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Postdoc: Privacy-preserving algorithms for robot motion planning

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    Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    15/01/2020 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
    Netherlands › Delft

Mobile robots can highly benefit our society. Highly automated vehicles will revolutionize the way we intend transportation. These vehicles can be used to make transportation more efficient and sustainable (for example, with platooning and ride sharing strategies). Vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communications will play a fundamental role in the development of efficient algorithms to coordinate these vehicles in our cities. This type of coordination, however, requires heterogeneous robots (from different owners) to share sensitive information. This information sharing might halt the use of these technologies due to privacy-related concerns.

This project aims to explore distributed privacy-preserving motion-planning strategies to allow different robots to agree on a coordination strategy without revealing sensitive information. The main challenge will be to develop a coordination algorithm for multi-robot systems that is distributed, privacy-preserving, and real-time.


TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
TU Delft creates equal opportunities and encourages women to apply.

Selection process

To apply, please prepare:

  • a cover letter
  • a separate letter of motivation explaining why you are the right candidate for this project,
  • a detailed CV,
  • electronic copies of your top three publications,
  • a summary of your PhD thesis,
  • the names and contact addresses of two or three references,
  • any other information that might be relevant to your application.

All these items should be combined in one PDF document. Applications should be submitted by email at the earliest convenience to application-3mE@tudelft.nl. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number. The review of applications will start on November 1st 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The intended starting date is January 15th 2020. 

Additional comments

If you have specific questions about this position, please contact Dr. Laura Ferranti , email: L.Ferranti@tudelft.nl

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Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

We are looking for a candidate with a PhD degree in systems and control, robotics, computer science, applied mathematics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, or a related subject. The candidate must have strong analytical skills and must be able to work at the intersection of several research domains. Experience with real robot applications is a plus. The applicant should have demonstrated ability to conduct high-quality research according to international standards, as demonstrated by publications in international, high-quality journals. A very good command of the English language is required, as well as excellent communication skills.  

Work location(s)
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Technische Universiteit Delft
2628 CD
Mekelweg 2

EURAXESS offer ID: 470167
Posting organisation offer ID: 288060


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