STI – PhD position in data-based control and learning

A PhD position is available at the Automatic Control Laboratory of EPFL (Switzerland), within the group of Prof. Ferrari Trecate, in the broad area of data-based control and learning.

Students with a solid methodological background and passionate of research on theory and algorithms are encouraged to apply. The student will work in a collaborative environment and will learn how to exploit pervasive sensing technologies (such as the Internet of Things) for the design of innovative modeling and control approaches for cyberphysical systems.


  • Master degree from a recognised University
  • S trong background in Systems and Control and/or Machine Learning
  • Creativity and motivation
  • Excellent English language skills

Application process: prospective PhD students must apply to a doctoral program before starting their PhD at EPFL, see .

For the doctoral program on Electrical Engineering (EDEE), application deadlines are December 15th, April 30th, and September 15th.

For the doctoral program on Robotics, Control, and Intelligent Systems (EDRS), application deadlines are January 15th, April 30th, and September 15th.

Fill in the form provided by the doctoral program and indicate your intention to apply to Prof. Giancarlo Ferrari Trecate. Then, email the completed application package to Prof. Ferrari Trecate indicating your interest in the project : [email protected]

Starting date: any time from January 2019. The call will remain open until an ideal candidate will be found.