Post-Doc Position on Secure and Private Robot Control at Tu Delft University

Call for applications for a postdoctoral position on Secure and Private Robot Control at Tu Delft University.

Autonomous robots (such as cars, ships, and drones) will become more common in today’s lives, with the goal of reducing pollution while improving traffic efficiency and safety. While these technologies have the potential to transform urban mobility, societal concerns about security and privacy may outweigh their benefits. The goal of this postdoctoral position is to create a collaboration framework that will allow autonomous robots to navigate safely while not revealing private information and while dealing with faults and attacks.

In this project, candidates will investigate how to rethink traditional coordination algorithms for mobile robots to:

  • deal with the robots sharing private information in real time; 
  • be resilient to attacks.


  • A gross monthly salary and benefits in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • A free access to high-quality training programs on general skills, didactics and topics related to research and valorization.
  • Annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes).
  • Family-friendly initiatives such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Job Requirements

to qualify for this Post-Doc Position on Secure and Private Robot Control, applicants must have

  • a PhD degree in Systems and Control, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, robotics, or a related field. 
  • the ability to work at the intersection of several research domains. 
  • good programming skills and experience with programming languages ​​such as Python and C++.
  • excellent command of the English language is required, as well as excellent communication skills. 
  • a background in privacy-preserving algorithms, cyber-physical systems security, numerical optimization, or robotics are especially encouraged to apply. 
  • experience with applied cryptography is a.
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Application Process

The application should include;

  • an updated resume;
  • letter of motivation explaining why they are the right candidate for this project;
  • a list of publications (or a link to their Google Scholar page);
  • exam transcripts from their Bachelor and Master;
  • a copy of their Master and PhD dissertations (an abstract is also sufficient);
  • email addresses of referees;
  • a maximum of one page research statement.

To apply for the Post-Doc Position on Secure and Private Robot Control, click here.

Application Deadline: October 5, 2021.

For more information on Secure and Private Robot Control, visit the official site.