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Post-Doc at the Automatic Control Laboratory, KTH, Sweden

Job Description: KTH is the largest technical university in Sweden. Education and research cover a broad spectrum within natural sciences and engineering, as well as architecture, industrial engineering and management, urban planning, work science and environmental engineering. There are circa 13,300 full-year undergraduate students, 1,500 postgraduate students and 3,900 employees.

The School of Electrical Engineering conducts research and education in the fields of electrical engineering, systems engineering, information and communications theory, space and fusion plasma physics, and electrical power engineering. 300 people work in this creative and dynamic environment, out of which half are Ph.D. students, many from other countries. Our research projects are carried out in close collaboration with industry partners as well as with research colleagues from Sweden and other countries. The school is responsible for educating civil engineers in electrical engineering and five masters programs which are in great demand and which have a close connection to our main fields.

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The Automatic Control Lab at KTH conducts research in networked control systems, control of communication systems, systems biology and system identification. We perform fundamental research and engage in industrial projects with partners such as ABB, Scania, GM, Ericsson, and Honeywell. Much of the research is conducted within the Linnaeus Centre ACCESS, Sweden’s largest research effort in networked systems, and in EU-projects in collaboration with top universities in Europe and USA. We have a large international academic network and collaborate regularly with UC Berkeley, Caltech, ETH, and Stanford among others.

We are looking for one post-doc. within the area of

Identification of Complex, Structured and Networked Systems:

It is increasingly common that engineering systems are built from components that are interconnected in complex networks. Examples are found in the vehicle and IT industry, in energy and material distribution, and in industrial process control. This project concerns development of systematic modeling techniques for large-scale complex dynamical systems. You will for example work with system identification and/or model reduction of complex networked systems. The models are to be used for control, fault detection, or system design.
We are also partner in the new EU project AUTOPROFIT (Advanced Autonomous Model-Based Operation of Industrial Process Systems) where the objective is to develop methodologies which decrease the modeling cost and provide efficient model maintenance in process control applications. The project has Eindhoven University, Delft Technical University, RWTH Aachen, and KTH as academic partners, and Boliden (Sweden), ABB (Sweden) and SASOL (South Africa) as industrial partners. Here we will develop a system identification framework for model predictive control.
Qualifications of Candidates

The aim of a Postdoctoral fellow is to add new expertise to the group, and to take on a leading role in one or more research projects. Candidates should have (or soon receive) a Ph.D. in an area related to the research area above, and demonstrate exceptional research accomplishments (or promise).

To address its varied work, KTH aims to employ a diversity of talent and thus welcomes applicants who will add to the variety of the University, especially as concerns its gender structure.

This Postdoctoral fellow position extend over two years. The main focus of a postdoctoral fellow is research, but there is also an opportunity to do a certain amount of teaching. The starting date is open for discussion, though ideally we would like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

Form of employment: Time limited.
Start date: According to agreement.

The application should contain a cover letter, cv, statement of proposed research, list of publications and copies of most relevant publications, and names and contact information of two references who can attest to the candidate’s ability and potential. Please note that all material submitted should be in English, except for official documents. The application should be either electronically submitted to

[email protected]

in a single pdf-file, or a hardcopy should be sent to

School of Electrical Engineering
Attn: Liselott Sandahl
Osquldas väg 10

Latest date for submission of application: 2010-06-15
Quote the following reference number: E-2010-0141

Contact: For more information about the position, please contact:

Professor Håkan Hjalmarsson,[email protected]

Professor Bo Wahlberg  ,[email protected]

More information about the Automatic Control Laboratory can be found at


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