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Lecturer in Multiple Agent Systems Control

Cranfield University
Cranfield, United Kingdom
45,751 to 50,798 per annum

School/Department: School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Based at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type: Permanent
Salary Full time salary is normally in the range of 45,751 to 50,798 per annum
Apply by: 18/06/2023

Role Description

Lecturer in Multiple Agent Systems Control

We welcome applications for this exciting new Lecturer post from passionate, prospective candidates to join our team and to support the strategic development of Cranfield s engineering activity within the Centre for Autonomous and Cyber-Physical Systems. 

About the Role

You will be leading research to strengthen the Centre s international reputation as well as providing high quality postgraduate teaching to a few MSc courses, e.g., Autonomous Vehicle Dynamics and Control MSc, and our research student program.

About You

You will be educated to doctoral level in a relevant subject and have evidence of significant independent contribution to the design and execution of research as well as experience of generating, securing and delivering significant research programs.  With excellent communication skills & relevant previous experience in teaching at undergraduate & graduate level, we are in particular seeking individuals with an international profile in aerospace engineering and systems, and aerospace science and technology, especially on multiple agent systems and control, to develop research areas in topics such as 

  • Guidance, navigation, and control
  • Cooperative control
  • Network control and control over network
  • Modelling of networked autonomous systems, like in the form of switching ODE/PDE 
  • Sampling of autonomous local nodes over network for estimation
  • Decision making, such as resource/task allocation
  • Sensor/data fusion over network
  • Cooperative situational awareness
  • Fault tolerant guidance and control

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Aerospace is at the heart of Cranfield s global research airport and is renowned throughout the world for its teaching and research in the fields of aviation and aerospace.  Cranfield Aerospace s six centres are the powerhouses of our world class research, driving technological and conceptual advances in aeronautics, propulsion engineering, cyber-physical systems and intelligent automation. Through the strong links with industry built over the past 70 years, we focus on defining and delivering the aircraft, airport and airspace management of the future and are the only university in Europe with our own airport and runway.  Cranfield Aerospace is internationally recognised as the first choice for research and education in all aspects of aerospace including aircraft, drones, urban air mobility and space.  Find out more about our work here About Aerospace.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families.

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible female candidates.  To further demonstrate our commitment to progressing gender diversity in STEM, we hold an Institutional Athena SWAN Bronze award, are sponsors of International Women in Engineering Day and signatories of the Women in Defence and Women in Aerospace and Aviation Charters.  Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Hyo-Sang Shin, Professor of Guidance, Navigation & Control on (E):

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 4550.

Closing date for receipt of applications:  18 June 2023

As part of this role, you may be required to obtain UK Security Clearance.

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