Post Doctoral Associate

Location
FL
Posted
Jun 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Post Doctoral Associate

Job Description:

The University of Florida REEF facility is announcing a post-doctoral fellowship sponsored by the Air

Force Research Laboratory, Munitions Directorate (AFRL/RW) at Eglin AFB, Florida in the area of control

and estimation. This AFRL/RW sponsored project, " Privileged Sensing Framework", has focused on

cooperative control and estimation in human-machine systems. This project has investigated novel

approaches in fusing human perceptions with autonomous sensor measurements to reduce estimation

error and improve coordination in human-machine teams. Desired skills for th is postdoc position include

prior experience with Bayesian estimation, classification, novel representations of knowledge, risk-based

decision making, control systems, learning in autonomous control, and distributed control architectures.

While this position is focused primarily in the development of original theory, some applied

demonstrations are encouraged in either simulation or hardware utilizing ground robots and quadrotors

in a motion capture lab space.

 

The UF REEF facility is located in Shalimar, FL. It is a collaborative space with researchers from UF, AFRL,

and other institutions. Research projects are in a variety of fields including control and estimation,

communication, coordination in autonomous vehicles, industrial optimization, and materials science.

Collaborative work between these groups is highly encouraged. There are opportunities for robotic

experiments utilizing ground robots and quad rotors in a motion capture lab space.

 

Qualifications: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a field closely related to control and estimation and a

track record of conducting and publishing quality research at top conferences and in scientific journals.

 

This position requires good communication and collaborative research skills as this research group is

made up of both UF and AFRL researchers.

 

POC: Dr. Michael Mccourt, mccourt @ufl.edu, (850) 833-9355 Ext . 228

Advertised Salary:

$65,250.00.  

Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in a field closely related to control and estimation with a track record of conducting and publishing quality research at top conferences and in scientific journals. This position requires good communication and collaborative research skills. Preferred Qualifications:   Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) of the posting end date.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

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