PhD/PostDoc Positions

in Estimation and Control

Description: The Chair for Intelligent Sensor-Actuator-Systems (ISAS) works on modern estimation and control methods with applications to
  • Optimization of industrial processes, e.g., optical sorting machines,
  • Traffic management for air traffic control and pedestrian simulation,
  • Development of assitive functions in telepresence systems and in medical engineering, and
  • Sensor data processing in networks, e.g., for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC).

We are seeking to fill seven PhD/PostDoc positions with excellent candidates, who will work closely together in the following areas:

Seven full-time, fully paid positions (as soon as possible)

  • Distributed cooperative nonlinear estimation methods
  • Multisensor data fusion for position estimation of planes and vehicles at airports
  • Networked AR-based training and support of production workers
  • Multi-target tracking and association methods
  • Recursive Estimation of Rigid Body Motions
  • Energy-efficient model-based sensor data fusion in networks
  • Stochastic optimal control based on Gaussian process regression

All positions offer the possibility to cooperate with our network of partners from industry and academia on a national and international basis.

We offer a quick path to the PhD degree (≤ 3 years). Besides research, the supervision of bachelor/master theses and participation in teaching is expected.

Personal Qualifications:
  • Master's degree (or equivalent) / PhD in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, mathematics, ...
  • Very good mathematical knowledge
  • Know-how in stochastics and signal processing (are advantageous, but not a prerequisite)
  • High self-motivation, teamworking skills, and readiness for interdisciplinary work
  • Proficiency in the English language (spoken and written)
  • Commitment to publish research results
  • Willingness for international travel (conferences, research stays, ...)
Payment: The positions are full-time, fully paid researcher positions according to "Vergütungsgruppe des Tarifvertrages des öffentlichen Dienstes" TV-L E13. This may increase depending on experience.
Institute: Institut für Anthropomatik und Robotik (IAR)
Start: as soon as possible
Closing date for applications: June 30, 2017
Application: Submit applications including cover letter, CV, and a copy of the Master’s or PhD degree by June 30, 2017 in electronic form to:

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Uwe D. Hanebeck
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Institut für Anthropomatik und Robotik (IAR)
Lehrstuhl für Intelligente Sensor-Aktor-Systeme (ISAS)
Adenauerring 2
D-76131 Karlsruhe

KIT is pursuing a gender equality policy and encourages women to apply. Furthermore, in case of equal qualification, preference is given to applicants with disabilities.

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