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Ph.D. Openings in Intelligent Perception and Control
Florida Institute of Technology

Date Posted Sep. 12, 2022
Title Ph.D. Openings in Intelligent Perception and Control
University Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, FL, United States
Department Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Mechatronics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Electrical and/or Electronics

PhD positions in Mechanical Engineering are available within the research group of Dr. Seong Hyeon Hong at the Florida Institute of Technology.

We will be focusing on intelligent perception and control of various systems, such as UAVs, mobile robots and robot manipulators. Specific topics include but not limited to autonomous inspection, heterogeneous multi-robot system (sensing and planning), visual servoing, and fault diagnosis & prognosis.

Job responsibilities:

  • Develop methods for enhanced perception and control in robotic applications
  • Perform experiments for evaluation
  • Participate in externally funded projects
  • Assist in the preparation of reports and other documents
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Strong motivation to explore new ideas
  • BS or MS in mechanical, aerospace, electrical engineering or related
  • Excellent analytical background in mathematics
  • Proficiency in MATLAB and other programming languages
  • Prior research experience in control, machine learning, and robotics.
  • Good writing and oral communication skills
  • Comfortable working in a team environment

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV/Resume with a list of references in a single PDF to Dr. Seong Hyeon Hong ( with the email subject "Ph.D. Position Application".

Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) is a comprehensive, research-intensive national university offering undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees. The College of Engineering and Sciences ( is the largest and most research-intensive arm of Florida tech, which includes six departments: Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences; Biomedical and Chemical Engineering and Sciences; Computer Engineering and Sciences; Mathematical Sciences; Mechanical and Civil Engineering; and Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences.

  • Florida Tech is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. The university will actively promote Equal Opportunity policies and practices conforming to federal, state and local laws against discrimination. As evidence of its commitment to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action, the following policy has been established.

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Contact Information

  • Seong Hyeon Hong
    Mechanical and Civil Engineering
    Florida Institute of Technology
    150 West University Blvd
    Melbourne, FL 32901


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