ERC- Advanced Grant DyCon PhD Contracts

The European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant “DyCon – Dynamic Control”, coordinated by Enrique Zuazua, aims to develop a multifold research agenda in the broad area of Control of Partial Differential Equations (PDE) and their numerical approximation methods to contribute with new key theoretical methods and results, and to develop the corresponding computational software. The European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant “DYCON – Dynamic Control” aims to develop a multifold research agenda in the broad area of Control of Partial Differential Equations (PDE) and their numerical approximation methods to contribute with new key theoretical methods and results, and to develop the corresponding computational software. This project identifies six key topics:

  • control of parameter dependent problems
  • long finite time horizon control
  • control under constraints
  • inverse design of time-irreversible models
  • memory models and hybrid PDE/ODE models
  • and the links between finite and infinite-dimensional dynamical systems

In this context DyCon is offering 2 PhD Contracts.

Job Description

The chosen doctoral candidates will enroll the PhD Program of “Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)”, and carry out mathematical and computational research on some of the main scientific priorities of DyCon in a multidisciplinary and international environment with excellent facilities. The chosen doctoral candidates will carry out mathematical and computational research in the Mathematics Doctoral Program of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), with excellent facilities and inside a worldwide academic and industrial technological network. The project team has a dual location, both at UAM and DeustoTech Bilbao (Basque Country-Spain), the later offering added opportunities for interaction with Computer Sciences and Industry. Starting date is September, 1st, 2017 or soon after that. Starting salary is approximately 1500€/month. Full time doctoral candidates are expected to complete their theses in three four years. The contract includes Spanish Social Security and healthcare public plans.

How to apply/Application material required

Applicants should directly write to the PI of DyCon, Professor Enrique Zuazua, to the email address enrique.zuazua@uam.es, including the following documents in pdf format:

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Academic certificates and qualifications.
  • Letter of presentation describing the academic trajectory of the candidate, scientific interests and motivation for the present DyCON call.
  • Two recommendation letters (preferably they should be sent directly by the reference persons).

First call ends the June, 30th, 2017. UAM-Madrid reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the positions open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

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Job location: 
Calle Francisco Tomás y Valiente, 7
28049 Madrid Spain
Spain
Contact and application information
Deadline: 
Friday, June 30, 2017
Contact name: 
Enrique Zuazua
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Graduate student fellowships
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