Research Fellow in Distributed Autonomous Systems

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Melbourne, Australia
29 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Melbourne School of Engineering
Department/School: School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering
Salary: $102,967 - $122,268 (Level B)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% super

The Opportunity

You will explore and develop novel algorithms that can be implemented in real-time on swarm members, predict over a long horizon, and make optimal decisions under global performance metrics with limited local knowledge of the swarm. This research will involve a combination of control techniques and networked dynamics theory to optimally respond to rapidly changing conditions and varying degrees of uncertainty. Implementation of these research efforts on the university’s quadrotor swarm platform will be key to supporting our industry partner and demonstrating practically-relevant solutions to achieve real world impact. 

About you

Having completed a PhD in Engineering or Applied Mathematics, you will have substantial experience with the implementation of numerical methods and engineering applications of real-time control of dynamical systems with exposure to mathematical foundations of learning, graph theory, and optimisation. In addition to preparing technical reports, research publications, and computer simulations, you will be required to present to the industry partner and a multi-disciplinary group of collaborators.  By joining us, you will contribute to ground breaking and exciting research and have the opportunity to enhance your career by translating your efforts into impactful solutions and contributing to a better future for our society.

Application Process

Please apply online with your resume and cover letter. 

About Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE)

At MSE, we are committed to excellence.  We are transforming our engineering and IT teaching as well as research at the University of Melbourne guided by MSE 2025, our ten-year strategic plan.  With an expected investment of $1 billion in people and infrastructure, we are creating the entrepreneurial leaders and technology of the future — the people and things that will drive innovation and productivity to make a sustainable impact on the world in which we live.  It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining MSE!

School of Electrical, Mechanical & Infrastructure (EMI)

EMI undertakes teaching and research across a range of disciplines that are internationally recognised for their contribution to fundamental research.  It has a number of well-established industry linkages and international partnerships and is building a vibrant profile of interdisciplinary research, working with industry to contribute to society.  It offers a comprehensive range of accredited Master of Engineering and Master of Information Technology programs taught through the Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure departments as well as professional Masters programs.  It has a substantial cohort of research higher degree students.  The School’s aim is to attract and retain outstanding staff and it is highly supportive of increasing the number of female staff.

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a vibrant community of internationally recognised researchers focused on addressing major challenges in Power Systems; Computation and Communication Networks; Electronic & Photonic Devices and Materials and Systems Engineering.  We have long-standing, strong partnerships with industry and government that support our researchers in conducting high impact research.

What we offer you

Apart from competitive salaries, our benefits are aimed at recognising and rewarding the contributions you make.  We offer complete flexibility, whatever that may mean for you.  Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care.  We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development and we’ll support you in doing what you love.

About the University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, at number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018).  We are globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive and committed to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.

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Position Description

Applications close: 09 Dec 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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