Doctorate ACS

2020 Best PhD thesis award competition

Date: 01.08.2020

The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society – Romania Chapter is pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 Best PhD Thesis Award Competition for doctoral theses publicly defended after January 1st 2018 in a Romanian higher education or research institution. The deadline for applications submission is 31.08.2020. More informations about this competion can be found at the website address: https://r8.ieee.org/romania-ras/phdaward/ and in the attached flyer.

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Admission 2020-2021 Results

Date: 09.07.2020

The results of the examination for admission in Ph.D. programs in the session July 2020 are presented here.

Job offer – we are recruiting one Ph.D. candidate supported by Norway Grants (UEFISCDI) to work in the project Efficient Learning and Optimization Tools for Hyperspectral Imaging Systems (ELO-Hyp) on optimization methods for machine learning with applications in hyperspectral imaging.

Date: 05.07.2020

1 PhD position available at University Politehnica Bucharest

We are recruiting 1 PhD candidate supported by Norway Grants (UEFISCDI) to work in the project Efficient Learning and Optimization Tools for Hyperspectral Imaging Systems (ELO-Hyp) on optimization methods for machine learning with applications in hyperspectral imaging.

Description of the project. In this project new optimization algorithms will be designed and their computational performance assessed for large-scale optimization problems, based on the structure present in the problem, such as data structure or structure in the objective function and based on different models of computations, such as parallel or distributed computing. To obtain scalable algorithms, stochastic framework will be combined with fast optimization schemes such as higherorder methods. Then, these numerical optimization methods will be combined with machine learning techniques for processing hyperspectral images. The phd student will work in close collaboration with the Control Group from university NTNU (Norway) and Coltea Hospital (Romania) for processing hyperspectral images arising in ocean monitoring and medical imaging. He/she will also visit NTNU (Norway) for 3 months to work on a real application related to ocean monitoring.

Requirements:

We are looking for candidates with strong mathematical and computations skills (optimization, linear algebra, calculus, matlab/python) to work on theoretical and algorithmic projects at the interface between optimization, machine learning and image processing. The position is for 3 years and is available immediately (before September 2020). Interested candidates are invited to send:

  • half-page cover letter motivating your interest and suitability for the position
  • detailed CV including research experience and any previous publications
  • transcripts of academic records indicating courses taken (including grades); please indicate also the optimization courses you attend and a short description.
  • half-page summary of your MSc thesis
  • contact details of two relevant references (email, phone number)

by email at the email address: ion.necoara@acse.pub.ro. 

Eligibility criteria:

Candidates must –at the date of recruitment (September 2020)– (i) have obtained the MSc degree entitling you to embark on a doctorate; (ii) be within the first five years of your research career (i.e. after finishing master).

Conditions of employment: 

The PhD students will work in the group of Professor Ion Necoara (https://acse.pub.ro/person/ionnecoara/), that belongs to the Automatic Control and Systems Engineering Department, University Politehnica Bucharest, Romania. This is full position and the gross salary will be about 1.300 euro.

For     more     information     about     the     project,     please     contact     Prof.     Ion     Necoara

(ion.necoara@acse.pub.ro).

Job offer – we are recruiting two Ph.D. candidates supported by the EU-H2020-MSCA-ITN project TraDE-OPT, specifically for ESR 9 and 10, to work on Optimization Methods for Big Data, Machine Learning or Network Systems.

Date: 05.07.2020

2 PhD positions available at University Politehnica Bucharest

 

We are recruiting 2 PhD candidates supported by EU-H2020-MSCA-ITN project TraDE-OPT (https://trade-opt-itn.eu), specifically for ESR 9 and 10, to work on Optimization Methods for Big Data, Machine Learning or Network Systems.

PhD 1: Scalable optimization algorithms for huge-scale optimization problems In this project (ESR 9) new algorithms will be designed and their computational performance assessed for huge-scale optimization problems, based on the structure present in the problem, such as data structure or structure in the objective function and based on different models of computations, such as parallel or distributed computing. To obtain scalable algorithms, stochastic framework will be combined with fast optimization schemes such as higher-order methods. Applications in machine learning field are expected. The student will also visit Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and Supelec (France) for 3 months. He/she will also have an internship at the company CAMELOT (Italy) for 3 months to work on a real application related to unsupervised feature selection.

Phd 2: Significant advances in the state of the art of decision-making for complex network systems.

In this project (ESR 10) new efficient control schemes for large-scale network systems will be developed. In order to be able to control large scale networks we first investigate optimization-based model reduction techniques using clustering for obtaining accurate models of reasonable dimension for networks. Then, we will use these models to derive optimization-based control schemes, such as model predictive control, to improve the decision making in network systems. Application to real world challenges is expected, such as power or biological systems. The student will also visit UNIGE (Italy) and Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) for 3 months. He/she will also have an internship at the company N-Side (Belgium) for 3 months to work on scalable control solutions for data-driven problems in power networks.

Requirements:

We are looking for candidates with strong mathematical and computations skills (optimization, linear algebra, control, matlab/python) to work on theoretical and algorithmic projects at the interface between optimization, machine learning and control. The positions are for 3 years and they are available immediately (before August 2020). Interested candidates are invited to send:

  • Half-page cover letter motivating your interest and suitability for the position
  • Detailed curriculum vitae including research experience and any previous publications
  • Transcripts of academic records indicating courses taken (including grades); please indicate also the optimization courses you attend and a short description.
  • Half-page summary of your MSc thesis
  • Contact details of two relevant references (email, phone number)

 by email at the email address: ion.necoara@acse.pub.ro.

 Eligibility criteria:

Candidates must –at the date of recruitment (September 2020)– (i) have obtained the MSc degree entitling you to embark on a doctorate; (ii) be within the first four years of your research career (i.e. after finishing master) and not have a doctoral degree; (iii) candidates must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Romania for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date.

 Conditions of employment: 

The PhD students will work in the group of Professor Ion Necoara (https://acse.pub.ro/person/ion-necoara/), that belongs to the Automatic Control and Systems Engineering Department, University Politehnica Bucharest, Romania. These are full positions and the salary will be according to European Commission funding rate (gross salary between 2.500 and 3.000 euro). You can get more information about salary and ITNs in Information Note for ITN Fellows.

For more information about the project, please contact Prof. Ion Necoara (ion.necoara@acse.pub.ro).

3-year job offer at the Research Centre in Digitalization and Intelligent Robotics -CEeDRI, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal

Date: 30.04.2020

3-year job offer – scientific research at the Research Centre in Digitalization and Intelligent Robotics -CEeDRI, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal, in the areas: industrial cyber-physical systems, intelligent systems and data analysis, intelligent and collaborative robotic systems, and modeling, simulation and optimization to support decision making.

More details here.

Research in Germany and the DAAD fellowship

Date: 29.03.2019

The German Department of Academic Exchange – DAAD organizes during this spring admission contests for numerous fellowship programs for Ph.D. students, young researchers and university teaching staff. With this occasion, DAAD will organize on Tuesday 2 April 2019 at 14:00h the presentation Research in Germany and the DAAD fellowship offer for România in the University Politehnica of Bucharest, room CB 105 of the Engineering School in Foreign Languages (FILS), 313, Splaiul Independentei.

Full-time PhD student positions / Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions within A-WEAR European Joint Doctorate network

Date: 19.01.2019

Target audience: fresh MSc graduates in various engineering fields (who have completed their first master no earlier than Fall 2015) and who are passionate about pursuing a PhD in a research field of high relevance to today’s society (wearable computing & IoT).

Job description: fully funded 36 months PhD positions towards double/joint PhD programs in 5 top European technical universities in Finland, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, and Romania

Application deadline: 28th of February 2019

Starting time of the PhD: Fall 2019

Selection criteria: Study records BSc + MSc (20%); Work & research experience (15%);
Motivation (20%); Clarity, relevance, innovativeness, and technical soundness of the
’Dissertation Essay’ (25%); Letters of recommendation (10%); Positive attitude, previous mobility experience, good communication skills (10%); English proficiency: fail/pass criterion

More information and link to the application page:
https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/364125
http://www.a-wear.eu/recruitment

Private: British Council FameLab

Date: 29.03.2018

The University Politehnica of Bucharest in collaboration with British Council organizes on March 29, 2018, 11:00 hour the FameLab competition. Inscription can me made only online in the British Council platform: http://www.britishcouncil.ro/famelab/inscrieri-competitie/aplica.

FameLab is the longest running science communication competition in the world with a global alumni of over 10,000 science communicators. Be part of it!

Famelab International Posters 2018 UPB 1

Private: The researcher and the just war. The international scientific community during the first world war

Date: 03.03.2018

In the series of events dedicated to the centenary of the Big Unification of 1918, the Doctoral School of Automatic Control and Computers invites you to attend the lecture with the theme: “The researcher and the just war. The international scientific community during the first world war”, authors Mircea Flonta, member of the Romanian Academy and professor Catalin Vasilescu, Ph.D. The event will be held on Saturday 3 March 2018, starting with 11:00h a.m., in the conference room PRECIS 002 of the faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University Politehnica of
Bucharest.

Private: The philosophy of the researcher

Date: 06.05.2017

The Doctoral school of Automatic Control and Computers invites the Ph.D. students and the scientific coordinators to participate in the presentation “The philosophy of the researcher” given by Professor Mircea Flonta, University of Bucharest, which will take place on Saturday 6 May 2017 from 11:00 h in the PRECIS 002 conference room, University Politehnica of Bucharest. There will be discussed problems of interdisciplinarity and ethics of research.