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 2019 will take place from March 27-29, 2019 at Delft University of Technology. The topic is Reinforcement Learning.

Benelux Meeting 2019

The Benelux meeting 2019 will be held from March 19-March 21, 2019.


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17/20 Jun
25/28 Jun
10/12 Jul
11/13 Dec


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PhD defence Arman Sharifi Kolarijani (TUD)

On March 12 Arman Sharifi Kolarijani will defende his thesis “Applications of Trajectory-Based Analysis in Optimization and Control
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PhD defence Nik Grubben (WUR)

On December 19, 2018 Nik Grubben will defend his thesis “Modelling ventilated potato bulk storage facilities”.
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PhD defence Tjerk Stegink (RUG)

On December 7, 2018¬† Tjerk Stegink¬† will defend his thesis “Energy-based analysis and control of power networks and markets. Port-Hamiltonian”.
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PhD defence Ivan Koryakovskiy (TUD)

On December 3, 2018 Ivan Koryakovskiy will defend his thesis “Safer reinforcement learning for robotics”.
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PhD defence Danial Senejohnny (RUG)

On November 30, 2018 Danial Senejohnny will defend his thesis “Resilience of coordination networks: data availability and integrity”.
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DISC Summer 2019 “When Game Theory meets Systems and Control”-registration open
The DISC Summer School 2019 “When Game Theory meets Systems and Control”, will take place from June 17-20, 2019 at the NH Leeuwenhorst, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.
DISC Wintercourse “Reinforcement Learning”, March 27-29, 2019
We are pleased to announce the DISC Wintercourse 2019 on “Reinforcement Learning”. The Wintercourse will take place from March 27-29 2019, at Delft University of Technology.


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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