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PhD positions in Optimization-based Robot Planning & Control at Purdue University

The Cognitive Robot Autonomy and Learning (CoRAL) Lab in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University (www.purdue.edu), under the direction of Prof. Ahmed Qureshi (https://qureshiahmed.github.io/), is looking to fill multiple Ph.D. positions in optimization-based robot planning and control for solving real-world manipulation tasks in complex, cluttered environments.

Any candidate with proven experience and a healthy publication record is encouraged to apply. However, a strong preference will be given to candidates with publication in the following or other similar venues: RSS, ICRA, IROS, CVPR, ICCV, NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, SIGGRAPH, etc.

The selected candidates will conduct independent research and publish high-impact papers in top robotics, computer vision, and machine learning venues. To apply, please fill out this form and send a single PDF of the following documents to ahqureshi.purdue@gmail.com:

  • a cover letter
  • university transcripts
  • names and contact information of three references
  • copies of up to three of your relevant scientific papers

Applicants are encouraged to include a link to their personal website or multimedia portfolio. Send applications and specific questions to

ahqureshi.purdue@gmail.com and have the subject line “[jobs] Ph.D. - your name”.

Some relevant links:

Purdue Rankings: U.S. News & World Report rankings: Purdue nation’s 5th-most innovative school - Purdue University News

CS Department: https://www.cs.purdue.edu/