National Graduate School for Systems and Control

Research school DISC is an interuniversity research institute and graduate school that unites all university groups in the Netherlands that are active in systems and control theory and engineering. It offers a nationally organized graduate programme for PhD students in this field.

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Course program - general information

DISC offers graduate courses on systems and control lectured by national and international top lecturers.

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Summer School

A yearly four day Summer School lectured by (inter)national specialists in the field of systems and control

Winter course

The wintercourse 2016-2017 took place from Wednesday December 7 to Thursday December 8, 2016. The topic was be "System Identification in the Life Sciences" and it will be hosted by the University of Wageningen. See the designated page for more information. We are currently planning a new wintercourse, please check back.

Benelux Meeting 2018

The Benelux meeting 2018 will be held from March 27-March 29, 2018.


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30 Oct / 2 Nov
17/19 Dec


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PhD defense Anqi Fu (DCSC)

On Monday February 26, 2018 Anqi Fu will defend his thesis titled “Efficient wireless networked control. Towards practical event-triggered implementations”
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PhD defense Muhammad Zakiyullah Romdlony (RUG)

On Friday February 16, 2018 Muhammad Zakiyullah Romdlony will defend his thesis titled “Stabilization with guaranteed safety of nonlinear systems”
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PhD defense Koen Verkerk (TUe-EE)

On Wednesday January 17, 2018 Koen Verkerk will defend his thesis titled “Improved accuracy of flexible systems by state estimation: An application to high precision motion systems”.
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PhD defense Bahadir Saltik (TUe-EE)

On Tuesday January 9, 2018 Bahadir Saltik will defend his thesis titled “On Risk-Aware Model Based Control Strategies: Theory and Applications”.
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PhD defense Sjoerd Tijmons (TUD-DCSC)

On Tuesday December 12, 017 Sjoerd Tijmons will defend his thesis titled “Autonomous Flight of Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicles”
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Registration DISC course program 2018-2019 opens August 1
The DISC course schedule 2018-2019 is now available.
Summer School 2018 “Machine Learning for Control” (registration closed)
The Summer School will take place from June 18-21, 2018 at at the NH Atlantic, The Hague (Kijkduin), The Netherlands. For more information visit the webpage:


We unite academic research

DISC unites all academic research in the Netherlands in the field of systems and control, ranging from mathematical systems theory research to technology-driven control engineering.

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