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Fully Funded PhD Position in Swarm Robotics at University of Klagenfurt, Austria

The Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems at the University of
Klagenfurt, Austria, has an opening for a researcher (PhD student) on
the topic of engineering of robot swarm systems.

Swarm systems consist of a high number of autonomous agents, which
interact with each other so that the emerging swarm performs a desired
function. The topic of the PhD is to address the software design for
such systems as well as investigate how unwanted swarm effects can be
avoided. Other aspects involve simulation of such systems and using
swarm approaches in games.

You will mainly work in an European project on Cyber-Physical Swarm
Systems, which runs until end of 2019. The position is offered at the
Smart Grids group at the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems
under the supervision of Professor Wilfried Elmenreich. The institute
cooperates with national and international partners from industry and
academia and is part of the research cluster Lakeside Labs
(self-organizing networked systems).

Our team is very international and dedicated to quality research and
teaching. Our working language is english. The offices and laboratories
are located in the well-equipped Lakeside Science & Technology Park.
Working language is English. The Institute cooperates with national and
international partners in research and industry. It is part of the
research cluster Lakeside Labs on self-organizing networked systems.

The candidate is expected to have a master in electrical or computer
engineering, computer science, applied mathematics or equivalent.
Experience in one or more of the following fields is required:

  • Distributed and swarm algorithms
  • Genetic algorithms and evolutionary design
  • Very good programming skills in Java

The contract will be based on 40 hours per week with a gross salary of
38235 EUR per year. Please mail applications containing a letter of
interest, curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates and courses,
list of publications, and contact details of two references in a single
PDF file to no later than August 25, 2017.
Women are especially encouraged to apply.