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Postdoc Job in Robust and Safe Reinforcement Learning for Control – TUDelft, Netherlands 2022

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands

Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering offers Postdoc Robust and Safe Reinforcement Learning for Control at the TU Delft (Delft University of Technology) – Netherlands  2022


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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: € 3.561 - € 4.490 per month

Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Delft , The Netherlands

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Qualification Details

The successful candidate has a PhD in control engineering, computer science, or related field, and strong expertise in robust and optimal control.Excellent written and verbal English communication skills are required.


Responsibilities/Job Description

Automation and decision-making have many applications in engineering, such as automated vehicle control, inventory control and data-centre cooling problems. The control problems are complicated in these applications due to disturbances acting on the system. The disturbances can be measured; predicting the temporal disturbance profile is not easy. However, Control Theory methods can leverage some information about the disturbance to provide a safer control policy. This is, in particular, true of H-infinity control methods, which are focussed on control problems with uncertainty and disturbances. On the other hand, the Reinforcement Learning methods could be leveraged to learn temporal disturbance profiles for policy computations. Therefore, it stands to reason that a combination of the two decision-making paradigms can benefit the problems affected by disturbances. In this project, our goal is to develop a robust reinforcement learning algorithm with control-theoretic safety measures.


How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: TUD01917
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply by January 31, 2022 via the application button and upload:

  • a letter of motivation explaining why you are the right candidate for this project,
  • a detailed CV,
  • electronic copies of your top three publications,
  • a list of projects you have worked on with brief descriptions of your contributions (max 2 pages),
  • a summary of your PhD thesis,
  • the names and contact addresses of two or three references,
  • transcripts of all exams taken during your PhD study.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.Please apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

About the Department

Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering

The Faculty of 3mE carries out pioneering research, leading to new fundamental insights and challenging applications in the field of mechanical engineering. From large-scale energy storage, medical instruments, control technology and robotics to smart materials, nanoscale structures and autonomous ships. The foundations and results of this research are reflected in outstanding, contemporary education, inspiring students and PhD candidates to become socially engaged and responsible engineers and scientists. The faculty of 3mE is a dynamic and innovative faculty with an international scope and high-tech lab facilities. Research and education focus on the design, manufacture, application and modification of products, materials, processes and mechanical devices, contributing to the development and growth of a sustainable society, as well as prosperity and welfare.

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About the Employer: Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Note or Other details

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (salary indication: € 3.561 - € 4.490 per month). The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

The position has a fixed-term contract of 12 months.

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Contact details

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Dr Wei Pan (email:

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Hilma Bleeker, HR Advisor (email:

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