Base Styles/Icons/Some/Linkedin/Default Created with Sketch. Base Styles/Icons/lock/open Created with Sketch.

Master thesis worker (Cognitive Cooperative Robotics-project)

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Teaching and research positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is looking for a Master thesis worker. The Master’s thesis work will be part of the Cognitive Cooperative Robotics-project (CCR) which is financed by Business Finland and five companies. The research partners in the project are Aalto University and VTT.

Project description

The Master’s thesis work will be part of the Cognitive Cooperative Robotics-project (CCR) which is financed by Business Finland and five companies. The research partners in the project are Aalto University and VTT. Work could start latest on May 1, 2019 and the employment contract is for 6 months.

The research subject of the thesis is related to the application of the Learning from Demonstration (LfD) method for programming an industrial robot to execute surface finishing tasks. Especially in the project we consider the grinding (deburring) of the edges of the top and bottom ends of coil springs. In the project we will simulate the grinding machine with an almost identical construction where the coil springs’ edges are pressed against a rotating leather- or rubber-covered polishing wheel. In this way we can avoid most of the work safety issues related to the actual metal grinding process.

With the LfD approach the system records the position and force trajectories of the compliant machining motions and generalizes them to a form which can be used to control the actual robot doing the machining task. A newish feature of the proposed thesis work comes from the fact that the robot to be used in the production (Universal Robots UR10 arm) will be different from the system used for the human demonstration of the task (KUKA LWR 4+ robot arm). The use of different robots for the teaching and for executing the machining task requires a transformer software module which is the second major contribution of the thesis work in addition to the LfD method and its implementation. The UR10 robot is located at VTT in Otaniemi and the KUKA LWR 4+ robot arm in the robot laboratory room 2554 of TUAS-building. The coil spring finishing case comes from the CCR-project partner Meconet, which manufactures coils springs in Pihtipudas, Central Finland. They also have a UR10-robot arm in production. Early tests of the production part of the method can be done at VTT in Otaniemi. And if these tests are a success the final demo of the thesis work is planned to be done at the Meconet factory in Pihtipudas.

In addition to the support from the personnel of Ville Kyrki’s research group and the thesis instructor Pekka Forsman the thesis worker will get help from the summer student who is hired to the project for the period 1.5 – 15.8.

When selecting a student for the Master’s thesis project, command of the Finnish language is considered as a plus (due to the contacts with the companies involved in the project).

How to apply

Please submit your application as a single PDF file by 8.3.2019 through our recruiting system by using "Apply now!" link below. We will start reviewing candidates immediately.

Application material should include (all documents in English): Cover letter, CV and the Transcript of Academic Record.

If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Lecturer Pekka Forsman, [email protected] In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Coordinator Jaana Hänninen.

 

Assistant Professor in Embedded Electronics for Autonomous Systems (tenure track)

People in Otaniemi greens
Main media caption
Green Aalto campus
Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professors

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation at the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering invites applications for

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN EMBEDDED ELECTRONICS FOR AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS (tenure track)

Autonomous systems such as driverless cars, unmanned aerial or marine vehicles and mobile robots are starting to enter numerous application areas. The behaviour of such systems is autonomous and relies on powerful embedded computer systems whose development requires understanding of the interplay between physical world and computation, hardware and software. Their operational environment is complex, such that key subsystems include perception, control, and decision making, while their nature limits available resources.

We are seeking outstanding individuals who have demonstrated excellence in addressing one or more of the above challenges. The excellence may be demonstrated in a particular application area of autonomous systems or by addressing a particular issue in a more general context. In both cases, we expect a successful candidate to be able to demonstrate physical realizations of systems.

As a tenure-track faculty member, you are expected to complement the expertise of the current faculty by bringing new ideas and perspectives into our community. You are also expected to teach embedded electronics and autonomous systems topics.

The position will be filled preferably at the Assistant Professor level but outstanding Associate or Full Professor level candidates can be considered. Industrial experience is considered as an advantage. The position will be located at the Aalto University Otaniemi Campus.

Your experience and ambitions

We are looking for applicants with:
• a doctorate in electrical engineering or in a related field
• potential to carry out high-quality research and attract research funding to build up your own research group
• passion to collaborate with industry and ability to build high-level international contact network
• motivation to teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate level

Scientific environment

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation (EEA) of the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering is an ecosystem where scientists and engineers from different fields interact and work together by crossing over traditional boundaries to solve the most challenging scientific and technological problems, to provide excellent education and to produce wellbeing for the society. Research in EEA is organized in four focus areas, power systems and conversion; control, robotics and autonomous systems; well-being and smart living environment; industrial electronics and informatics. Because of the interdisciplinary nature, the EEA partner network covers a large share of Finnish and international industries from the energy sector to manufacturing industries, including many machinery production companies, medical sector, cities and public organizations, and service providers. There have been several spin-off companies utilizing the research results.  (http://eea.aalto.fi/en/)

Contract and Aalto tenure track

This position belongs to our tenure track system and will be filled primarily to the assistant professor level but in exceptional cases associate/full professor level can be considered. The salary is based on Aalto University salary system, but you can also provide your own salary requests. The University provides research start-up fund and we actively assist researchers to apply for available scientific research funds. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Advancement on Aalto tenure track is based on an evaluation of your achievements and meritation against the Aalto tenure track criteria. Please see the details about the evaluation criteria in Aalto Tenure track evaluation criteria at https://www.aalto.fi/services/tenure-track-evaluation-criteria.

How to apply

Please submit your application latest on March 31, 2019 through our recruiting system by using the "Apply now!" link below. Please include the following pdf documents in English

1) cover letter,
2) curriculum vitae (with contact information and the ResearcherID number),
3) the list of publications (in which the five most significant publications highlighted and your role in them described),
4) a research statement describing past research and plans for the future research,
5) a teaching portfolio describing teaching experience and plans for teaching,
6) the list of referees, with contact information.

General instructions for applicants including language requirements and guidelines for compiling the teaching portfolio and CV are at https://www.aalto.fi/tenure-track/interested-in-joining-our-tenure-track.

More information

If you wish to hear more about the position or us, please contact Professor Jorma Kyyrä, jorma.kyyra(at)aalto.fi. In case you have questions related to the recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Jaana Hänninen, jaana.hanninen(at)aalto.fi.

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open or to extend the application period.

About Aalto University, Helsinki and Finnish society

At Aalto, high-quality research, art, education and entrepreneurship are promoted hand in hand. Disciplinary excellence is combined with multidisciplinary activities, engaging both students and the local innovation ecosystem. Our main campus is quickly transforming into an open collaboration hub that encourages encounters between students, researchers, industry, startups and other partners. Aalto University was founded in 2010 as three leading Finnish universities, Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, were merged to strengthen Finland’s innovative capability.

The greater Helsinki region is a world-class information technology complex, attracting leading scientists and researchers in various fields of electrical engineering. As a living and working environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality of life, and Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is regularly ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world.

Finns are proud to say that we have one of the best education systems in the world. The Nordic values of equality and co-operation are deeply rooted in our society. We are one of the world’s top countries in happiness, clean air and nature, press freedom and consider the many voices in our society a strength. With high investments in R&D, a strong innovation culture, open data and advanced state of digitalization, we are a nation of innovation and entrepreneurship. Gender equality, flexibility and the low hierarchy are at the core of our Nordic working environment. Having four seasons, clean air and thousands of lakes, we are nature-loving people who take good care of our unique environment.

Two post-doctoral positions and one doctoral candidate position in developing Three-Dimensional (3D) Integration of MEMS and Smart Systems

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Teaching and research positions

Smart miniaturized systems in demanding applications from biological and medical to power, optical and automotive electronics are based on sensing and actuation by micro- and nanoelectromechancial systems (MEMS/NEMS). While currently MEMS functional structures are made of silicon, the diversification of applications, demand for new functionalities and higher integration density coupled with the requirement of low power consumption provides an opportunity to explore new and innovative integration strategies in the design of MEMS, BioMEMS and MOEMS. This includes the utilization of new materials and interfaces. Research of the Electronics Integration and Reliability group is focused on different new hybrid and multi-material concepts for smart system integration and their implications on device performance, process integration, stress management and reliability.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is looking to fill two postdoctoral researcher positions and one doctoral candidate position to develop Three-Dimensional (3D) Integration of MEMS and Smart Systems:

  1.       Post-doctoral position in material mechanics modelling
  2.       Post-doctoral position in thin-film processing and heterogeneous integration design
  3.       Doctoral student position in development of Solid-liquid interdiffusion (SLID) bonding

The appointments are available immediately. All positions are fixed-term and filled initially for 1 year, the post-doc positions with an option for an extension of 3-years and the doctoral student position until the end of the 4-year PhD studies. The salary is determined according to the salary system of Aalto University.  Employment includes occupational health care and social security benefits.

The work supports a number of recently granted ECSEL JU projects addressing safe autonomous driving, heterogeneous integration of optical MEMS and silicon-based power solutions. With an innovative combination of advanced thin film processes and wafer stacking, the goal is to develop a highly integrated, microfabricated package platform to enable the integration of a wide variety of heterogeneous technologies including e.g. MEMS, BioMEMS, MOEMS and different IC technologies.

1. Post-doctoral position in material mechanics modelling

A candidate should have a doctoral degree with a strong background in material mechanics in relevant electronic materials and extensive experience in FE modelling software. In particular, experience is valued in correlating and optimizing the FE models based on experimental data. You have good knowledge in MEMS and semiconductor technologies and practical experience in related multi-mechanics of materials and systems. Fluency in English both written and spoken is a requirement.

2. Post-doctoral position in thin-film processing and heterogeneous integration design

A candidate should have a doctoral degree with a strong experimental background in micro and nanofabrication or a related discipline. You have good knowledge in MEMS and semiconductor technologies and proven practical experience in cleanroom equipment and processes. Knowledge in process integration of multi-materials structures is valued. The candidate should have strong analytical and writing skills, and experience or genuine interest on MEMS/NEMS and smart systems. Fluency in English both written and spoken is a requirement.

3. Doctoral student position in development of Solid-liquid interdiffusion (SLID) bonding

A candidate should have a M.Sc. or equivalent degree in a suitable area (e.g. electrical engineering, micro/nanoelectronics, physics or materials science), or be a M.Sc. student in a final phase of his/her studies. The candidate should have strong analytical and writing skills, and experience or genuine interest on MEMS/NEMS and smart systems. Expertise in micro/nanofabrication processes and material characterization methods is valued. Fluency in English both written and spoken is a requirement.

Research group

Electronics Integration and Reliability group belongs to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation at Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. The group is located in Micronova, (http://www.micronova.fi)  and uses the cutting-edge infrastructure of OtaNano, established in 2013, providing centralized access to advanced nanofabrication, nanomicroscopy and low-noise measurement facilities. The group is also using different modeling tools to anticipate and rationalize reliability performance of heterogeneous integration in micro- and nanosystems.

How to apply

To apply, submit the documents indicated below using the online recruitment system link ‘Apply now!’ by February 28, 2019. Application materials should be submitted in a single pdf file and in English. Please indicate in your motivation letter which of the three positions you are applying.

Your application should include the following attachments: motivation letter, CV, a copy of study records, list of publications and names and contact details of 2 references, and a copy of PhD certificate for postdoc positions.

Additional informatio

For additional information in recruitment process related questions, please contact HR Coordinator Jaana Hänninen, [email protected]

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is a part of AALTO’s School of Electrical Engineering. Hosting a multitude of international and world-leading researchers, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation provides a truly inspirational ecosystem, where scientists and engineers from different fields interact and work together by crossing traditional boundaries to solve the most challenging scientific and technological problems, provide an excellent education and produce greater wellbeing for society in general. Its main research focus areas are: control, robotics, autonomous systems, power systems, and Industrial electronics and informatics. The department develops technologies, data models and standards supporting the integration of industrial information systems.

 

Postdoctoral Researcher Position in the Distributed and Networked Control Systems Group

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Teaching and research positions

A postdoctoral researcher position is available at the Distributed and Networked Control Systems (DNCS) Group, directed by Professor Themistoklis Charalambous, in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University. We are seeking for exceptional postdoctoral researchers that have an earned PhD, that have evidence of independent research, to tackle complex and exciting problems in the fields of networked control systems, multi-agent systems, distributed coordination, distributed optimization, or a relevant topic.

In addition to research work, the postdoctoral researcher is expected to participate to the supervision of students and teaching related to their expertise and research topics. The contract period is usually for two years, with an option for renewal. For exceptional candidates, a longer-term research fellow position can be considered. The length of the contract and starting and ending dates are negotiable. The salary level for a postdoctoral researcher is competitive, and depends on experience and qualifications. The contract includes occupational health services and Finland has a comprehensive social security system.

Subject

Networked Control Systems (NCSs) have a wide range of applications in a plethora of areas, such as factory automation networks and autonomous systems, including Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSs) and Robotics. As a result, we have been witnessing a great surge in both research and industrial interest towards the realization of such systems. The Postdoctoral researcher is expected to conduct outstanding and independent research on control-aware communication strategies and communication-aware control strategies for NCSs, multi-agent systems, distributed coordination, distributed optimization, or a relevant topic.

Candidate’s profile

We are looking for highly motivated, research-oriented candidates that have completed their PhD degree before the start of the contract period. Proficiency in English is a necessary prerequisite. In the review process, particular emphasis will be given on the quality of the candidate's previous research and international experience, together with the substance and innovativeness of their research interests, and their relevance to the DNCS group research programs.

How to apply

Please send your application as a single PDF file by the 1st of March 2019, through the recruitment system via "Apply now" link below. The application should include:
1) Letter of motivation (maximum 1 page in 10pt font size)
2) A complete curriculum vitae describing education and employment history with contact details
3) List of publications, with pointers to at most three of the most relevant publications
4) Contact details of at least two referees  

For further information, please contact Professor Themistoklis Charalambous ([email protected]), and questions related to recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Jaana Hanninen ([email protected]). Applications via email will not be taken into account. Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Aalto University

AALTO (Aalto University) has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland. The School of Electrical Engineering fosters basic research as well as the development of the latest technologies, providing top-quality engineering education. AALTO’s Shanghai subject ranking 2016 in Electrical & Electronic Engineering is 51-75 world wide and 13-17 in Europe. Aalto is an international community: more than 30% of our academic personnel are non-Finns. Aalto is in world’s top-10 of young universities (QS Top 50 under 50).

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is a part of AALTO’s School of Electrical Engineering. Hosting a multitude of international and world-leading researchers, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation provides a truly inspirational ecosystem, where scientists and engineers from different fields interact and work together by crossing traditional boundaries to solve the most challenging scientific and technological problems, provide an excellent education and produce greater wellbeing for society in general. Its main research focus areas are: control, robotics, autonomous systems, power systems, and Industrial electronics and informatics. The department develops technologies, data models and standards supporting the integration of industrial information systems.

Subscribe to Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation