There is an opening for a PhD position, beginning August 2021 or January 2022 in the Autonomous Intelligent Mechatronics research group at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. The research area is “Reliability and Resilience of Network Control Autonomous Systems” and the main focus is on the developing analytical and computational tools to identify and manage the complex faults and failures in structural and electromechanical critical sensor systems in autonomous vehicles. Ideal candidates should possess a B.S. or M.S. in mechanical or electrical engineering, preferably with background in control systems. Potential candidates should have strong knowledge of computer programming, and dynamic system modeling/control (with Matlab and Python), and preferably familiarity with data analytic, machine learning and Robot Operating System (ROS). Interested candidates should provide a detailed CV that includes GPA, GRE scores. The communication should be to the following email address:

hadi.fekrmandi@sdsmt.edu. After careful review, suitable candidates will be contacted for a possible phone/zoom interview. This position is only for US citizens and the funding is available from US department of defense in the form of graduate research assistantship (GRA).

International students who are interested in the topic, are also encouraged to apply to the PhD program and should be prepared to report TOEFL/IELTS scores and the WES verified official transcripts. The funding support for eligible international applicants will be decided by the academic department and through a graduate teaching assistantship (GTA) position.


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