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 (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
We will carefully review your application and you will be advised of an outcome in March 2017.