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Rector of the

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STU)

 Slovak Republic

invites applications for postdoctoral research position to work on the research project:

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Process Control and Automation (Assoc. Prof. Michal Kvasnica, PhD., Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology STU, michal.kvasnica[@]stuba.sk)

The aim of the project is to apply machine learning and artificial intelligence methods to synthesize control systems composed of three components: an inference mechanism, a process model, and a control strategy. The task of the inference mechanism is to deduce values of unmeasured parameters and process values from known measured signals. Subsequently, the inferred values are utilized by the process model to predict the future evolution of the controlled plant. Finally, the aim of the control strategy is to deduce optimal control actions based on the process model. The implementation of these blocks will be based on, respectively, machine learning techniques (SVM, PCA, etc.), deep neural networks, and model predictive control. The objective of the project is to extend existing machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques to systems that combine continuous dynamics with discrete logic (known as hybrid systems), to combine the methods in a systematic manner, and to implement developed algorithms in the form of open-source software packages.

Call opening: 23. 8. 2017

Application deadline: 30. 9. 2017

Job open time: 16. 10. 2017

Minimum Experience/Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in appropriate field awarded no more than 3 years ago

Other conditions: EU residency

Applications should be send electronically to research@stuba.sk. In case of questions about this positions contact research@stuba.sk or directly the mentor.

Candidates should send written application for the postdoc position, CV, description of research or artistic activities, overview of publications or artistic activities.

Address for the applications:

Rektorát STU
Útvar vedy a medzinárodnej spolupráce
Vazovova 5
SK - 812 43 Bratislava