Netherlands: Ph.D in Quantitative behavior and control code generation

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Delft University of Technology, Faculty of 3mE Delft Center for Systems and Control
Delft, 2628 CD (Zuid-Holland) , 38 hours per week
Delft University of Technology, Faculty of 3mE

Job description This project is a part of the Automatic Generation of Control Software for Mechatronic Systems Project, which is a collaboration between Delft University of Technology (Faculties 3mE and Aerospace Engineering) and University of Twente (Faculty CTW), funded by SenterNovem within the IOP-IPCR (Innovative Research Program – Integrated Product Creation and Realization) program. The project offers four PhD positions in total (more information on the entire project is included overleaf).

The research subject of this particular vacancy is the generation of control software for mechatronics machines from functional and behavioral descriptions. The PhD first studies the modeling of functions and behaviors based on qualitative modeling techniques. Then, he/she will develop algorithms to generate qualitative behaviors from functional information and then implement a system to do so. The second task is to develop a framework for multiple model management which integrates other subsystems (mechanical CAD, electronics CAD, CASE tools, and any other tools developed by the team). Such a framework requires ontology-based integration. The PhD student is therefore primarily responsible for developing the following subsystems.

– Model-based representation systems for functional and behavioral modeling.
– Model-based qualitative behavior generation system from functional information.
– Multiple model management system.

Requirements Required education/skills: University Graduate
Candidates should hold a master degree in control systems, electrical, mechanical or aerospace engineering or an equivalent field with good knowledge in engineering design and computer science (embedded systems, artificial intelligence) . Desired are solid programming skills, good communication skills in writing as well as oral. Since the PhD student has to deal with the integration framework, good collaboration attitudes are mandatory. The starting date is as soon as possible.

TU Delft is a bilingual organisation. Good command of English (written and oral) is essential.
Job type: Research / Advising
Workfield(s) :
– Research trainees, non-tenured lecturers, researchers( Scientific discipline: Engineering)

Organization Delft University of Technology, Faculty of 3mE
Delft Center for Systems and Control
Delft University of Technology is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research within the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and designs are strongly oriented towards applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft we work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises 8 faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.

The Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, abbreviated 3mE, delivers committed engineers and PhD students and carries out boundary breaking scientific research in the area of mechanical, maritime and materials engineering. 3mE is a perfect example of a dynamic and innovative faculty, with a European ambition, visibly contributing to society.

The Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC) is a merger of three former systems and control groups within Delft University of Technology. The teaching and research field encompasses the wide area of modelling, estimation and identification, robust control and optimization of continuous and hybrid dynamical systems. Applications include, but are not limited to, mechatronics and microsystems, sustainable industrial processes, transportation and traffic control, and physical imaging systems.

DCSC is responsible for a new international MSc program in Systems and Control, and participates in the BSc and MSc programs in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, applied physics and chemical engineering. Moreover, the group actively participates in the Dutch graduate school DISC (Dutch Institute of Systems and Control).
The Center is located within the 3mE Faculty of Delft University of Technology, and has extensive laboratory facilities. It participates in the research activities of the Delft Research Centre on Mechatronics and Microsystems, and it maintains cooperative research contacts with many industrial partners.

Conditions of employment Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 2000 – 2500

Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 4 years
Maximum hours per week: 38
Additional conditions of employment:
We offer the opportunity to do research that is both scientifically challenging, and has a higher societal and economical relevance. The PhD student will work with other researchers in a multidisciplinary research group. The PhD student will also participate in the research school DISC. The appointment is for 4 years. The PhD starting salary for the first year is based on scale P-0 with a maximum of € 1,933 per month gross, based on a full-time appointment. Benefits and other employment conditions are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Assistance with accommodation can be arranged.

With regard to selection, internal candidates take precedence over external candidates. TU Delft strives to increase the number of women in higher academic positions; women are thus especially encouraged to apply.

Additional Information Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

Prof.dr. Robert Babuska
Telephone number: 31-15 2785117
E-mail address: r.babuska@tudelft. nl
Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following links:

    * About the organization (http://www.3mE. tudelft.nl )
    * About the department (http://www.dcsc. tudelft.nl )

Application You can apply for this job before 01-06-2007 (dd-mm-yyyy) by sending your application to:

TU Delft – Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Personnel Department
Mrs.A.R. Timmermans
Mekelweg 2
2628 CD Delft
NL
E-mail: Application- 3mE@tudelft. nl

When applying for this job always mention the vacancynumber AT3me07.11.

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