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Alberto Fernández <[log in to unmask]>
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    *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 
Lille Douai).

The candidate will conduct research activities organised as follows:

·Months 1-18 at the Centre for Intelligent Information Technologies 

·Months 19-36 at the Department of Informatics and Control Systems (DIA) 
at IMT Lille Douai.

    Eligibility criteria

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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