*A PhD Contract for an outstanding candidate to undertake research
in multi-agent coordination applied to smart buildings*
The expected outcome of the research is a PhD dissertation concerning
the development of distributed scalable and robust algorithms to
coordinate multiple agents in open large smart buildings. Topics of
interest for the research include distributed and decentralized exact
and heuristic optimization, multi-agent systems, semantic technologies
and data stream processing, among others.
The research will be carried out in a close collaboration between the
Centre for Intelligent Information Technologies (CETINIA) at the
University Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) and the Department of Informatics and
Control Systems (DIA) at the Institute Mines Telecom Lille Douai (IMT
The candidate will conduct research activities organised as follows:
·Months 1-18 at the Centre for Intelligent Information Technologies
(CETINIA) at URJC.
·Months 19-36 at the Department of Informatics and Control Systems (DIA)
at IMT Lille Douai.
The candidate is expected to have (or be finishing) a Master’s Degree or
equivalent in Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, or a related field.
The applicant is expected to have a good background in multi-agent
systems, semantic technologies and operations research.Applicants with
an experience in one or more of the above academic fields are encouraged
to apply.Furthermore, a good knowledge of written and oral English are
required, as well as good programming skills, preferably in Java or
Matlab. A high level achievement and experience in multi-disciplinary
collaboration are an advantage.
Benefits of the contract
The work contract should start in April 2017 and should last for three
years, with a gross average salary around €1.700 per month.
How to apply
If you wish to apply for */this work contract/*, you are kindly asked to
send your (i) motivation letter describing your research interests and
goals, (ii) CV, (iii) transcripts, (iv) certificates, (v) contacts for
two references, and (vi) relevant publications (if any) *_in one PDF
file_* at the following e-mails: [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>and [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>by*March 3^rd , 2017*.
We will carefully review your application and you will be advised of an
outcome in March 2017.
About the Centre for Intelligent Information Technology (CETINIA)
The Centre for Intelligent Information Technology (CETINIA) at
University Rey Juan Carlos (URJC), aims at applying, and disseminating
knowledge in the area of Intelligent Information Technologies, as well
as promoting the image of URJC and furthering its academic prestige both
at national and international level. To successfully carry out research,
technology transfer, and dissemination activities that are required to
meet that goal, CETINIA relies on a broad multinational team of
researchers and practitioners in the field of Computer Science, focusing
on topics of Artificial Intelligence, Multi-Agent Coordination, Semantic
Technologies, and Software Engineering, and is involved in several
research projects with industrial as well as public funding, from
regional, national, and European sources.
URJC is a young public university with several campuses in the greater
Madrid. In its 20 years of operation, it managed to grow to 40.000
students, being currently the second largest among the six public
Universities in Madrid. CETINIA is located in the campus of Mostoles,
where the Presidency of the University is located. Mostoles is the
second-largest city in population belonging to the autonomous community
of Madrid. It is located 18 kilometres southwest from central Madrid,
which can be easily reached by metro, train or bus.
About IMT Lille Douai
IMT Lille Douai is created in the fusion between Ecole des Mines de
Douai (Engineering School Douai), a French National Graduate School of
Engineering (Grandes Ecoles d’Ingénieurs) located in Douai, close to
Lille in France and Telecom Lille. It is the part of IMT Institut Mines
Telecom and is the biggest Engineering School on the north of Paris in
As a leader in education and training in the digital sector, IMT Lille
Douai offers numerous educational and training options, internships and
research possibilities to foreign students, who now represent more than
30% of the school's population. It is highly selective and provides an
excellent academic and multi-cultural student environment. Its
excellence was recognized by Le Figaro that classified Ecole des Mines
de Douai as one of the best 15 Engineering Schools in 2015 in France.
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