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 Mohammad Shahbazi Aghbelagh (DCSC)

On Wednesday December 7, 2016 Mohammad Shahbazi Aghbelagh will defend his thesis titled “A Template-Based Control Architecture for Dynamic Legged Locomotion”.
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PhD Defense Sachin Navalkar (TUD-DCSC)

On Tuesday December 6, 2016  Sachin Navalkar will defend his thesis titled “Iterative Data-driven Load Control for Flexible Wind Turbine Rotors”.
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PhD Defense Renshi Luo (TUD-DCSC)

On Wednesday November 30, 2016  Renshi Luo will defend his thesis titled “Multi-Agent Control of Urban Transportation Networks and of Hybrid Systems with Limited Information Sharing”.
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PhD Defense Kim Verbert (TUD-DCSC)

On Tuesday November 22, 2016  Kim Verbert will defend her thesis titled “Fault diagnosis and maintenance optimization for interconnected systems, with applications to railway and climate control systems”.
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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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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”.


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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