Ph.D. Positions at RANCS

Two Ph.D. positions are available in the Resilience, Autonomous, Networked Control System (RANCS) Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Tennessee Technological University. Students will participate in hands-on projects related to a funded NSF project.  The student is expected to conduct research on one or more of the following areas related

  • Security of Networked Control Systems.
  • Testing Safety and Security of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle systems.
  • Mathematical modeling and control of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle systems.

Expected Start Date: Fall 2021 or earlier

Preferred Experience:

  • Strong background in modeling, controls, and applied mathematics.
  • Prior knowledge and experience with CarMaker software. 
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with major/specialization in mechanical, electrical, and controls.
  • A Master’s degree is required.
  • Strong MATLAB and/or Python programming experience and familiarity with ROS.

Application Process: Interested candidates should email Dr. Arman Sarglzaei at with the subject line “Ph.D. Position – RANCS”, and include the following:

  • Detailed curriculum vitae.
  • Academic transcripts (unofficial transcript is acceptable).
  • Copy of prior publications (if any).
  • List of courses taken in controls, security, modeling, and applied mathematics.

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