PhD Position at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne

PhD Position in Real-time Optimization of Dynamical Systems at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)

The Automatic Control Laboratory (Laboratoire d`Automatique, LA, of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) is looking for a qualified candidate to undertake doctoral work in the area of Real-time Optimization of Dynamical Systems.

The project will focus on the use of measurements for real-time optimization. In particular, it is proposed to formalize some aspects of NCO tracking, a methodology developed at LA, which turns a dynamic optimization problem into a feedback control problem.

Applicants should have a strong background in dynamical systems, control, and optimization and hold a master`s degree in Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering. EPFL offers highly competitive salaries. The position is available right away, but a start within 3-6 months is possible.

For application, please use the form provided by the doctoral program in Electrical Engineering ( and send the complete application package, indicating your intention to be hired by LA and including 3 reference letters, to Prof. Bonvin.

Your application will then be forwarded to the doctoral program directly by LA. Please pay no attention to the deadlines mentioned on the doctoral school`s webpage, for this position is a specific opening at LA.

For inquiry, please contact:
Prof. Dominique Bonvin
Voice: +41 21 693 3843

Dr. Grégory François
Voice: +41 21 693 3844
Fax: +41 21 693 2574
Address: Laboratoire d`Automatique
EPFL – Station 9
CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland


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