Assistant Professor on Human-in-the-loop Control and Learning

The Delft University of Technology is offering an Academic Career Track position for Assistant Professor on Human-in-the-loop Control and Learning.

This position targets the development of monitoring, control, and/or learning approaches for integrated human-in-the-loop systems (also called cyber-human-physical systems: CHPS) or more in general for complex systems with humans as active components. In such systems, humans could act as a sensor (providing eg, qualitative assessment of water levels or soil condition for water management/irrigation systems) and/or as controllers (eg human operators adjusting gates in water management/irrigation systems) cooperating and complementing automated control systems. The information provided by the humans needs to be merged with automated sensor readings, and control commands should be determined considering the actions that human operators may take.

The research area of ​​the Human-in-the-loop position will be oriented towards fundamental methodologies and engineering tools in one or more of the following fields (non exhaustive list):

  • human-in-the-loop monitoring and control
  • human in the loop learning
  • learning and control for complex large-scale systems with humans as actors, sensors, or actuating agents
  • modeling of human behavior, human interaction, and human-system interaction
  • data-driven analysis and control of human-in-the-loop systems
  • real-time implementation aspects of customizable human-assisted control systems. 


  • Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities. 
  • The TU Delft offers a customizable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. 
  • Flexible work schedules can be arranged, and candidates can work partly from home.

Job Requirements

The position for Human-in-the-loop Control and Learning seeks applicants candidate with

  • A PhD degree in systems and control, computer science, applied mathematics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or a related field.
  • Preferably have at least 1 year of post-doctoral experience. 
  • An international reputation in their field of research and also have a proven track record in conducting innovative fundamental research, demonstrated by the ability to publish in leading international journals. 
  • An ambitious vision for the development of their own research program and to establish cooperation with other groups at the university, national, and international levels.
  • The didactic abilities for teaching systems and control courses at the BSc, MSc, and postgraduate level, and for supervising MSc projects. 
  • Experience with teaching and mentoring is considered an advantage. 
  • The ability to work in a team and inspire others, to take initiative, be results-oriented, as well as good communication skills in verbal and written English.
  • In accordance with the equal opportunity policy of Delft University of Technology female candidates in particular are encouraged to apply.
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Application Process

Interested applicants should submit:

  • motivation letter.
  • Detailed resume.
  • Recent teaching evaluations (if available).
  • Teaching statement.
  • Research statement.
  • Two research papers (published or unpublished).
  • Names and contact information of at least three relevant references.

To apply for the Human-in-the-loop Control and Learningclick here.

Deadline: July 31, 2023.

For more information on Human-in-the-loop Control and Learning, visit the official site.

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