USA: Aerospace PhD Scholarships
PhD in Control of Unmanned Vehicles-Virginia Tech, USA, 15/5/06
The Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering at Virginia Tech is currently looking for Ph.D. students to join the exciting research in Virginia Center for Autonomous Systems (VaCAS). VaCAS is an interdisciplinary research center between the departments of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
The main goals of the center are to develop theory and technology that will support autonomous coordination within heterogeneous teams of unmanned vehicles. The students will have the oppurtunity to work on a number of research projects related to autonomous systems, like visual guidance and control of autonomous vehicles, including air, ground, and marine vehicles, nonlinear adaptive systems, control of networks of vehicles, etc.
The students will also participate in research projects in the Nonlinear Systems Lab (NSL). The NSL is co-directed by AOE professors Dr. Naira Hovakimyan and Dr. Craig Woolsey. The research at Nonlinear Systems Laboratory is focussed on theoretical, numerical, and experimental investigation of nonlinear system dynamics and control. More details can be found at http://www.aoe.vt.edu/research/groups/nsl/
Prospective students should have a strong interest and background in the fields of mathematical control theory, dynamical systems, control engineering and computation. Students must apply to the PhD program and comply with the graduate school application requirements provided at http://www.grads.vt.edu
The graduate school deadline is May 15, 2006 but it is in the best interest to submit all required material as early as possible.