Join Us

Graduate students:
Apply to the Robotics PhD, MS, or MEng program through MIME admissions. Students should identify one or more prospective advisors from the robotics faculty page to note on their application. If you are currently a graduate student at OSU, you should contact the robotics faculty members directly.
Undergraduate students:
Apply through Oregon State University admissions, most likely in MIME or EECS. If you are currently an undergraduate student at OSU, we recommend you start taking robotics courses and join the Robotics Club as a way to get involved.  We also have an NSF REU site Robots in the Real World.
Postdoctoral scholars:
Multiple postdoc openings – Robotics and Autonomous Systems at Oregon State University
There are multiple openings for postdoctoral positions in Prof. Geoff Hollinger's Robotic Decision Making Lab (http://research.engr.oregonstate.edu/rdml/) and Prof. Kagan Tumer's Autonomous Agents and Distributed Intelligence Lab (http://engr.oregonstate.edu/~ktumer) at Oregon State University.  The initial positions are for one year and are renewable yearly by mutual agreement.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Robotics, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field and expertise in one of the following areas:

  •  Planning, coordination, and learning for autonomous underwater vehicles and/or unmanned aerial vehicles. Algorithm design and theoretical analysis applied to robotic systems operating in harsh, unstructured environments.
  •  Reinforcement learning, evolutionary algorithms, and multiagent systems. Applying machine learning algorithms to real world problems, including sensor coordination, UAV coordination, multi-robot coordination, and advanced power plant control.

The successful candidate will take a leadership role in coordinating collaborations across the robotics group at Oregon State University (http://robotics.oregonstate.edu/), the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/), and with external collaborators in academia, government, and industry. The robotics group at Oregon State University is growing rapidly, now with more than 15 affiliated faculty, and we are looking for motivated, talented individuals to join our team.
To apply, email a single file (no more than 2 MB) containing your CV and a one page summary of research interests to: 
geoff.hollinger@oregonstate.edu AND kagan.tumer@oregonstate.edu
with a subject line:
Positions are available immediately with a possible option of starting in Fall, 2014. Applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.