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  • CD1270: Numerical Optimization Algorithms for Predictive Control

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated individual to work on efficient numerical algorithms and applications of optimization based control methods. The research will involve the study and development of novel optimization techniques for predictive control and estimation and/or the implementation and validation of algorithms for industrial applications. The ideal candidate should have experience in either one or multiple of the following topics: convex and non-convex optimization, Newton-type optimization algorithms, numerical optimization (e.g. active-set or interior point) and optimal control. PhD students in engineering or mathematics with a focus on numerical optimization or numerical optimal control are encouraged to apply. Publication of results in conference proceedings and journals is expected. Capability of implementing the designs and algorithms in Matlab is required; coding parts of the algorithms in C/C++ is a plus. The expected duration of the internship is roughly 3 months and the start date is flexible.

    • Research Areas: Control, Dynamical Systems, Optimization
    • Host: Rien Quirynen
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  • CD1260: Model Predictive Control of Hybrid Systems

    • The Control and Dynamical Systems (CD) group at MERL is seeking a highly motivated intern to work on hybrid model predictive control. The scope of work includes the development of model predictive control algorithms for hybrid dynamical systems, switched systems, and quantized systems, analysis and property proving, and applications in automotive, space systems, and energy systems. PhD students with expertise in some among control, optimization, model predictive control and hybrid systems, and with working knowledge of Matlab implementation are welcome to apply. The expected duration of the internship is 3-6 months with flexible start date.

    • Research Areas: Control, Dynamical Systems, Optimization
    • Host: Stefano Di Cairano
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  • CD1255: Speed-sensorless motor control

    • MERL is seeking a motivated and qualified individual to conduct research in control of electromechanical systems. The ideal candidate should have solid backgrounds in control and estimation for electrical machines, demonstrated capability to publish results in leading conferences/journals, and experience with real-time control experiments involving high power devices. Senior Ph.D. students are encouraged to apply. Start date for this internship is around May 2019 and the duration is 3 months.

    • Research Areas: Control, Dynamical Systems, Electric Systems
    • Host: Yebin Wang
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  • CD1298: Theoretical and computational aspects of mean-field control

    • We are looking for a graduate student intern to work on theoretical and computational aspects of mean-field control and mean-field games. An ideal candidate will be a graduate student working on MFC/MFG or Optimal Transport. Expertise in TWO or more of the following areas is required: 1). Optimal control 2). Control of PDEs 3). Geometric methods of dynamical systems theory 4). Statistical Mechanics 5). Stochastic analysis 6). Optimal Transport. Ph.D. students from top programs in engineering, physics, applied math are encouraged to apply. The duration of the internship will be 3-6 months. Publication of results is highly encouraged.

    • Research Areas: Applied Physics, Artificial Intelligence, Control, Data Analytics, Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning, Optimization, Robotics
    • Host: Piyush Grover
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  • CD1258: Algorithms for GNSS localization

    • The Control and Dynamical Systems (CD) group at MERL is seeking a highly motivated intern to work on GNSS Positioning and localization. Previous experience with at least some of the GNSSs, particle filtering, interacting multiple model filtering, Kalman-type filtering, and ambiguity resolution is highly desirable. Working knowledge of C/C++ is required, and previous experience with GNSS packages such as RTKLib is highly desired. PhD and senior Master students meeting the above requirements are welcome to apply. The expected duration of the internship is 3-6 months with flexible start date.

    • Research Areas: Control, Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing
    • Host: Stefano Di Cairano
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  • CD1324: Extended Object Tracking

    • The Control and Dynamical Systems group at MERL is seeking a highly motivated intern to conduct fundamental research in extended object tracking with possible applications to autonomous driving. Previous experience on extended object tracking algorithms based on any of extended/unscented Kalman Filtering, particle filtering, interacting multiple model (IMM) tracking, probability hypothesis density (PHD) filtering, Random Finite Sets, data association, and jointly data association and prediction/filtering (joint probability data association (JPDA), multi-hypothesis tracking (MHT) is highly preferred. Ph.D. students with research focuses on statistical signal processing, machine learning, optimization, applied mathematics, or related areas are encouraged to apply. The expected duration of the internship is 3 months with flexible start date, with possible extension.

    • Research Areas: Control, Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing
    • Host: Jay Thornton
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  • CD1323: Bayesian Inference and Learning

    • The Control and Dynamical Systems (CD) group at MERL is seeking a highly motivated intern to advance the frontiers in the intersection of bayesian inference and learning. The ideal candidate has previous experience with at least some of sequential Monte Carlo methods, Gaussian processes, Kalman filtering, and target tracking. The candidate is expected to possess strong abilities in algorithm development and analysis. The internship start date is flexible. The duration is approximately 3 months, with possible extension. Publication of the results produced during the internship is expected.

    • Research Areas: Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning, Signal Processing
    • Host: Jay Thornton
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  • CD1296: Optimization and Control of Thermo-fluid Systems

  • CD1295: Modeling and data-assimilation of atmospheric flows

  • MP1262: Thermal modeling for electric motors

    • MERL is looking for a qualified intern to conduct research on thermal modeling and temperature estimation for electric motors. The ideal candidate should have solid background in the physics and engineering of electric machines, in particular the magnetic field calculations, and loss modeling. Related experience on control and estimation theory is a plus. The candidate is expected to collaborate with MERL researchers to conduct theoretical analysis, numerical simulations, develop algorithms and prepare manuscripts for scientific publications. Senior PhD students in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and other related areas are encouraged to apply. The duration of the internship is about 3 months.

    • Research Areas: Applied Physics, Dynamical Systems, Multi-Physical Modeling
    • Host: Bingnan Wang
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