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PhD research fellowship position at Department of Engineering Cybernetics within nonlinear model predictive control

PhD research fellowship position at Department of Engineering Cybernetics within nonlinear model predictive control

There is a PhD research fellowship position vacancy at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics, to work with next-generation optimization-based predictive control. The position is offered for a period of 4 years, 25% of which goes into mandatory work for the Department.

Optimization-based predictive control (or nonlinear model predictive control) has reached a fairly mature stage as far as basic theory and numerical algorithms are concerned. However, there is still progress to be made when it comes to how to combine good control performance with economic performance, particularly during large load changes, product grade changes, etc. The successful candidate will improve state-of-the-art by developing new formulations with analysis of closed-loop properties. The work will take place in an active research group with industrial and international interactions.

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Applicants must have a MSc (or siv.ing.) degree in control systems or similar. Solid scientific qualifications, relevant MSc research topics and personal qualities are important. Foreign applicants must document a TOEFL score of 600 or higher. The goal of the announced position is to obtain a PhD degree, hence the successful applicant must be enrolled as a PhD student at NTNU, please see http://www.ime.ntnu.no/english/research/phd for information about PhD education at NTNU.

The applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Lars Imsland ([email protected]) for more information.

Applications are to be sent to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway, or by e-mail to: [email protected] (This address is for complete applications only. Enquiries to this address will not be answered).

Applications should be marked: IME 051-2009.

Closing date: September 30th 2009.

For more information, please see attachment.
Further Scholarship Information and Application
2009 10586 stip ITK.pdf

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