PhD Studentship for Motion Planning and Control for Autonomous Surface Vehicles

University College London

United Kingdom

 

Vacancy Information

This studentship provides an opportunity for a UK/EU national or International candidate to join a 3-year study program in UCL's Department of Mechanical Engineering. 

The main task of the study is to develop an autonomous navigation system for an ASV using the state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms. It involves activities in developing a neurobiologically inspired algorithm to generate the navigation paths conform to regulations and developing an interface with navigational instruments as well as the directional control system.


Studentship Description
A 3-year PhD studentship is available at UCL Department of Mechanical Engineering for an enthusiastic student interested in Motion planning and control for autonomous surface vehicles.
Person Specification
Applicants should have a first or second class UK honours degree, a master degree or equivalent in control engineering, computer science, electronic engineering or similar. Evidence of programming with Matlab and/or C/C++. Good problem solving and analytical skills and knowledge of computer vision and robotics.

Eligibility

This funding is available for UK and EU passport holders. International students may apply; however, fees will be capped at UK/EU level (students will be required to pay the difference in fees). There is no minimum qualifying residence requirement for applicants from the EU. Please DO NOT enquire about this studentship if you are ineligible. Please refer to the following website for eligibility criteria: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/research-degrees/mechanical-engineering-mphil-phd

 

Application Process:

Eligible applicants should first contact Dr Yuanchang Liu, (yuanchang.liu@ucl.ac.uk) quoting the Job reference. Please enclose a cover letter (including the names and contact details of two referees), one-page research statement and two pages CV. The supervisory team will arrange interviews for short-listed candidates. After interview, the successful candidate will be required to formally apply online via the UCL website.For further information, see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospectivestudents/graduate/research/application


Contact Name
Dr Yuanchang Liu

Contact Details

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Closing Date
24 May 2019

Latest Time for the Submission of Applications
23:59 PM

Interview Date
TBC

Studentship Start Date
ASAP


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