ZJUCSE Calls for Global Talents (Revised July 2021)

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The College of Control Science and Engineering (CSE) at Zhejiang University (ZJU) invites applications for all ranks of professor positions (including tenure track, and chair professor positions) as well as postdoc fellows, in the broad areas including: Industrial Intelligence and Optimization Control, Robotics and Intelligent Unmanned Systems, Cyber Security and Safety for Industrial Control Systems, Smart Sensing and Measurement.


Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. degree in an appropriate engineering or science field. In order to increase diversity and internationalization, strong applicants with non-Chinese citizenship are strongly welcome.


This announcement remains effective until positions are filled. We will provide competitive packages and research facilities.


Position 1: Professors

Four core areas of research are open for Professor positions:


1.1. Industrial Intelligence and Optimization Control

Industrial Big Data, Knowledge Automation, Large-scale System Optimization, Distributed Coordinated Control, Intelligent Manufacturing, Smart Factory, etc.


1.2. Robotics and Intelligent Unmanned Systems

Perception, Planning, Control, Coordination, Learning and Decision, etc.


1.3. Cyber Security and Safety for Industrial Control Systems

Cyber Security, Industrial Internet Security, Networking Security, Intrusion Detection and Evaluation, Security Protection and Defense, Fault Diagnosis and Health Management, Safety Management & Assessment, Industrial Safety & Security Protocol, Cryptography and Security Algorithms, etc.


1.4. Smart Sensing and Measurement

Intelligent Perception, Biology Perception, Intelligence Evaluation and Early Warning, Highly Adaptable Optical Detection, High-precision Microfluidic Analysis, Micro-nano Detection Technology and Instrument, Quantum Perception, Quantum Computing and Measurement and Control, etc.


Applicants should send a resume to the HR office of the College at wangjiaolong@zju.edu.cn (Mr. WANG Jiaolong, Tel: +86-571-87951135).




Position 2: Young Professors (under the age of 35/38)

Five positions are open for Young Professors:


2.1. Intelligent Unmanned Autonomous System

The successful candidate will be required to engage in the development of new theory and algorithms, software and hardware design in the area of intelligent unmanned autonomous systems, including the development of simulation and experimental platform for research on swarm intelligence and evolutionary mechanism, swarm confrontation and interactive intelligence, etc.

Contact: Prof. CHEN Jiming (cjm@zju.edu.cn)


2.2. Measurement Techniques and Automatic Devices

The position focuses on the discipline of Measurement Techniques and Automation Devices, including but not limited to robot sensing techniques, microfluidics and microsensor, process measurement and automation instruments, information processing and soft sensing, nondestructive testing of complex parameters as well as environmental monitoring and early warning.

Contact: Prof. HUANG Zhiyao (zy_huang@zju.edu.cn)


2.3. Biosensors and Bioanalytical Instruments

The successful candidate will be required to carry out research and industrialization of biosensors and bio-analytical instruments. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. Degree in analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, materials chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, neurobiology, synthetic biology, or other relevant disciplines, and have research and teaching experience in biochips such as bioelectronic devices, gene chips or protein chips.

Contact: Dr. XU Weihua (whxu@zju.edu.cn)


2.4. Flexible Sensors

Based on the development of human-machine interaction and human-machine collaboration technology, this position focuses on the various soft sensors (e.g., capacitive sensors, resistive sensors, piezoelectric sensors, and triboelectric sensors) design and fabrication, also including soft sensing applications in the fields of soft robots, surgical robots, rehabilitation robots, sports-assisting robots, collaborative robots, etc.

Contact: Dr. XU Weihua (whxu@zju.edu.cn)


2.5. Intelligent Mobile Computing Platform

The successful candidate will be required to develop the chip system for mobile robots, which is optimized for the performance of intelligent robotic algorithms with low power consumption, to leverage the mobile robots in long duration missions, and translate the robots to real-world key applications in important fields. The applicants should have experience in chip architecture design, computational modeling and architecture design, collaborative design of hardware and algorithm, and the integrated design from sensor to signal processing, etc.

Contact: Dr. XU Weihua (whxu@zju.edu.cn)


There are three titles of the positions: ZJU100 Young Professors, Young Research Professors, and Young Associate Research Professors.


ZJU100 Young Professors refer to those who have tenue track positions in high-level universities, or who have widely acknowledged research achievements or potential.


Young Research Professors or Young Associate Research Professors refer to those who have equivalent academic competence to professors or associate professors.


Applicants should be under the age of 35, while the age limit of Young Research Professors can be extended to 38. The positions are on tenue track with opportunities to apply for tenured faculty positions.


Applicants should send an application package to the specific contact person under each position (cc to wangjiaolong@zju.edu.cn, the CSE HR), indicating the position and title applied. The application package should include a resume, statement of research intent, achievements in recent five years, academic contributions, other core competencies, etc. Applicants are required to provide supporting documents on their achievements.



Position III. Postdoc Fellows (under the age of 35)

Applicants should either get in touch with a host professor or send application materials (e.g. resume, statement of research, etc.) to louyanshan@zju.edu.cn (Ms. LOU Yanshan, Tel: +86-571-87952457).



*About ZJU and the CSE

Founded in 1897, Zhejiang University (ZJU) is one of China’s oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education. ZJU currently ranks among the top three in mainland China. In 2021, ZJU ranks No. 53 in the QS World University Rankings (https://www.qschina.cn/universities/zhejiang-university), No. 5 in the QS Asia University Rankings, and No. 27 for Engineering & Technology in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.


The Control Science & Engineering (CSE) at ZJU can be traced back to 1956. For more than 60 years, ZJU’s CSE has established a well-organized framework which leverages fundamental research and industrial application as well as technological commercialization. It has played a unique role in the development of industrial automation of Chinese manufacturing, especially the process industry. In the information-rich era, CSE’s emphasis has been extended to more areas besides Industrial Automation, including Industrial Intelligence & Optimization Control, Smart Sensing & Instrumentation, Robotics & Intelligent Unmanned Systems, Cyber Security of Control Systems.


Currently, the CSE is one of the most prestigious research and education bases in the area of industrial process control in China. In 2017, the CSE has been selected for the national Double First-class Initiative and graded as a national A+ discipline (ONLY 3 universities overall in mainland China) in the national assessment.


The CSE’s core areas of research include:

· Industrial Intelligence and Optimization Control

· Robotics and Intelligent Unmanned Systems

· Cyber Security and Safety for Industrial Control Systems

· Smart Sensing and Measurement


Within the CSE, there are several national and international research labs as well as centers.


Three Research Institutes

· Institute of Industrial Process Control

· Institute of Smart Sensing and Measurement

· Institute of Cyber-Systems and Control


Four National Research Labs / Centers

· The State Key Laboratory of Industrial Control Technology

· The National Engineering Research Center for Industrial Automation

· The National Engineering Lab of Industrial Control System Security Technology

· The International-Joint Research Center of Quality-targeted Process Optimization and Control


Two Overseas Academician Joint Labs

· Control and System Security

· Intelligent Robotics


By 2021, there are 100 full-time faculty members with 54 full professors and research fellows in the broad area of Automation, and more than 500 registered undergraduates, 700 students pursuing Master Degree and Ph.D. Degree, more than 30 among whom are degree-seeking international students.


College of Control Science and Engineering

Zhejiang University

38 Zheda Rd.(Yuquan Campus)

Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310027, P. R. China



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