PHDs in Control Engineering

Updated: about 1 month ago

The Control Engineering Group (CEG) at the department of Computer Science and Electrical and Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, is now looking for a 2 PhDs to our growing activities in the areas of Automatic Control with a focus on Robotics.

Subject description
Control Engineering comprises the analysis, design, optimization and implementation of autonomous control systems.

Research topic
The research topic is in the area of Control Engineering. The current PhD position will focus on Aerial Robotics with an emphasis in real life applications like Mining Environments inspection, power line inspection, and social robotics within the list of the previous research directions. Advanced knowledge of automatic control and fundamental principles in robotics is a must, while significant software (ROS and Matlab) is also considered as a plus. Specific research topics include: 

  • Design, Development and Control of Collaborative aerial and ground agents
  • Collaborative formation and scenario accomplishment
  • Collaborative Vision for robotics
  • Decentralized Task execution and overall mission planning
  • Visual Servoing
  • Deep Learning for Autonomy and Adaptation
  • Aerial Vision
  • Networked Control
  • Switching Reconfigurable Control
  • Collaborative Mapping and Exploration
  • Field Robotics
  • Reinforcement Learning for task replication

To be qualified for the position, the applicant must have a MSc degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or related subject.

The candidate will perform research with substantial experimental components that should be published in peer-reviewed international journals and at major conferences. The position will include supervision of MSc students, Teaching Assistant tasks and support in acquire funding for future research projects from research funding agencies/councils, EU framework program or industry. The candidate will need to represent the group in different occasions, both in Sweden and abroad, to have an excellence in speaking English.

For further information about a specific subject see; General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology

For further information please contact Professor George Nikolakopoulos +46 920 491298,

Union representatives: SACO-S Christer Gardelli +46 (0)920-491809, OFR- Lars Frisk, +46 (0)920-491792

Luleå University of Technology is actively working on equality and diversity that contributes to a creative study- and work environment. The University's core values ​​are based on respect, openness, cooperation, trust and responsibility.

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish. Mark your application with the reference number below.

Final day to apply: 30 April 2020

Reference number: 1154-2020

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