Open positions

Opening for two PhD positions

April 4th, 2024
Two PhD positions are available within the Dependable Control and Decision (DECODE) group of EPFL (Switzerland). The students will work in the collaborative framework of the National Centre of Competence in Research “NCCR Automation“, which supports research in automatic control across Switzerland. Each Ph.D. student will contribute to one of the following NCCR projects:

A PAC-Bayes framework for optimal control: from individual policy design to lifelong learning control (jointly supervised by Giancarlo Ferrari-Trecate and Andreas Krause)
Distributionally robust optimal control (jointly supervised by Daniel Kuhn, John Lygeros, and Giancarlo Ferrari-Trecate)
– a Master degree from a recognised University
– a strong background in Systems and Control and/or Machine Learning 
– creativity and motivation
– excellent English language skills
Application procedure:  prospective PhD students must apply to the doctoral program on Electrical Engineering (EDEE) or on Robotics, Control, and Intelligent Systems (EDRS) before starting their PhD at EPFL, see Applications can be submitted even before obtaining the master degree according to the following deadlines:
  • April 15th and December 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.
Starting date: flexible, but not earlier than August 1st, 2024. The call will remain open until an ideal candidate will be found.