Four postdoc positions: AI, Real Time and Nonlin. Control, Stability, Signal Processing

V Bajic (bajic.v@umfolozi.ntech.ac.za)
Mon, 23 Feb 1998 14:42:51 +0100 (MET)

POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS

Four postdoctoral positions are available in the Centre for Engineering
Research, Technikon Natal, Durban, South Africa

Centre for Engineering Research of Technikon Natal announces four
postdoctoral positions in 1998 in the broad field of systems and control.
The posts are for two years, but the initial contract is for 12 months,
renewable. The successful applicants are expected to assume duties as soon
as possible.

The postdoctoral fellowships are in the range of R 40000 - R 55000
per year depending on the track record. Fellowships are tax free and the
net effect corresponds to the lecturer taxable salaries.

At present, postdoctoral applicants are being sought to enhance our
programs in systems and control. Interested applicants must have obtained
their doctoral degree in the last five years, should have high quality
training in the general systems and control fields, very good research
track record and must be good publishers. Particular requests for each of
the posts are given below. The successful applicants will be part of a
research team under the guidance of Professor V Bajic and will work on the
problems in the field of their expertise that are currently under research
in the Centre.

Applicants are asked to submit their detailed Curriculum Vitae,
either via email (bajic.v@umfolozi.ntech.ac.za) or by regular mail at the
address provided. They should also arrange to have two or more letters
of recommendation sent to Professor V Bajic directly, preferably by regular
mail. They may be required to supply copies of some of their publications.

Application Deadline:
The posts are open until filled. Technikon reserves the right not to make
appointments or to make appointments by invitations.

ADDRESS:
Professor V. Bajic,
Centre for Engineering Research, Technikon Natal,
P.O.Box 953, Durban 4000, South Africa

E-mail: bajic.v@umfolozi.ntech.ac.za
Phone: +2731 204-2560
Fax: +2731 204-2560
WWW: http://nsys.ntech.ac.za/CER_postdoc.html

DETAILS OF POSTS

Strong candidates in any of the four fields indicated below will be
considered, even if their narrow specializations do not fit directly
into description of posts.

1/ POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN CONTROL
The applicants should be generalists in the area of AI, but with specialization
in fuzzy logic control. Preference will be given to candidates with strong
background in stability of fuzzy-logic systems. Additional expertise in neural
networks and genetic algorithms are welcome. Good experience with Matlab/Simulink
package and real-time applications of Matlab/Simulink will be a recommendation.

2/ POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: REAL-TIME AND PROCESS CONTROL
The applicants should be generalists in the area of control systems with
specialization in domain of real-time applications. Preference will be
given to candidates with strong background in process control and/or adaptive
control techniques. Good experience with Matlab/Simulink is necessary. The
experience with dSpace hardware and software connected to Matlab/Simulink
is a definite advantage. The successful applicant will be responsible for
research in the field of real-time control.

3/ POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: STABILITY PROBLEMS AND SLIDING-MODE CONTROL
The applicants should be specialists in stability and qualitative analysis.
They should have good experience in development of sliding-mode, adaptive
and nonlinear control. Preference will have candidates with experience in
application of stability techniques to several types of dynamic and control
systems.

4/ POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: SIGNAL PROCESSING OF SHORT SEQUENCES
The applicants should be specialists for the analysis of short lasting
sequences and extraction of informational content from them. Strong
knowledge and experience in the general signal processing field is
required. Good experience with Matlab package will be an advantage.