Openings

Intelligent Sensing and Control

Postdoctoral Associate
Graduate Research Assistant, Ph.D. track

The Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University is now accepting applications for the above positions in the area of intelligent sensing and control theory with applications to autonomous systems, robotics, sensor and image processing, and classification. The areas of emphasis are information-driven planning and control, convolutional neural networks, learning control, robust and adaptive control. Exceptionally qualified candidates with background in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Electrical Engineering are eligible to apply. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is desired: control theory, unmanned vehicles, intelligent systems, sonar, information theory, nonparametric Bayesian models.

Neuroscience and Intelligent Decision Making

Postdoctoral Associate
Graduate Research Assistant, M.S. or Ph.D. track
Undergraduate Student Internship

The Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University is now accepting applications for the above positions in the areas of intelligent decision making and neuroscience applications of learning and control theory. The areas of emphasis are spiking neural networks, training algorithms, satisficing decision making, robotics, virtual reality, and computer games. Exceptionally qualified candidates with background in Computer Science or Engineering are eligible to apply. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is desired: reinforcement learning, computational neuroscience, computational geometry, statistics and probability theory, game engines and programming.

Multi-agent Systems

Postdoctoral Associate
Graduate Research Assistant, M.S. or Ph.D. track

The Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University is now accepting applications for the above positions in the area of multi-agent or networked systems. The areas of emphasis are multiscale dynamical systems, optimal control theory, calculus of variations, adaptive control, robust control, decentralized estimation and control. Exceptionally qualified candidates with background in Applied Math or Engineering are eligible to apply. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is desired: numerical methods for optimal control and PDEs, equation-free methods, PDE-constrained optimization, dynamic programming, switched systems.

General Information

The LISC is part of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Ithaca is located in the gorgeous Finger Lakes region, and is known for its many cultural and outdoors recreational activities, such as unique music series and events, and a wide variety of sports, such as skiing, windsurfing, hockey, sailing, and hiking, thanks to the adjacent Cayuga Lake and nearby mountains.

Application Process

To apply for a Postdoctoral Associate position, please send your (i) CV, (ii) top two papers, and (iii) contact information for three referees to ferrari@cornell.edu, with the subject header “LISC postdoc application” and the name of the position for which you are applying.

To apply for a Research Assistantship, Ph.D. Track, please submit an application online to the Cornell University Graduate School, select the ME or AE Graduate Field, the DSC or Robotics area of concentration, and indicate your interest in Prof. Ferrari’s group and chosen research topic(s) in your application and essay.

To apply for an Undergraduate or M.S. Student Internship, you must already be enrolled at Cornell University. Please send your CV and contact information for three referees to ferrari@cornell.edu, with the subject header “LISC Internship” and the name of the position for which you are applying.