Data-driven Game-theoretic Control for Complex Systems of Systems

  • PhD
  • Delft

Website Delft Center for Systems and Control

I am looking for 1 talented, outstanding PhD candidate with an M.Sc. degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, or Applied Mathematics, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or related field, with theoretical background and interest in System Theory, Automatic Control, Optimization, Game Theory, and with good command of the English language (knowledge of Dutch is not required).

General project description: The candidate will conduct theoretical and algorithmic research on complex multi-agent systems populated by strategic agents. The research will develop and build upon tools from game theory, monotone and fixed-point operator theory and deep learning. The main application areas are distributed control for smart power grids and multi-vehicle automated driving.

The position is in the context of the research project “Game theoretic Control for Complex Systems of Systems” (COSMOS), funded by the European Research Council as ERC Starting Grant.

Conditions of employment: The PhD appointment will be for 4 years. The PhD students will participate in the training and research activities of the TU Delft Graduate School and of the Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC). The PhD students will receive a competitive salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for   Dutch Universities (CAO), from about 2.3k EUR/month (gross, 1st year) to 2.9k EUR/month (gross, 4th year), possibly from 1.8k EUR/month (after taxes, 1st year) to 2.1k EUR/month (after taxes, 4th year), plus holiday allowance (8% of gross annual income) and end-of-year allowance (8.3% of gross annual income), travel budget, secondary benefits, discounts for health insurance and sport membership. Assistance with accommodation can be arranged.

Applications shall include the following documents:

  • curriculum vitae;
  • statement of motivation and research interests (up to one page);
  • transcripts of all exams taken and obtained degrees (in English);
  • names and contact information of up to three references (e.g. project/thesis supervisors);
  • up to three research-oriented documents (e.g. thesis, conference/journal publication).

Applications or inquires shall be emailed to prof. Sergio Grammatico (

The starting dates are flexible. The call for applications will remain open until the ideal candidates are found.

More information: s.grammatico@tudelft.nl

Sergio Grammatico

Associate Professor, Complex Systems & Control

Delft University of Technology

Delft Center for Systems and Control

Mekelweg 2, C-3-250

2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)15 27 83593



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