic 1: Autonomous Navigation
We are interested in novel navigation/localization solutions that help enhance the capability and intelligence of mobile robots in large-scale environmental sensing missions. We address the critical issue of GPS-denied localization in long-term missions and the associated environmental sensing problems. Focus areas include concurrent navigation and sensing, long-term (life-long) autonomy, sensor fusion, dynamics learning, and marine robotics.

Topic 2:  Multi-Robot System
We are also interested in the modeling and decentralized control of multi-robot systems. Focus areas include the coordination of multi-robot systems under the influence of strong geophysical circulations, human-swarm interaction, and swarm security and privacy. Candidates with backgrounds in control theory, graph theory, and distributed system are preferred.

How to apply:
For full consideration, please email Prof. Zhuoyuan Song (zsong at hawaii.edu <mailto:zsong at hawaii.edu>) with the subject line “[PhD Student] <Your Name> 2018” and attach a single PDF file containing:
(1) Cover letter
(2) CV/Resume with GPA
(3) Names and contact information of two academic references

About UH Manoa:
UH Manoa is one of 115 R1: Research Universities, considered the top tier in the country, and one of a handful of land-, sea-, space- and sun-grant institutions. It is a global leader in earth and environmental sciences, consistently ranked among the top 15 universities internationally, ahead of some of the world’s most prestigious schools. UH Manoa researchers provide world-class expertise to local leaders on important issues including sustainability, climate, food systems and Hawai‘i’s unique health issues. Honolulu is the largest city in the state of Hawaiʻi and one of America’s safest cities with many unique features and characteristics.

Zhuoyuan Song, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Tel: (808) 956-0807
Fax: (808) 956-2373

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