• 1 PhD position: Complex Networks, Monotone Game Theory, Stochastic Optimization

I am looking for two talented candidates with an M.Sc. degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, or Applied Mathematics, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or related field, with theoretical background and interest in System Theory, Automatic Control, Optimization, Game Theory, and with good command of the English language (knowledge of Dutch is not required).


The candidate will conduct algorithmic, multi-disciplinary, research on complex multi-agent systems characterized by the presence of: (i) mixed cooperative and noncooperative agents; (ii) huge volume of historic data (big data) and forecast on the uncertain variables; (iii) nonlinear system dynamics. The key challenges are to extract the knowledge hidden in the historic data, e.g. via statistical learning, and to coordinate the states and the decisions of the agents to an efficient equilibrium solution, e.g. via the principles of the sharing economy. Thus, distributed statistical learning shall be developed for cooperative game theory. The main application area is distributed, peer-to-peer, energy trading in smart power grids.


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  • 1 PostDoc position: Game theory and Optimization for Automated Driving

I am looking for a talented postdoctoral research fellow with a Ph.D. degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, or Operations Research, or related field, with background and interest in System Theory, Automatic Control, Optimization, Game Theory, and with good command of the English language (knowledge of Dutch is not required). Expertise in mixed-integer optimization is appreciated.

Project description: The researcher will conduct fundamental and algorithmic research on complex multi-agent systems with application to automated driving in highways. The key challenge is to design distributed control algorithms with mixed-integer decision variables for noncooperative, multi-agent and dynamic environments, such as semi-automated highways. With this aim, game-theoretic and optimization-based distributed control shall be developed.

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The positions are in the context of the project “Complex network games: the scenario approach” (OMEGA), funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) for curiosity-driven research in Mathematics and of the project “Enabling peer-to-peer energy trading by leveraging prosumer analytics (P2P-TALES), funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) for innovative research in Energy System Integration & Big Data.


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Conditions of employment


The PhD appointments are for 4 years. The PhD student will participate in the training and research activities of the TU Delft Graduate School and of the Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC). As an employee of TU Delft, the PhD student will receive a competitive salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO), from 2.2k EUR/month (gross, 1st year) to 2.8k EUR/month (gross, 4th year), possibly from 1.7k EUR/month (after taxes, 1st year) to 2.2k EUR/month (after taxes, 4th year), plus holiday allowance (8% of gross annual income) and end-of-year allowance (8.3% of gross annual income), travel budget, secondary benefits, discounts for health insurance and sport membership. Assistance with accommodation can be arranged.

 

The PostDoc appointment is for 1 year, with the possibility for extension. As an employee of TU Delft, the research fellow will receive a competitive salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO) of about 2.9k EUR/month gross, possibly about 2.4k EUR/month after taxes, plus holiday allowance (8% of gross annual income) and end-of-year allowance (8.3% of gross annual income), secondary benefits, discounts for health insurance and sport membership. Assistance with accommodation can be arranged.


Applications shall include the following documents: 

  • curriculum vitae; 
  • statement of motivation and research interests (up to one page);
  • transcripts of all exams taken and obtained degrees (in English);
  • names and contact information of up to three references (e.g. project/thesis supervisors);
  • up to two research-oriented documents (e.g. thesis, conference/journal publication).

 

Applications or inquires shall be emailed to prof. Sergio Grammatico (s.grammatico@tudelft.nl).


The call for applications will remain open until the ideal candidate is found. 

The starting dates are flexible, but ideally would be April/May 2018.


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I am continuously looking for motivated PhD students and Postdoc researchers in the areas of Systems and Control, Game Theory and Optimization.

If you are interested in joining my research group, please send me an email with your CV, transcript of bachelor and master courses, a statement of research interests, and a list of reference contacts.