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 2017

The Benelux meeting 2017 will be held from march 28-March 30, 2017.


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PhD defense Sophie Haesaert (TU/e-EE)

On Thursday February 16, 2017 Sophie Haesaert will defend her thesis “Data-driven and model-based methods for verification and control of physical systems”.
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PhD defense Ravi Sinha (UT-BE)

On Wednesday February 16 Ravi Sinha will defend his thesis ” Building gyms for cells – development of combinatorial screening platforms for mechanical stimulation”.
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PhD defense Hidde-Jan Jongsma (RUG-JBI)

On Friday February 17, 2017 Hidde-Jan Jongsma will defend his thesis “Robust Synchronization and Model Reduction of Multi-Agent Systems”.
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PhD defense Sha Lu (TUD-DIAM)

On Wednesday March 1, 2017 Sha Lu will defend her thesis “Variational data assimilation of satellite observations to estimate volcanic ash emissions”
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PhD defense Pouria Ramazi (RUG-ENTEG)

On Friday April 21 Pouria Ramazi will defend his thesis “Convergence Analysis and Control of Evolutionary Matrix-Game Dynamics”.
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Registration 2017 DISC Summer School now open
The registration for the 2017 DISC Summer School is now open! The topic is “”A Systems and Control Perspective on Privacy, Safety, and Security in large-scale Cyber-Physical Systems”.
Benelux Meeting 2017: abstract submission opens December 16, 2016
The Organizing Committee has the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the36th Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control to be held at “Sol-Cress”, Spa, Belgium, on March 28 – ...


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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