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Intelligent Work Machines doctoral programme will start in Finland

Published on 13.3.2024
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Intelligent Work Machines (IWM) Doctoral Program is looking for Doctoral Researchers.  The IWM doctoral program educates new generations of professionals to the PhD level with multidisciplinary engineering knowledge needed for intelligent machinery development. The doctoral training connects academic research excellence with a relevant industrial research and development challenges and accelerate industrial renewal in the machine industry.

The IWM doctoral program collects the leading departments and research groups in Finland. In the program there are 31 positions in five Finnish universities: Aalto University, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology, Tampere University, University of Oulu and University of Turku.

Digitalization, electrification, and autonomy make the machine industry to be on the verge of a disruptive transformation towards intelligent machinery. Real-world machines are being demonstrated around globe in environments such as indoor and outdoor worksites (mines, airports, and harbours), urban spaces (roads and cities), and in nature (forest, air, and sea) for applications such as land moving, fire rescue, and transportation of goods and people.

The IWM program performs doctoral training and applied research on intelligent work machines. The research develops and applies state-of-art methods, typically simulation or data-based, in robotics, mechatronics, machine design, machine dynamics, control theory, software technologies, real-time computing, human-machine interaction, communication, vehicle engineering, machine learning and robotic learning, and business models related to intelligent machines to improve safety as well as economic and environmental sustainability of work machines.

Apply for open positions

Aalto University opens 4-8 three-year positions starting 1.8.2024. The intelligent work machines related focus themes are autonomy, control, machine perception and robotics. Application period is March 15th - April 5th. Application form for Aalto University

Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology opens 3-7 three-year positions starting 1.8.2024. The focus themes are mechatronics, simulation of dynamics, human-machine interaction, and business models. Application period is March 20th - April 17th. Application form for Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology

Tampere University opens 4-8 three-year positions starting 1.8.2024. The focus themes are robotics, control, human-machine interaction, automation software and business models. Application period is March 15th - April 5th. Application form for Tampere University

University of Oulu opens 3-6 three-year positions starting 1.8.2024. The focus themes are communications, simulation of dynamics, system engineering and vehicle engineering. Application period is March 15th - April 15th.  Application form for Oulu University

University of Turku opens 1-2 three-year positions starting 1.8.2024. The intelligent work machines related focus themes are control and robot learning. Application period is March 20th - April 15th. Application form for University of Turku

 

Further information

Prof. Ville Kyrki ville.kyrki [at] aalto.fi (ville[dot]kyrki[at]aalto[dot]fi)

Prof. Aki Mikkola aki.mikkola [at] lut.fi (aki[dot]mikkola[at]lut[dot]fi)

Prof. Matti Vilkko matti.vilkko [at] tuni.fi (matti[dot]vilkko[at]tuni[dot]fi)

Prof. Emil Kurvinen emil.kurvinen [at] oulu.fi (emil[dot]kurvinen[at]oulu[dot]fi)

Prof. Wallace Moreira Bessa wallace.moreirabessa [at] utu.fi (wallace[dot]moreirabessa[at]utu[dot]fi)

 

 

Author: Matti Vilkko