Université catholique de Louvain

PhD positions in Sustainable Data-centric Control

2024-08-30 (Europe/Brussels)
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Multiple PhD positions are available in the Mathematical Engineering Department at the University of Louvain, Belgium in the context of a newly-started research project. The goal of the project is to develop learning and control tools to operate complex systems by prioritizing system sustainability and a parsimonious use of resources.

Applicants are expected to have a strong theoretical and numerical background in one or more of the following fields:

  • Control theory and dynamical systems
  • Theoretical Machine Learning
  • Data science and information theory
  • Optimization
  • Network science and multi-agent systems


UCLouvain is a comprehensive university offering the opportunity of conducting cross-disciplinary research, collaborate with world-leading researchers, travel to attend international conferences, and gain teaching experience. The position is tied with the Institute for Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM) and the Louvain School of Engineering (EPL), which offer opportunities for diverse and stimulating teaching as well as an environment to carry out ambitious research. The Louvain-la-Neuve site offers a unique living environment conveniently located at the heart of Europe and in the near proximity of Brussels (30min by public transport).

The Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics, and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM), hosts more than 40 professors and 200 researchers, and carries out both basic and applied research in key fields of information and communication technologies, electronics, computer science, and applied mathematics. Its members teach at the Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain.

What we offer:

You will join an exciting international research team and interdisciplinary academic group with the possibility to work closely with industry partners. You will have the opportunity to travel to, attend, and present at international conferences and build a strong network of collaborators with an international background. You will have the opportunity to spend a period abroad at other EU or international universities. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to gain experience with small-load academic tasks, such as teaching, student supervision, etc.

Specific benefits:

  • A position at a world-leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Attend and present at international conferences on a regular basis
  • Ambitious colleagues with world-leading expertise in controls along with a creative, international, and dynamic working environment
  • The possibility to cooperate with and build relations with industrial partners as well as other universities and research institutes
  • Possibility to gain teaching and supervision expertise
  • Possibility to learn or practice English, French, and Dutch (knowledge of French or Dutch not required)
  • Full-time employment for 4 years with a gross monthly salary aligned with industrial standards
  • Work Belgium, in close proximity (30min) to Brussels

Desired qualifications:

  • You are enthusiastic about academic research
  • You have expertise in control theory or optimization, preferably with a strong mathematical background
  • You completed a Master's degree program in Applied Mathematics or Electrical, Information, Mechanical (or related) Engineering
  • You have good programming skills and experience (Matlab, Python).


The position will remain open until filled, but priority will be given to applications received by July 31, 2024. The start date is flexible and can be tailored based on the candidate’s preference.

Application procedure:

Applications should include (as a single PDF file):

  • A Cover letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue a PhD degree, what your academic interests are, and how they align with the scope of this project
  • A CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge
  • Copies of diplomas and grades (or class course evaluations) from previous/current university
  • Names and contacts of two references
  • Copy of publications (if any)

To apply, please send an email to siddarta@listes.uclouvain.be with the listed application material.



Research Field Engineering

Education Level Master Degree or equivalent

Languages ENGLISH

Level Excellent

Additional Information

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available 1

Company/Institute University of Louvain

Country Europe

State/Province Belgium

City Louvain-la-Neuve

Postal Code B-1348

Where to apply

E-mail siddarta@listes.uclouvain.be


City Louvain-la-Neuve

Website https://uclouvain.be/fr/node/1991

Street Av G Lemaitre, 4-6

Postal Code B-1348

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PhD positions in Sustainable Data-centric Control
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