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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12/15 Dec
12/15 Jun
27/29 Jun


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PhD defence Xi Luo (TUe ME)

On Wednesday November 29, 2017 Xi Luo will defend his thesis titled “Robust Diesel Engine Performance: An Approach Based on Multi-pulse Fuel Injection Control”.
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PhD defense Victor Dolk (TUe ME)

On Monday November 6, Victor Dolk will defend his thesis titled “Resource-aware and Resilient Control”.
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PhD defense Simon Goddek (WUR)

On Tuesday October 24, 2017 Simon Goddek will defend his thesis titled “Opportunities and Challenges of Multi-Loop Aquaponic Systems”.
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PhD defense Tommaso Mannuci (TUD AE)

On Thursday October 12 Tommaso Manucci will defend his thesis titled “Safe Online Robust Exploration for Reinforcement Learning Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”.
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PhD Defense Jan Comans (TUD AE)

On Thursday October Jan Comans will defend his PhD thesis titled “Visualizing Rules, Regulations, and Procedures in Ecological Information Systems”.
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Website Benelux Meeting 2018 now live
The website for 37th edition of the Benelux Meeting is ready. The Benelux Meeting will be held from March 27-29, 2018 in Soesterberg, the Netherlands. To find out more, ...
Registration for DISC courses 2017-2018 now open
The registration for the DISC courses 2017-2018 is now open! You can register on the DISC course platform. For the course schedule and the course descriptions please refer to ...


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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