Advanced control and estimation for cooperative, connected, and automated mobility (ACE for CCAM)


We are currently running several research projects aimed at the (broader) goal to contribute to the development of cooperative, connected and automated mobility, mainly focused on public transport such as trams, trains, city buses. We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join us on this journey. 

Deadline for applications is August 31, 2023Starting the position is expected anytime during the fall of 2023, but no later than early 2024.

This offer is equally suitable both as an entry-level and experienced postdoctoral position.

For some more job-related information and instructions on how to apply go to, here we provide some more technical information.

Although our research aims at producing academic deliverables such as journal and conference papers, it is conducted in collaboration with industrial partners, namely Škoda Digital as part of Škoda Transportation, and Herman Systems, hence a strong focus on applicability of the research findings in real life. The former is a producer of railroad vehicles (trains, trams and metro), the latter produces vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication units tailored to city buses, trolleybuses and trams.

Some research topics explored by the group are vehicle motion state estimation / localization / map-matching by multisensor fusion, braking distance prediction, collision avoidance for trams, energy-efficient train/tram/metro control, desynchronization of departures of vehicles in order to reduce peak loads on the grid, coordination of vehicles passing through signalized intersection, all these exploiting the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) wireless communication. In all these topics, algorithms and data are the key objects for our research, in particular algorithms for control and estimation, possibly (and preferably) augmented with V2X communication.

The successful candidate will be invited to join a particular research quest based on their professional experience and preference, but they will also by encouraged to come up with their own ideas (as soon as they learn the possibilities and limitation of the research group and in particular the industrial partners). The interested candidate will also have an opportunity to co-supervise graduate students working in these projects.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with a Ph.D. in control systems and a strong background in mathematical control theory, particularly in optimal/optimization-based control and estimation, including stochastic variants. The ideal candidate will have decent physical modeling and dataset manipulation skills. They should possess a sound engineering mindset with a strong motivation to solve real industrial problems. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in at least one of the following domains: vehicle dynamics and control, intelligent transportation systems, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication. They should be comfortable working in a collaborative research environment and have excellent communication skills.

For technical queries about the research, please write an email to hurak [at] fel [dot] cvut [dot] cz.

Contact person: 
Zdeněk Hurák
Image: Skoda 15T Tram