[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Ph.D. Position - University of Massachusetts Lowell
Ph.D. Student - Distributed Fault Diagnosis
Applications are invited for two Ph.D. positions in Distributed Fault Diagnosis for Large-Scale Nonlinear Stochastic Systems. The positions are with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and the students will work under the supervision of Dr. Ioannis Raptis. The research has analytical, computational and experimental components. The project involves the derivation of distributed estimation-based algorithms for complex processes.
This project will establish a mathematical framework for the design of distributed model-based fault-sensitive filters for complex processes. Estimation-based filters will be designed that can identify and isolate faults that occur in large-scale nonlinear systems. The results of this work will be disseminated to contemporary large-scale systems of interest such as mobile robots, power grid systems, water distribution networks, and transportation systems.
Students from all majors relevant to estimation theory, control systems, computer science, and applied mathematics are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate should hold a Master's degree in Engineering or Science. Preference will be given to students with strong background in signal processing, nonlinear dynamic systems, and probability theory. Good communication skills (written and oral) are essential.
The assistantship includes a tuition waiver and a graduate student stipend. Review of submissions will begin immediately. Interested students are strongly encouraged to apply early, as the hire of successful candidates will take place on the first-come-first-served basis. The desired start date is September 2018.