PhD student position in Wireless Networked Control Systems

Aalto University - Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation

A fully-funded PhD student position is available at the Distributed Systems Group (, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation (, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, under the supervision of Professor Themistoklis Charalambous. The doctoral candidate position is fixed-term and filled initially for 1 year with an option for extension until the end of 4-year PhD studies.  It is a full-time position available from February 2017. As a PhD student at Aalto University, the successful candidate will have access to an outstanding PhD program, with competitive salary and benefits.

Wireless Networked Control Systems (WNCSs) have a wide range of applications in a plethora of areas, such as factory automation networks and autonomous systems, including Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSs) and Robotics. As a result, we have been witnessing a great surge in both research and industrial interest towards the realization of such systems. The PhD candidate will work on the development of control-aware communication strategies and communication-aware control strategies for WNCSs.

Candidate’s profile
The applicant should have a M.Sc. (or equivalent) degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, a strong mathematical background with good knowledge in control, excellent programming skills and proficiency in English. Knowledge in wireless networks is desirable.

How to apply
Please send your application as a single PDF file by the 23rd of December 2016, through the recruitment system via link The application should include:

  1. Letter of motivation (maximum 1 page in 10pt font size)
  2. CV with contact details
  3. Degree certificates and Transcripts (if not in English, a certificated English translation)
  4. Contact details of at least two referees   

For further information, please contact Professor Themistoklis Charalambous (, and questions related to recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Jaana Hanninen ( Applications via email will NOT be taken into account.

Aalto University
AALTO (Aalto University) has six schools with nearly 20,000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland. The School of Electrical Engineering fosters basic research as well as the development of the latest technologies, providing top-quality engineering education. AALTO’s Shanghai subject ranking 2016 in Electrical & Electronic Engineering is 51-75 world wide and 13-17 in Europe.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is a part of AALTO’s School of Electrical Engineering. Hosting a multitude of international and world-leading researchers, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation provides a truly inspirational ecosystem, where scientists and engineers from different fields interact and work together by crossing traditional boundaries to solve the most challenging scientific and technological problems, provide an excellent education and produce greater wellbeing for society in general. Its main research focus areas are: control, robotics, autonomous systems, power systems, and Industrial electronics and informatics. The department develops technologies, data models and standards supporting the integration of industrial information systems.

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