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 will take place from Wednesday December 7 to Thursday December 8, 2016. The topic will be "System Identification in the Life Sciences" and it will be hosted by the University of Wageningen. See the designated page for more information

Benelux Meeting 2016

The Benelux Meeting 2016 was held from March 22-24, 2016


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12/14 Dec
24/26 May


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PhD defense Jiquan Wang

On Monday October 31, 2016 Jiquan Wang will defend his thesis titled “Battery electric vehicle energy consumption modelling, testing and prediction: a practical case study”.
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PhD defense Alina Doban

On Tuesday October 4, 2016 Alina Doban will defend her thesis titled “Stability domains computation and stabilization of nonlinear systems: implications for biological systems”.
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PhD defense Handian Chen

On Thursday September 22 Handian Chen will defend his thesis titled “Game-theoretic Solution Concept for Complete Vehicle Energy management”.
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PhD defense Douwe Dresscher

On Wednesday November 9, 2016 Douwe Dresscher will defend this thesis, titled “Controlled Passive Actuation: Concepts for energy efficient actuation using mechanical storage elements and continuously variable transmissions”.
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PhD defense Le Li

On Monday June 20, 2016 Le Li will defend his thesis. The title of the thesis is: Coordinated Model Predictive Control of Synchromodal Freight Transport Systems
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Registration for DISC Winter Course 2016-2017 now open
The DISC Winter Course will be held from Wednesday December 7 to Thursday December 8, 2016. The topic will be “System Identification in the Life Sciences”.
PhD course Optimal Filtering and Data Analysis (Politecnico di Milano)
From Monday September 12 to Friday September 16, 2016 the PhD course ” Optimal Filtering and Data Analysis, form Kolmogorov-Wiener to Kalman” will take place at the Politecnico di ...


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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