PhD students in networked learning and control cyber-physical-human systems

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 23 May 2024

3 May 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Research Field

Engineering » Control engineering
Engineering » Electrical engineering
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country

Sweden
Application Deadline

23 May 2024 - 21:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

38
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description
Project description

Third-cycle subject: Electrical Engineering

The Division of Decision and Control Systems is looking for up to two doctoral students with a strong background in control systems, mathematics, and modeling, and with a keen interest in network theory. The project lies in the intersection of network dynamics, learning, and control, and aims at addressing theoretical challenges within networked cyber-physical-human systems (cphs). These systems are characterized by humans in interconnected communities making decisions while interacting with a cyber-physical or control system, and applications include complex socio-technical systems such as smart cities. The project will include learning complex dynamics from big data and rigorous characterization and (data-based) modeling of decision-making dynamics over networked cphs, in addition to the development of novel tools to design and assess the impact of control strategies or interventions.

The Division of Decision and Control Systems conducts, among others, fundamental research in networked control systems. The PhD project will include potential collaborations with the KTH Live-in Lab and involvement in experimental design. Moreover, given the natural interdisciplinary aspect of the proposed network perspective for cphs, collaborations with scientists from other disciplines will be encouraged.

Supervision: Assistant Professor Angela Fontan, Professor Karl Henrik Johansson


What we offer
  • The possibility to study in a dynamic and international research environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities from all over the world .
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s Doctoral student salary agreement.
  • A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH .

Admission requirements

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master's degree), or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6.


Selection

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency. 

Target degree: Doctoral degree


Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.


Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH's website .


Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section's website .


To apply for the position

Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above) . Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages. Copies of originals must be certified .
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  • Contact information to at least/possibly three reference persons.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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The position may include security-sensitive activities. To become authorized, you therefore need to pass a possible security check.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

 

 


About KTH

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy. Read more here

Type of employment: Temporary position
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: According to agreement
Salary: Monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions: 2
Full-time equivalent: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: J-2024-1220
Contact:

  • Assistant Professor Angela Fontan, [email protected]
  • HR Viktor Söderlund, [email protected]
  • Published: 2024-05-02
    Last application date: 2024-05-23


    Requirements
    Research Field
    Engineering
    Years of Research Experience
    1 - 4

    Research Field
    Engineering
    Years of Research Experience
    1 - 4

    Additional Information
    Website for additional job details

    https://academicpositions.com

    Work Location(s)
    Number of offers available
    2
    Company/Institute
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology
    Country
    Sweden
    City
    Stockholm
    Postal Code
    11428
    Street
    Brinellvägen 8

    Where to apply
    Website

    https://academicpositions.com/ad/kth-royal-institute-of-technology/2024/phd-stu…

    Contact
    City

    Stockholm
    Website

    http://www.kth.se
    Postal Code

    11428

    STATUS: EXPIRED

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