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The Automatic Control Laboratory (Laboratoire d’Automatique, LA,
http://lawww.epfl.ch) 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
(http://phd.epfl.ch/page76428.html?matrix=1231145247418) 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	
E-mail:[log in to unmask]		
Voice: +41 21 693 3843		
or	
Dr. Grégory François
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Voice: +41 21 693 3844

Fax: +41 21 693 2574
Address: Laboratoire d’Automatique
EPFL - Station 9
CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland