A postdoctoral position is currently available in the Control Systems Engineering Laboratory at
Arizona State University (CSEL, http://csel.asu.edu). This position is in support of two US National
Institutes of Health grants focused on applying system identification, dynamical systems, and
control engineering principles to develop novel time-varying interventions for chronic, relapsing
disorders in behavioral health. These interventions play an increasingly prominent role in a wide
variety of areas of public health importance, including drug abuse, HIV/AIDS, cancer, mental
health, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular health, and aging.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in an engineering discipline with strong demonstrated analytical
and computing skills. An ideal candidate has expertise in the following areas: system
identification, model predictive control, and simulation and optimization of stochastic systems.
Activities associated with these projects will be performed in a highly interdisciplinary environment
involving psychologists (clinical, quantitative, developmental), statisticians, and computer
scientists. Strong communication skills and the ability to interact in a diverse intellectual
environment are a must. Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to
apply. Additional information regarding CSEL's efforts in this area can be found in
A competitive salary is available for well-qualified individuals. The initial appointment is for one
year, renewable for additional years based on performance and continued availability of funds.
Interested individuals should apply to Professor Daniel E. Rivera, Program Director, Control
Systems Engineering Laboratory at [log in to unmask] Please include a CV, a list of three
references, and a brief statement of research interests. Copies of significant authored publications
in themes relevant to the projects are welcome.