Open Positions 1
Time Span 01 Oct 2021 for 36 months
Application Deadline 19 Sep 2021
Type of Position
PhD - Individual Supervisor
Field of Research
Mathematics / Natural Sciences
Subjects Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Description At the department of Electrical Engineering and Information
Technology at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany within the group
“Bioinspired Communication Systems” of Prof. Heinz Koeppl the following
position is available, starting as soon as possible:
PhD Position – Self-Organization & Swarm Robotics (f/m/d)
initially limited for 3 years, with the possibility to extend.
The research group investigates the collective dynamics of multi-agent systems
in theory and experimentation. Focus is put on active matter systems and their
technological embodiments in the form of robot swarms. The PhD research
project should investigate the theoretical interplay between the single
agent's internal complexity and the achievable complexity of the emergent
collective behavior. Reinforcement learning and deep neural networks will be
used to learn local policies from specified emergent properties or from
acquired data. The work involves mathematical investigations, extensive
simulation and programming work and experimental work within the established
quadcopter flying arena of the lab.
Technische Universität Darmstadt provides the environment and support for
publishing and presenting original research results at leading international
conferences and in scientific journals.
• Completed studies in electrical engineering, physics, mathematics or
• Interested to work on theoretical/mathematical problems
• Programming skills relevant for scientific computing
• Appreciation for interdisciplinary work and proactive drive to collaborate
Opportunity for further qualification (doctoral dissertation) is given. The
fulfillment of the duties likewise enables the scientific qualifications of
The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female
employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal
qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal
will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective
agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität
Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.
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Your application must include:
• a cover letter explaining succinctly why you are interested in this position
and why you believe you are the right candidate
• a CV
• a list of passed courses and obtained grades
• contact details of at least two references (academic advisors) of yours.
Please send your documents as one single PDF file to: email@example.com-
darmstadt.de indicating the application code number within the subject line.
Incomplete applications and applications in different file formats will be
discarded. Contact: Prof. Heinz Koeppl, Rundeturmstrasse 12, 64283 Darmstadt,
Code No. 498
Language of Dissertation
Letter of Motivation
List of Publication
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