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Research Scientist: Rockwell Automation, Advanced Technology, USA

The Advanced Technology group at Rockwell Automation 
(http://www.rockwellautomation.com) has a research position available for 
an optimization and control scientist at its Austin, Texas location. The 
successful candidate will join a dynamic research team to develop 
innovative optimization and control solutions for a diverse range of 
applications that will put the candidate’s technical and leadership skills 
to test. The specific activities will focus on fast optimization-based 
control for large-scale nonlinear processes.

Required Skills:
•	Strong Background in process modeling and control.
•	Solid background in optimization algorithms. The ability to develop 
problem specific solvers that exploit problem structure to achieve 
favorable computational properties is a definite plus.
•	Good programming background with languages such as C/C++ or Python.

Desired Skills:
•	Creativity and can do attitude to find novel solutions to 
challenging problems.
•	Ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse technical 
backgrounds and across technologies, disciplines and functions.
•	Experience with the implementation of numerical algorithms in 
computational applications.

Education Requirements:
•	Graduate degree (preferably Ph.D) in Engineering, Physics, or 
Computer Science specializing in one or more of the following: Advanced 
process control, computational efficiency of optimization algorithms, large-
scale optimization.

Salary and contract conditions: 
•	Compensation package will be commensurate with the qualifications 
of the applicant.
•	Minimal travel requirements.

Please send your application (including a full CV) to Bijan Sayyar-Rodsari 
([log in to unmask]).

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